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Liked Working There But Weekend Work
Selling Assistant (Former Employee) –  High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire8 October 2018
Liked working there they were not able to offer a part time post. Very different from my previous career but liked talking and selling to customers. You will be required to work every other weekend and on those weekend it is the full opening hours (long days).
Pros
Nice staff, good experience
Cons
Long hours on your feet, working every other weekend
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Fantastic workplace.
Stock management (Former Employee) –  Ipswich, Suffolk3 October 2018
Very fair workplace and paid employees very well with bonuses for everyone based on sales.

Community spirit with friendly faces that didn't work you too hard.
Pros
Cheap lunch
Cons
Hard to get to if you don't drive.
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Fun
Sale Assistant (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London2 October 2018
The people I worked with definitely made the experience so it was never boring! The managers also weren't too dominating. The breaks were fairly flexible as well.
Pros
Cheap lunches
Cons
Have to pay for breaks.
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Good place to work
Administration Officer (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London1 October 2018
Good work life balance
Employee benefits are good, but used to be much better
People are friendly and helful
Depending where you work might have different schedule and way of working
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Tiring work without support
Supermarket Assistant (Former Employee) –  Wootton, Northamptonshire30 September 2018
A typical day will usually be one of these standing on your feet, sitting down at the till or constantly moving around to find products, stock rotate them and then put them out. or constantly move around to fill up for the understaffed areas.

you will have to take any opportunity you want for yourself and seek it out personally since only a few people will have good opportunities provided for them. and any training either online or physical will have to be done in overtime or at home to avoid being criticised.
Pros
Great Staff, Generally Good Customer Atmosphere, Partner Benefits, Good Starting Pay
Cons
Antisocial hours, Too many managers, Some awful managers, Lack of Advancement
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Nice location, that's about it
Selling Partner (Former Employee) –  Cardiff28 September 2018
The management are alright, however they have there favourites who do less work than everyone else, most staff are childish and gossip about everyone behind there backs, the pay is Low for the amount of work you do specially at Xmas
Pros
Location, nice customers, bonus
Cons
Long hours, work weekends, low pay, staff
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N/a
Supply Chain Assistant (Former Employee) –  Welwyn Garden City25 September 2018
Worked here, many years ago, Although people were nice to work with, and back then the bonus was worth something having, there wasn't much in the way of opportunity nor money to be offered.
Pros
Bonus
Cons
No much development opportunity
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Good place to work
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Bluewater, Kent19 September 2018
Very good company to work for with great benefits. Benefits offered include training, good staff discount for family and friends and good holiday allowance.
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Long hard work for very low pay
Full time Selling Assistant (Current Employee) –  Cardiff14 September 2018
Supposedly a partnership but they just use that word to mask the fact it’s just a standard retail job
Some benefits are really good but I would have rather have had a decent salary.
Shifts are so long and if you don’t mind giving up your weekends crack on
Pay rises of about 5p per year
Pros
Discount
Cons
Long hours, very low pay
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Too many chiefs
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Cheltenham10 September 2018
The company very rarely gives an employee a full time contract, they get limited hours to 'allow flexibility'
The upper management (head office) are out of touch with what its like on the shopfloor and general living wages.
Several times while I was there days after receiving the bonus staff hours were cut to contract hours. I saw people sent home or called up with no real notice to say that the average 30 hours they do has been reduced to 8 hours as per their contract - so they had to use their bonus to pay their rent/mortgage.
I left shortly after this, as there was no help with the store.
Pros
Social Commitee
Cons
Hours are not secure, no full time contract, no faith in management
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a nice working environment
Christmas Temp Sales Assistant- in Kitchen too (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes8 September 2018
It was a great place to work in, lots of perks and a good amount of breaks.
Straightforward work, good if you like interacting with people. Generally quite fun.
Pros
discounted food in cafe
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Work
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London8 September 2018
Going through a period of change, not as good to work for as it was in the past.

Cutting pay, removing paid breaks, cutting bonuses, removed premium pay.
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Great benefits
HGV Driver (Current Employee) –  Bracknell, Berkshire8 September 2018
Low weekly hours. Never expected to go beyond your schedule. Still has the best pay and best benefits in the industry if you choose to use them.

Shifts are unsociable, various start finish times. Downside is you are unable to work using your own initiative. Every aspect of the job requires a set procedure which must be followed to the letter. Unfortunately makes for an unhappy workforce somehow.
Pros
Pay, Benefits, Hours
Cons
Mundane, mostly unhappy colleagues (partners)
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A brief Summary
Operations (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London3 September 2018
Good benefits, excellent staff discounts, in the higher bracket of retail companies to work for.

shared ownership is a nice change from typical companies.
Cronyism is a issue in who gets selected for promotion however (was never interested in retail progression myself)
Pros
discount
Cons
hours
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An Impeccable company
system support technician (Current Employee) –  Westfield2 September 2018
This is a great company to work for, my typical day at work keeps me very stimulated with alot of internal problems to solve. I have learned a good understanding of the systems we use within John Lewis and how we upkeep and support others using those systems. The workplace is friendly and happy with endless amounts of support.
The hardest part of the job is to secure further training as the business is in a transitional period. Speaking with all the partners and coming up with solutions to their problems to make them happy.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
irregular hours for family man
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Awful.
Assistant (Current Employee) –  Nottingham31 August 2018
Short staffed, stressful, not a nice place to work. Managers wander around chatting and laughing while the staffed are stretched to the limit. Not recommended.
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fun work place
Sales assistant (Former Employee) –  Bluewater, Kent28 August 2018
great environment to work in loads of benefits
management is great

workplace culture is great
different duties every day

would defo recommend starting out here
Pros
benefits
Cons
hours are pretty long
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The best team you can work with.
Selling Assistant (Current Employee) –  Peterborough21 August 2018
The job itself is relatively challenging, however it's the general morale of the workplace which brings itself down, but each department is almost like a family environment and you get to know each-other so well and you'll always have friends within John Lewis.
Pros
Cheap food, Great people, Benefits are great
Cons
Morale, Poor staff rota
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Great place to work.
Work Experience Student (Former Employee) –  Poole, Dorset18 August 2018
This is a great environment to work in with lovely employees and great benefits for anyone working there. On my work experience I got to learn about customer service as well as other skills for the workplace.
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Good Company to Work for - Pays well
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Kingston upon Thames, Greater London16 August 2018
Good company to work for as the management structure is very well organised. Were always very understanding with my college work and sorted me hours that worked for me.
Pros
Great Pay, Smart Uniform, Good Management
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