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Marks & Spencer Overview

London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1884
Company - Public (MAKSY)
Retail
$10+ billion (CAD) per year
Unknown
An international, multi-channel retailer. A familiar, much-loved name on the high street. A brand that is at its best when it reflects our customers’ needs. Today’s M&S is driven by innovation and brought to life by the people that work ... 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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Truro, NS
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    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 Interviews

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    Customer Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Norwich, England (UK)
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Marks & Spencer (Norwich, England (UK)).

    Interview

    After going through the online assessment process, I was able to book an interview for the next week.
    I went to the information desk and was greeted by an assistant manager who chatted and took me to the interview room. I was told about the role play activity, and was given about 5 pages of food to look at for the role play. The assessor left the room for 5 minutes, and when she re-entered it began. She asked for a product which was out of stock, and it was my duty to go through any options of phoning other stores, or suggesting alternatives. The role play goes on for about 10 minutes and the assessor is just looking for your customer service skills, and your ability to persuade and sell products. (My advice for this is to just go for it and be confident even if you're not - because realistically if you don't get the job you're never going to see this person again.)
    After this, the assessor left the room to write up her notes, and when she returned she was with the manager. She then asked questions which I have listed below, in a very friendly and nice manner. The interview was very relaxed, and both people made me feel comfortable.
    I was offered the job there and then, and was left to discuss uniform and shift pattern with the assistant manager.
    I have my induction in a couple of weeks!

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Company Updates

  • Which? is the consumers' champion. So we were honoured to be awarded 'Which? Supermarket of the Year 2017'. Andy, our Director of Food takes up the story: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQtgX

    Teamwork Brings Accolades

    The Which? awards are now in their eleventh year, and at a ceremony co-hosted by TV presenter Natasha Kaplinsky, we were delighted to be awarded the title ' Which? &nbsp...

  • We recently held our annual Pride of M&S Awards. These recognise all types of achievements, from individuals who have gone the extra mile to help their local community, to the successes of people who have joined us through our employability programmes. Well done to all the winners! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQRW3

    PRIDE OF M&S AWARDS 2017 - A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

    Since 1999, we have held our annual Pride of M&S Awards. The black tie ceremony is always an eagerly awaited event in the M&S calendar, and this year proved to be no exception. We d...

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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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