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HR , store manager and area manager all collude to squash any complaints unhappiness or grievances you are not important or valued at Debenhams unless you get people to open store cards
If you do the manager thinks you’re fab if not you get ignored and constantly harangued to get one The atmosphere most days depends on the store managers mood terrible experience

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Layed off due to Debenhams going bust

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I worked at debenhams for just under a year. Most colleagues were really nice and supportive, and i enjoyed working here. Management put a lot of pressure on staff to open credit cards and get large amounts of KPI’s. Along with constantly being sent to numerous departments, and being told that i couldn’t stay on fragrance because i was female, this job really was not worth the stress.

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Contract came to an end

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Lichfield Debenhams During the winter the corridor where I worked became oppressively hot and it began to affect me, I did not wish to complain but I did tell management. The first solution, I was told by management, was for me to move away from the air vents. It did not work. Their second solution, I was told by management, was that I was suffering from a medical condition. After tests doctors concurred nothing was wrong with me. No other solution was investigated such as testing the air conditioning or heating. I no longer have my job at Debenhams.

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4 hour days, spent more than 4 hours working. Some days I was finishing half an hour late. But I would be threatened to make up the time if I wasnt seen on department 5 minutes before my shift even started. Management. Totally ridiculous. Management are quick to doubt how hard you work and anything you say. Even if your telling the truth and are working alongside a customer. Certainly won't miss the place.

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Management are complete bullies,
Made every day on department incredibly difficult. Talking to Christmas Temps in a very abrupt tone questioning them the minute the Temps come on their radar. Demanding to know what they are doing and when they are doing it. Even if we are dealing with a customerange. They have very little respect for us and put us Right on the spot. Being incredibly critical, rude and demanding. To the point where some of us were practically dragging our heels to work and dreading every shift. Feeling physically sick at the thought. Despite needing the money.All good things get overlooked and petty negatives always get brought up. For £30 for a 4 hour non stop day I personally wouldn't recommend it. The job itself is incredibly stressful. The trainning is totally inadequate due to their main focus being on the sales of credit cards that most of the time people don't really want. So many opportunists and jobsworths. That are willing to walk all.over you and make your life a misery. Along with Rude entitled customers and management that act like they are working single handedly at harrods, when the reality is that all they do is hover over the Temps and then all the permanent staff disappear for their lunch whilst the Temps struggle with a massive que of customers. The till training is utterly inadequate after only doing 1 hour out of a week learning between a classroom of 16. The tills should be the main focus as they're the most difficult and required elements of the job. Besides having to deal with management and rude customers demanding their 10% off and going crazy at staff over testers that have not been put on to shop floor after a 2 week wait therefore we get the brunt of it. The list is totally endless. The only thing that I personally like about the job is seeing some of my colleagues who I have become good friends with and trying out some of the latest fragrences. There are no discounts for Temps. Just full time staff. Your never expected to stop for even a second just to catch your breath. Before getting ordered to do something. Your also expected to play Beverly hills cop on top of all the tasks you juggle and catch shoplifters. Even though there's cctv and L.P. There's thousands of reasons I could give people not to work here. Unless your very thick skinned, are able to multitask at a ridiculous level, sell credit cards like there's no tomorrow and have eyes in the back of your head. I wouldn't recommend it. There's plenty I could say about this place and very little of it would be positive.

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Only employed as christmas temp, so when the season finished and no vacancies were available i had to leave, would have loved to stay x

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Bullied into submission by hanley ssm and had daily homophobic remarks took my diary over 2 years of hate to HR and it was swept under the carpet. I left the job no support at all. Ssm retired shortly after. Nothing said.

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I have had major family issues

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