The pay is pretty good and you get little perks that are always nice to have (paid leaves for example). As with all the retail shops, most of the work conditions depend mainly on your manager. If you have a good one, then you can achieve a good work/life balance and they will be flexible, understanding and they'll listen to what you have to say.
The job is not very stimulating and you don't even get extra money which could lead you to work harder, the only motto is to make money, at all costs. Senior management should choose the store managers depending on personal and people's skills rather that just economic ones. They should also train them properly.
Good job all in all but maybe not for the long term as opportunities for promotion are hard to get by
Even if you work in the offices, you get great discounts and prices on everything there is in stores. The salary and the benefits package are not bad but
When you work in the head quarters rather than in the shop, it may seem to people that you get a much better job but, if it used to be true, it is not anymore. Ever since the re-structure, things have changed for te worse. Where there used to be a smooth rolling company, we now find management getting stuck in its own devices, due to decisions they made themselves. People are fast losing faith in the company and can't relate to the values anymore.
Management doesn't listen to what the staff has to say, always believing they know best and making decisions that make them past redemption.
It is very grood training regarding team work and customer service. You learn a lot by working there, sometimes because you don't get enough supervision and thta you have to deal with everything that comes your way all by yourself. There's a good atmosphere, people are nice and everyone usually get along.
Some customers can be difficult but that's the same thing in any retail job. However, this is exacerbated by the fact that the pay is not great and you don't really get any opportunities to progress within the company.
Great team work that make you appreciate your colleagues
Co- Workers are friendly, motivational atmosphere keeps you moving.
Oxford street as a Christmas temp they were very careless, managers behave unprofessional, inappropriate topics and too nosey, rude, talking about staff members like they were a piece of dog poo, long crazy hours, expecting students to drop out of college, swearing after workers and was unexpected especially thinking oxford street would be professional. Sending workers to buy cigarettes and food which was not on the contract. Life was hell !
Don't blame the company, blame the cocky and disrespectful people who they employed to be managers. Wouldn't expect a well known company to have people like that especially in oxford street London. It's ashame
hoping to leave very soon there are no best things about this company
the way they pay your wages you work long hours for very poor pay
Everything! The management are so unprofessional, they treat staff like salves. You will give your everything and you won't even get a thank you in return. They'll make you work ridiculous hours for minimum wage. You won't get any training, you have to learn it all on your own. And the management will bully you!
Best thing ??? Can't see one.. So after being dragged from one building to another over 3 hour period that's why I stopped the 121 interview mid drift and left, should of seen the bewildered look on the face of the woman's face that I stopped her interview, was priceless....
Worst thing ??? There isn't enough room on this form, and to top it off had I of read the reviews before I wouldn't of turned up. It takes more than a few bad reviews to doubt me but these are all spot on
Unusual ?? Well.... Are you a narcissistic compulsive nut job, who love to be a jobs worth and thrives on minimum wage ?? Then this is the job for you... Apply today if you got bullied as a kid and likes to be manipulated by their superiors to try and do the same too others, one of the recruitment guys was so pleased with himself by telling us he's moving less than five in mins away, he felt really special.
The actual only 2 things good about this place was getting to leave at break and that the newer people tend to be nice.
Well 1. The pay was crap I never was paid correctly and when I worked nearly every day around Christmas they paid me less than owed not being paid extra for Xmas eve or Boxing Day then only getting £50 for working three days straight on over 9-10 hour shifts at 17 years of age. 2. The hours can range to none at all to you have to give up all extra time no excuses meaning I’ve had to walk home plenty of times when It takes up to 2 hours to walk in the dark due to no buses and then telling me that it’s not their problem. 3. One of the managers leaving because they couldn’t deal with this place anymore on Boxing Day on on ... Well 1. The pay was crap I never was paid correctly and when I worked nearly every day around Christmas they paid me less than owed not being paid extra for Xmas eve or Boxing Day then only getting £50 for working three days straight on over 9-10 hour shifts at 17 years of age. 2. The hours can range to none at all to you have to give up all extra time no excuses meaning I’ve had to walk home plenty of times when It takes up to 2 hours to walk in the dark due to no buses and then telling me that it’s not their problem. 3. One of the managers leaving because they couldn’t deal with this place anymore on Boxing Day on one for the most busy days of the year. The managers can be nice but when you first join they don’t even care if you are kept to date and I kept asking to give them my bank details and they left it too late I had to wait for the next pay day to get paid which it crap when it’s close to Christmas. 4. Disgusting environment here everything is everywhere the shoes are never there when we need them and we are the ones who have to give them the bad news when it’s not our fault and we’ve even been spat on. And I have much more to say About how this is by far the worst place from not being taught what the hell to do on your first day and being told off for not doing what you suppose to be doing to the managers incompetence DO NOT Work here please for you own sake. more
The fact that the shop is still running when it’s been said as one of the worst JD stores ever.