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John Lewis & Partners Reviews

Updated Apr 1, 2020

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3.8
74%
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Pros
  • "Good benefits including competitive discount(in 83 reviews)

  • "Varied work everyday and really good pay(in 72 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours slow descion making old technology not moving with times(in 70 reviews)

  • "Few career progression opportunities(in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Great managers"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at John Lewis & Partners part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Let you work and trust you to work

    Cons

    very busy store high expectations

    John Lewis & Partners2020-04-01
  2. "Nice place to work while studying"

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    Former Employee - Selling Assistant 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at John Lewis & Partners part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Really nice people I worked with easy to get along with - Bonus can be nice although it hasn’t been much in recent years - Quite a relaxed job, other than Christmas and weekends it’s very quiet - Generally quite flexible, easy to find people to cover shifts, and easy to find extra time to work especially around Christmas

    Cons

    - Although I wasn’t looking for any promotion as I was a part time, very little opportunities for staff to progress - Unresponsive pay, only opportunity for it to increase once per year, and it takes several months to actually start earning more once you’re given a pay rise - sometimes it can get dull when there’s very few customers on weekdays

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    John Lewis & Partners2020-04-01
  3. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at John Lewis & Partners part-time

    Pros

    Lovely people, responsibilities and great benefits

    Cons

    Having to work very long hours on some days and hardly any on others.

    John Lewis & Partners2020-03-30
  4. "Partners First"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Category Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Lewis & Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Partnership has some fantastic, subsidised facilities like exclusive hotels, support for outside learning, attending theatres / cinema and lots of clubs and societies. They've invested a lot in people / leadership training recently and most parts of head office offer flexible working as standard

    Cons

    Often stuck in their own echo chamber - at the induction you're told how the Partnership is more people focused than any other business but nearly everything they champion is being done by most other businesses

    John Lewis & Partners2020-03-28
  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Head of Sustainability in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Lewis & Partners full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, great working conditions, perks and bonus

    Cons

    Bit slow to get stuff done.

    John Lewis & Partners2020-03-23
  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Lewis & Partners part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A friendly place to work

    Cons

    Nothing is wrong, all good.

    John Lewis & Partners2020-03-16
  7. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Team Manager in Hamilton, Scotland
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at John Lewis & Partners full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great ethos and benefits. You really do buy into owning a piece of the business.

    Cons

    Did not like the direction they were taking their customer service functions.

    John Lewis & Partners2020-03-12
  8. "Much better work than other major UK retailers"

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    Current Employee - Stock Management Partner 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very high-quality customer service, good people, good support for employees

    Cons

    Very difficult to rise up in the company it seems.

    John Lewis & Partners2020-03-12
  9. "nice workplace"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at John Lewis & Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great benefits, however need to pass 3 month probation first

    Cons

    managerial hierarchy is the biggest flaw

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    John Lewis & Partners2020-03-25
  10. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Supermarket Assistant in Uckfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with Good rate of pay Good benefits

    Cons

    Hard to get overtime Hard to get holiday

    John Lewis & Partners2020-03-10
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