B&Q Reviews

Updated 1 Mar 2021

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3.5
69%
Recommend to a Friend
78%
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B&Q CEO Graham Bell (no image)
Graham Bell
219 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay for students or adults(in 102 reviews)

  • "Good benefits 20% staff discount and other online companies(in 71 reviews)

Cons
  • "I worked at b&q for a number of years until I couldn’t take it anymore(in 72 reviews)

  • "Long hours and sometimes physical workload - but worth it(in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Great role"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Showrooms CA and Lead Taker in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great money and experience of sales

    Cons

    no more commission offered to CAs

  2. "Good Career Progression"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Design Consultant in Kingston upon Hull, England

    I worked at B&Q part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Colleagues, Pay & Bonuses, Diverse.

    Cons

    Poor Flexible Working Management Roles


  3. ".."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at B&Q part-time

    Pros

    Very good pay and good hours

    Cons

    I don’t know any cons

  4. "Great Company to work for/start your career"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&Q full-time

    Pros

    Offer good progression opportunities and training

    Cons

    Have been slow to change but catching up with the current times

  5. "Lively Working Environment but Horrible Management"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trades Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely place to work, the shifts go by quickly because of great colleagues and customers.

    Cons

    Management team is full of horrible people that aim to make your work life a living hell, they place bets on who they can bully into quiting and start rumours.

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  6. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with where everyone puts in a team effort. Decent pay considering it's a retail environment.

    Cons

    Some days can be tough and require lots of work. You will need solid mental and physical strength to work here.

  7. "Friendly work place"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Advisor in Cannock, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    some unrealistic targets for some colleagues

  8. "Great gap year job"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Showroom Assistant in Salisbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment to work in. Got great experience in working in an office environment as well as in retail. Gave me the opportunity to learn good customer service with the guidance of experienced employees.

    Cons

    not much daylight in the warehouses

  9. "Customer"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Partner in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&Q full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people, varied teams and work. Look after their employees and good culture

    Cons

    Little progression, promotions and career development

  10. "Deputy manager"

    5.0
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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 less than a year

    Pros

    Very good working Experience Great Reward and benefits

    Cons

    NA all positive at B&Q

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