Dobbies Reviews

Updated Dec 1, 2021

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2.7
37%
Recommend to a Friend
51%
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Dobbies CEO  Graham Jenkins  (no image)
Graham Jenkins
40 Ratings
Pros
  • "Staff that you work with are the only positives in this company along with the staff discount(in 17 reviews)

  • "Fun to work for, friendly staff(in 4 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Cheap quality and no investment in staffing, expecting too much for minimum wage(in 10 reviews)

  • "Stupidly long hours for no thanks(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great staff and managers

      Nov 6, 2021 - Horticulture Customer Advisor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Brilliant and hard working staff and managers

      Cons

      Minimum wage pay and no full time hour contracts (37.5+)

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great Staff

      Dec 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Staff are great. Products are nice.

      Cons

      Company is not staff centred.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Mostly positive but understaffed

      Nov 27, 2021 - Sales Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good range of colleagues, friendly atmosphere

      Cons

      Covid meant redundancy, left the store extremely understaffed for a long period of time

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Bad management

      Nov 16, 2021 - Horticulture Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice staff and good environment

      Cons

      Bad upper management, poor plant buying

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good

      Nov 23, 2021 - Till Operative in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good management and nice people

      Cons

      Long hours and not flexible

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Okay

      Nov 8, 2021 - Sales in Gateshead, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Staff are friendly Always something to do Breaks/Holidays are paid

      Cons

      Random and last-minute shifts Bad pay Long hours (eg. 8 hours with 30 minute break) Rude and impatient customers

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Life in the foodhall

      Oct 30, 2021 - Customer Service Assistant Convenience in Derby, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team of hard working people

      Cons

      There are no cons for me

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Working in the Restaurant

      Oct 26, 2021 - Customer Advisor in Carshalton, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly coworkers and reasonable managers

      Cons

      Usually understaffed, often covering for absentees or poor rotas.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Ok for short term

      Nov 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some good people, nice office

      Cons

      Lots of unpaid overtime needed to do the basics of the job, high turnover which you're expected to pick up the work for

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Avoid

      Nov 19, 2021 - Retail Assistant- Sales Floor in Telford, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some lovely staff not many though no time and a half just flat rate pay

      Cons

      Management don't listen to issues or complaints dangerous environment to work in rules broken even breaking the law at times

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