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BHS Reviews

Updated 4 July 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
  • "Having to work long hours over Christmas" (in 10 reviews)

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

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "Poorly run from top down"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BHS full-time

    Pros

    Good discount among Arcadia stores.

    Cons

    Management was non existent at a senior level.

  8. "Good for a first job"

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    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Brighton, England
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Brighton, England

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

    Pros

    Good Discounts at Arcadia group outlets

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for progression


  9. "it was ok I guess"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good atmosphere, easy work tbh

    Cons

    boring work, gone bust now.

    Advice to Management

    dont go bust


  10. "Sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The job and the staff

    Cons

    Closed down and left alot of people out of work


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