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Debenhams Reviews

Updated 18 Sep 2019

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3.0
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Debenhams CEO Sergio Bucher
Sergio Bucher
282 Ratings
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  • "High pressure to open credit card accounts(in 109 reviews)

  • "Minimum wage pay is lower than many other high street retailers(in 58 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Debenhams part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff Good working environment Good levels of training

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for progression

    Debenhams2019-08-01
  2. "did not pay enough"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    did have lots of shifts

    Cons

    was not paid a lot

    Debenhams2019-03-08
  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Debenhams full-time

    Pros

    Reputable brand known in market place.

    Cons

    Low salary, not many benfits, felt a little disposable.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff on the floor with a little appreciation, they are the face of the company & brand.

    Debenhams2017-11-01
  4. "Debenhams sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Blackburn, England

    I have been working at Debenhams part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Management was very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    I have no cons for debenhams

    Debenhams2019-09-19
  5. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great fun for a part time job while studying

    Cons

    Pay disparity between under and over 21 employees

    Debenhams2019-09-18
  6. "It is what it is - retail"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    I worked at Debenhams part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff friendly, good perks and easy enough to arrange annual leave

    Cons

    Management can struggle to agree and make decisions, often it's the people on the ground that suffer because of this. Often have to do extra hours including overnights especially in lead up to Christmas

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff that is on the shop floor; they deal with recurring issues and often have the answers to problems of you hear them out.

    Debenhams2019-09-18
  7. "Sales representative"

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    Sales Representative in Swansea, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Debenhams

    Pros

    Pay, flexible, great staff, holidays

    Cons

    No progression from within the company

    Debenhams2019-09-18
  8. "interview"

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    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Leeds, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Debenhams part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - the staff are so friendly you'd feel comfortable straight

    Cons

    nothing at the moment i enjoyed the experience

    Advice to Management

    management are super nice and friendly i loved mine she was so easy to talk to

    Debenhams2019-09-17
  9. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Visual Assistant in Blackrock, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Debenhams full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Okay salary, gift card on Christmas

    Cons

    We had no team. Just one person as Visual. Management could be improved and need more staff

    Debenhams2019-09-14
  10. "Fairly mediocre"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Debenhams part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discount is alright, good if you have people who are friendly to talk to

    Cons

    Bossy managers, rubbish air con

    Debenhams2019-09-15
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