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Next Retail Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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Next Retail CEO Simon Wolfson
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  • Working long hours around sales increasing pressure across the store made it difficult at times, although the extra hours did help out (in 42 reviews)

  • Do not get sucked into working full time here it is not a good career move unless you reach a management role at least (in 35 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "excellent"

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

    Pros

    Great team, smart people. Not too many deadlines. Good culture.

    Cons

    Commute, no where close to any pulic transport. I h as to ommutw 3 hours everyday to get to work
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    Advice to Management

    Kexcellent work. Looking forward to the next year. Good progress so far.


  2. "What you’d expect really"

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    Former Employee - C E O in Earth, TX
    Former Employee - C E O in Earth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Next Retail full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The very generous 20% discount to buy your own uniform. I can’t stress how kind this was! Also the shoe cupboards are a pretty good place to waste an hour an shift.

    Cons

    Having to work there in general. Clothes are garbage. Its ran like a concentration camp and middle management make you wan’t to gouge your eyeballs out with a rusty spoon.

    Advice to Management

    Chill out

  3. "Sales Consultant"

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

    I worked at Next Retail part-time

    Pros

    Great Range of products
    Discount of 25% on clothing
    Additional hours at Christmas
    Undertook some management tasks
    Access to sale stock first
    Ability to get promoted or move branch

    Cons

    Very control heavy - overly so
    Often management focus on smaller non material items
    In some stores lack of management skills - e.g. ensuring roster and pay aligned if asked to stay on past shift
    Small contracts of 4 hours often

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff with better respect


  4. "Customer service telephony advisor"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Leicester, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Leicester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best place to work at is next plc as a telephone advisor

    Cons

    None I can't fault any

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing help and support more so then normally done


  5. "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great support would love to go back but I moved to another part of the United States. It was a fun yet get the job done type environment.

    Cons

    None. I enjoyed my position and the company management. Everyone was supportive and had an open door policy. I hope to return eventually.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "working with people who have special needs"

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    Current Employee - Direct Care Worker in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Direct Care Worker in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    work with challenging clients in all over new York city.

    Cons

    lack off work in field


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Unfair distribution of work, unfair treatment of staff- some managers were quick to get you in trouble for things"

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people, gaining customer service experience and teamwork experience which helps when applying for future jobs where good communication, teamwork etc are necessary

    Cons

    Unfair distribution of work, unfair treatment of staff- some managers were quick to get you in trouble for things they themselves were in fact doing.

  8. "Decent starting job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Former knowledge not expected, not a stressful job

    Cons

    Job often gets boring when store is not busy


  9. "Low pay, good colleagues and lower level management"

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    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Very busy stores, lots of customer interaction

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours (beyond that which we're paid for due to their policy/procedures), career progression is very slow


  10. "Good experience in retail"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Staff all share a great attitude to work which made it a pleasant experience and atmosphere. Great benefits and good staff discount!

    Cons

    Not one con to report. It was always a team effort with everyone doing their bit and helping each other


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