Edinburgh Woollen Mill - Poor management and little chance for promotion | Glassdoor
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"Poor management and little chance for promotion"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great in-store relationships
Job security
Staff discount

Cons

No promotion prospects
External recruitment for middle and senior managers
Regular middle management changes
Overall poor senior management

Advice to Management

Invest time and money in your store and area managers. Some are doing a great job, and getting little support and recognition.
In my experience all store and area managers are recruited externally, if more time was invested in training and developing the staff within the stores, then this would not need to be the case.
Senior/Group level management should be more mindful of their audience when they send out emails to the group, as their wording may not be taken as the motivation-booster they are intended to be. Tone is very difficult to judge through words on a page and can come across exceptionally harsh to the front line workers who are working all hours for minimum wage.
Overall, you do need to spend more time communicating with your staff, but be mindful about the message you want to convey and how your message will be received.

Other Employee Reviews for Edinburgh Woollen Mill

  1. "Could Be Worse"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Edinburgh Woollen Mill part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very understanding store manager who hired me age 16 with no experience and gave great training over my 2 years there.
    Staff discount is useful round Christmas

    Cons

    Signed a contract for 8 hours a week but was expected to work 14 hours a week (Saturday & Sunday) but only got the holiday for 8 h/pw, working out at 3 weekends off a year.
    Upper management really didn't seem to care about employees or individual stores.

    Advice to Management

    Take more of an interest in staff welfare and update technology used in stores.


  2. "Pleasant company to work for but the pay is bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edinburgh Woollen Mill (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive managment network
    Uniform allowance
    Nice working environment

    Cons

    Low pay and not a great holiday allowance

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you doing

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