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Blacks Outdoor Retail Overview

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Heckmondwike, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
Unknown
Company - Private
Retail
$100 to $500 million (CAD) per year
Unknown
Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd is the UK's largest outdoor retailer with Millets and Blacks stores we cater for all types of customer with our diverse range of products from Clothing, Equipment, Footwear and Accessories.

Blacks Outdoor Retail Reviews

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Blacks Outdoor Retail CEO Ken Reeve
Ken Reeve
4 Ratings
  • "Poor treatment of staff by management."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blacks Outdoor Retail full-time

    Pros

    Some good people working at lower levels.

    Cons

    - Management are lazy and abuse their 'status'
    - Staff constantly expected to change, cover and do extra hours
    - Spoken to in a very degrading manner by senior employees.
    - Very little praise, constant negative focus whereby management call select staff out for not performing as per the paper figures.
    - Poor place to work overall, if you want to work retail you can find more relaxed and well run companies where the work environment is much friendlier and therefore more engaging.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better. Set an example from the top. Seeing management prance around all day handing out disciplinary forms for next to nothing does not make people respect you or want to work for you. Ever wonder why staff turnover is so high?

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Blacks Outdoor Retail Photos

Blacks Outdoor Retail photo of: Salisbury - Blacks Outdoor Shop (Photo thanks to Geograph user Chris Talbot, Some Rights Reserved)
Blacks Outdoor Retail photo of: Blacks, Monson Rd (Photo thanks to Geograph user N Chadwick, Some Rights Reserved)
Blacks Outdoor Retail photo of: Blacks - North Street, Brighton (Photo thanks to Geograph user Paul Gillett, Some Rights Reserved)
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Blacks Outdoor Retail Interviews

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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Blacks Outdoor Retail in May-2015.

    Interview

    Standard application through the company website, cv, cover letter and a picture. It took two weeks to receive an invitation to the interview and a group assessment. Interview was only 20min but we also had a 30min group exercise.

    Interview Questions

    • Pick a item (clothing or camping gear) and prepare a short presentation on hiw would you sell it to an interested customer.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Be enthusiastic and thoughtful.

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