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Next Retail Reviews

Updated 18 October 2017
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Next Retail CEO Simon Wolfson
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  • Can be long hours but should probably be expected (in 38 reviews)

  • Do not get sucked into working full time here it is not a good career move unless you reach a management role at least (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Next Retail part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -flexible with changing contracts to fit uni/school
    -transfers between stores to accommodate going home for christmas/summer were easy to arrange (I worked at three different stores over a period of 4 years, i left for 6 months for a uni placement and although my original store didn't have a job for me when i came back the manager got me a job in another store with no issues and didn't have to go back through an interview process!)
    -not sales driven, more focus on customer service
    -great online portal that allows you to book holidays easily, offer shifts you can't do to other members of staff (great if you also want to get some extra money you can pick loads shifts up, no limits)

    Cons

    -can cut hours at last minute, usually due to quite periods but never less than what your contract is
    -Bonus scheme is on a mystery shopper, they happen once every two weeks, however if the member of staff the shopper goes to gives is having a bad day and gives a bad service then the whole stores (excluding management i think) bonus suffers, therefore you can sometimes miss out on bonus for something that is uncontrollable.


  2. "Christmas Sales Assistant- Good Fun!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Next Retail part-time

    Pros

    Great staff.
    Great room for promotion.

    Cons

    Stock room issues were not good.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the stock room.


  3. "Sales Assistence"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Next Retail part-time

    Pros

    Good environment, helpful co-workers and managers

    Cons

    None that i can think of


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  5. "good pay benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Next Retail part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay benefits and flexibilty

    Cons

    too slow in progressing people


  6. "Store manager"

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

    I worked at Next Retail full-time

    Pros

    Good bonus if targets and mystery shop achieved

    Cons

    Hard to get pay rises above minimum wage uplift


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Picker/Packer
    Current Employee - Picker/Packer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Next Retail full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary and nice managers

    Cons

    Nothing to be stated as Of yet


  8. "Sales Assistant"

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

    I worked at Next Retail full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to develop customer service skills

    Cons

    Not really anything for cons


  9. "Decent"

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

    I worked at Next Retail part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company provides a good discount and likes to take on younger staff thus enabling them to get some work which could be difficult when finding a first job.

    Cons

    Lack of care and respect for workers, as they keep employing (at least in my area) many temporary staff with short hours but this makes it difficult to secure proper training, and by the time you actually do get trained your contract ends.


  10. "Good pay, long hours"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Product Technologist in Leicester, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Product Technologist in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Next Retail full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good with bonuses.

    Cons

    Can be sometimes very stressful.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Next stockroom assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stockroom Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Stockroom Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Next Retail full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy, fun, lots to do

    Cons

    No cons as it is a good company

    Advice to Management

    Be on your feet and not lazy


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