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Currys PC World Reviews

Updated 19 March 2019
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Pros
  • "You get 10 % discount on everything" (in 40 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. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Currys PC World full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work , good hours, get to meet nice people

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times, a lot of targets which can be hard to achieve


  2. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Currys PC World part-time

    Pros

    Fun and lots to learn. Busy atmosphere

    Cons

    High pressured and Management can be quite pushy

  3. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Leicester, England
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Leicester, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Currys PC World full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, exciting products to sell, invest in the individual, great benefits, staff discount

    Cons

    Shop floor politics, little career progression


  4. "Salesman - The Dark Side"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Currys PC World part-time

    Pros

    - Great opportunities to work on communication skills with customers
    - Improve sales techniques

    Cons

    - Reaching specific sale targets at the cost of overall customer satisfaction
    - Having to make the decision between customer liking you and your manager liking you
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  5. "Currys Pc World"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Currys PC World part-time

    Pros

    Good team members
    Great training programs
    Good working flexibility

    Cons

    Too many KPI’s
    Management didn’t always help to get the best out of you


  6. "If you value yourself dont bother"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If your under 25 ifs a decent wage

    Cons

    Hours, no chance to progress, if over 21 wage isnt worth the hassle

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage and learn people skills


  7. "It's a very good experience but never a long term job."

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Cardiff, Wales
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Currys PC World full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The number one pro for working for Currys is the team you working with is always great with great personalities, some I'm friend with to this day. It's a very good experience for a first or second job but not for long term because it's not a rewarding job. It's a great job because of how much you need to learn, also because this is a target driven environment which will be very useful to mention in future job interview when you eventually move on.
    Overall it was great experience for me personally because I had the pleasure to work and learn many technology products and 10% discount isn't the best but you get 30% discount on phone contracts from Carephone Wearhouse.
    In conclusion if you someone who's interested about technology products this is just the role for you because Curry's is the leader in this field nation wide also if you looking to be challenged and working towards targets.
    Something I must mention though is you will have to learn about your department so expect to learn and put effort not just turn up with no motivation to learn.

    Cons

    The main reason people rate Currys down is the target system in which many of the targets are unrealistic and in some situation it really is about targets more than the customers need.
    It depends from store to store and different managers approach targets differently. I rarely seen anyone in the store hit all targets so you wouldn't necessarily get sacked for not hitting targets but most people quit because if you hit the targets or not you still get paid the same also you're asked to go to your manager every sale to discuss the sale all this while the currys waiting and in his mind he's wondering all I came for here is a TV, I don't need a 60£ cable and 100£ TV mount as well as other products that I Will never use like Picture Perfect. which brings me to the point of their failed commission system which really does need revising because it doesn't work. If I hit all my targets and my colleague does not hit any targets I should not be paid the same, it's common sense. And this lead to some team members having the attitude of why should I put extra work and stress to hit all my targets where I will still get paid the same If I don't put any effort.

    Advice to Management

    You need to ask yourself why people are quitting all the time. Surely there must be a reason. Also fix the commission system as well as more realistic and achievable targets. Some manages need to step back a little and give room for creativity for sales people and offer help in more constructive way. Having the manager around the corner pretending he's doing something while listening to salesman conversations with customers is really disrespectful and it make me feel disgusted and not trusted.

  8. "Sales Colleague"

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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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great interaction with customers, friendly team and good atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Retail position so working weekends and bank holidays. You know what you’re signing up for.


  9. "Good job environment"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Coventry, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Coventry, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced learning environment, good ranged of products so a nice learning experience

    Cons

    some places are too insistent on selling the insurance package


  10. "mediocre, stop gap job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    face to face with customers, ( will help increase skills in confidence and your people persons skills)

    Cons

    expect you to sell add ons for equipment even if they did not need it.
    the wage is low
    no progression
    stop gap job