Foyles Reviews

Updated Oct 12, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Foyles

    Mar 28, 2021 - Warehouse Worker in Sixhills, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good hours and good pay with shorter hours

    Cons

    In a rather remote location

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Lack of protection to employees

    Oct 12, 2021 - Bookseller 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    If you love books and other like-minded readers!

    Cons

    We had several quite dangerous incidents, once where my personal effects were stolen and also being confronted with dangerous individuals. There was a lack of follow up or care from the higher up - they made no changes after these incidents. We were constantly left on our own with no backup on the floor.

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  3. 3.0
    Former Contractor, more than 1 year

    Good job but unhealthy management

    Aug 23, 2021 - Bookseller in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - 40% off on anything in the shop - meeting always new people - flexible shifts - free events - opportunities to move within departments - lots of opportunities to discover new books since the flagship shop is really big

    Cons

    - the flagship shop's management was very unfriendly - after the company has been acquired by Waterstones, now people are treated like numbers rather than human beings - contracts are usually 6 months long for new comers - there are no chances of making extra money anymore with back-of-house jobs or event jobs (that I know of)

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Not what it used to be

    Apr 21, 2021 - Buyer in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Waterstones buyout has made it a lot less enjoyable Senior Management have no trust whatsoever in booksellers & shop staff

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great people, poor salary and resources

    Apr 5, 2021 - Marketing Coordinator in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great team of friendly and smart people 50% off on books

    Cons

    Low salaries across the board Career development limited Understaffed Bank holidays taken off allowance even when shop is closed, for both shop floor and non-shop floor staff

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Good

    Mar 22, 2021 - Bookseller in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good environment and nice people

    Cons

    Very little chance for progression

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Loved the job, poor pay

    Sep 24, 2020 - Events Coordinator in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great team and great job

    Cons

    Really low pay for a lot of hours

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  8. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Working at Foyles

    Sep 16, 2020 - Designer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You get a degree of creative control in your work that is hard to come across elsewhere.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible and there is very little career progression.

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Foyles

    Aug 18, 2020 - Bookseller in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Booksellers get freedom to curate their sections and control book orders.

    Cons

    Salaries are low - but to be expected in retail.

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Bookseller

    May 8, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Working with books and a great discount!

    Cons

    It took me a while to be added to the till system so had to use a guest login for a few weeks. Slightly disorganised.

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