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Munca
Pichet (Former Employee) –  Hertfordshire21 October 2018
Foarte bine este este la Munca este distraction ok
Pros
Nu
Cons
Pauze ok
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Productive but tiring
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, West Midlands21 October 2018
Everyone that works there loves working there. There was always something to do so always on your feet and never bored. It's a very positive environment. The pay is not as good with the amount they make you work.
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Productive and Fun Environment
Stockroom Assistant/ Sales Consultant (Current Employee) –  Solihull19 October 2018
At Next the management and staff are nice, helpful, approachable people who will help you out if you have a problem. The stockroom job is mostly manual labour, with the shopfloor jobs mostly helping customers out. You are always busy and never bored.
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Lots of opportunities
Stockroom Assistant (Former Employee) –  Horsham18 October 2018
I worked as stockroom assistant a few years ago, and it was my first paid job. In my opinion, it was the perfect start to working life as everyone was extremely friendly and helpful.
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fun workplace
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Leeds18 October 2018
Helping customers with their shopping. Help and support with putting outfits together.
Management was ok, helped with progression in my role.
most enjoyable part was working with colleagues that were supportive
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Productive
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London15 October 2018
I gained confidence by speaking to many people from different cultures. Also, during the time I worked in NEXT I learned how to work as a team and solve problems that arise within the placement.
Pros
wages
Cons
security
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very poor levels of management
Loss Prevention Manager (Former Employee) –  Manchester, Greater Manchester15 October 2018
The company as a whole is non staff focused the managers are only interested in sales KPIs and treat most staff very badly on a day to day basis's. Dont work for this company.
Pros
non
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Would not recommend
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Elgin, Moray15 October 2018
The job itself is fine, talking to customers, doing returns picking up parcels etc.

However,
Manager's felt they were above the staff, no respect given whatsoever. Very short breaks, uniform policy is a hassle and they give you no support when you're new. Clear favouritism within the manager's and staff.
Sales are unorganized and you have to work Christmas Eve and boxing day sales where you must be up extremely early and you can't enjoy your Christmas day. They change your rota all the time and last minute and extend or reduce your hours without asking and if you do say you can't work a shift they are not very accomodating. There are many more issues, that just scratches the surface. So many staff leave after a short period of time. And there are many reasons why and they don't care to make changes.

Overall I would not recommend to work there to anyone.
Pros
Talking to customers, easy to pick up shifts, easy job
Cons
Long hours, short breaks, no respect from management
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a very productive, fun and helpful workplace/workforce
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) –  Bridgend, Bridgend14 October 2018
Next are amazing to work for, everybody is so friendly, fun, co-operative and understanding. I've learnt some new skills whilst I have worked for next - such as learning how to place home and store deliveries effectively and thoroughly, and my team have been a massive help in speeding up the process.
management always strive to keep staff happy, keep customers happy and keep the business running smoothly and prove to be very effective in doing so. management also work very hard o ensure that all bodies are satisfied and content at work.
the hardest part of the job would be to get every job done written down in the job list and keep on top of recovery when the floor as it's busiest for the day, despite that; the most enjoyable part of the job would be meeting new customers and hearing about their day to day lives or some crazy stories they may want to share with us.
Pros
fun workforce
Cons
not enough hours
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Dark ages, Victorian standards
Driver (Current Employee) –  South Elmsall and South Kirkby11 October 2018
Very strict demarcation, front office staff under strict supervision and instructions not to interact or have banter with drivers, management compliant union, input from drivers not appreciated, planning take no notice of advance warning road closures, routes regularly planned at 9hrs+ driving. Red warning danger to life from met office, no problem, you’ve got to attempt it, the customer expects delivery.
Just average for U.K. road haulage, the driver like the unit and trailer is a resource, and can be replaced with a quick phone call
Pros
Very easy work don’t break into a sweat
Cons
run by accountants for shareholders benefit
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stressful but enjoyable
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  North Wales10 October 2018
Had a bit of difficulty with management while I worked there, staff are scary at first but all really friendly. Loved working here and gaining experience... nightmare when short staffed!
Pros
online rota makes it easy to swap shifts
Cons
working everyday
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warehouse south elmsall
Next warehouse operative (Current Employee) –  South Elmsall9 October 2018
lovely experience in south elmsall way,lovely managers,especially emilly cornwell.she is best manager n very understanding.
love to go back buts its far for me but im thinking to go back again
Pros
no pro
Cons
lovely managers
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Hgv driver
Hgv class 1 driver (Former Employee) –  South Elmsall, West Yorkshire8 October 2018
Worst man managment place ive ever had the misfortune to work for,mentallity of your only a driver n do it,planning team are a joke and planning you to do 12/13 hour shifts like southshields-washington reload Grantham and theres plenty more like it,dont have no family time morals .can never get holidays when you want them.Glad to get out along with 120 who’s left at other depots along with south elmsall .HORID PLACE KEEP AWAY
Pros
Discount card-share save
Cons
Treat like a slave
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Temporary job
STOCKROOM AND FLOOR ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Rushmere8 October 2018
From what I experienced I gathered that this is a good place to work as all the staff were friendly and the management team where easy to get along with. Unfortunately I was not kept on after the temporary period even though I expected not to be.
Pros
Staff easy to get along with, work is not difficult
Cons
Very busy job
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Rubbish place to work
Packer (Former Employee) –  Pontefract6 October 2018
It was like working in times gone by. Old fashioned equipment. Working like a dog and being treated worse.

I have nothing else to say about this place.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Their advert
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fun
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Beckton5 October 2018
working here is fun because the people here are nice and that is important. the staff and management are so friendly and understanding. if you need help, there will always be someone to help you.
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Not a nice place to work
Stockroom Assistant (Former Employee) –  Cwmbran, Monmouthshire5 October 2018
Working at Next isn't great, as there are many people who are rude working there and customers (some nice ones). Unrealistic targets that cause problems in the group towards you. Bad training and no help given. They tell you to ask for help but this puts most people in a bad mood with you and rush through showing you what to do. If you need to be in before the store is open, most people will see you at the door or hear the doorbell and ignore you.

The only good bit I can say is that they have an online system to book time off, pick up more shifts and offer a shift.

Christmas time is worse than usual. Work at 6am on Boxing day to be treated like most people think they're better than you. Christmas Eve was until late evening, management and some employees have a go at you for asking a simple question. Not a nice place to work.

I would not recommend working here. Constantly get talked down to by most people. Have your hours constantly cancelled and have less than you are contracted to or none at all.
Pros
Online system
Cons
Hours taken off you, people and training.
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Productive
Assistant admin (Former Employee) –  Leicester5 October 2018
Good working environment. a lot of benefits and bonuses. good overtime rates and hours are flexible. friendly colleagues and environment. overall a good place to work
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Productive lace
Next - Sales Assistant (Current Employee) –  Charlton5 October 2018
It’s a job where you are always busy so you will never get bored which means it is very productive and fun. The staff here are lovely and very supportive.
Pros
Nice staff
Cons
Sometime work early
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horrible management
Stockroom Assistant (Former Employee) –  Handforth, Cheshire2 October 2018
left due to abuse from management. was constantly reminded of the work hierarchy and was never treated as equals, even when having a laugh in the break room. would rate 0/5 if I could.
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