After working with the company for 9 years in various roles, I've seen it transform into the current economic climate, which is difficult, as such next responded by cost cutting and one of these biggest costs are staff wages.
Next is a front runner on the high street, but in return expects a lot from its staff, and even more from managers, expecting them to work 10 hour plus days to ensure work gets done but only paying you for 8.
Whilst at next you do have great people around you, the standards can vary from store to store and level to level.
Next provides stable jobs and I would recommend for interim jobs, however if you were planning on a career, try to get into head office, or try elsewhere.
long hours, basic pay, unpaid hours