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Dobbies Reviews

Updated 17 Nov 2019

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2.8
35%
Recommend to a Friend
100%
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Dobbies CEO  Graham Jenkins  (no image)
Graham Jenkins
4 Ratings
Pros
  • "Staff that you work with are the only positives in this company along with the staff discount(in 16 reviews)

  • "Good salary, Good work life balance, No late nights(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "The pay is far too low its set at the minimum wage but as a person about to do world challenge it doesn't pay enough to pay for enough(in 9 reviews)

  • "Long hours ,breaks for doing a 9hour shift is half an hour for lunch and a fifteen later on ,that’s if you can get anyone to cover you(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Changed recently and looks promising"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dobbies

    Pros

    Structure stock and higher management

    Cons

    As in every change it will take a few months for everything to settle down

    Advice to Management

    Very good

    Dobbies2019-07-10
  2. "Employees are resigning, lack of employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Huntingdon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dobbies part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Encourages each other to make us excited to work everyday.

    Cons

    Employees are resigning as lack of employees, more work loads it’s because of no replacement for resigned employees.

    Advice to Management

    I hope the management will see it as others getting sick as well.

    Dobbies2019-11-02
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Unrealistic for old wyevale stores"

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    Current Employee - Just A Number 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dobbies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team spirit and good discounts.

    Cons

    Unrealistic tasks for wyevale stores that moved over to dobbies. No staff, no budget for new staff. Expected to take on multiple job roles for minimum wage!

    Advice to Management

    Recognise the staff in the new stores, put budget into new stores and not just the established stores. Next to no training other than elearning is a joke when a new operating system put in place and expected to just know how to use it! PUT ENERGY INTO NEW STORES....not just money for new equipment which is pointless if there aren't enough staff to complete layouts to your standards!

    Dobbies2019-11-10
  4. "I rate my jobs against the bad management here"

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    Former Employee - Shop Floor Assistant in Liverpool, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dobbies part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It smells nice on the shop floor Discount on overpriced gifts come Christmas time Friends say it has improved recently

    Cons

    Management was poor Due to large amounts of theft in the department, they reduced the hours of staff to make up for it. This, of course, increased the amount of theft

    Dobbies2019-11-17
  5. "Wyevale had their issues but Dobbies is like being saved by a savage beast that will destroy you slowly!"

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    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dobbies

    Pros

    Great team to work with that always put 100%. At store level everything is perfect.

    Cons

    From Head Office, Unrealistic targets, unrealistic pay, unrealistic structure, Head Office staff are so slow and getting things resolved with very blunt and rude responses. If you dont hit your unrealistic target you are barked at as if you were 10 years. Your made to feel small from the top that has a knock on effect through to store level. Everything is negative with very little praise from the right people. ... Events put on us with 10 days notice, offers that are put on us with late notice and at the same time getting barked at that we are overspending.

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    Advice to Management

    Get feedback quickly at store level before the damage and issues start happening. Take notice of what this review says so that you can put things right as many stores in the South are unhappy.

    Dobbies2019-11-14
  6. "Poor wage, good colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Customer Service Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dobbies part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues are friendly. Job is relatively easy.

    Cons

    Minimum wage. Mediocre hours. No chance for career progression.

    Dobbies2019-09-18
  7. "Pay"

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Staff in Hinckley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dobbies part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some pleasant colleagues, discount in stores.

    Cons

    Unpleasant employers, hard labouring job with minimum wage and poor hours

    Dobbies2019-09-30
  8. "Good job"

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    Former Employee - Waitress 

    I worked at Dobbies part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Always kept busy and supportive team

    Cons

    Long hours standing on feet, average pay

    Dobbies2019-09-01
  9. "Poorly run"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Stirling, Scotland

    I worked at Dobbies part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of nice people to work with

    Cons

    Bad management, unfriendly customers

    Dobbies2019-07-23
  10. "Great changes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dobbies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Change, Expansion, Pay, Work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of development Training opportunities

    Dobbies2019-07-18
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