B&Q Overview

  • www.bandqcareers.com
  • Chandler's Ford, United Kingdom
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1969
  • Company - Private
  • Home Centres & Hardware/DIY Shops
  • $2 to $5 billion (USD)

CompetitorsTesco, Homebase Limited, Wickes
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Thanks for your interest in joining B&Q. Due to adopting new ways of working encompassing social distancing measures, we’re only recruiting in a few stores right now, If you’re interested in a temporary role as a Customer Advisor (hours and shifts will vary, store by store) ...
Mission: We believe anyone can improve their home to make life better.

B&Q Reviews

3.5
63%
Recommend to a Friend
77%
Approve of CEO
Graham Bell
Graham Bell
312 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, less than 1 year

"Great Company"

Sep 14, 2021 - Customer Assistant in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales, Wales
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

20% staff discount after 3 months of working here.

Cons

Not very flexible with working hours.
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Diversity & Inclusion at B&Q

3.7
(368 reviews)

Diversity Programs & Initiatives

We believe in creating an environment where our people can grow, thrive, and truly be themselves. We respect and celebrate differences. That’s what makes us stronger. We believe all our people should feel included and comfortable working here. And we do everything we can to make sure they do. To

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B&Q Interviews

Experience
Positive73%
Negative13%
Neutral15%
Getting an Interview
Applied online92%
In Person2%
Employee Referral2%
Difficulty
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  1. Store Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United Kingdom
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Interview took place in local B&Q store, with store manager and company representative. They were friendly and the interview itself was comfortable and mutually beneficial. The questions were relaxed and it was not as stressful as some interviews I have had.
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Company Updates

September 16, 2021
Last week, on behalf of B&Q, our People Director Andy Moat proudly accepted our Silver award as part of the MOD's Employer Recognition Scheme. The ceremony was attended by local employers, serving members of the armed forces and local Reservists, and held on HMS King Alfred in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Andy shared his thoughts about the event: "It was really quite humbling to receive this award, meet the serving members of our forces and reservists, listen to their experiences and hear how much the Armed Forces Covenant means to them. At B&Q we’re launching our new Armed Forces Colleague Network soon, so we’re excited to start doing more to support our forces communities and colleagues.” Huge thanks to all our B&Q armed-forces veterans, Reservists, Cadet Forces Adult Volunteers, and forces families. We couldn't have achieved this without you! Find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant and Employer Recognition Scheme https://lnkd.in/d2RXu_4 #SilverERS21
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September 16, 2021
A huge congratulations to our colleague Luke as he starts his new adventure studying abroad in France, whilst transferring to our Castorama store to continue working under the Kingfisher banner. Luke started at B&Q in our Belfast store in 2019 and transferred to our Liverpool store shortly after to start University. Luke said: “At University I study French and Spanish, and this year is my placement where I spend half the year working in France. I spoke to my team at B&Q about the potential of working abroad whilst staying within Kingfisher and then reached out to the relevant teams within HR to point me in the right direction. Thankfully after my interview, I was offered the job at Castorama in Lyon! I can’t thank everyone who supported me through this process enough. I could be here all day mentioning names, but I want to say a special thank you to Andy Moat, Russell Parsons, and of course Caroline Cooper.” We're so excited to see where this journey takes you, Luke! 🌟 #TogetherWeCan
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B&Q Awards & Accolades

  • Silver AwardArmed Forces Covenant2021
  • Bronze AwardUK Ministry of Defence2020

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