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Arcadia Reviews

Updated 16 April 2019
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Pros
  • "Lots of sample sales, shorter Friday hours over the summer, lots of competitions and smaller perks as well as healthcare, phone contracts etc" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Good staff discount (25%) and staff sample sales" (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Do more with less' attitude given by senior management" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Long working hours and inflexible, no work life balance, expectations changed constantly" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "great for some people depending on your lifestyle"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadia part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    leave the office at 5 comfortably (in most areas), great 'fun' perks like competitions and early finish summer Fridays

    Cons

    very old school approach to presenteeism and not very flexible working

    Advice to Management

    trust your people


  2. "Arcadia Group - GROUP Digital"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arcadia full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, fun, no two days were the same, worked across functions and brands

    Cons

    Not a major focus on training and qualifications

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate Planning analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arcadia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff discount
    Lovely office
    Central location
    Fun activity events

    Cons

    Lota of restructuring
    Poor pay
    Expensive lunches


  4. "Nice"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadia part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely people
    Good pay for under 20’s
    Overtime always available

    Cons

    Understaffed
    Not much room to progress

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive
    Get trained up on mental health
    Praise your staff


  5. "Review of Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arcadia part-time

    Pros

    Nice staff, fair hours and holidays

    Cons

    Not the best employee discount


  6. "Work life balaance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadia full-time

    Pros

    Good HR and family support

    Cons

    Late hours and high pressure environment


  7. "Hm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care Advisor in Harehills, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Care Advisor in Harehills, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    25% discount, Christmas party with all drinks paid for, incentives for times such as black friday

    Cons

    Petty about time, senior management is cliquey and don't stick to the rules that they make, really hard to book a day off, complain about your absence even if you have a valid sick note

  8. "ssc employee"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Accoutnant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Accoutnant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steep but good learning curve.
    Some of management want to help you develop finance knowledge where possible.
    Social side can be good with a social team set up.
    Salary as expected

    Cons

    Employee turnover and knowledge retention very very poor.
    If you don't sign up to the grad tuition scheme, taking holiday days to revise for finance exams is nearly impossible.
    Many of the management are quite frankly rude and happy to overwork employees.
    If a member of staff leaves (or several) you are expected to take on their entire roll(s) and work 12 hour shifts)

    Advice to Management

    Have a method of redress for managers who lack any social and personal skills,and are forcing employees out
    Offer better pay and benefits to match the competitor (Burberry) that's approaching your employees.
    Improve the hiring(FAST) you've hired multiple employees who;ve left before 1 month has ended of their employment


  9. "Senior Finance Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arcadia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good team dynamics - people are committed and motivated.

    Cons

    Poor senior management.
    Too many people in senior positions for decades unable to bring and implement new ideas.
    Change is impossible to implement despite the poor trading environment.

    Advice to Management

    Improve accountability and develop a long term strategy and stick to it.


  10. "Online"

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

    I worked at Arcadia full-time

    Pros

    Great company to have on your CV

    Cons

    Poor management across the whole the business