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Currys PC World Reviews

Updated 9 January 2019
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Pros
  • "You get 10 % discount on everything" (in 39 reviews)

  • "Great people and generally a great company" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lots of targets to hit/maintain" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Sales targets can be a bit rigid but no real downsides if you don't meet them" (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Overall an excellent experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales, Merchandiser and Customer Service in Hove, England
    Former Employee - Sales, Merchandiser and Customer Service in Hove, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Currys PC World part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Awesome place to work if you like tech! Great people and generally a great company

    Cons

    Some staff lack important knowledge, seems that you get promoted based solely on who you befriend and not your performance, experience or personality.

    Advice to Management

    Incentivise training to improve staff knowledge. Be more aware of who is being given management roles, some of them are awful


  2. "Currys Sale Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Currys PC World part-time

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with, fair hours given, full training given

    Cons

    High sales targets, constantly under pressure to up-sell, sometimes on products that are not worth it.

  3. "Temporary store support colleague review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Currys PC World part-time

    Pros

    Good if you like technology

    Cons

    Just a worker, too many employees to be noticed


  4. "One of the best places to work."

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    Current Employee - Delivery Customer Service Advisor in Sheffield, England
    Current Employee - Delivery Customer Service Advisor in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Currys PC World full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Progression achievable. Salary is great. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Hours can be too much in peak

    Advice to Management

    Can be more polite over peak


  5. "Poor Business"

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    Former Employee - Work Experience
    Former Employee - Work Experience
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Currys PC World (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's okay, I guess ....

    Cons

    Poor management and employee knowledge, practically begs customers to buy, should be illegal.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to 2010's when your business was good


  6. "Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Currys PC World part-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, target selling and amazing

    Cons

    Facing up every day when store closing


  7. "a lot of effort for little pay"

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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Currys PC World part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    bonus scheme - very little but the best thing about this place

    Cons

    too much pressure to sell customers things they just don't need. I've been told by employees to lie to customers and tell them they NEED to pay for particular products on their new laptops. Targets are rigid and you constantly feel as though you're running after praise but never get it. Customers have lost an incredible amount of trust in the company yet nothing is being done about it.

    Advice to Management

    take a look at apple's framework and follow suit.

  8. "Good work as a student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Currys PC World part-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to interact with customers
    A lot of freedom as long as you're doing your job

    Cons

    Less interest taken in part-time/temporary workers by managers


  9. "Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Currys PC World part-time

    Pros

    Good money for under 18s, good commission

    Cons

    Was pushed to work a lot of hours, pressure to meet targets


  10. "Good company but poor work life balance."

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Currys PC World full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of development opportunities. They make sure you have all the tools required to excel. The management team make a real difference and there is a sense of fun to your working day.

    Cons

    Sometimes the pressure to hit targets and KPIs can make for a stressful experience. The work/life balance needs addressing. This is trail so weekend and peak trading are expected but working every weekend and not having any time with my family over the Christmas period ultimately led me to leave this company.

    Advice to Management

    Think about the welfare of your employees. Better work/ life balance leads to happier and more productive employees.