JD Williams Reviews

Updated 10 Apr 2021

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2.5
41%
Recommend to a Friend
34%
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JD Williams CEO Angela Spindler
Angela Spindler
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "was a great place to work and people were fantastic, loved it(in 4 reviews)

  • "Great people , great facilities good fun(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "New CEO and management team completely out of their depth and destroying what was once a great company(in 3 reviews)

  • "hours managers(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "JD Williams"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Team Manager in Manchester, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JD Williams full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Team, Excellent Support, Succession Planning and development was A-class, Great employee benefits. Forward Thinking company.

    Cons

    None as JD Williams employer

  2. "Graduate job"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Administrative Assistant in Manchester, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JD Williams full-time

    Pros

    Nice team of people, friendly environment and potential for EOY bonus'.

    Cons

    Minimal training which was difficult to learn over teams, very low pay and work hours can massively exceed contracted hours.


  3. "need alot of changes that are pro agents and not just cutomer"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inbound Sales Advisor in Manchester, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at JD Williams full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    location easy to get to via trains, metro or bus

    Cons

    wages not the same when compared to other call centre, management culture is toxic, higher management culture is even more toxic and only care about targets and there own commission

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  4. "Bullying appalling leadership"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Manchester, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at JD Williams full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Some great people at advisor level

    Cons

    Bullying senior management don’t care about people

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  5. "Avoid"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Manchester, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JD Williams full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None, it was a nightmare

    Cons

    Avoid at all costs it's not worth it

  6. "Designer"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Manchester, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JD Williams full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People location opportunity to move teams

    Cons

    Long hours no progression no fun

  7. "Hope you have patience."

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Manchester, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JD Williams full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Staff discount. Early finish on Fridays.

    Cons

    Progression is practically non-existent. Expect to wait years until they have a cull before opening up any positions. Even then, promotion is based allegiances, on not talent.

  8. "Jd williams"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Shaw, North West England, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JD Williams full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Shift 6-2 4-12 A lot of time for family and friends

    Cons

    Pay rate can be more good

  9. "Terrible"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Service Product Line Manager in Manchester City Centre, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JD Williams full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None whatsoever terrible place to work

    Cons

    Treated so bad. Constant disciplinary for not reaching unrealistic targets. God forbid any close family member passes away or that's another disciplinary for taking time off.

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  10. "Terrible managment"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Agent in Manchester, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JD Williams full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Discount on goods from a selection of catalogues

    Cons

    No downtime,constant pressure to sell sell sell

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