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The Body Shop Reviews

Updated 18 Jul 2019

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The Body Shop CEO David Boynton
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77 Ratings
  1. "Nice environment to be in and flexible working hours"

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    Former Employee - Customer Consultant in Bracknell, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Body Shop part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Perfect for part time work during the holidays (summer and christmas period). Flexible hours and my manager was very friendly. Great perks as you get 50% off and incentive competitions are run where you can win products by selling the most loyalty cards for example. You are also encouraged to try out all of the products for yourself so you can give honest opinions and advice to customers so often have little testers to...

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    Cons

    On your feet all day. The shop in Bracknell doesn't receive much custom as the town is currently going through a regeneration so it can get fairly boring with not much to do.

    The Body Shop2014-05-30
  2. "Good starter job for students"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Key Holder in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Body Shop part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great first job for college/high school students. You learn a lot about how a business works and there is some room to move up when working part-time (customer consultant to key holder). Also good 50% off employee discount.

    Cons

    Low pay for what is expected for you to do at times. Was expected to train a bunch of new employees, was paid the same amount as them despite being a key holder. Pay is "non-negotiable". High turnover at some locations with some interesting co-workers that do not stay too long. Depending on your location, sales targets may be very difficult to reach.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to who you are hiring to avoid such a high turnover. Provide accurate compensation for employees who have more responsibility.

    The Body Shop2019-04-02
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at The Body Shop full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Gratis- which they no longer do

    Cons

    With being the self proclaimed "the original ethical beauty brand", they are the most unethically company I have ever worked for. They will give you promises to keep u going and they never hold to their end. They don't communicate with the teams effectively. They ask you to go above and beyond for them without any compensation or acknowledgement. They don't promote from within as they state. They will hire outside the...

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    Advice to Management

    Do the company a favor and walk away.

    The Body Shop2017-08-14
  4. "Sales"

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

    I have been working at The Body Shop part-time

    Pros

    - Nice coworkers - Pretty easy job - Flexible schedules - 50% discount - Free products sometimes (5 pieces of makeup when you start & new products) - Good if you are interested in beauty/skincare/etc - Can be fun depending on coworkers - Great ethics and values even though they can get lost by upper management - Minimum wage is fine for what you do

    Cons

    - Management is pretty terrible - Upper management told us not to file complaints because they wouldn't get anywhere or "get lost" - They treat employees pretty bad but act nice so no one says anything - Management is lazy and doesn't do their job - Any complaints about manager (they leave early, don't do work, treat assistant managers/team leads badly, etc, gets ignored and covered up by upper management) - Don't...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop being so sleazy. Your employees are what keep your sales and company going, have a bit more respect for them. Don't tell us not to report complaints and threaten they will get lost and ignored - it's illegal anyway.

    The Body Shop2017-04-19
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Not Worth It"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Winnipeg, MB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Body Shop full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -you learn about skincare -you learn about the Community Fair Trade Stories -they hire the best people (mainly in part time positions)

    Cons

    -awful pay, and almost impossible to get a raise (when I did get one, it was 7 cents) -bonus plan is not achievable, and when we did make bonus the once, it was a whopping $30. -company has changed it's focus from employees to almost everything else, they don't take care of you or provide support -I had issues with our store management, attempted to reach out to the district manager and human resources. Both warned...

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    Advice to Management

    The company has been through a lot of changes this past year, most being negative ones. You should know that communication between head office and store level needs to be improved, there is no support for employees even when they've done their best to support company values/policies. Because of how we are to deal with upset customers, it has fogged up the values I once stood so proudly for. I've become more and more frustrated...

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    The Body Shop2017-01-23
  6. "Mediocre Job, Mediocre Company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Body Shop part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great job if you work only seasonally, part-time - An okay discount

    Cons

    - Pay is very poor, you will make minimum wage the entire time you work there. I have been working with the same store for almost two years and the only thing I have received is a plastic company pin - no raise, no bonus - High expectations for low rewards. Even part-time employees are expected to have extensive knowledge and are expected to meet sales goals and objective. This is despite the fact that there is no commission,...

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    Advice to Management

    Improve pay and create incentive (offering a trinket for a job well done does NOT count). While you preach about enriching everything, consider enriching your own employees.

    The Body Shop2017-01-25
  7. "Fantastic, if your team is strong."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at The Body Shop part-time

    Pros

    50% off products for full and part time, 25% off for casuals. Pays above award wages. Great team (usually)

    Cons

    No commission, but very sales focused. Managers will push you to cross sell, link sell, up sell and the rest. General retail annoyances. Constant stock issues with alot of products being unavailailable for months.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on your staff to push the hard sells. Give casual staff more than 3 hours a week, this will help them and you. Better computer systems to help with OOS problems. Bring back satsuma. Haha.

    The Body Shop2016-12-11
  8. "sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Dundrum, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Body Shop

    Pros

    Nice environment and great young team. The products are lovely

    Cons

    they only have part-time positions

    Advice to Management

    In order to keep the good staff you must offer them a full time position

    The Body Shop2016-12-07
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Assistant Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Body Shop part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was initially drawn to the Body Shop's five founding values (which I later learned were not as prominent in practices after L'Oreal took over). I really loved my sales team, I had the best store manager, lots of responsibility and great opportunity for growth. Great Experience in a manger role for me and the company really likes to hire from within.

    Cons

    I always worked weekends and crazy holiday hours but that's part of what comes with working in retail. Also, I felt the pay for part-time employees was significantly low ESPECIALLY for managers, given all of our responsibilities and expectations. Was not happy when I found out about the ridiculously toxic ingredients I was selling to my clients. That's pretty much why I left -- had a nice experience otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    update the inventory/shipping system fix your ingredients please get back to the roots of the body shop and provide your lovely loyal customers with CLEAN, HEALTHY, AND BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTS/ SERVICES <3

    The Body Shop2016-09-11
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Prepare to Sale!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Elmhurst, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Body Shop

    Pros

    -50% discount -Friendly staff (IF you can hold your own) -Products speak for themselves -Great Management

    Cons

    -You're on the sales floor to SALE! -Short hours if you're part-time -Micro managing -May have to store line -Reprimanded in front of customers :(

    Advice to Management

    Don't add introverted sales people on the team if they are not capable of closing a sale or speaking to people.

    The Body Shop2016-05-31
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