Selfridges
Happiness score is 64 out of 100
3.9 out of 5 stars.
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About the company

  • Founded
    1909
  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Revenue
    £75m to £365m (GBP)
  • Industry
    Retail & Wholesale
  • Link
    Selfridges website
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 507 reviews and is evolving.

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Reviews

Sales & Operations in Manchester
on 12 May 2022
Excellent experience but DO NOT work here if you want to be paid fairly for your work
Really enjoyed my time here, atmosphere was very relaxed, if your a people person with a good work ethic, you will get a lot out of it, especially once you look back after moving onto pastures new. Day to day, I managed the supply chain and the customer service for shop floor employees (the majority are students and cant wait to leave, so they more often than not cut corners). There's next to no communication between the cross functional teams, and considering my length of service and effort that I put in, my salary was absolutely embarrassing and the main reason why I left. Discount/holidays are very good but all that materialistic stuff pales into insignificance if your not valued, especially if you bring a very broad and experienced skill set. My advice, stay maybe a year or two, but don't stagnate here like I did, expecting senior management to understand what's going on, they just stroll around, have a few meetings and collect their underserved salaries, whilst the rest of us are on the front line. The company make money from their name and the brands they sell, but if the new owners had done a shop floor walk I can imagine they'd have asked for £1billion to be taken of the £4 they supposedly paid.All in all I look back with fond memories, I lived a healthy work life balance, onwards and upwards!
Sales Advisor in London
on 26 April 2022
A big yellow mess
It is nice to work in big yellow company for a short period of time. However, managers do not appreciate hard working people, use them when they need: during sales period. Managers have their "favourites" and only progress them. Coworkers gossip all the time. This place will make you anxious and depressed.
Christmas Sales Associate in Trafford
on 25 April 2022
Relaxed, fun environment
I was a stock assistant.. a typical day would be arranging items on shelves and checking if they needed to be restocked, as well as helping at the tills and serving customers. Its extremely chill, like sometimes you feel like your getting paid for nothing. The hardest part of the job would be meeting managers expectations, and dealing with complacent staff. Sometimes staff would pretend to work and you would get the blame for it. The most enjoyable part is meeting the celebrities that walk into the store.
Sales Assistant in London
on 9 April 2022
Unfulfilling but good discount
It's retail so it's never going to be great, but jheez if this place isn't soul crushingly boring sometimes...Discount is decent but no sick pay for your first 3months- this included covid isolation time, even when it was a legal requirement.Managers do not want you to succeed, if you ever want to move floors/departments you'll be trying for years. Better off just leaving the company and applying externally. Expect to be chasing them up every week asking for your rota. They expect work to be your whole life and won't have much regard for other commitments.
Store host in Birmingham City Centre, West Midlands
on 7 April 2022
I had a fun experience working here. I loved my team and my managers were nice. The pay was also good for the job i was doing.
I was a store host so my job was simply standing at the door and customers used to ask me about products. I really enjoyed my 3 months working there and i don't really have any negatives.

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Interview insights

Insights from 272 Indeed users who have interviewed with Selfridges within the last 5 years.

Favourable experience
Interview is average
Process takes about a week

Interview questions

The Selfridges interview style is pretty standard for a retail job. After compleating the online test, if you are successful then they will invite you to complete a video interview. This involves you recording yourself for a maximum of 60 seconds answering the questions that are shown on screen. You can retake the videos as many times as you like to make it the best. The questions are more than likely to be adapted for each role. For example, I applied to become part-time sales staff at Christmas (working in the food court) so they asked questions like "Why do you like Christmas?" and "what is your favourite Christmas food?". Try and answer these questions with confidence and make sure you look smart and well presented. If you passed the video interview stage, you may get a phone call or an email (for me it was both) saying that they would like to invite you to a group interview. For me, it was a group interview followed by a 1 to 1 interview with a department manager. On the day, make sure you arrive at least half an hour before the start time, make sure you look presentable (i would advise men wear a suit and women wear a blouse and a blazer or something as long as it looks smart). During the group interview, you will have to watch a short video about what it is like to work at Selfridges and all of the staff will then introduce themselves and their positions in the company. The first task is to get to know the person sat next to you asking then questions and the ones up on the projector. Youll have to remember this information as later you will stand up in pairs and introduce your partner to the group. After this, You will be given a number and split off into groups to compleat a task. My task as it was a Christmas position I applied for, we had to create a gift hamper for a Mum using the products they had out. As a group discuss why you have picked each product and present this to the rest of the group. Try and get as involved in this task as possible as this will show your ambition to solving problems and teamwork skills. Finally, you will have a short break and then invited to a short 1 to 1 interview where they will ask you the usual interview questions like "Why do you want to work at Selfridges?" or "What will you bring to the Selfridges team?". If you have been successful you will get a phone call to book you on an induction day.

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