The Body Shop Employee Reviews about "part time"

Updated 18 Apr 2020

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "A bad experience"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Sales in Manchester, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff perks for discount etc. And the product quality is excellent. The company is also against animal cruelty which is great.

    Cons

    You are expected to go above and beyond and you get little to no recognition, the managers spend all their time in the office and you are expected to be free all the time even if your on a part time contract. The job turn over at the store I worked in was huge (alarm bells!) avoid.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "The Body Shop Employee"

    4.0
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    Sales Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Body Shop

    Pros

    'My Perks' which gives you benefits such as life insurance, 'LOVE' money that you can use for gym memberships or a massage or many other things for your wellbeing, upto 60% off L'Oreal and companies owned by L'Oreal, 50% off Body Shop products in store, if you achieve above your monthly sales target you can get upto £40 worth free bonus or 25% pay bonus for managers. In general my colleagues are very supportive and we get along very well, as a whole we are treated well by the company and the wage is above minimum even for part-time sales advisors.

    Cons

    There can be too much pressure for individual employees to achieve certain targets such as an 'average transaction value' especially when you have tried everything, some days customers just do not want to spend as much money and you can't force them. Generally is an excellent company to work for but occasionally managers, regional managers etc. can lose touch with what it is like at the bottom of the ladder and they have to realise that a lot of the time it is just as hard work dealing with customers daily and new promotions, offers, and constant training and paper work to do.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great colleagues, Appalling Pay roll."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at The Body Shop part-time

    Pros

    You will work with great people and meet friends in your region. The free products and product testers you get are great swell as the staff discount! The in store events are fun and the products are such a good quality and fabulous to work with.

    Cons

    Every month for the whole 2 years I was there I was underpaid by a lot of money. I am still owed money and they don't seem to care about underpaying their staff. As pretty much everyone who is part time or not on a yearly salary (management only) is underpaid and it seems the body shop simply don't care. Never an apology and never anyone at head office to talk to.. only your manager can do this and they have 1000 other things to be doing.

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  4. "Customer Consultant at my local store in Essex."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Customer Consultant in Harlow, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Free trials of new products - Good pay for a part time job while studying - Friendly environment

    Cons

    - High levels of learning to complete about all the products - Not a great staff discount as customers often receive 50% off - Last minute schedule of hours

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  5. "Nice environment to be in and flexible working hours"

    4.0
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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 take home!

    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.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Low Wages/ High Expectations"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Long Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome customers Decent discounts

    Cons

    I worked here part-time for roughly 2 years and they all but demanded I make them a full-time priority. Even after expressing that I needed a second job to pay bills, management essentially pressured me into quitting instead of allowing me 2 weekdays and a Friday off so that I had something reasonable to offer a potential second employer. Outside of that, management set unreasonable expectation on the store based on assumptions and not the facts that the employees tried to provide.

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  7. "Good starter job for students"

    3.0
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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.

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Don't do it"

    1.0
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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 company and then ask you to train the person in their position that they told you you were not qualified for. Don't work there unless you are looking for a part time 15 hours a week.

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  9. "Sales"

    3.0
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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 have a good chance to move up, its a part time job; not a career

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  10. Helpful (6)

    "Not Worth It"

    2.0
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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 me of the consequences of lying and did nothing further to investigate or continue the conversation. -recently changed benefit providers, who make a big deal when you try to make a claim. -you are expected to all become experts in skincare, bodycare and possible makeup too, you are to retain lots of product knowlege with the possibilty of earning a free product when completed. -overworked and underpaid

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