Compare Debenhams vs House of Fraser BETA

See how working at Debenhams vs. House of Fraser compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Debenhams vs. House of Fraser. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Debenhams

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House of Fraser

Employee Ratings

  • Debenhams scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • House of Fraser scored higher in 1 area: Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Senior Management and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 1666 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.0
(based on 720 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.5
Career Opportunities
2.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.6
Compensation & Benefits
2.4
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
Senior Management
2.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.8
Culture & Values
2.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Debenhams Ceo Sergio Bucher
49%
49%Sergio Bucher
Debenhams employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than House of Fraser employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
House of Fraser Ceo Alex Williamson
45%
45%Alex Williamson
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
45%
% Recommend to a friend
43%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
20%
Positive Business Outlook
21%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, House of Fraser salaries averaged €1 higher than Debenhams.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Advisor7 Salaries
€10/hr
Sales Assistant7 Salaries
€10/hr
Supervisor1 Salaries
€10/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Advisor2 Salaries
€10/hr
Sales Assistant3 Salaries
€10/hr
Supervisor1 Salaries
€12/hr

What Employees Say

  • Debenhams had 140 more reviews than House of Fraser that mentioned "Staff discount" as a Pro.
  • Debenhams had 111 more reviews than House of Fraser that mentioned "Credit card" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Staff discount"(in 191 reviews)
"Friendly staff"(in 92 reviews)
Pros
"Staff discount"(in 51 reviews)
"Concessions"(in 27 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Credit card"(in 139 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 59 reviews)
Cons
"Shop floor"(in 30 reviews)
"Credit card"(in 28 reviews)
Featured Review
"Staff"27 Nov 2019

Former Contractor - Sales Advisor

I worked at Debenhams for less than a year

Pros

- Excellent place to work to gain experience in customer service and general merchandising.

Cons

I had no issues working within Debenhams, it was a great experience

Former Employee - Part-time Sales Advisor

I worked at House of Fraser part-time for more than a year

Pros

Good environment, pleasant space and facilities, great atmosphere and dynamic between staff across the board. Loads of opportunity to progress. Decent pay and benefits, time off etc. Staff... discount throughout store and online, occasional incentives for targets.

Cons

Procedure doesn't consider common sense, no wiggle room for emergencies (i.e. sick cover=major understaffing issues) Poor management of labour, sometimes chronically overstaffed, equally as likely... to be chronically understaffed, never seemed to get this quite right. Poor communication with concession managers and HoF advisors, concession managers generally getting away with circumventing company procedures on a regular basis.

Advice to Management

I think you do a brilliant job, I wish you were given more direct control over rosters and hours, and more staff to work with! I think all issues can be traced to rigid procedures without proper... review.

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