Next Retail - Flexible hours - low pay - limited progression after training - a good first job but other options if experienced | Glassdoor
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"Flexible hours - low pay - limited progression after training - a good first job but other options if experienced"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Stockroom Assistant
Current Employee - Stockroom Assistant
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Next Retail (More than 5 years)

Pros

Staff Discount 25% - I am at a very good shop, having worked at several and respect the management team overall, some managers are more flexible than others and encourage positive flexibility, but most are rather ridgid.

Cons

Management are a mixed bag from good to very smarmy - quite store dependent. Distribution pays better but very robotic. being a seasonal business forget quality Christmases or getting School Holidays off if below manager or Coordinator.

Advice to Management

reinstate some of the benefits and consider more humane contracts - Van drivers paid the same as Sales consultants but effectively supervisors? The enhanced training is very good but perhaps some sort of incentive at the end of it.

Other Employee Reviews for Next Retail

  1. "Great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There is a wonderful atmosphere in the store with colleagues always helping each other out. Management and supervisors also interact with the rest of the employees and do their duties.

    Cons

    Rota system can at times be complicated however with the new system being implemented this should improve.


  2. "Good place to work as a student. Would not recommend long term"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Home Customer Service Advisor in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Home Customer Service Advisor in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Next Retail part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pays well for a call centre job and because Next does so well bonuses are near enough a dead certainty

    Cons

    Too strict, many changes in managers and no real prospects for promotion

    Advice to Management

    Try to get some consistency in the work place. Rules are different with each manager so call reviews vary per manager

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