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Jessops Reviews

Updated 13 Aug 2019

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3.4
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18 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good discount on prints and film development(in 3 reviews)

  • "Get to meet customers who work professionally as photographers(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Head office are very big on turn over rather than long term customer service(in 8 reviews)

  • "Very long hours for minimum wage(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Norwich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Jessops part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and amazing staff to work with

    Cons

    Nothing really to complain about

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to moan or complain about here

    Jessops2018-11-26
  2. "Good Team"

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    Former Employee - Sales Expert 
    Recommends

    I worked at Jessops part-time

    Pros

    Great Team to work with, everyone was really friendly

    Cons

    Days could be a little slow in terms of amount of customers

    Jessops2019-08-09
  3. "Great store to work at"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Kingston upon Thames, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jessops full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Constantly learning, problem solving, communicating

    Cons

    indoor job, limited stock availability

    Jessops2019-07-25
  4. "Great people but questionable management"

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    Former Employee - Freelance Photographer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jessops full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A good place to meet like minded people. Good place to test your patience.

    Cons

    Poor to no employee benefits

    Advice to Management

    Better award for hard workers

    Jessops2019-04-04
  5. Helpful (2)

    "KPI target driven"

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    Former Employee - Part-time Sales Advisor in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jessops part-time

    Pros

    get to work with like minded photography people learn about different cameras good discount

    Cons

    unrealistic KPI targets pressured, male dominated environment long quiet days sometimes resulting in no sales then a telling off from management

    Advice to Management

    keep the sexual harrassment to a minimum please!

    Jessops2019-02-27
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Expert"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Jessops part-time

    Pros

    Variety of customers Newest photographic gear first hands on experience

    Cons

    Sales pressure Long opening hours Lack of opportunities

    Jessops2019-01-13
  7. "okay"

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    Current Employee - Sales Expert in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jessops part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good discount on prints and film development

    Cons

    little staff discount on hardware and little rewards for your job

    Jessops2018-10-24
  8. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Milton Keynes, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jessops part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff, chance to play with new equipment

    Cons

    Awful pay, no progression

    Jessops2018-10-04
  9. "A whirlwind of experiences in a range of exciting roles."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jessops full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Brilliant company all the way to the top, senior management in head office are very supportive. I worked in Nottingham and London Oxford street stores as well as helping out at stores all over the country and joined the amazing Academy team where there is an opportunity for everyone to inspire and train hundreds of aspiring photographers. In the 3+ years I was there, the managers did a great job at hiring creative... and talented staff. Work hard and you will get far.

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    Cons

    Requires commitment to the role but this should be expected in any job anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    The Academy team is full of incredibly talented people who may look to leave if they cannot progress.

    Jessops2018-08-26
  10. "Jessops review"

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    Former Employee - Sales Expert in Ipswich, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jessops part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A 'nice' sales job, comparitively speaking, and products you can take pride in. If you like cameras, this is a great way to learn more about them. On a quiet day you can check out the stock!

    Cons

    Personally I received no training, and very little help from management. The pay was very poor as well.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you implement training consistently and effectively. Make your employees happy and comfortable!

    Jessops2018-06-06
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