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Reviews for The Body Shop

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.50
Support from management
2.20
Teamwork
2.30
Freedom to work independently
3.22
Internal Communication
2.60
Office / Work Environment
3.33
Environmental Friendliness
4.33
Work-Life Balance
2.40
Challenging Work
2.90
Inclusive / Diverse
3.33

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.70
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.80
Career Development
2.10
Overall compensation for your work
2.44
Company Image
3.40
Job Security
2.67
Handicapped Accessibility
1.88
Workplace Safety
2.38
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 2 of 10 reviews Parking in 3 of 10 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 1 of 10 reviews No stock or equity options 401(k) in 3 of 10 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely Desirable office location in 1 of 10 reviews Tuition assistance in 1 of 10 reviews No Paid Parental Leave No defined contribution company match/employer 401(k) match No flexible spending account Paid time off in 3 of 10 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 2 of 10 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 1 of 10 reviews

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 2 of 10 reviews Employee discounts in 7 of 10 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 1 of 10 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 10 reviews No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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Company Culture

The Body Shop has a culture entirely its own but also somehow inclusive of all kinds of different people, places and things

Teamwork

Everyone is family

Internal Communication

Open communication pathways, sometimes difficult to communicate with upper management

Work-Life Balance

They offer so many personal benefits

Challenging Work

A decent amount of challenge, enough to keep it interesting

Suggestions for improvement

  • Get rid of the makeup policy, raise the minimum wage, change up the product more frequently

What I like about the company

They truly opened my eyes to some pretty intense worldwide issues in regards to recycling, poverty, women’s rights, fair trade products, etc

What I dislike about the company

Sometimes there’s a lack of organization and streamlined information, especially when upper management is involved

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The Body Shop
  • City
    South Portland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered
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Company Culture

The culture is very divided

Work-Life Balance

They allow us to work when we want

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would make stricter rules for customers and employees. I would make sure the work environment was safe. I would fire a few employees that never seem to get work done.

What I like about the company

This company taught me to be Independent and self sufficient, it has given me countless opportunities, and many friends. It ha provided comfortable life for me and my daughter.

What I dislike about the company

This company has poor management, allows employees to do whatever they like. This company allows customers to disrespect the employees. Work environment is unsafe. No employees benefits

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Desirable office location is offered
  • Company
    The body shop
  • City
    Beverly Hills
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified

Company Culture

Health and beauty company of a decent caliber

Support from management

Health and beauty company of a decent caliber

Teamwork

District manager had no idea how to do her job

Internal Communication

This day and age nobody communicates properly including companies

Gender Equality

Most people working for the company are

Attitude towards older colleagues

I have no idea. I'm younger

Career Development

A week of training on how to operate the cash registers and that's about it

Overall compensation for your work

I was paid less than I used to be paid working at other stores in comparable positions -significantly

Office / Work Environment

Upgraded all registers and computer technology

Environmental Friendliness

Products are all well sourced naturally sustainable I and made from recycled materials are the containers

Work-Life Balance

Just like a regular job anyone has

Company Image

Just another job they never made special

Job Security

It was but I had overwhelming medical problems and ended up having my spine fused so I had to leave the company

Handicapped Accessibility

Anyone with a wheelchair would not be able to work there

Workplace Safety

No safety training

Challenging Work

Not really challenging just repetitive and tedious and labor intensive

Inclusive / Diverse

Receptive to ideas

Suggestions for improvement

  • Have the higher up management starting with the district manager in above treat everyone as an individual instead of just another body to fill a space given please a pay rate commensurate with their position experience and work output award bonuses on a monthly or seasonal basis if sales goals are met or exceeded have compassion towards employees that are having a very hard time medically and may eventually end up on disability when they can't work all around-the-clock. Start there

What I like about the company

The products sold were sourced sustainable I from indigenous peoples all around the world and the containers holding the beauty products were made from recycled materials to the best of their abilities and things were as natural as they could be so it was quality products that I was selling. We upper management in really care so much for those working in the stores I had her hrithik medical issues and ended up walking out one day because I cannot stand up anymore and I called several people to come in to relieve me and try to help and nobody did or cared and I ended up having my spine fused so it's a horrible company to work for.

What I dislike about the company

Plus pay for more work and intense manual labor when shipment would come in which exacerbates any pre existing injury conditions one may have. I also covered further disappointments and disapprovals in the previous question

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    The Body Shop
  • City
    Bridgewater
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • More activties from store to store to have a reall peer support system

What I like about the company

Its all about the team you work with. They can motivate you to be successful and make work something your proud of.

What I dislike about the company

Lack of consistant training and knowlwdge of ingredients

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    The Body Shop Inc
  • City
    Santa Clara
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would want the managers to work together more, lay out specific goals for their employees every day, and be constructive if they felt something was done wrong.

What I like about the company

My coworkers were very kind and similar to me- we tended to enjoy the same things and they were easy to work with and it was nice to come into work and see them.

What I dislike about the company

I found that the management could be incredibly disorganized, contradictory, and rude. They enjoyed name-calling and threatening to cut hours if they were stressed and wanted the employees to work faster, which created a terrible environment for anyone who wasn't a manager.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    The Body Shop Inc
  • City
    Rosemont
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I enjoy it, but better pay and a better vacation policy is requested.

What I like about the company

I have been promoted four times and I really enjoy it here!

What I dislike about the company

It can be too micro managing. The marketing and possible teams need to be on the same page more often. This will benefit the actual dollars earned in the shops.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    The body shop
  • City
    Columbus
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 27.Oct 2016
  • Employee

No growth

2.17

Company Culture

Has a great heart to save the people and planet

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    The Body Shop
  • City
    San Diego
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Marketing/product management

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 31.Aug 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

Earth Friendly.

Support from management

Unapproacheable, Out of touchbwith her team.

Teamwork

Manager stole sales.

Freedom to work independently

A little bit of trust from manager.

Internal Communication

Manager did not listen, just reacted.

Office / Work Environment

When rules are followed, that person was considered a snitch.

Workplace Safety

All natural but next to a smoking room. Constant smell of cigarettes.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Set an example of what leadership and teamwork looks like.

What I like about the company

The discounts and free items.

What I dislike about the company

Terrible hours, lack of breaks.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    The Body Shop
  • City
    Atlanta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 17.Jun 2016
  • Employee

Support from management

No one was on the same Page.

Teamwork

The culture was very toxic. There was no support.

Freedom to work independently

Hired from outside of company. Was told they hire from within.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Be more transparent. Reward employees for the work you require. Better training.

What I like about the company

I enjoyed the discount in the store as well as the airport. Free samples and product.

What I dislike about the company

Low pay, overworked, no advancement beyond Asst. Manager. Training was not good.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered
  • Company
    The Body Shop
  • City
    Atlanta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 20.Apr 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

I witnessed unethical behavior daily. When I reported, retaliation was experienced.

Teamwork

So many asst. managers no one wanted to help one another.

Freedom to work independently

Their way or the highway. I felt I was not respected as a manager.

Office / Work Environment

Smoking room was behind the store so second hand smoke seeped through the walls. Employee abused smoking breaks.

Workplace Safety

No training. Injuries are ignored or brushed off.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Corporate needs to care.

What I like about the company

Discount, product

What I dislike about the company

The whole company in general. No benefits unless you are full time. No commission, but you are required to achieve unreal goals. Never got any positive feedback only negative especially from DM.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00
  • Company
    The Body Shop
  • City
    Atlanta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered