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Harvey Nichols Reviews

Updated 8 April 2019
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Pros
  • "There is good staff discount overall" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Good discount and staff are nice" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Thrown in at the deep end on first day - no training on a busy Saturday" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Little if any room for career progression, commission is 0" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Very friendly"

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Waitress in Bristol, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere, good work relationship, good system for work appraisal.

    Cons

    Long shifts and late finish,


  2. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Harvey Nichols full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment for young people who desire to enter the fashion industry

    Cons

    No much room for growth but with hard work and good interpersonal skills you can get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Carry on with the good work

  3. "Sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Luxury Brands Sales Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Luxury Brands Sales Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harvey Nichols part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely atmosphere ,Good ideas for marketing,Clean and safe environment

    Cons

    Not team spirit,bad resting area,poor quality food into the staff canteen

    Advice to Management

    Team bonding exercises


  4. "Great company"

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

    I worked at Harvey Nichols full-time

    Pros

    good work environment
    work incentives

    Cons

    large teams means progression is difficult


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Style advisor"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount, concession staff, staff events

    Cons

    Pretty much everything, a truly awful place to work. Nasty management who genuinely do not care for anyone, strange work ethic (expect everything and impossible tasks), not supportive, bullying nature, will expect you to work beyond your contracted hours without remuneration.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bullying staff, stop thinking you’re better than people, support your staff, don’t turn a blind eye to staffs mental health


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Knightsbridge, England
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Knightsbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employee discount (40% to 60%), Great travel card.

    Cons

    Repeated situation. Not much room for growth. Horrible upper management.

    Advice to Management

    The general management is good, as they understand how the customer service works and how to treat their employees. But the upper/ senior management is horrible and out of touch with everything within the company, so their ignorant decision mostly hinder everything yet have to be followed.


  7. "Good part time job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harvey Nichols part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -commission is fab
    -good hours
    -clothing allowance

    Cons

    -management can be unhelpful and unprofessional
    -old tills that don't work
    -company culture is clique-ish

  8. "Great environment to work for"

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

    I have been working at Harvey Nichols full-time

    Pros

    Fun and exciting environment to work

    Cons

    Progression is limited to move in to management

    Advice to Management

    Reward progression in to management and beyond


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Style Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harvey Nichols full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom, flexibility, can't find any more.

    Cons

    Most unprofessional management I've ever worked with.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in London, England
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Discount, Slow pace, low distribution

    Cons

    Head office location
    Lack of professionalism and structure
    Not forward thinking stuck in the past in regards to management

    Advice to Management

    Be professional and respect employees.