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John Lewis & Partners Reviews

Updated 16 April, 2019
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  • "Can be required to do long hours during seasonal times such as Christmas" (in 52 reviews)

  • "Career progression seems quite inconsistent" (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Lewis & Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great discount, fantastic teams, lots of support from colleagues and a genuine focus on professional development

    Cons

    Progression could be slow because teams are large, but managers succession plan carefully.


  2. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Lewis & Partners full-time

    Pros

    Great team feel, great to feel part of something bigger. No lack of encouragement to develop within the company if you choose to.

    Cons

    Management techniques vary store to store, flexible working means you do things outside of your job title.

  3. "Section Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Lewis & Partners full-time

    Pros

    Development, benefits, Career support and admin support.

    Cons

    Democracy, politics, decision take too slow.


  4. "Incredible company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online Merchandiser in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Online Merchandiser in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Lewis & Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working, non-hierachical, honest, all opinions respected

    Cons

    Potential to be paid more for the same job elsewhere


  5. "Data Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Lewis & Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee focused and flexible working encouraged.

    Cons

    Volatile retail environment results in a reduction of annual bonus and restrictive pay reviews.


  6. "Love love love"

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    Current Employee - Catering Assistant in Norwich, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Catering Assistant in Norwich, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Lewis & Partners full-time

    Pros

    Amazing staff fun environment well oiled machine only been with company 3 months got a little bonus not expected pay is good . The support they offer is second to non fantastic loads of great offers for staff amazing place to work. Managers are brilliant

    Cons

    Non at all every thing is kept moving so you don't get bored with one job no days are the same

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing


  7. Helpful (1)

    "There's a lot to love"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Learning Facilitator in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Regional Learning Facilitator in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Lewis & Partners full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A warm, family feel to the workplace. As with all retailers, there are high standards and a lot of demand on you as an individual, but there's a strong support network. Salary and benefits are good for the industry

    Cons

    Communication isn't great and there's very little room for progression. There's not quite the "job for life" reputation it once had. Morale is low following mass redundancies and ever decreasing bonus payments.

  8. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Stock Management Partner in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Stock Management Partner in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at John Lewis & Partners part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots f team support and fun environment especially during the Christmas months

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of manual handling especially if you are working within the stock management section,

    Advice to Management

    none that I can think of..


  9. "Very good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Lewis & Partners part-time

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits, treated well

    Cons

    There are no cons working here


  10. "Selling Coach"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Lewis & Partners part-time

    Pros

    Treated well, good holidays, good discount, friendly team.

    Cons

    Limited Staff at times so very busy, old systems.