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The Body Shop Overview

London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1976
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Retail
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Alliance Boots, Bath & Body Works, Sephora
Our story started in Brighton, England in 1976. There our founder Dame Anita Roddick began mixing her own products and infusing them with a new idea: that business could be a force for good. Following her vision, for 40 years we’ve been rule breaking, never faking and ... Read more

Mission: We exist to make a positive difference to people’s lives. We create superior quality products using the world’s finest natural ingredients to make your skin feel so good.

The Body Shop Reviews

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The Body Shop CEO Jeremy Schwartz
Jeremy Schwartz
124 Ratings
  • "Ethical and passionate brand / refreshing work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Global Head Office Employee in Croydon, England
    Current Employee - Global Head Office Employee in Croydon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Body Shop full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Refreshing work-life balance in head office
     - flexible working: ability to pick own hours and work from home.
    - 'happy Fridays' early finishes during summer months

    Ethical and values driven company
    - always campaigning
    - working hard to be a 'force for good'
    - vocal on animal testing
    - certified cruelty free
    - works hard to grow community trade programme
    - builds bio-bridges

    Cons

    - Marketing ruled business. Far too many product marketers with little, to no retail knowledge. Constantly
    launching products.
    - To much focus on discount which devalues the brand

    Advice to Management

    Stop launching to many products, start including retail colleagues in project meetings who understand our customers.
    Streamline processes and limit marketing team

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The Body Shop Interviews

Experience

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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at The Body Shop.

    Interview

    Telephone interview - fine
    First round interview - shocking. The line manager literally communicated a rude language face to face, it seems he clearly did not enjoy working for the Body Shop as he blamed the Management. Very unprofessional and shocking interviewer behaviour.
    Feedback - the HR is appalling. Promised feedback but never delivered.

    Interview Questions

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Company Updates

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The Body Shop Awards & Accolades

  • Best Green Companies for America's Children, Working Mother, 2008

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