Working at Ridgeons | Glassdoor.co.uk

Ridgeons Overview

Cambridge, East of England, England
501 to 1000 employees
1911
Company - Private
Wholesale
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Travis Perkins, Jewson
Our story began in 1911 when Cyril Ridgeon, our founder, began selling timber from the backroom of his home in Cambridge. Since then the business has grown and we’re now in over 40 locations across East Anglia.

The Ridgeon Group comprises 5 brands ... Read more

Mission: Everyone at Ridgeons shares the same aim: to support our customer's businesses in any way we can, helping them to be on site for longer, land more projects on time and on budget, through excellent product quality and availability, accompanied by helpful ... Read more

Ridgeons Reviews

4.8
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Ridgeons CEO Ian Northen
Ian Northen
46 Ratings
  • "Finally, a place where I am trusted to make a difference."

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

    I have been working at Ridgeons full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a family business, with a forward-thinking approach. I feel like I am respected, trusted and I am given the opportunity to do what I am paid for and any ideas I have are taken on board. Everyone, from the top down to the newest person through the door is treated like they matter and like they have something to bring to the table.

    Cons

    As with all businesses, some team members are fully committed and others are not. This can lead to some frustrations but this is the same in other companies too.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to people on all levels. Look after those who deserve it and encourage/ coach those who are less committed.

See All 52 Reviews

Ridgeons Photos

Ridgeons photo of: Supporting DIY SOS
Ridgeons photo of: Fun at our Saffron Walden Showroom
Ridgeons photo of: Our new Saffron Walden Branch Opening
Ridgeons photo of: Our Royston Team helping with Recruitment
Ridgeons photo of: PlumbStock winning a Marketing award for their brand
Ridgeons photo of: Peterborough's 10th Birthday with special guests from Peterborough FC!
See All PhotosSee All

Ridgeons Interviews

Experience

Experience
100%
0%
0%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
100%

Difficulty

4.0
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1.  

    Apprentice Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Ridgeons (Cambridge, East of England, England) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I had a first interview with the college, then had two interviews at Ridgeons. They asked me lots of questions but it was a friendly and fun experience. Having not done this before they made me feel at ease and told me lots about the company too and what the role would involve.

    Interview Questions

See All 1 Interviews

Ridgeons Awards & Accolades

  • Investors in People Gold, Investors in People, 2015
  • Investors in People Bronze Award, Investors in People, 1998

Work at Ridgeons? Share Your Experiences

Ridgeons
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or