Screwfix Benefits FAQ

Read what Screwfix employees think about benefits at the company.

The most popular benefits at Screwfix include Sick Pay, Employee Discount and Bike to Work Scheme. If you want to see a full list of benefits and perks at Screwfix listed by categories, head to their Benefits page. From insurance, health and wellness to vacation and more, find out what you could benefit from when working at Screwfix.

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29 December 2018

Pros

Flexible hours i guess ok when need time off

Cons

No diffrence in pay between supervisors even though trade plus supervisors bring in the most money for the company and have the most to do in shop but get nothing extra for it. No overtime for full time employees only to part timers.

Advice to Management

More hours and more money for t+

Ok job no perks though and no time off for Christmas on your actual 2 days off.

29 December 2018

15 July 2019

Pros

I've worked at Screwfix for over 2 years and have thoroughly enjoyed my time here, I've met some great people and had some great people like Stephanie Gillingham and Johnny Kasbe help my development

Cons

My only gripe is hours, you can end up doing long hours and working your days off and there is little or no chance of you getting that time back.

My only gripe is hours, you can end up doing long hours and working your days off and there is little or no chance of you getting that time back.

15 July 2019

Reviewed by: Management (Current Employee)

25 May 2021

Pros

Some lovely people work in the stores but the good ones leave quickly

Cons

Management think they own you. The rotas change almost daily and they expect you to change all of your life plans around them. You can never plan your time off - even on a part time contract they expect you on call 24/7 . Management use threats all of the time. Not pleasant environment to work in.

Advice to Management

Treat employees like humans not expendable items.

You can never plan your time off

25 May 2021

Reviewed by: Sales Associate in Norwich, England, England (Former Employee)

12 February 2019

Pros

Customers made the day pass with ease. Even if they dident know what the product name they required was called this enabled a fun challenge resolving this issue together either looking through the catalogue with them or looking online. Meeting and interacting with all walks of life some who are regulars and some in and out. Dealing with the cantankerous customer enabled me to practice active listening in order to resolve their issue quickly and effectively in order to provide a great customer service. Half hour unpaid break and 2 paid 10 mins break when on a longer shift. Walking out on my last shift to go elsewhere more professional and friendly.

Cons

training is not what it was made out to be during the induction process . The procedure of so called reviews was questionable regarding the fact that the focus was more on the failings of not grasping certain aspects of the job role when in fact if someone is not shown how to carry out tasks then how on earth are they supposed to know unless they are shown. Being told you are responsible for your own training is all well and good but it the trainers won’t take time to oversee the training the person of course will be doing an inadequate job. People can only work with the tools given to them. The expectation and attitude that you are in the wrong for leaving work on time which is a bewildering concept when you are on a rota and comply with start and finish times. Of course it would be beneficial if you had the time back in lieu or the overtime but the reality is it’s expected for free. Who wants to work for free in this day and age in order to push sales for the higher ups who see the monetary benefits. Psychological warfare regarding the toxic atmosphere of the gossipy cliques and backstabbing if staff not present in order to defend themselves from downright nasty onslaughts of their characters in unfair assessments. This is unprofessional and reminiscent of a school playground. Management seemed to encourage this debacle. The hardworking staff put away delivery while others are standing about on phones while management stare at a computer screen half the day. Yes paperwork etc needs done but the staff who were deemed part of the clique stood around while others were doing the graft . Also when providing front of house service to customers and hearing the profanities from staff in the warehouse results in a cringeworthy atmosphere of embarrassment from customers resulting in apologising for immature unprofessional conduct. Rotas being changed on the whim of management with no prior discussion regarding staff. Holidays are a logistical minefield as upon checking the diary and requesting months in advance was refused , however that is not a problem as management can then deem it acceptable to tell you when you can take time off. Would have more chance sending the request to Santa. Changeover . Expected to stay 2 hours after closing time unpaid every few weeks . Lack of staff inventive in order to push sales. Pizza or vouchers for £20 or junk food for staff in the “ canteen” that’s not the incentive deserved for hard working service assistants while the management are more focussed on their financial bonus which more than likely barely covers the amount of unpaid overtime they do. Allocation of breaks a bit all over the place. If working at 6.30 common sense would say half hour break at 10.30 or 11 am but 12.30 was the standard for “lunch” If your face and demeanour of complying to the gossipy clique then the operation of setting someone up to fail will prevail.

Advice to Management

Rather than providing criticism perhaps use a more constructive approach of constructive criticism in order to get the best out of people and positive feedback on the things an individual is doing well on would enable more motivation and productivity as opposed to creating a toxic negative atmosphere. Show a bit of individuality rather than reading from an indoctrination of company jargon, more so when doing reviews actually use active listening as employees are not psychological colour wheels but unique individuals.

Holidays are a logistical minefield as upon checking the diary and requesting months in advance was refused , however that is not a problem as management can then deem it acceptable to tell you when you can take time off.

12 February 2019

Reviewed by: Anonymous (Anonymous Employee)

29 December 2018

Pros

Flexible hours i guess ok when need time off

Cons

No diffrence in pay between supervisors even though trade plus supervisors bring in the most money for the company and have the most to do in shop but get nothing extra for it. No overtime for full time employees only to part timers.

Advice to Management

More hours and more money for t+

Flexible hours i guess ok when need time off

29 December 2018

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