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Next Retail Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • Can be long hours but should probably be expected (in 38 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 34 reviews)

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  1. "Seasonal sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Next Retail part-time

    Pros

    Can complete a variety of tasks in just a few days around sale time.

    Cons

    Unprofessional with regards to payment


  2. "Great work environment"

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

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

    Pros

    great staff benefits and supportive management team

    Cons

    Route for progression is not readily available.

  3. "The regime"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Next Retail (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues
    Discounts and uniform
    Share shave scheme

    Cons

    Hours
    Lack of support from some head office departments
    Unrealistic expectations

    Advice to Management

    Throughout my time with Next I often wondered whether those at the top of the chain knew exactly what was going on in stores, or whether it was so sugar coated by the time it reached them that the 'problems' were never recognised!? Massive respect for the directors at the top, but I think there given info on a "need to know" basis without actually ever been given the truth!


  4. "Eh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Next Retail part-time

    Pros

    Easily selectable and swappable shifts

    Cons

    Regular turnover of managers and other staff


  5. "Excellent Company to work for - Next Directory Doncaster"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Doncaster, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Doncaster, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent facilities
    Great progression
    Good shift patterns ( 4 days on then 4 off!)
    Amazing atmosphere.
    Staff valued and looked after

    Cons

    Site a little out of the way

    Advice to Management

    Keep on making the staff feel valued.


  6. "Next - Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Next Retail (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good staff online portal to offer and accept shifts easily. Good staff discount with option for next day store delivery.

    Cons

    All staff being required to work during sale, and no holidays can be taken on certain weeks.


  7. "Similar to most retail environments."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Southampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Southampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Next Retail part-time

    Pros

    Fairly simple interview and induction, overall took less than a week. Discount is one of the benefits available and fairly good pay, £6.20 per hour for 18 year old. Easy to get extra/negotiate shifts through online portal, which was easy to access. Co-workers were friendly, even though there is a constant turn around of staff.

    Cons

    Poor management and communication, sales/busy periods weren't that organised. Get looked down upon, felt expected to know more than what I'd been told, yet have to do most the grafting.
    Myself and a few co-workers had at least one time when they were underpaid £100+. However, was sorted out in a fair amount of time.

    Advice to Management

    Have better and more communication and organisation with each other, and your employees.

  8. "Good pay, easy work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stockroom Assistant in Royal Leamington Spa, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Stockroom Assistant in Royal Leamington Spa, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at Next Retail (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was in stockroom so not public facing meaning you could have a chat and get on with it. Good pay and lovely employees

    Cons

    Can be repetitive tasks


  9. "Next Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Next Retail part-time

    Pros

    Great introduction and experience to Retail, Deal with great customers and work with outstanding coworkers, Decent wage.

    Cons

    Management could be difficult to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Cater more to your employees needs


  10. "Fairly Easy Part Time Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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