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Lovely working environment
Friendly, helpful and understanding managers. Worked here throughout my third year of uni and they have been very understanding of my situation. Would recommend working here to anyone.
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2.0
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Extremes
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Pay and great benefits until

There wasn’t. Constant change

To management and benefits. Very much and ole boys network and very discriminating age I mean over 40.discriminatory to anyone of age
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Pay
Cons
Male managers looking down on females. Men with poor grooming and treating women as inferior.
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Great Products, let down by low salaries
The North Face has always been a very strong brand, known for it's quality and style by mountaineers and streetwear users alike. Unfortunately in the UK at least they pay far less than any comparable brand, creating a situation where it is difficult to recruit staff who are skilled and dedicated enough to perform at the expected standard. Moreover it has been a shame to see the brand slowly transforming from a brand that makes products that last for a purpose, to a fast fashion brand with declining quality and a greenwashing approach to the environment.

The store manager and Area manager are both very nice, however it is clear that their ability to influence change is very limited and decisions about everything important are largely made by people who will never visit the store.
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ambiente coinvolgente e istruttivo
The North Face è una compagnia seria e all'avanguardia in cui mi sono da sunito sentito parte del team, mi ha aiutato a crescere professionalmente.
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5.0
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Productive and fun place to work
Fun place to work, always learning new things. Meeting new people and building rapports with colleagues and customers is always great. Great company with great incentives
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Satisfying workplace
Whilst working here I met great employees and lovely customers to who I could build a rapport with to understand their needs and wants better. Working here allowed me to build my confidence and how to deal with different customers every day.
Pros
Great relationships with everyone
Cons
Parking in the area
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4.0
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Professional and fun
My desired role when working in retail was a relaxed environment where workers could work hard and enjoy, The North Face was exactly that. Working there as a sales advisor helped me become more relaxed and confident whilst working with customers.
Pros
Well payed
Cons
Short breaks
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Overall view it was good the vibe was excellent however the pay was bad and their management was not effective.
Overall view it was good the vibe was excellent however their management was not effective. The contract copy was not given to me and the resignation process was poor.
Pros
Two lunch breaks
Cons
Journey was far
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UK Retail stores
District Manager never supported stores in his district. To occupied with his own importance and career path. Store and Assistant Manager turnover over 70% in 12 months in the UK. Awful company to work for high turnover of staff. Lack of training supplied to stores from head office. Compared to training in actual Outdoor stores. This is not an Outdoor brand anymore which is reflected in the fact it is sold in Sport-shops now. Low calibre staff in stores who struggle to understand customers needs. Also staff with poor English language skills causing frustrations with customers.
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4.0
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Friendly staff and sufficient training
The company ensure that all staff are adequately trained and fully understand the features of the items in which they are selling. However, pay per hour is the minimum wage. Great staff benefits.
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5.0
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Fun place to work in younger years
I have thoroughly enjoyed working at north face the day is good and the bonus scheme is fantastic, most of all my management team were fantastic and really supportive when it cam to my other commitments
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Great Retail Job
Always occupied due to the popularity of the North Face as a retail store however the management is very relaxed and lenient as long you're doing your job correctly and meeting the sales targets.
Pros
Hours, Pay and Other Benefits
Cons
Management
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Worst manager ever
Great company but I was unlucky.I had a frustrated manager who treats the staff as slaves changing their schedule every day without announcing,because he couldn’t manage to do it properly.In times of high trade it was shaky and was not a support for the team. Never assume mistakes , blaming others,and he was not open to new opinions believing that he was doing everything perfectly.I didn’t had support from manager and supervisor, both was really fake people .Really a bad experience
No Pros only Cons
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5.0
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Amazing Places to work.
good place to work, good friendly stuff lots of support and fun place. learn new things everyday. It's a good place to up-skill you training and fun..
Pros
free clothing after 6 months
Cons
none
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4.0
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Great Place
Great experience, great benefits. Lovely staff and the coolest manager ever. I would've stayed at this job but its a shame that the pay wasn't so great. If you like to keep busy in an energetic, fun environment this is the job for you.
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Staff, Location, Benefits and Discounts
Cons
Pay
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4.0
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Good company to work for
Enjoyable company to work for. Learning about the different products and the technologies in the fabrics is really interesting, each day is varied and can provide a challenge.
Pros
Uniform allowance
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4.0
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Productive and fun environment
The job is a healthy challenge for aspiring people wishing for challenge. The rate of pay could be improved for the lengthy hours that are asked from the workers and advancement is very difficult to achieve. The company however have great work ethic.
Pros
50% discounts.
Cons
Long hours, slightly poor pay for such a large scale company.
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4.0
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What you put in is what you get!
My example of being able to start from the very bottom to rise to the top is a clear example of the opportunities available - everyday day can vary but with so much to learn, you get to work with a small and caring team that can help you grow.
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Private Health Care
Cons
Working weekends
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4.0
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Fun workplace
Management is good, life/work balance is good, salary is okay, I recommend this workplace for people who like sport and enjoy working in a team. Definitely fun.
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Long winded
On a typical day, you'd find yourself arriving to work an hour early to help clean the store. Once the store opens, you will cycle through positions on two floors, allowing you to learn and sell from different parts of the store. As well as this, you'll find you'll also work as the security at the main entrance, which is cycled through (with no real time-scale management) most staff members.

Management would push to drive sales, in which each individual will have a randomly generated target to hit. Methods to do this were extremely limiting and strict. Staff members would stand in a single spot until a customer would approach their "Area", where the staff member would approach and attempt to work themselves into a sale. This method made customers feel uncomfortable and was physically uncomfortable for staff members. At quiet times of the day, where you could go hours without a single customer, to stand in a single spot without moving was extremely degrading and uncomfortable.


With Management rarely on the shop floor, rather in the main office watching the CCTV camera's to make sure each staff member is doing exactly as they were told (i.e standing in a single spot) via an in-store radio, which each staff member wore throughout the day.


However, despite management and in-store protocol being so strict, the atmosphere when staff members were on break was great. Each staff member came from all around the world, so the varied cultures grew for some self-developing conversations. On average, everyone was very kind and would do what they could to make the day go as pleasantly
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Pros
Staff Uniform was all supplied, free, and was a choice of the staff member.
Cons
Low pay, long hours, an excess of standing around.
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5.0
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Gran ambiente de trabajo
Experiencia muy gratificante ya que pude desempeñar un puesto con responsabilidad en otro país con otra lengua y con compañeros de otras culturas.
Pros
Compañeros
Cons
Turnos
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