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Marks & Spencer Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Dec 6, 2019

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3.6
67%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
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Marks & Spencer CEO Steve Rowe
Steve Rowe
915 Ratings
Pros
  • "employee benefits including staff discount(in 358 reviews)

  • "Good pay compared to competitors(in 257 reviews)

Cons
  • "I couldn't fault my experience with M&S(in 108 reviews)

  • "There are no cons except long hours(in 99 reviews)

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  1. "Christmas temp"

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    Barista in Aberdeen, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marks & Spencer for less than a year

    Pros

    - nice workforce - management recognise talent - good benefits 25% discount from the outset

    Cons

    - long hours - stressful queues at Christmas - some rude customers to deal with - only given 2 uniforms

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    Marks & Spencer2015-10-24
  2. "Lovely company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marks & Spencer part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly staff, good discount

    Cons

    Standing on your feet for long hours

    Marks & Spencer2019-12-06
  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - COSM 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marks & Spencer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great discount and Good managers Progression avaliable

    Cons

    Long hours However it is retail

    Marks & Spencer2019-12-05
  4. "Great whilst studying"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Manchester, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Marks & Spencer part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay per hour, great staff and nights out, friendly supportive team management were great

    Cons

    Cold all the time Long hours Very tiring for late around the holidays and on busy periods If you are on a temp contract even if you're great they might let you go if their preferred hours for you to work change and you cant meet them to a T

    Marks & Spencer2019-11-14
  5. "Looked after"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marks & Spencer part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Looked after by more experienced staff and managers.

    Cons

    Long hours on tills for new staff

    Marks & Spencer2019-11-01
  6. "Customer service advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Marks & Spencer part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay and great people to work with

    Cons

    Long hours and management don't lool after their staff

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    Marks & Spencer2019-10-28
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    "Disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Marks & Spencer full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay and team work and support within individual teams

    Cons

    A lot of lip service about caring about employees. However, not fulfilled in practice. Long hours, no recognition for teams.

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    Marks & Spencer2019-11-09
  8. "Visual Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marks & Spencer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great management excellent opportunities support and friendly staff

    Cons

    long hours during busier periods

    Marks & Spencer2019-10-15
  9. "Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Ellesmere Port, England

    I have been working at Marks & Spencer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Staff Discount and additional discount on certain dates On site training

    Cons

    Sheer long hours without breaks terrible management

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    Marks & Spencer2019-10-05
  10. "Good workplace but high expectations"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marks & Spencer part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is always opportunities to work your way up in the company. The pay is decent, even more so if you live in one of the top spots so you get a little extra an hour. Benefits are worth it - great staff discount and perks outside of M&S

    Cons

    The managers expect so much from you, even as a sales assistant. Long hours with little breaks.

    Marks & Spencer2019-09-12
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