Frustrating and poorly run
Stock Movement Assistant (Former Employee) – Nottingham, Nottinghamshire – 17 February 2018
I found Debenhams to have been an extremely frustrating place to work. The main reason for this was the constantly changing structure of our team with mangers changing every year and cut backs that meant the team was halfed in size. I found the support network was also very poor from management, who preferred to sit upstairs in the office, and were not very sympathetic or understanding of staff concerns, an example being when I asked to change my hours and was told they no longer did 4 day contracts for the hours I asked for even though other staff members were on those days and hours. I also felt that stock movement was the red headed step child of the store with shop floor staff getting all the recognition including incentive prices and winning employe of the month which was handled very biasedly via a face book page where all the person's friends at the store nominated for them!
The biggest issue I had though was with the condition of the store, especially the stock rooms which had crumbling ceilings (part of one actually collapsed) constant leaks, floor tiles and carpets that hadn't been repaired, poor lighting, no heating and asbestos.
One saving grace though was that most of the workers there were really nice, such a shame that the management wasn't better at looking after both the staff and store
Poor pay, awful management, bad working conditions