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B&M Retail Reviews

Updated Nov 10, 2019

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2.9
39%
Recommend to a Friend
67%
Approve of CEO
B&M Retail CEO Simon Arora (no image)
Simon Arora
203 Ratings
Pros
  • "10% discount for staff which isn't too bad if your on a low budget(in 60 reviews)

  • "i want to be part of B&M team to enhance my professional skills(in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • "Minimum wage is not a great rate(in 50 reviews)

  • "No downsides to working for B&M(in 25 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service/Sales Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&M Retail part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very freindly staff and management

    Cons

    Hours are not that great

    B&M Retail2019-09-05
  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Lisburn, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at B&M Retail part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good team work, feel valued

    Cons

    Working in the heat during summer months as there is no aircon

    B&M Retail2019-11-10
  3. "Okay but not worth the 'extra'"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at B&M Retail part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment, opportunities to progress internally, always willing to be flexible.

    Cons

    Only 30p and hour more for a significant amount of extra work and responsibility. Similar companies offer a better incentive to take on such a role. Frequently put supervisors on shifts starting only half an hour before opening, knowing full well that to be ready for opening following company guidelines, would take longer. As a result many supervisors would start work early, unpaid.

    B&M Retail2019-11-07
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - General Assistant in Brighouse, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&M Retail part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work, lovely staff lovely management.

    Cons

    There are no cons to comment

    B&M Retail2019-10-30
  5. "Customer service, admin"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at B&M Retail full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours Good team building skills

    Cons

    Don’t always get a break

    B&M Retail2019-10-24
  6. "Decent tbh"

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    Former Employee - Stock in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at B&M Retail part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good team, fun, enjoyable, relaxed, lots of breaks

    Cons

    Low pay, overwork, unorganised, no progression, different

    B&M Retail2019-09-18
  7. "Poor wages"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at B&M Retail full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Always busy . Great opportunities to help deal with new customers every day . Decent discount . Great job security

    Cons

    Very poor wages compared to workload and rest of the sector . Low staffing but high workloads expected my senior visiting managers

    B&M Retail2019-09-11
  8. "fair company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Billingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at B&M Retail part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    plenty of hours, good team to work with, flexible hours

    Cons

    in January your hours go down for a few weeks with buisness being slow

    B&M Retail2019-09-09
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Don't care about mental health"

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    Former Employee - General Assistant in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at B&M Retail full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The other GAs were awesome to work with

    Cons

    They did not take my mental health issues seriously.

    Advice to Management

    None. They wouldn't listen to it anyway.

    B&M Retail2019-10-11
  10. "Good people"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&M Retail part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people and money on time

    Cons

    None. All good no problem

    B&M Retail2019-09-05
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