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Deichmann Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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  1. "Overall a nice workplace"

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    Current Employee - Shoe Salesman in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Current Employee - Shoe Salesman in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Deichmann part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    · Coworkers are very friendly
    · Good music

    Cons

    The payment is pretty low for someone who's new. Other workplaces usualy pay higher.


  2. "Sales Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Hounslow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Hounslow, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deichmann (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Deichmann in Hounslow highstreet has an amazing team. They welcome you with open arms as a new starter and provide thorough training. The leadership is very strong and they do not let you feel alone.

    Cons

    The only cons is reading shoe box numbers can be very confusing when they aren't put in order

    Advice to Management

    I think your doing an excellent job.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Difficult managers job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deichmann full-time

    Pros

    Good wage, supportive RM, DM. 6 weeks holiday. Fun annual conference.

    Cons

    Long hours due to payroll restraints, physical job, poor discounts.
    Really stressful and high pressure job during peak trading times.
     Embargos on holidays means no value for family life, despite being a family company. Many staff don't return after having children (stores and head office) as there's no flexibility or flexitime to have a life outside of work.
    Have to be a hands on manager due to the workload. More like a warehouse manager having to manage large amounts of stock constantly.
    Promotions and markdowns sprung on you at the last minute, making it hard to staff.
    No appriasal system.
     Certain aspects of the business such as customer orders and staff training really dated. Money needs spending on systems to make us more up to date.

    Advice to Management

    Allow a bigger payroll budget.


  4. "Non-stop"

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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor

    Pros

    Good chance of progression within company

    Cons

    Too much tasking means bad customer service


  5. "Notning good- at least,not in Serbia"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Deichmann full-time

    Pros

    At first it was good, bonuses and enough employees, now nothing good to say!

    Cons

    Lack of employees leads to "too much"job for a specific person. Menagment sitting in the office- even when the store is full. Mobing and too many relationships envolved. You're making progress only if you're a privately good with the manager.

    Advice to Management

    advice just to German managment- come to Serbia little more often to see what is going on!


  6. "very good working environment"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany)
    Current Employee - Intern in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rooms for mistake and learn a lot

    Cons

    I do not feel any cons yet

    Advice to Management

    Already nice


  7. "Customer Sales Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Customer Sales Assistant in Harlow, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Sales Assistant in Harlow, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of customers visit the shop and nice to talk to.

    Cons

    I work at the Harlow branch and most 3/6 people who i work with are two-faced including the manager. My manager has called me an idiot and she has payed me wrong thinking I won't notice.
    The manager has also involved my family into my work as she told them that I had to improve, which she didn't have to do.

    Advice to Management

    My manager needs to do her job properly instead of telling her employees that we need to improve. Shop floor employees do our work well to keep the shop tidy whereas the manager always stays on the till.

  8. "Review of Buckinghamshire branch"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good first job
    Many people in the same situation as you.
    Flexible working arrangements.

    Cons

    Pay is pretty bad - minimum wage.
    Shoe collection is not great.
    Uniforms were not great either.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deichmann full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible shifts, holiday pay, overtime is sometimes available when someone wants you to cover their shift, you make some good friends.

    Cons

    Ive experienced managers only want to save payroll so much so they hardly give you any hours, my hours have been cut so many times and been given to the managers "favourites", no progression whatsoever. For at least a year I was doing 37 hours a week by the time I left my manager had cut my hours down to 25. I could hardly pay my bills. And not forgetting so much pressure on selling shoe care it is ridiculous!!!!!! If you don't sell they basically see you as a rubbish employee. I would not recommend anyone to work at Deichmann, you do not get paid enough for the rubbish you take from people and there is a lot of favouritism between managers and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Head office should ask staff more about how they are being treated by managers.


  10. "Overall it is a good job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Deichmann part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, flexibility in rotas, very good and helpful coleagues to work with, very good management organisation, a respectable company.

    Cons

    hard work to do, I had to work often Saturday and Sunday. A very big fluctuation of the staff.


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