Selling Assistant (Former Employee) – London – 5 June 2018
Each day in the morning the staff meet at their space on the shop floor and have a discussion on their goals for that day. All staff at John Lewis at Brent Cross were very friendly and were happy to help me get started. I was given a tour of my department and met all the staff of the specific department.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – London – 27 May 2018
I loved my time at John Lewis, they were incredibly supportive, encouraged development, had great benefits and it was a nice environment. It has changed a lot recently and time will tell if these changes are for the better. Many of the people who complain about the company have never worked anywhere else and so I don't think they fully appreciate the benefits and security they have.
Commis Chef (Former Employee) – London UK – 8 May 2018
No day was ever the same. I would meet different customers with different remarks.
learn how to multitask as sometime I would have to work different section at the same time;this may because of staff shortages.
Each week there was different menu which I would need to learn to ensure that I had a good understanding of what I am preparing and serving. This made my role interesting as I was always doing something new.
Applicant for JLP Partnership (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 22 March 2018
I spend an entire 1/5 hour to finish the application and online test, walked 3 miles to the interview. But instead they have outsourced WCN recruitment tool that picks keywords and hires only three candidates a time. This company promises equal opportunities but doesn't live to the word for equal opportunity, merit, knowledge or talent. Yet sad fact they used my energy and hope and the decision was no-hire. From that point I got disappointed with John Lewis. I would have added great professional outcome here, I would buy into the company and join its Partnership, and understood the economics of the company culture. I was a customer in the past but no longer. Rivals M&S, HoF, and Debs will be my choice now.
Now they have to deal with employees with lower hostile mindset. It's the loss for John Lewis if they disregard me. If you offer benefits or Finance to your partners and none of the assets are used by employees, renders useless. Demand is low enough in our economy. John Lewis lost on a valuable person.
IT Project Manager (Contract) (Former Employee) – London, Victoria – 22 March 2018
John Lewis are an incredible Company to work for in terms of the way they treat their staff. Non-aggressive manner and people do matter. However, the downfall of this is that where everyone has a say, it causes complications, delays and a lack of organisational structure, which creates chaos. A huge shame.
CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 20 March 2018
The John Lewis Partnership treats all its employees excellently, and welfare is constantly on the minds of those in higher positions in the company. I would recommend this job to someone wanting to gain experience in the world of retail and customer service
Sales Consultan, Admin Agent (Former Employee) – London – 6 March 2018
John Lewis looks good for customers.And it has good reputation which lately become very fragile. JLewis is suited to work for the upper management and directors very well , not for the average sales assitant or stock room assistant. salarys do not reflect your hard work. I guess if you own a house then youll probably cover the bills and don't mind working there ,if you are paying rent and support familly it is tough. Fake democracy culture and environment.Otherwise good for socialising if that is your thing. Avoid
Application operations technical analyst ITL3 (Former Employee) – London victoria and Carlisle. – 5 March 2018
Usually 35 hours per week full time. Some jobs have a call out rota, especially the operations side. Normally well informed, good atmosphere to work in. Main office has dining room on site and has a bar area for after work. Hardest part of the job for me was the travelling to different sites. Good package which includes yearly bonus. New starters will find it hard as the pension scheme has radically changed over the last 5 years or so.
Lead Technical Analyst & Senior Developer (Former Employee) – London – 27 February 2018
John Lewis has a reputation for being one of the best places to work in the UK and with good reason. This is a fantastic place to work with some incredible people. The perks are not bad either, my favourite being the Partner dining area.
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) – London – 7 February 2018
I worked as a Saturday junior in the menswear department of the flagship Oxford Street branch. For some bizarre reason we only worked Saturday mornings, with the store shutting as people poured into Oxford Street. I believe that has now changed.
Product Developer (Former Employee) – London – 22 January 2018
John Lewis is a excellent company to work for, with huge benefits to staff such as, trips abroad, discounts, theatre tickets etc. I have spent many years being notice and in turn have benefiting with promotional job roles, which is vital as you feel appreciate that your hard work is being notice.
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