It was enjoyable working in the customer services section due to friendly colleagues that are always constantly willing to assist me in my needs. However, at some points, it was apparent that in a job, you cannot satisfy everyone and so some didn't enjoy my presence as 'the new kid' at work.
This seems a bit ironic because working in a customer services section doesn't always work too well. I mean, you could imagine the number of annoyed angry customers complaining everyday about certain issues we cannot control, these comments were sometimes very emotionally draining to a sensitive person which, if you are, I wouldn't recommend working there.
The support I received from members of staff was honestly very exceptional. Whenever I didn't know how to respond to an angry customer email, I'd ask a colleague and they'd always be happy to help. If i was negotiating issues with a customer and didn't know what to respond, I was always able to redirect calls to a colleague and can see how they responded.
Well for the most part, this insight taught me how to communicate will customers/clients politely and efficiently which in my opinion, is a key aspect for anyone hoping to pursue a career that deals with other people's issues. For the most part, I learnt to be less sensitive towards rude comments by just having a laugh if it didn't mean anything.
The whole team were very welcoming especially when I first came into the office. At first, I was 'mentored' by another member of staff that already worked in the sector I was due to work in, until I slowly got used to it and knew what I was doing effectively.
The general atmosphere was very calm and casual. It was different to other placements I've done before. Having the ability to work efficiently whilst in a casual learning environment was very nice. It would get busy sometimes and quite stressful due to the shear amount of emails and calls we had to take and respond to but it was working with others and having a laugh is what made it enjoyable
Well, I think this is the same with every new employee that comes to work at ASOS but I had a mentor help me and teach me tasks (basically train me) until I could do them myself without much assistance and effectively. They do focus on each employee Quite a lot at first but once you've been around for some time they leave you alone
To be honest, most of my job revolved around customer services and i had a few colleagues working with me on this. It was mainly the same with a full time job and a part time job except shifts are different and pay is different as well as benefits that come with full time employment.
From what I understood about the culture of ASOS is that every member of staff was actually willing to help customers. Even though it did get exhausting at some points, i was taught that the customer is 'always right' and that i should whatever it takes to satisfy a customer, even though it can be frustrating.
When I signed up for this job, i just wanted a bit of extra cash and i didn'.t care what job to be honest. However, I learnt that no one should ever sign up for any job until they see the workplace. Eventually, I ended up leaving due to the exhaustion that came with the constant emails and calls
Personally, I think that it heavily depends on the type of person applying for the job including the reason as to why they would work. I would recommend it as a part time job for some extra cash for text books but I would strongly not recommend for a full time job if you are a sensitive person that cannot handle a lot of work at once.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
31st January 2019