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long hours pay not that grate
Returns Operative (Former Employee) –  Northampton, Northamptonshire16 July 2018
long hours pay not that great tbh sometimes you dont get paid for all days you work till following week or month
its easy to get to and the canteen is nice and clean but only sell cold drinks but prices are okay not expensive
Pros
easy to get to
Cons
long hours
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Not what it once was
Selling Partner (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, UK5 July 2018
Not the shining beacon most make it out to be. The review and pay structure was always being reworked to the detriment of those hard workers. Management would constantly say how great the annual bonus was but as a shop floor worker you relied upon the ever decreasing bonus to supplement your wage. Partnership board would always champion how great the partnership is to work for and how proud we should be, easy to say when their bonus was more than most people earn in 5 years!!
If you want to earn any decent money you needed to work at head office where more and more jobs were being created but was almost impossible to get in to as 100’s would apply for every job.
People I worked with were great, met some lovely people i’m Still in touch with now, most aren’t working there anymore either...
Pros
Nice people to work with
Cons
Out of touch management
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Excellent place to work and excellent treatment of staff
Section Manager, Personnel (Former Employee) –  Cambridge29 June 2018
This is by far the best organisation I have ever worked for. I wish all organisations were run like the John Lewis Partnership. From its benefits for staff members, to its training programmes and progression.
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fun
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Leeds, West Yorkshire21 June 2018
excellent place to work with amazing benefits would 10/10 recommend to anyone who is interested in working in sales and is just starting out. management are great
Pros
partner dining room
Cons
long shifts
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Demanding place to work
Resourcing Administrator (Former Employee) –  Bracknell20 June 2018
Each day consisted of being assigned certain tasks to be completed within given timeframes but these would then change constantly according to priorities from other areas of the business.

The management of the department was poor. My manager was off sick until my 2nd month in role and the required 30 and 60 day reviews never took place.

You have quite high targets to achieve every day but if you work hard these are achievable.

Work colleagues were great and the most enjoyable part of the job.

Most roles are offered on a short term contract to avoid cost of providing additional benefits and in order to extend you have to re-apply and go through whole recruitment process again.
Pros
excellent colleagues
Cons
constant change of work focus
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Nice place
Bosh Expert - Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Reading12 June 2018
Nice place to work there people know what they are talking about, but I only was working there as representative of another company.
I recommened the staff canteen to everyone... cheap and good food
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A bright, clean and fun environment to work in.
WAREHOUSE SECTION MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire11 June 2018
Section Managers are allowed to work on projects and develop areas of the distribution centre.
They are not valued enough and used as supervisors not managers.

Pay does not reflect experience and performance.
Pros
Subserdised food.
Cons
Weekend and bank holiday working . Bonus scheme low reward.
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Productive
Temporary Christmas Job (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire10 June 2018
Long hours, one short break, can be enjoyable when around others, meet new people. Most enjoyable when with others, hardest part of the job would be when there isn't anything to do.
Hours were okay, personally prefer the morning shift as it is a better atmosphere and social able hours.
Pros
good pay
Cons
can become boring when there isnt anything to do
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poor management , amazing salary and benefits
Catering Assistant (Current Employee) –  Cheadle, Cheshire6 June 2018
Very tiring and hard job but the benefits are exceptional with a great salary and good discounts. 2/3 of the managers failed to work well with the fast paced environment.
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The best place to work within Retail in the UK
Department Manager (Former Employee) –  York3 June 2018
John Lewis is a company which is renowned for Trust, Quality and Service to its customers.

Staff, or Partners, are treated exceptionally well by the company, which owns a number of holiday locations around the UK - just one of the benefits working for a co-owned business. The other benefit does not need too much of an introduction, but the qualification of a yearly bonus depending on business performance is also high up on the list of benefits.

John Lewis has not stayed still - it is continuously developing and aiming to move forward to meet current market conditions. Commercially it challenges you to think differently, putting customers at the heart of Service decisions, whilst also balancing the impact on Partners.
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A good place to work
Supermarket Assistant (Current Employee) –  Finchley Road1 June 2018
Waitrose is a fairly good place to work. Job culture is very good. There's a lot of flexibility in regards to your working hours. The salary is also great for a retailer assuming you can perform reasonably well.
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Outstanding employee development and benefits.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire29 May 2018
Offers an exceptional array of benefits to the employee ensuring the work is always rewarded appropriately. Makes efforts to develop you as an employee with good training and clear development plans.
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Excellent
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Bluewater, Kent28 May 2018
Pay is very good, bonus every year. If it wasnt for the unsociable hours i would continue working here. Didn't enjoy having to work every weekend.....
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Appreciate what you have got
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  London27 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.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
bonus has taken a hit in recent years
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Supermarket Assistant (Former Employee) –  Wimborne24 May 2018
Whilst working at Waitrose, I made many friends with the team, it is a great place to work with many advantages for the partners regarding discounts and offers. However there is definitely limited holidays.
Pros
partner benefits
Cons
Hard to get holidays
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Great business to work for
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Reading22 May 2018
This is the number one department store in the UK to work for. A really nice culture, everyones takes an interest in your life outside of work. Managers are all superb, always want the best for you and know the best way to run a team.
Pros
subsidised canteen
Cons
working on weekends
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Friendly
Catering Assistant (Former Employee) –  Sheffield, South Yorkshire21 May 2018
It was a supportive and friendly environment. I didn't work there for long but felt like a member of the team straight away. Wage was above minimum and lots of opportunities for extra shifts.
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Excellent
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Park Royal Station13 May 2018
Very good company had good experience good co works worked there for a long time .I enjoyed working there very much manager and supervisor are helpful
Pros
Non
Cons
Lots of benefits
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Good place to work
Warehouse parts record orders (Former Employee) –  UK9 May 2018
Good communication well organize peoples team work and supports work loads in hard time overloads well organise team work and good security support.You can meet different of peoples
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
9 Hrs
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very caring company good management flexibility is allowed regarding working days
Catering Assistant and Waitress (Current Employee) –  Liverpool, Merseyside4 May 2018
excellent company to work for very caring managers very flexible working rotas lots of
benefits good discount plenty.of opportunities to improve yourself within the company
Pros
good leisure benefits
Cons
long hours
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