The inside view from marketing director Sean Galligan

What makes the ideal Dwell employee?

Someone with drive and passion for what they do and a healthy obsession for furniture and interiors.

What sets apart working at Dwell from your competitors?

Our can-do attitude, which means your job will never be boring. We all sit in an open plan office, including the managing director, and it’s quite the family feeling.

How do you strive to retain your staff?

By enabling employees to move into other roles or other locations if that’s what they show an interest in. We let them show what they can do and actively encourage them to progress in the company. Where possible, we try to help staff change career direction.

How do you ensure your employees have a good work/life balance?

Recharging the batteries is an important part of a working life so we discourage people from becoming too much of a workaholic.

  • Founded 2003
  • Based Oxford Circus
  • Number of staff 300
  • Number of stores 24 in the UK
  • Number of days’ leave 28
  • Employee benefits Staff discount on purchase and a variety of schemes so that “everyone shares the rewards when we achieve our targets and aims”
  • Work ethos A can-do and let’s-do-it attitude with no visible hierarchy. Directors can often be found in the stores, fitting furniture ahead of a launch, or at the warehouse introducing a new accessories range to the team