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Marks & Spencer Sales Advisor Reviews

Updated 11 April 2018
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  • Older members of staff like to look down on you if you're younger than them, rude as hell snobby customers (in 37 reviews)

  • Unless you have a good line manager who informs about workshops available on the M&S website which is hard to find on your own (in 76 reviews)

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  1. "Sales advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Croydon, England
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Croydon, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    save as you earn and I get a company pension,pay is good and work with some lovely people

    Cons

    no permanent staff being employed any more and lots of people reducing hours so much more to do and so service suffers sometimes and constantly moving products around.

    Advice to Management

    when you come round to look at the stores when we launch any season could you look interested and speak to the staff cause we work hard.


  2. "Marks and spencer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part-time Sales Advisor
    Current Employee - Part-time Sales Advisor

    I have been working at Marks & Spencer part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic people that work there.

    Cons

    Lost a lot of benefits, eg xmas bonus, double pay and have to do so much more for not a great hourly rate. Forced to work boxing day even if it's not your contract day and to work bank holidays . They expect hell of a lot but take everything off their staff.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the bullying!!!!!

  3. "Sales Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marks & Spencer part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Higher than average salary (hourly)
    Good discounts on food products

    Cons

    Managers do not care about your well-being or team happiness
    Bad morale

    Advice to Management

    Improve morale with better policies, accept employee's constructive feedbacks


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marks & Spencer part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly team, employee discount, interesting work.

    Cons

    Occasionally repetitive tasks over a long stretch of the day.


  5. "Fab!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marks & Spencer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, reasonable holidays for a shop floor worker

    Cons

    Benefits are not as good as they once were....

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people


  6. "Treats old staff unfairly"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marks & Spencer (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff discount is a bonus which 20%. It used to be limited but not anymore

    Cons

    The down side is when is coloured it hard to progress and favouritism to others is unbelievable . You complain head office you become a target..

    Advice to Management

    They should treat everyone equally regardless of their colour or where they come from


  7. "Heartless"

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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marks & Spencer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Discount is good..Some of the staff perks are rewarding...

    Cons

    Some of the stores have a Through The Night Operation..The Through The Night team were treated like second class tickets.They closed down the catering unit and no hot food could be purchased.They then put in vending machines.if we had contractors working night shifts they would empty the machines before any staff had a chance to purchase them.Over time they also went along with a soft drink vending machine so if staff wanted a cold drink they had to buy it before their shift or bring it in from home..

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff..And respect their opinions..After all with out them you wouldn't have a company.

  8. "Temp Contract"

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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Gillingham, England
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Gillingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Staff Discount on food is good

    Cons

    Always want extra hours and little or no flexibility.
    Don't be sick on and temp contract even with a doctors note they ended my contract because of it, and do not care if you wear yourself out.
    clothes still old fashioned


  9. "Sales advisor"

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    Current Employee - Sales Advisor
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Well known company. Good benefits for employees. Lovely environment. Proud to work for.

    Cons

    Not enough staff. The tills should be replaced.

    Advice to Management

    team brief should be done everyday. More communication what's happening in the company.


  10. "Adviso"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Marks & Spencer (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Twenty percent discount and still get double timr

    Cons

    Not having unions in store and having a big group

    Advice to Management

    Too top heavy with commercial managers, that are all clones
    And the section Co role no longer works