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Ann Summers Overview

London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1942
Company - Private
Other Retail Shops
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Competitors

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Ann Summers is one of the UK’s leading pleasure retailers, operating three successful sales channels; Party Plan, Retail and Ecommerce. An iconic empire and multi-channel retailer, our journey has been paved by the Golds family and we've got one hell ... Read more

Mission: We are synonymous with female empowerment and are always championing the sisterhood. Our brand is built on a solid foundation of strong women, strong morals and girl power. Our ultimate vision is to help every woman in the world feel like the sexiest woman in the world!

Ann Summers Reviews

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    Former Employee - Demonstrator in Coventry, England
    Former Employee - Demonstrator in Coventry, England
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Ann Summers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Staff discount is very generous

    Cons

    I am always broke

    Advice to Management

    More discount

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Ann Summers Photos

Ann Summers photo of: Valentine's Day at Head Office - With our ‘Candy Love’ and ‘Bubbly Love’ stations set up in Head Office, it was a recipe guaranteed to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth!
Ann Summers photo of: Galentine's Day - We are all about female empowerment, but this year we wanted to empower the guys too.. so in true Ann Summers style we made it happen and created Gal'n'Guy's day!
Ann Summers photo of: Making Blue Monday a lot less blue! Our fabulous colleagues met Nightingale Dogs, a great experience with lots of smiles and a chance to meet 7 talented doggies! #pawfectday #wellbeingfirst
Ann Summers photo of: The winners of our Gingerbread decorating competition... Finance (well done!)
Ann Summers photo of: Surprise cookie drop to the employees for Christmas!
Ann Summers photo of: Christmas snacks
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Ann Summers Interviews

Experience

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64%
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    IT Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Whyteleafe, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Ann Summers (Whyteleafe, England) in October 2019.

    Interview

    Telephone conversations with the hiring manager followed by a lovely lady from HR who explained what Ann Summers is about, the culture and what to expect. No hanging about, interview booked for the soonest date possible.

    On arrival for the interview I was met by the talent acquisition lead from HR who it felt like I already knew from our brief telephone conversation, I was shown the warehouse and some of the building then taken to a room to complete the pre-interview assessment. Following the assessment the hiring manager and person from HR entered the room to begin the interview.

    This was the best conducted interview I have ever taken part in. I don't know if it is down to the culture of Ann Summers or the interviewing skills of both parties or a combination of both but the interview didn't seem to be following any type of script or be designed to trip me up. Instead I was made to feel so comfortable that I was able to be myself and it felt more like a free flowing conversation, questions asked throughout the interviewers and myself rather than the usual, "any questions" at the end. When it was announced that it was the end of the interview I was actually surprised, I'd had fun, I didnt leave feeling like i'd been grilled or wasnt given the chance to show the real me. I can only commend both interviews for their excellent interviewing skills and especially the talent acquisition lead from HR who made me feel comfortable from the beginning of the process and is a credit to Ann Summers.

    Following the interview I was given the opportunity to have a chat with one of the directors, again like no director I have ever spoken to they were down to earth, had knowledge of all the roles in the department and were easy to talk to, it became clear that the culture and type of person Ann Summers employ runs throughout the company to the highest level.

    Following this conversation the person from HR took me to their office where I was offered the role. It felt natural that the person who welcomed and informed me about the company was the person to deliver the good news and it felt that they were genuinely happy for me.

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Ann Summers Awards & Accolades

  • High Street Fashion Awards – 'Best Lingerie' Category Winner, Fabulous Magazine, 2016
  • Online Fashion Award – 'Best Lingerie' Category Winner, Reveal Magazine, 2016
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