Arcadia Reviews

Updated 5 Aug 2020

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3.1
48%
Recommend to a Friend
15%
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Arcadia CEO Sir Philip Green (no image)
Sir Philip Green
188 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great staff benefits (Sample sales, discount, amazing head office refit)(in 36 reviews)

  • "Finish 3pm every friday birthday off staff discount(in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very demanding senior management, don’t care if employees are happy or not(in 16 reviews)

  • "Stopped the benefit of appraisal performance related pay rises meaning poor retention of good people(in 13 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Team administrator"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Administrator in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arcadia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun place, modern, good perks and benefits

    Cons

    Too much work too little pay

  2. "Fun, chilled place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arcadia part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy going management, same as in most work places. Decent pay, flexible

    Cons

    some managers were really nice and some were not.


  3. "if you want to stay local, good place"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Messina

    I worked at Arcadia full-time

    Pros

    easy to learn a lot from different industries

    Cons

    low support from senior managers

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre - lots of potential but need to ditch senior management to move forward"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arcadia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good employee benefits Some really good people Sample sales

    Cons

    Blame culture No one listens Very hierarchical Unorganised Senior Execs holding company back Ancient systems and processes Stuck in timewarp Lack of progression

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  5. "Good place to work in"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Manager in Milton Keynes, England

    I have been working at Arcadia full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work in

    Cons

    None I can think of

  6. "As always the people make it fun"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Merchandiser in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadia full-time

    Pros

    Young, creative and ambitious environment

    Cons

    Becoming less relevant with new and exciting competitors emerging constantly

  7. "BAA"

    3.0
    Former Employee - BAA 

    I worked at Arcadia full-time

    Pros

    Discount people on teams location in London experiences : you learn a lot Responsibilities

    Cons

    Management progression is slow too many levels withing higher management old systems

  8. "Operational retail"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadia full-time

    Pros

    Good discount, sociable, fun, supportive and challenging

    Cons

    Pay, hours, relaxed, behind and lack of coms

  9. "A good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sustainability in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Arcadia full-time

    Pros

    Talented people, great Head Office, good work ethic, flexible working

    Cons

    Hierarchy, internal communications could be improved

  10. "Good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Arcadia full-time

    Pros

    It is easy to make your way up when working for Arcadia. You are open to making connects and networks really easily, this can open doors and opportunities for your in the future.

    Cons

    It is a competitive company to work for; and your hard work wont always be praised. You have to be patient.

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