Shifts can be odd, and by neccessity, there will be a few late (finishing 10pm or 11pm) shifts, followed immediately by an early shift (starting 7am or 8am). But everyone has to do this sometimes, so you're just doing your part. If you really need certain evenings off, for classes or the like, the managers will usually accommodate this, which is awfully nice of them. Around Christmastime, it will be very difficult to schedule consecutive days off, and holiday is extremely limited. If you work in the warehouse, they can start as early as 2am or 3am, so have a way of getting to Central London in time for that.
Has a way of taking up your entire life. But, the culture is mostly good, the people are quite nice, and sometimes there will be a little perk from the managers, like free samples. At Christmas, every employee gets a present from the CEO (we got bone china mugs).
So, basically a standard retail job, but with slightly better pay (especially if you are a permanent worker, rather than a temp). And you get to wear a tailcoat. But you will have to clean your uniform yourself (dryclean only), and because drycleaning usually takes more than the day you have off, you won't.
A good option. It could be a lot worse, really.
Nice uniform, decent pay, mostly good staff and customers
Long hours, dry-clean your own uniform, odd shifts