customer service executive (Former Employee) – Croydon, Greater London – 16 March 2018
working at the body shop was a good experience also i enjoyed this new challenge and coming out of my comfort zone. the hardest part of the job was putting everything back in the right order on the shelves.
Sales Advisor (Former Employee) – London and Canterbury – 2 July 2017
Working at The Body Shop was one of the best experiences of employment I have ever had. Learning and progressing on the job, whilst working with a supportive, friendly and incredible team were two of the benefits of the job. A typical day at work would involve being briefed on sales targets for the day, specific focusses for the day, as well as being updated and trained on new products. Then working on the shop floor, whether it be assisting customers, or promoting new products at the front of the store. The hardest part of the job is probably stock-refill at the end of the day/during the day but these themselves are not particularly hard tasks. Most enjoyable part is working with a vibrant and enthusiastic team with helpful senior consultants and managers.
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.
I enjoy working at The Body Shop, but no job comes without its negatives. I found that the job itself is fast passed with high goals and expectations, However i feel that the organisation of the store can be improved, finding replacements that are qualified and appropriate for the position is difficult thus resulting in some inconsistency.
The job requires a high knowledge of the products in order to appropriately sell the products.
Customer Consultant (Former Employee) – Liverpool City Centre, Merseyside – 20 June 2017
I enjoyed working at the body shop as I met life long friends working there, you have the basic roles as any customer consultant and it is all about the customer, I found the the hardest part is that it is very target driven and sometimes that can be very stressful but not always. i would recommend working there as it has great ethics andd great products
Customer Consultant (Former Employee) – Telford – 13 June 2017
When i was there we had 3 managers, first was vile, second stole and was very manipulating, third was brilliant. The body shop as a hole is very money driven, no fault of the team - its regional. Very difficult to progress as the contracted hours are not worth the effort you put in to not get noticed.
No days are same you meet different people from different cultures and race
Area Manager (Current Employee) – Leicester, Leicestershire – 5 June 2017
It's the best decision I ever made ,this role helps me meet like minded people and has increased my confidence in what I can achieve with the right support,all the people in my team are amazing they bring each other up
Skin care specialist (Former Employee) – Milton Keynes – 4 June 2017
A typical day at work would require stock to be replenished where necessary, targets to be set for each of the different sections and cleaning the shop floor. You would then be assigned to a section of the shop, e.g, skincare or makeup and would try and reach the sales targets for the day. This could sometimes be quite stressful as management were not always on top of informing you of what you could do to improve. This meant that sometimes it felt as if you were letting the team down, even if it was perhaps not the fault of the employee, but more to do with the customer flow that day or what people were more interested in buying, for example, more box sets being sold at Xmas.
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.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 & 3 Station – 28 May 2017
Had started off my career with The Body Shop at an early age and had worked in the company for 8 years and being promoted within to assistant manager level. I had started off working in the airport and that was one of the parts I enjoyed the most. It was fascinating seeing and meeting many different people.
At the time, I thought maybe it would be hard to develop in a beauty company being a male but as soon as I got into the product knowledge and diverse ways of working it seemed a breeze.
I had a great working relationship with my regional manager at the time and always seemed to see the potential I had.
I owe a great deal to The Body Shop as that is where I developed most of the skills I use today and for giving me my first taste at management
Shift work, early finishes
Not being able to drive into work being a airport, nothing major
Picker/Packer (Former Employee) – Littlehampton, West Sussex – 16 May 2017
The hours could be up to 12hr a day and we got 3 short breaks. The work was not difficult but it was repetitive picking and packing. When enough hours were given it was a fine job to have and the co workers were pleasant.
The contract stated that i would work a minimum of 4 hours 4 days a week, unfortunately some days I was sent home after the 4 hours other days not even given that as there was not enough work for everyone, so consequently I struggled to afford my rent and was unable to plan ahead. It seemed to be more of a seasonal position over Christmas which ceased very soon after. I was given notice of only 2 days to find another job when the placement ended,