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Nisbets Overview

Bristol, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1983
Company - Private
Other Retail Shops
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Competitors

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By giving our customers great service and the widest choice of quality products, Nisbets has become Europe's largest supplier of catering equipment, supplying customers in the UK and around the world. Over 2,200 people work for us around the globe, which means ... Read more

Nisbets Reviews

  • "Fantastic company to work for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nisbets full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Inspiring, committed and supportive leadership team

    Opportunity to make a difference every day

    Feeling valued and listened to

    Clear and concise plans to move business forward and keep growing

    Sales orientated with customer service at heart

    Actively improving Health & Safety and staff welfare across the business

    Taking seriously work/life balance and mental health

    Excellent internal communication via dedicated platforms, Spark/The Kitchen, keeping the engagement high

    Cons

    IT system and EPOS system needs an upgrade

    Pricing not synchronised on all channels

    Customer discount policy not always clear

    Advice to Management

    Keep bringing all parts of the company to work together

    Unitise pricing across all channels

    Continue being honest and transparent with business performance and the plans for the future growth

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Nisbets Interviews

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Nisbets in April 2019.

    Interview

    Perhaps the most shambolic process I have ever encountered & certainly the most disrespectful to the candidate. Had a 5 minute phone call with Area Manager & was then invited to interview. Interviewed by 2 field based employees, standard competency questions which all seemed fine & was promised I'd hear within a week. Then it all started to go wrong. I heard nothing, so called multiple times, & sent multiple emails over the next few weeks but was completely ignored by the interviewer. Absolute disgrace. Eventually contacted their HQ to complain about my treatment which elicited a response eventually. I was given a questionable reason as to why I was not successful when the interviewer called. I only received a call as he'd obviously been pushed by HQ following my complaint. This interviewer has no respect for the time & money spent by a candidate & is a disgraceful representation of a 'family' business. If this is how he behaves to prospective employees I'm glad not to be working in the business

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Nisbets Awards & Accolades

  • London Stock Exchange 1000 Companies To Inspire Britain, London Stock Exchange Group, 2016
  • The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250, The Sunday Times (UK), 2015
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