Jewson Reviews

Updated Sep 10, 2021

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3.0
38%
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Jewson Managing Director Mark Rayfield
Mark Rayfield
88 Ratings
Pros
  • "Salary paid on time, half decent discount that’s about it(in 13 reviews)

  • "Job security as long as you don't rock the boat too much or cross the Branch Manager(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The only con I can think of is the long hours you work each day(in 10 reviews)

  • "Support functions, bureaucracy, work life balance, control(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Fantastic company

      Jul 5, 2021 - Sales Advisor in East Dereham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Regular pay, friendly staff, opportunities to move up

      Cons

      Fast paced. Other than that there's really no cons, thoroughly enjoy my position as Di sll the other staff I work with

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      On your own alot

      Sep 10, 2021 - Tool Hire Assistant in Letchworth, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You can get a lot of qualifications through the job so long as you remain in employment long enough to pay them off.

      Cons

      Tool hire is its own department and only the tool hire staff themselves know anything about it. You can simply go to your manager for a query because they know nothing about the department unless they were previously in that position.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Ok

      Sep 8, 2021 - Branch Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stable job in a large multi national company

      Cons

      Long hours Little support No actually managing, just an overpaid sales person

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Average

      Aug 17, 2021 - Assistant Brand Manager (ABM) in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Paid on time, Good banter, Lots of new opportunities due to size of jewson and wider Saint gobain

      Cons

      Really bad work / life balance - long hours sometimes 55 hour weeks Having to cover many other job titles if positions are vacant Not much recognition if doing really well under pressure but everything is noticed once something goes wrong.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Okay company

      Aug 31, 2021 - Branch Manager - Designate in Yeovil, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Meet some great people and customers

      Cons

      Too many chiefs, mafia like upper management

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Standard

      Aug 16, 2021 - Yard Supervisor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay for the work you do.

      Cons

      No scope for development. Hard work is not acknowledged - if they see that you are good at your role they will keep you there as it makes it easier for them.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      A frustrating experience.

      Aug 29, 2021 - Branch Manager in Oxford, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company car Autonomy to make decisions Rewarding customer relationships

      Cons

      Poor Senior Leadership Under invested branches Huge staffing challenges

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Average at best

      Aug 11, 2021 - Store Supervisor in Letchworth, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Regular shifts and consistent hours

      Cons

      - Lack of progression opportunities - Lack of support or care from senior management - Often taken advantage of if you have a variety of skills

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Poor middle management

      Aug 24, 2021 - Branch Manager in Reading, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Structured hours, job benefits. Customers are great.

      Cons

      Depending on your business unit director your job can be made very hard. Power hungry and over promoted individuals all a part of jewson trying to save money, the company is shrinking and trying to stay afloat.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Deadman shoes place

      Jul 30, 2021 - LGV Driver 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pays a fairish wage, safety OK, not very busy, provides training (one of the few).

      Cons

      No possibility of advancement ever. Managers are there for life and are paid too much. Stupid division of 'manual workers' - who do the real work - and staff in the office who do next to nothing. All and any promotions go to office staff. Should rotate office and yard/driving jobs as all require same level of intelligence.

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