Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) – Northampton – 20 April 2018
While working at warehouse for the John Lewis company I enjoyed the hours I was given and was surrounded by friendly staff members.Respected company very lots of benefits and days out to do with your family
Selling Assistant (Former Employee) – Oxford Street, Greater London – 19 April 2018
I worked at John Lewis in Oxford Street. Also, I was a Christmas temporary which I was working as a selling assistant in the kid’s toys department and the kid’s clothing department. My responsibilities included: being polite to customer and restocking products and answering any enquiries that the customers had and helping behind the tills and making sure that the products were in the right place. My salary was £8.75 an hour, I work 20 hours a week.
selling assistant (Current Employee) – Croydon – 17 April 2018
The company has its benefits.. however it is like in all retail jobs if your face fits you will progress. Lots of social events to get involved in. And lovely people the store. The pay is not great and you will have to really prove yourself if you want a raise each year. For the amount of work you produce in a day the pay isn't great.
Every day was different - customer complaints, personnel issues, project management, sales and profit focus. Most enjoyable part was staff development and empowerment. Most difficult was occasional mismatch of unreasonable customer expectations
Sales assistant over the Christmas period (Former Employee) – Reading – 4 April 2018
I worked as a Christmas temp. I was doing 2 10hr shifts per week on an 8 week contract. It was a pleasant environment to work in, everyone in my department was very welcoming and the managers were decent, although the obviously expected you to be hard working and constantly helping customers. I really like the company as a whole I think they do genuinely care about the wellbeing/ happiness of their employees
A dated outlook with everything tied up in red tape
Retail Assistant (Current Employee) – Winchester – 3 April 2018
The salary is minimum wage although the partner discount is good. Partners are not reward in their salary for long service. There is no interest in flexible working and the management style is very dated.
Technical Support (Former Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 2 April 2018
Working as a Partner at JL you quickly realise it is a very unique working environment, especially for retail. They have a brilliant support structure for many social factors and always do their best to provide benefits through activities and discounts that range from a huge amount of suppliers thanks to John Lewis's wide ranging network.
Driver mates (Former Employee) – Over – 28 March 2018
Not much I can say part from I enjoyed the experience and it was good working with my mate ..good place to work it could be hard from time to time due to heavy lifting ..........................................................
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.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Oxford Street – 16 March 2018
John Lewis and Waitrose is just the best company Britain has to offer, you must try one of the two and get it onto your CV. Every company will be welcoming you in open hands. The salary is sweet, the benefits is sweet, the environment is cool and the family culture is the best.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Bluewater, Kent – 14 March 2018
Working at John Lewis is fast paced but the colleagues are friendly and help you to learn new skills quickly. In addition the company provides many benefits such as free event tickets and holiday clubs.
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Bluewater, Kent – 13 March 2018
typical day is serving customers depending what department you're on, retail can be a very challenging job due to customers and management, working in the team is fantastic feels like a second family, hardest part of the job is bad customers, most enjoyable part is your team.
25% John Lewis discount and also benefits at loads of different stores and restaurants, good leisure benefits as well, spa hotels at discounted rates, uniform cards, good pension if you use it, annual bonus
minimum wage pay, unsociable hours, on your feet all day, depending on department can be quite intense and a lot of physical work
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.