Top Retail Companies To Work For

Who are the best Retail Companies For Graduates To Work For? Listed below are the 10 best Retailers for graduates in 2013/14, based solely on the ratings that their own graduate employees have given them in anonymous reviews written on TheJobCrowd. Please note, the Top 10 are listed in alphabetical, not rank, order.

 

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"Arcadia was always my dream company to work for. I love the variety of brands and the opportunity for development within the group. Everyone I have met is lovely and I feel like we all have a mutual ambition and want to work for such a great company." Graduates at Arcadia are consistent in their praise for the "amazing" and "fun" company culture...
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"Amazing culture and team feeling, in each and every store.”
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“Supportive environment. Caring company. Lots of training and development opportunities.”
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“It is a high performing organisation and will improve your management capabilities dramatically.”
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“I truly don’t believe there could be a better place for training and an introduction to the industry”. Praise for the “brilliant” and “intense” training provided by Next is constant in their reviews and unsurprisingly Training & Support receives a very high 4.25/5 average rating. Next graduates are not only receiving “fantastic formal training” but they are also really encouraged to take on “real responsibility early on” so that they can learn and develop on the job too. The level of responsibility on offer to new recruits is highlighted by almost every reviewer. Then there is the outstanding Career Progression, scored a very high 4.51/5. Next’s commitment to progression is described as “excellent” and reviewers say that the “great progression opportunities” are very clear...
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“Great company, great opportunity, real responsibility, good quality training and varied experiences.”
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“Lovely colleagues who live the values, graduates are well-supported but also get given jobs of responsibility and lots of training is provided.”
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“Fantastic place to work with plenty of training opportunities and a totally unique ethical and community focused organisation.”
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“TJX Europe is a great company to work for, with an enjoyable working environment and they are very supportive of personal and career development” is how one reviewer sums up his experience as a graduate with TJX Europe, the company behind TK Maxx and HomeSense, the leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer. This hugely positive view is just one of many, with the environment and attention to development and progression appearing frequently as topics for praise. First, the Company Culture. Rated an excellent 4.31/5 on average, the company culture is highlighted as “very open and honest… which ensures an honest company-associate relationship”. Reviewers say that they love working in a “really dynamic, flexible working environment” which is also described as “fast-paced” and that the ‘no walls’ policy ensures that “there is no hierarchical feel”...
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"Great colleagues, great responsibility, good benefits. really good support and training."
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