Sales Advisor in Preston, Lancashire
Company was good to work for many years ago but had gone downhill over the last 10 years
Arcadia failed to move with the times and staff training and development subsided over the years .Poor management aided to high rate of staff turnover . Commitment and loyalty not recognised. Work home life balance not good. Reward and recognition also not good leading to poor staff moral .
Sales Assistant in Croydon
Good interaction with the general public.Seeing new trends on the shopfloor Working as a teamBeing conscious of shoplifters and giving great customer service.
Retail Team Leader in Derby
fun place to work with the people but also professional
Great place to work.. lovely people to work with. Has its ups and downs as lot of the staff are young and don’t get what hard work is. On the other hand a lot of the team are hardworking and professional
Sales Manager in Merseyside
I worked for the Arcadia Group for 6 years in a management role, and while I was there Head Office put a lot off effort into developing the management into higher roles. I was fortunate to work with a (mostly) fantastic group of people, but sadly a few let the company down. I worked with 3 store managers: the first one set the bar really high and was great at his job and expected a high standard from all of us. The second was sadly incompetent and held the store back (she was eventually moved to a smaller store - HR just moved the problem elsewhere instead of dealing with it). The third was a bully who ground everyone down, spoke to people like dirt and intimidated lower level staff, to the point where I had to leave because the atmosphere was so horrendous. Such a shame as for many years it was a great place to work.
Stepping stone job
Fun place, short hours, don't take work home. Fashionable. Staff discount. Low stress. Good job while at college. Friendly colleagued. Happy times. Safe place to work.