John Lewis & Partners Employee Reviews about "career progression"

Updated Jun 27, 2020

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  1. "John lewis"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multi-Skilled Team Member in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good place to work

    Cons

    Low pay, very low chance of career progression.

  2. "Working at John Lewis & Partners"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations 

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

    Pros

    -Friendly workers -Not a difficult job

    Cons

    -Late hours (but it’s retail so can’t really complain) -No career progression -Overzealous managers


  3. "Company losing its identity"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at John Lewis & Partners part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great individuals that work there

    Cons

    Reduced Staffing Lack of career progression

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  4. "John lewis work enviroment"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - John Lewis Sales Assistant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Lewis & Partners part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and a great place to work

    Cons

    Not much career progression. Not very flexible in the hours

  5. "Could be worse but I wouldn't recommend."

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Partner in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can work at your own pace.

    Cons

    Poor pay compared to other big name retailers, e.g. M&S, Sainsbury's etc. Favouritism. Poor management - managers are clueless & often you will be left to manage seasonal workers yourself. No career progression. Very us & them culture between management & staff. Poor teamwork. Shopfloor staff treat operations like they are cretins. Upper management are clueless. No training. You will be dropped in at the deep end. Processes to follow are broken. You will find yourself trying to get work done and then hit a dead end. Management at all levels aren't interested in fixing these problems and you will be in trouble for not making a broken process work. Systems are old & faulty. Holidays are very hard to book. Convoluted system and you will lose some of your holidays no matter what. Toxic work culture. Everyone is miserable and it is hard to have a positive outlook when everyone else is unhappy.

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  6. "great"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer 

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

    Pros

    great place to work all

    Cons

    no much career progression

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  7. "Good company but a lack of progression"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandising Manager in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great partner benefits, good HR support & great team work

    Cons

    Hard for career progression within this department unless you are happy to move to London.

  8. "Nice place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely people and a great company

    Cons

    Career progression seems quite inconsistent.

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  9. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Selling Assistant, EHT 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Lewis & Partners part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Consistently support for customer service development Nice atmosphere Quite easy to transfer jobs around the business

    Cons

    Few career progression opportunities Lack of diversity (depending on branch)

    John Lewis & Partners Response

    March 8, 2019Development Manager, Resourcing

    Thanks for taking the time to share your review. It's great to see you enjoy your role at John Lewis & Partners.

  10. "Financial Analyst"

    3.0
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I worked at John Lewis & Partners

    Pros

    Lots of smart, interesting people to learn from

    Cons

    Slow moving career progression Lots of layers of management to go through to get a decision signed off

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