Howdens Joinery Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 12 May 2020

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  • "Fair bonus scheme, with real potential to earn great bonuses if targets are met(in 13 reviews)

  • "The people at Howdens are fantastic(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Truro, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Howdens Joinery full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good company, plenty of movement

    Cons

    Stressful atmosphere, considerably long hours

  2. Helpful (1)

    "I’ve never seen bullying like it"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Howdens Joinery full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There aren’t any good points as the bullying outweighs everything.

    Cons

    Bullying from top to bottom. The most corrupt and bullying HR Dept I’ve ever come across. Most managers from senior level upwards are nervous wrecks who are not allowed to make decisions. I watched them sack people whose face didn’t fit or they dared speak up against an injustice or a faulty product. Some dept worked very long hours for no additional pay or overtime, and if they asked for time off they were bullied even more and told they were lazy and not a team player. The bullying culture is horrific.

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  3. "Fantastic company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Kitchen Design & Sales in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Howdens Joinery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Teamwork ethic and support Pay Allowed to be creative in your designs

    Cons

    Long hours October Sales Career progression

  4. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Depot Manager 

    I have been working at Howdens Joinery full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Rewarding, enjoyable, fun, development, successful

    Cons

    long hours, never able to switch off

  5. "Sales"

    4.0
     

    I have been working at Howdens Joinery

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Long hours nothing else really

  6. "Cool"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker 

    I have been working at Howdens Joinery part-time

    Pros

    Nice people, fun work, hard work

    Cons

    Long hours, struggle settling in

  7. "Good company - lack of support at times."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Kitchen Designer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Howdens Joinery full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay - lots of social events with company. If you’re liked and you do well you can go further.

    Cons

    Long hours - always want more but that’s to be expected in sales. Dependant on depot it can be very clicky

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  8. "Warehouse man"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Croydon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Howdens Joinery full-time

    Pros

    Aqurat pay day wich is good plus etc.

    Cons

    Long hours could be 40 Monday to Friday :)

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  9. "kitchen designer"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - KITCHEN DESIGNER/ASSISTANT MANAGER in Chorley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Howdens Joinery full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good salary, excellent bonus and incentives

    Cons

    sometimes long hours in October and Stocktake Too much pressure on sales

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "warehouseman"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Storesman in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Howdens Joinery full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good too work for, good salary and bonus, sociable team and holidays paid

    Cons

    long hours during sale period

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