B&Q Reviews

Updated 2 Aug 2020

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3.3
63%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
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B&Q CEO Graham Bell (no image)
Graham Bell
121 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay for a student during A-levels(in 77 reviews)

  • "Good benefits 20% staff discount and other online companies(in 64 reviews)

Cons
  • "I worked at b&q for a number of years until I couldn’t take it anymore(in 68 reviews)

  • "Long hours on weekends, inconsistent shift pattern(in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to work part-time"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Checkout in Llanelli, Wales

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

    Pros

    I worked with lovely people and the pay was good for me, they also let me work one day a week during University which was lovely.

    Cons

    Some of the people they had employed there were morally debatable as human beings.

    B&Q Response

    June 16, 2020Employer Brand & Attraction Manager

    Thanks for sharing your views and for recommending B&Q as a nice place to work.

  2. "Good company, lots of politics - face fits"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid well, plenty of staff & managers to cover

    Cons

    Long hours, thankless job, kpi after kpi sometimes not what should be priority


  3. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at B&Q part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Promotions for hard work Fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Long hours And poor shift patterns

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  4. "Great"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telephonist in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at B&Q full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people and atmosphere are great

    Cons

    The customers get what they want when asking for a manager even if they're not right

  5. "Good time all round"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Showroom Customer Advisor in Hull, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Varied work with a good team for decent money

    Cons

    Sometimes felt out of depth on other departments

  6. "Good support for a part time student"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Harrogate, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good pay for a student during A-levels - Opportunity for overtime - Variety work - Ability to specialise e.g mix paint

    Cons

    - High turnover - Generally older staff, might make you go out and put away the trolleys in the rain every time

  7. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at B&Q full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They treat you like a family

    Cons

    There are a lot of employees who get away without doing much hard work

  8. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor B&Q in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at B&Q part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, good hours, good overtime. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Aprons are heavy and hot Not enough staff in to help customers

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  9. "Customer Advisor - Outdoors"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Advisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros I can think of: *Great environment and colleagues *Training *Flexible *Opportunity to advance

    Cons

    *Retail Hours *Low Pay unless reaching higher positions.

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  10. "Poor company too work for"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Showrooms Advisor in Peterborough, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues who are very helpful.

    Cons

    Poor management, think they know everything.

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