Hamleys - 100% do not recommend | Glassdoor
  1. "100% do not recommend"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Helper 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hamleys for more than 3 years

    Pros

    you can put hamleys on your cv

    Cons

    -big headed management who think they can treat others like absolute crap. -worrying whether you can pop to the toilet before anyone notices you're missing from the shop floor because toilet breaks and water breaks seem 'illegal' to them. -green room is nasty and smelly. -we are constantly being forced to approach every customer we see, management need to realise that there are some customers who just don't want... to be spoken to, and no..it's not our fault. -if you arrive 1 minute late to the shop floor they make the biggest deal and end up wasting time having a go at you. - don't expect your uniform to arrive any time soon. You'll probably end up waiting months for a new pair of uncomfortable cargo trousers. - good luck trying to get customers to spend an extra £15 on a ATV bear that's apparently usually 'worth £30' people aren't stupid!! -we work so hard with till add-ons but get NO commission whatsoever. - a lot of us feel trapped hence why there have been people working there for 10+ years and are disliking it more and more.

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    Advice to Management

    don't force people to do overtime when they have CLEARLY stated their availability. be respectful to everyone managers should do more with instead of just telling others what to do

    Hamleys2017-04-24
  1. "Awesome Internship!"

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    Marketing Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hamleys for less than a year

    Pros

    You're working in a massive toy shop, so it's an incredibly lively atmosphere, to start! Great work environment in the office alongside passionate people.

    Cons

    Your schedule can be unclear at times.

    Hamleys2016-12-05
  2. "Ok"

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    I worked at Hamleys

    Pros

    Flexible Can be fun Friendly staff members

    Cons

    Basic pay Can get bored easily Not a very progressive career aspiration

    Hamleys2017-08-29

    Hamleys Response

    October 11, 2017HR Assistant

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are disappointed to read you feel there is not a very progressive career aspiration at Hamleys. Employee development is very important to us and we aspire to promote internally wherever possible. Our pay structure is also currently ...

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