Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Why they work at John Lewis

Today's announcement that John Lewis and Waitrose staff will be paid a bonus of 14% of their salaries is focusing attention on on the perks that this UK shopping institution gives to its 81,000 partners.

The bonus works out at a juicy 7 weeks pay. It's slightly down on last year in light of the fact that the group's profits have dropped a bit while other retailers took a hammering.

But partners can console themselves with:

* their non-contributory final salary pension scheme which they can join after 3 years' service

* 5 holiday complexes for staff, including golf courses in Berkshire and Hampshire, a sailing club and holiday resorts in the Lake District and on Brownsea Island

* discounts on most purchases in John Lewis and Waitrose

* 25 days paid holiday after 3 years, rising to 30 days after 10 years, then a full six months off after 25 years

* cheap lunch, life assurance and more.

No wonder they stick around!

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