The Partnership Spirit

Our Partners will tell you that the John Lewis Partnership is a very special place to work. We believe our distinctive culture – our spirit – lies at the heart of this feeling.
Shaila Mehta
Shaila Mehta, John Lewis Leicester

After all, as a Partnership we are a democracy – open, fair and transparent. Our profits are shared, our Partners have a voice and there is a true sense of pride in belonging to something so unique and highly regarded.

We build relationships with our customers, suppliers and each other based on honesty, respect and encouragement.

Employee Ownership video

The 'Employee Ownership, A Shared Passion' video, explains how our employee owned business model operates in practice, and offers insight and advice to anyone wanting to learn more about this sort of model and its benefits.

Watch the Employee Ownership, A Shared Passion video (2:45 minutes).

Partnership Spirit video

The 'Partnership Spirit' video explores some of the ideas and behaviours that are important to us, and what makes the John Lewis Partnership the special business it is.

Watch the Partnership Spirit video (4:17 minutes).