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Next Retail Reviews

Updated November 11, 2017
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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 41 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. "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


  2. "Pretty Easy and simple job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Stock Room Assistant in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Stock Room Assistant in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Bonus scheme
    Staff allowance 75% off

    Cons

    Very boring
    Repetitive
    Low wage
    No staff entrance bell

    Advice to Management

    Improve training with new employees

  3. "Sales Co-ordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Next Retail full-time

    Pros

    Shift marketplace is very useful.

    Cons

    No overtime for Sunday’s or bank holidays. Very few staff perks that are lessening as time goes on.


  4. "Not too bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Next Retail full-time

    Pros

    The employees are very friendly and easy to get on with

    Cons

    Customers can be awful and very rude


  5. "Project Manager or Delivery Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Project Manager in Enderby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Development Project Manager in Enderby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Next Retail full-time

    Pros

    -Great People
    -Good benefit package for certain levels
    -Opportunities to show what you are capable of sometimes
    -Challenging
    -Looking to change the current working attitude

    Cons

    -Lack of clarity in some area's
    -Top down approach to things
    -Too many "senior" managers get involved in too much solution detail
    -Speed over Quality
    -Being on call
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    Advice to Management

    Trust the people you have put in place.
    Dont dictate timelines.
    Push back to directors / Support your managers
    Listen to what the teams are saying.


  6. "Uninspired"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales/Stockroom Assistant
    Current Employee - Sales/Stockroom Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Next Retail full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good discount and uniform allowance.
    Usually friendly coworkers and managers.
    Can swap shifts with coworkers.

    Cons

    Expected to work a seemingly unlimited amount of overtime for the same pay around holiday periods. Sometimes health and safety gone mad that prohibits normal work.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved in what you tell your employees to do.
    Be realistic with what you ask people to do and how quickly to work especially when untrained/unexperienced.


  7. "Great team but company undervalues workforce"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Next Retail part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Uniform and staff discount, availability of extra hours, great colleagues

    Cons

    Undervalued by company, pay isn't great, things you are expected to do to help save the company money literally increases every few weeks, don't feel valued by the company (not necessarily the store you work in)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and start to value them more and perhaps you rate of labour turnover will decrease and your staff satisfaction will increase when you start paying us what we deserve with everything we do

  8. "Fairly Easy Part Time Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Next Retail part-time

    Pros

    Bonuses and staff discount with uniform allowance

    Cons

    Working bank holidays, sales and weekends


  9. "Next job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Bonus , Holidays, Good Training , Staff.

    Cons

    Money , working during Christmas time , mystery shoppers


  10. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Next Retail full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Management don't have a clue


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