Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Bromley, Greater London – 14 June 2018
Very good job, but is very hard work. Must have a very basic understanding of skincare, which isn't too hard to learn.The hardest part of the job is understanding the customers needs as each product does very different things. Knowing where the products come from and whether or not they are vegan is can be very hard to learn
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Essex – 3 June 2018
The days were great from hosting parties to selling products. There was always something going on for everyone to join in. I learnt how to advertise and sell products to the customers giving full details on each product.
Sales Assistant (Part-time) (Former Employee) – Solihull, West Midlands – 22 January 2018
I was employed as a temp for Christmas.I throughly enjoyed every minute. The Management team and employees were great and the support was brilliant, I enjoyed learning all about the products even tho I was only there for a short period of time. I hope they call me back again.
Great discounts and incentives. Very friendly people
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Cheshire – 23 December 2017
I worked at the body shop as one of my first jobs and it was a great way to get myself into sales as you were targeted on multiple different things in store without it being too focused. The team I worked with were lovely and I felt very proud to work for a company which strived so hard to help both the planet and animals.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – York City Centre, North Yorkshire – 23 August 2017
The job advertised to me was for 8 hours a week. However a member of the team left the company with short notice so our hours were increased massively. I ended up working 16+ hours a week (I'm also a full time uni student). On one of those weeks I worked 32 hours as two members were on holiday (a manager and a sales consultant). The job was excellent for experience in sales and retail with stock takings and re-stocking the shelves daily. As I'm a uni student I found it extremely hard to balance work/uni/social life so had to leave the job before Christmas as the pressure was increasing. Management also had poor knowledge of other people's commitments- I was constantly told that university didn't teach me any 'life skills'.
The staff in the body shop were very friendly, I learned a lot from different skin cosmetics to hair products and so much more. I enjoyed helping customers find exactly what they needed and left a happy shopper.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Sevenoaks, Kent – 28 June 2017
The best thing about Body Shop was that your hard work would not go unnoticed. You get given daily goals to reach with incentives to help motivate you. If you achieve the goals, the manager will congratulate you which therefore encourages you to continue achieving good things.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Enfield, Greater London – 31 May 2017
The work in The Body Shop was not too bad although there was too many responsibilities and tasks that i had to meet and the salary was not enough for that type of work. The team I was working with was a bit lazy and they were always putting me down. Although I think that not all stores of The Body Shop are exactly the same so I give 3 stars.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Harlow – 18 April 2017
Body shop was a great place to work as i worked there at christmas time. the team was amazing and friendly. i worked as a christmas temp and got a long very well with the other temps working there and it was nice to have someone who is in the same boat as you.
Sales adivisor/Assistant manager (Former Employee) – Chelsea, UK – 27 March 2017
Here I started my retail career as sales advisor and worked up to assistant manager, day to day tasks were pricing of stock, store layout done to perfection, all stock was out and ensured all customers were served in a manner that fits with the company's standards. Training was done as you went here and it was brilliant from all managers the training sheets and tasks were easy to follow and I picked it up easy. The work place was amazing, everyone was friendly and easy going, all willing to help and learn and it was a family unit. The hardest part was when we changed from a normal store to one of the 3 biggest in London that The bodyshop were rolling out a new layout of the stores to see if it worked. It was tough as no one knew if it work and would the company roll it out worldwide, however we became the top selling store for a region and the new layout is in all bodyshops in the UK. The best part was changeover in store with the staff at Christmas time, the atmosphere, of the store and company was amazing and everyone really comes together as a team.
Every day at work kind of feels the same, serving customers, completing personal consultations and makeovers. Although we often get set incentives and targets which encourage you to do better, everyone is always so friendly and it's definitely a fun company to work for. Plus you get lots of benefits.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Trafford, Greater Manchester – 14 January 2017
When i worked at the body shop, it was such a fun and caring enviroment to work within. I never dreaded a day of going into the workplace, when i was new all the girls made me feel so welcome, which was such a big weight lifted of my shoulders, because i felt like i wouldnt fit in, but i became a part of the team faster than i thought i would.
I went into the bodyshop with an openmind, baring in mind I knew i was going to be given a lot of new tasks, but I honestly loved being independent and working part as a team, and working with the bodyshop you have to learn the background of the shop and the products you are selling and have an understanding, which i really enjoyed.
The managers and staff are one of the best members of staff i have ever worked with, always there when you struggled or simply just didnt understand something, they always made sure you was okay.
Some days i had up days and some days i had down days, but no matter which day that was i enjoyed it because i was always learning something new or just helping someone have the best customer experience they could possibly have. Honestly my best part of the job was getting to meet members of staff that will be longlife friends.