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BHS Reviews

Updated 10 September 2018
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Pros
  • "Good discount,good products great people" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Good amount of holiday for part time staff" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some of the shifts are very long during holiday months such as Christmas and we are only paid the minimum wage per hour" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Having to work long hours over Christmas" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "sales assitant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BHS part-time

    Pros

    Socially fun
    Great place to start and make money

    Cons

    difficult customers
    No room for progression


  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bristol, England

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Easy work
    Extra hours available

    Cons

    No bank holiday pay
    Minimum Wage

  3. "A sales associates POV"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BHS part-time

    Pros

    Great associates vibe, everyone was keen to help each other out

    Cons

    a low paygrade, bad management


  4. "great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    people, hours, environment, food, people

    Cons

    heating, pay, uniform, building, development


  5. "The job was ok but the management brought it down."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were great
    Job wasn’t too difficult

    Cons

    Badly managed
    Very strict working conditions
    Forced to sell credit card or threatened with job

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff better
    Show more compassion
    Be more organised


  6. "Nice but poor pay"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely customers
    Not a lot of responsibilities
    25% all Arcadia shops (including Topshop and miss Selfridge)

    Cons

    Poor pay
    Strict shift schedule

    Advice to Management

    Allow shift swaps to be made more easily


  7. "good place to work but lots of closures"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BHS full-time

    Pros

    good place to work, friendly staff, relaxed hours, long breaks, happy staff, happy management most of the time

    Cons

    pay was below industry standards, branches closing down a lot, a lot of nearby competition, customers sometimes dissapointed

    Advice to Management

    not sure

  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Junior Merchandiser in London, England
    Former Employee - Junior Merchandiser in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BHS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment
    Excellent team work
    Opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Executive management making wrong decisions and business went into administration
    Systems were outdated


  9. "Terrible owner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BHS full-time

    Pros

    Worked with some pleasant people

    Cons

    Lack of career progression. An owner that failed to adapt and ran the business into the ground


  10. "Good not the best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BHS part-time

    Pros

    Great team work, good opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Not enough flexibility for the Shift hours .

    Advice to Management

    Give the opportunity to the staff to be recognised.


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