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Marks & Spencer Overview

London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1884
Company - Public (MAKSY)
Department, Clothing, & Shoe Shops
$10+ billion (CAD) per year
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Marks and Spencer is a leading retailer with a strong and unique heritage of brand values, extraordinary colleagues and customers. We operate Food, Clothing & Home and other retail businesses using the M&S own-brand model, focused on ... Read more

Mission: Every person; every store and each department is committed to keeping us at the forefront of retail. This means delivering on our customer promise to make every moment special – be it a product, our service or their all-round experience. It also means helping to build ... Read more

Marks & Spencer Reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Truro, NS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Truro, NS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marks & Spencer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of social gatherings ! Made lots of friends

    Cons

    They treat there staff like dirt ! I worked on ladies fashions for 13 years and then I found out I was pregnant with my first child and because I couldn't do a 7am start because of morning sickness they pup me on foods to work ! They left me standing on an express till for 37 hours a week most of my days were 8 hours long and I did have a 10 hour shift !!! I didn't even get a chair to sit down on ! Had to fight to get my extra breaks that I was entitled to ! The mangers have not got a clue in how the store is run ! One manager in the store I worked was a bully and if she didn't like you then she would make your life he'll! ! She picked on one girl so much she left !!

    Advice to Management

    If you are reading this then don't expect the staff to do the job of 3 people !! Treat them with respect as there the ones who are running your store and no what can be done ! There the ones who no what customers want !

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Marks & Spencer Photos

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Marks & Spencer photo of: Castle Donington Distribution Centre, Derby
Marks & Spencer photo of: Wheatley Hall Road
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Marks & Spencer Interviews

Experience

Experience
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Getting an Interview

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    Customer Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Marks & Spencer (Paris (France)) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Un entretien d'a peine deux minutes debout dans le magasin pour connaitre les motivations, metier qui ne requiert pas une grosse compétence. J'ai été invité a passer au magasin pour rencontrer le manager qui m'a posé quelques questions basiques sur mes études, mon passé professionnel et c'est tout, il m'a confirmer que j'ai été accepté.

    Interview Questions

    • Avez vous deja travaillé dans la vente de prêt-à-porter   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    J'ai tenté de négocier un salaire, seulement ils ne rémunéraient qu'à partir de 2 mois, or j'avais besoin d'un mois de stage seulement.

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Marks & Spencer Awards & Accolades

  • Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Times, 2017
  • Top 50 Employers for Women, The Times, 2017
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