Very well organised, amazing training scheme to help you learn everything, pay rise when you've complete training and many more chances to get more money such as the secret shopper. Also rewarded with gift cards, get uniform allowance and discount.
Great pay, discounts and schemes to earn more and progress
Lacks hours after Christmas, typically hard to get into a Next store
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Derry, County Londonderry – 13 January 2018
Little flexibility when it comes to hours especially around busy period (unless you can get someone to cover you, you have no chance of getting it off). Salary is low for under 21s and little additional benefits. There is little training but an expectation for you to do things by the book none the less. Breaks are way too short e.g half an hour for an 8 hour shift.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Swindon – 12 January 2018
management are nasty people, and when raising an issue with them it’s just brushed to one side. They don’t care about you as a person as long as you’re getting them money. Worked there for 2.5 years not so much as a thankyou for working every hour under the sun or even a good luck in new job. I would highly recommend to never work for this excuse of a company.
My time at next was only a Christmas temporary role in the time there my job consisted of :- Replenishing the stock to a high standard in size and style order all through out the day, To maintain a clean shop floor through the day and after shift end, Dealing with customers face to face with any enquires they had. To prepare the shop to a high standard for the up coming day also marking down items ready for boxing day sales and January sales.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Brent Cross, Greater London – 11 January 2018
Everyone there was welcoming and friendly. The management was good, whenever it got busy at times they managed to keep everything under control. It taught me how to multi task whilst helping a number of customers at once. I would definitely recommend Next!
Sociable, friendly people, good pay, good management
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Staines-upon-Thames – 11 January 2018
A typical day working at Next includes working on tills, producing customer service and replenishing the floor when necessary. It is important to use your initiative to know when to start a new job and when you should put customer service first. As I am one of the longest members of staff to currently work at Next, I am able to support the new staff members to show them what needs to be done and help them to improve important skills that are needed to work in retail. I have learnt the importance of working on my own and as a team, as well as using my initiative. An enjoyable part of the job is working with a variety of people, of whom are different ages and ethnicities and allows you to make new friends and have fun at work. A hard part of working at Next is you occasionally have to work unsociable hours to prepare for sale and get the store back to normal after sale. However this is only a small proportion of shifts that you will be given at Next.
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) – Bradford, West Yorkshire. BD4 – 10 January 2018
Abusive management style, demands people show respect to management whilst failing to show respect to their employees. Constant bullying of employees demanding that they work ever faster regardless of wether they are able to do so. They try fervantly to dehumanise people and trreat them like machines. Frequent errors in peoples earnings. Managers are more interested in getting their own bonuses higher than they are in their own employees.
The above applies to Next Distribution L:imited, (AKA NEXT FASHIONS Plc) Toftshaw Lane, Bradford. BD4
Not worth the experience. Has canteen but rubbish food
Nice company to work for. I was there as a temporary staff member to help them during the busy Christmas season. Friendly staff, enjoyed the customer service aspect of this job. If I had the opportunity to work for this company again, I would do and would feel very fortunate.
A calm working environment where i can enjoy what i am doing while being productive.
Christmas Temp (Former Employee) – Hayes, Greater London – 7 January 2018
A typical day at work would consist of working on one of the shop floors such as Men's-wear, Women's-Wear and the NEXT Home section. If i wanted to work extra hours i could do so by working in the stockroom or staying on the shop floor it was completely my choice. The hardest part of this job was how frantic the busiest days were for example working on boxing day and christmas eve. The most enjoyable part had to be meeting new people my age knowing that i'm not the only youth there. In terms of management NEXT are excellent at dealing with customers, employees and the employers especially when they recruited an abundance of people during the christmas season. Last but not least the workplace culture made me feel comfortable in the environment as the employers were very kind to me and helped me in times of need when i wasn't sure what to do.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 4 January 2018
The management is really bad they're very unorganized. Staff forced to work on days that aren't their contracted days and regularly staff are put in for shifts when its not within their availability and without being asked. Shifts are flexible as they're so many staff members you're able to swap your shift with if you're unable to do it yourself.
Store Assistant team coach (Former Employee) – Derby – 4 January 2018
I really enjoyed working for next. they where always so supportive even witht he littlest of problems and made sure you always succeeded. always gave everyone a good chance to go further with their career