Maplin Electronics Employee Reviews about "minimum wage"

Updated Sep 27, 2020

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Maplin Electronics CEO Oliver Meakin
Oliver Meakin
89 Ratings
Pros
  • "Generous staff discount 25% sad they have gone(in 25 reviews)

  • "Work with great people sometimes(in 15 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Paid minimum wage for hard work(in 42 reviews)

  • "Head office don't know what they are doing(in 16 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great company to work for.

      Mar 3, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very relaxed environment. Good training. flexible with university.

      Cons

      Only minimum wage and bonus is hard to achieve.

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Boring job

      Sep 27, 2020 - Warehouse Worker in Teesside County Borough, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      not many at all to be honest

      Cons

      boring job, no benefits, minimum wage, not support poor management

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Not a good place to work

      Aug 13, 2019 - Sales Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Being around tech was nice

      Cons

      Not a good work life balance Poorly ran, constantly shoving targets down your throat Minimum wage (would probably pay you less if they could)

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

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      Nov 7, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Small group of staff, get to know each other

      Cons

      Minimum wage , no training provided to be an electronics specialist

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Would not recommend

      Nov 20, 2018 - Sales Assistant in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun Environment if you are a tech nerd Easy work most of the time

      Cons

      Terrible Managers, bad communication Bad hours, 8-hour shifts with no breaks Lots of lifting, not given any breaks Terribly organized which shows when it gets busy Bad pay, minimum wage for work required Went bust, products too expensive

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Was a good place to work

      Jul 26, 2018 - Part-time Sales Advisor in Crawley, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly staff and good friends Good staff discount

      Cons

      Paid minimum wage for hard work Closed down

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Sales advisor

      Apr 24, 2018 - Sales Advisor in Hounslow, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Co-workers are great people maplin is like a big family

      Cons

      Poor hours, minimum wage, not alot of room for improvement or development

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Angry review after 1.5 years of working.

      Apr 2, 2018 - Sales Assistant in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -You have to pay your bills. -Colleagues are friendly.

      Cons

      -Overpriced. -Staff prices are what retail prices should be. (Once I had to buy a network card in the next door company, because the staff price on identical product was higher than the next door retail price.) -Constant corporate values, in which nobody has an interest. Even managers understand that, but they also being pressed. -Products shall be protected by you! Personally! (You shall never risk your life with thugs! That's what they say. Also middle managers starting mental harassment if you don't do that.) My advice: risking your life is not worth minimum wage. -Treat people like idiots, expecting at the same time of excellent engineering skills and knowledge. (Offered generous 15GBP in-store voucher for creating big profit on dead day. Expected profit was 3 times higher than average.) -Setting up unachievable targets. Then being grumpy for not achieving them. -Rather hiring a nice pair of breasts to the head office, than taking own people with knowledge.

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Some good, some bad opinions...

      Nov 13, 2017 - Sales Advisor in Coventry, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Staff are friendly and overall experience is a great place to work - Been thoughally updated on new products coming into stores and online. - Staff discount is reasonable but not on all products - Team Work and cooperation/communication is great. - Finance and installs are a huge step forward in the business - Staff exclusive discounts from big name brands is a bigee!! - Using boost, fuse and the new RotaGeek is outstanding!

      Cons

      - Pay rates aren’t the best for minimum wage - Now paused hiring more staff and stopped overtime also and it’s coming towards Christmas?! - Bonuses shouldn’t rely on the stores performance, it should rely on your own figures! Individual sales history etc - Some Staff get treated diffently when working, it needs to change.

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Eventful

      Nov 26, 2017 - Assistant Manager in Birmingham, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free tops and jackets. Free coffee tea . Staff get along well mostly Quite good discount. Can wear jeans and trainers.

      Cons

      Wages are terrible, expect you to be a technical expert for very bad wages. Minimum wage no pay rises. No chance of promotion and part timers treated the worse given the worst shifts like they dont matter. Hard to get holidays as very short staffed so only one person off at a time. Have to clean toilets etc as no cleaner employed. No future prospects in reality.

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