Head of Organisation Development & New Format (Former Employee) – London – 18 January 2018
The Partnership is a unique place to work, with strong a culture of sharing knowledge and power. The benefits are pretty extensive, and include the use of hotels and leisure facilities owned by the Partnership, discount, good pension, health insurance and company bonus. You will be expected to get involved in the democracy, which is the forum by which Partners ( employees) get a voice in how the company is run. Relationships in JLP are very important. The company is very fair and focuses on engagement and flexibility for the company and the individual. Decision making can be slow.
really family feel to the business, routed in a strong culture
salaries are not the highest, but benefits are good if you use them
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Dartford, Kent – 17 January 2018
A good engaging job, benefits are fantastic even if the hourly rate is a little lower than other retailers. They are flexible on working hours to a point however, not brilliant if you have commitments which may change when you are available.
Sock Management (Former Employee) – Peterborough – 17 January 2018
Whilst completing my A-levels I worked as a Christmas temp twice. This was so that I could become more independent and gain new skills about what working in a real environment would be like. The staff there were all really kind and helpful when I first started, the hours were great (it fitted in with my school studies) and I was able to gain transferable skills that I can now apply to many other jobs. I learnt how to interact with customers and how to ensure that all my work got done to the best ability. I would have applied to work a third Christmas there but I had to leave my hometown for University. The working hours were 12 hours a week- 6 on Saturday and Sunday. The management were very flexible considering that I was a student. The most enjoyable part was meeting new people and gaining new experiences, the only hard thing was getting up at half 5 on a Saturday morning.
Only a half an hour break after being on my feet for most of the day
As a temporary job, it was enjoyable. I wouldn't want a permanent job there as I found it a bit stiff as the type of people they want to work there are not really my sort of people. Nothing wrong with the company, just my own personality.
IT support (Former Employee) – Solihull – 14 January 2018
A typical day would include
• Undertaking agency staff inductions and health & safety into the workplace. • Answering telephone calls and responding to emails on a daily basis. • Compiling daily reports on incoming and outbound stock for the managers to forecast staffing levels, training issues and KPI’s • Storing and securing high value stock and raising financial debits back to stores or manufacturers. • IT support including resetting passwords and resolving any system errors • Creating manifests and updating invoices. • Running pick lists. • Completing customer returns/orders including checking credit card details and additional charges. • Train and mentor new employees including health and safety at work • Understanding the importance of confidentiality and sensitive data by shredding any customer details and resetting passwords for employee’s.
Customer Service Advisor (Current Employee) – Bagshot, Surrey – 12 January 2018
Very busy very full on Exciting meeting different people - customers Fun building rapour with customers Great benefits work hard play hard many shifts to choose from plenty of overtime rewards for working Sundays Taking the rough with the smooth always going to have difficult cutsomers Rewarding when compliments fed back to management Top management very supportive Lots variety - if you are willing to learn new skills I work on Customer Service on the Welcome desk On the tills Supervise staff Supervise the Self Check out tills Serve on podi - tobacco cigarettes and lottery tickets
Got taken on for a few months after leaving university. Fairly standard job serving tea and coffee to shoppers in the store cafe. Was a minimum wage position but full time on a rolling three week rota meant I took home a decent pay packet at the time. I had my contact extended for an additional month, but poor timing with the 2008 financial crash meant that a permanent position was unavailable.
Good atmosphere, brilliant canteen, friendly colleagues
Seasonal Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Oxford Street – 7 January 2018
Working during the winter holiday season can be a great challenge where targets have to be met and I enjoyed this. A typical day included helping customers with outfits for everyday or special occasions. If items were not available in store, I also assisted customers with online shopping such as click and collect. Also checking out customers on the tills. The staff and management were very supportive and friendly.
Customer Support Advisor (Former Employee) – Cambridge – 6 January 2018
The team is great, we worked effectively together and made sure all tasks were complete. All team members were always there to help. The management were amazing at being supportive and made sure you were always on task and were meeting the goals you were aiming for. The hardest part of the job was probably working part time. This is because everything I would learn during the weekend, I would forget when I come back to work. I am also muslim, so when ramadan came, the team always made sure I was okay by asking me if I was okay and telling me to take breaks frequently so i don't get tired out. They also let me go pray on time and did not take that time out of my break. This was convenient because I was able to eat and enjoy my break, than rush. The most enjoyable part would be how you feel like you're part of a loving family. The team, the management, everyone is great!
Security checks in place for entering and leaving the site that take an enormous amount of time to complete. The pay is terrible, the break structure is terrible and they will literally sack you on the spot.
Admin Assistant (Former Employee) – Greenhithe – 4 January 2018
Processing customer orders, phoning for payment. Chasing suppliers. Answering phones, replying to emails. Dealing with complaints. Giving good service so that the customer is pleased with the service we have supplied.