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Sales Advisor, New Look

in Stevenage

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Job description

FTE Hours - 40

Role or Department – Seasonal Sales Advisor

About the role - "You are the difference”:

We need you to help us spread our love of fashion and inspire that New Look feeling with our local customers, by helping deliver fantastic service across the festive season. Christmas is our busiest time of the year - this is where you come in! We’re looking for extraordinary seasonal sales advisors, with sociable personalities that love to talk to our customers. You’ll help them look good and feel great, by providing advice and recommendations, drawing up the latest trends in fashion from across the high street, and from celebrities and influencers on social media. You’ll help create the ultimate Christmas shopping experience for every one of our customers.

More about the role -

Do you want to be surrounded by our great product? Do you want to work in our unique stores and do you want to do epic things with epic people?

You will be responsible for supporting the team with replenishment of stock, unpacking deliveries, undertaking transactions at the till point and showcasing our magical products to our loyal customers. You understand what it is to be part of a team, and are passionate about the brand, but most importantly you will go above and beyond to ensure our customers are given the highest customer experience.

Every single person makes New Look the incredible place it is. You will be surrounded by a diverse team with a family feeling. And it’s your unique personality and your love for fashion that will make you our ultimate asset!

Why New Look?

Are you looking to work for a brand that shouts about its people? We do, all the time, after all without our people we would not be here.

Fun fact: Some of our biggest and most respected managers started with us as a “Seasonal Sales Advisor”. Who knows, you may be one of our retail leadership team one day - so start your retail journey with us now!

Just one more thing:

Christmas is the busiest retail period for us, not surprising seeing that we are the top choice for our customers, as a result we do require full flexibility from November until January, so we can utilise your magic.


How this job measures up

Retail and sales assistants at New Look are typically paid £6.15–8.91 an hour.

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  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do retail and sales assistants at New Look get paid breaks?

    No. People don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    93% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

    Based on information from 41 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • People are not paid enough to live on

    Does New Look pay retail and sales assistants enough to live on?

    People are not paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    95% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 56 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Does New Look pay retail and sales assistants market rates?

    People are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    88% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 60 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do retail and sales assistants get of their shift pattern at New Look?

    People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 47% report getting one week notice or less
    • 38% report getting two weeks notice
    • 10% report getting three weeks notice
    • 3% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 2% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 60 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • People don’t get sick pay

    Does New Look pay retail and sales assistants sick pay?

    No. People don’t get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    88% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 50 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do retail and sales assistants think New Look head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    74% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 54 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • People don’t enjoy their job

    Do retail and sales assistants at New Look enjoy their jobs?

    Most people don’t enjoy their job

    How we know this

    56% of people report they don’t enjoy their job

    Based on information from 16 job reviews

  • People feel stressed

    Is it stressful for retail and sales assistants to work at New Look?

    Most people feel stressed here

    How we know this

    61% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 59 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do New Look managers change retail and sales assistants shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    75% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 56 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • No career progression

    Are retail and sales assistants given support to progress at New Look?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 53% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 59 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • People worry about getting enough hours

    Do retail and sales assistants at New Look worry about hours?

    Most people worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    53% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 60 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

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  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for retail and sales assistants to book a holiday at New Look?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    69% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 55 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to change shifts

    How easy is it for retail and sales assistants at New Look to change shifts?

    Most people find it easy to change shifts

    How we know this

    51% of people report that it’s easy to change shifts if they need to

    Based on information from 41 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for retail and sales assistants to take sick leave at New Look?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    70% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 27 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do retail and sales assistants at New Look get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    51% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 59 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Enough training

    Do retail and sales assistants get enough training when they start at New Look?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    51% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 59 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do retail and sales assistants at New Look get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    72% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 18 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • People recommend their team

    Do retail and sales assistants at New Look recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    50% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 60 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Managers are respectful

    Do retail and sales assistants at New Look feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    68% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 50 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Well informed about head office

    Do retail and sales assistants feel well informed about how New Look is doing?

    Most people feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    58% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 52 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

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  • Good for students

    Is retail and sales assistants at New Look job good for students?

    Students say this is a good place to work if you’re studying

    How we know this

    95% of students report this is a good place to work if you’re studying

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should allow you to fit work around important things in your life, like studying.

    Life isn’t just about work. Good jobs make space for you to do well in both.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do retail and sales assistants at New Look do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    79% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

What employees are saying about New Look

  • Best thing

    Gets me out of the house and allows me to interact with people

    Worst thing

    Clique environment that can make you feel isolated and picked on in a toned down way

    3.8

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    A lot of days off due to 12 hour shifts.

    Worst thing

    Terrible management.
    Only paying lip service to covid laws.

    4.9

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Working with great people and it makes you feel good when you have helped a customer

    Worst thing

    The hourly pay

    4.6

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    We work 2 days one week and 5 the next.

    Worst thing

    The management its a very corrupt place to work.

    4.2

    Employee, April 2021