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Musgrave Group Reviews

Updated 4 December 2018
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Pros
  • "Good staff good management work environment" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Very busy environment, good salary, great people to work with" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Greatly good opportunity for young guys and not well experienced people to get good start in health working environment" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Challenging but exciting times ahead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harefield, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harefield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team work ethic and always kept in the loop by management.

    Cons

    Not many employee "added benefits"


  2. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Musgrave Group full-time

    Pros

    People, really good team and pull together

    Cons

    workload can be extremely challenging and senior staff ask alot

  3. "Sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Musgrave Group part-time

    Pros

    Easy job, suits student life

    Cons

    Minimum wage without ability for promotion


  4. "Strong values but high pressure"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Buyer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Graduate Buyer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Musgrave Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Values, Irish company, nice people, good experience

    Cons

    No work life balance, stressful, no training, very old fashioned

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees and increase employee count to ease pressure


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible company, vile people"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Manager in Cardiff, Wales
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Manager in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Musgrave Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None, could wait to leave.

    Cons

    not pleasant people to work for and with. No work life balance, expect 6 12 hour days a week for under average salaries.


  6. "Tough Time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Musgrave Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good work life balance if you choose

    Cons

    un-organised and no clear leadership

    Advice to Management

    Take care o your employees and address issues


  7. "No future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Musgrave Group full-time

    Pros

    Stable and offers flexible working times.

    Cons

    No pay increases not even inflationary increases. Increase workload with no incentives. No career progression. Lacks a team working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Be less greedy.

  8. "Good company, great people and culture, but going through a tough time at the moment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harefield, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harefield, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Musgrave Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people - great culture. Colleagues always willing to help and support one another. Great when times are challenging!

    Cons

    The challenging market means that everyone is working under pressure and very hard all of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Look after the knowledge you have


  9. "Have worked for better companies"

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    Current Employee - N/A in London, England
    Current Employee - N/A in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Musgrave Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hard to think of too many, but like most places the people are great and very hard working. Strong emphasis on local community.

    Cons

    Tough market to be in. Low margin business means very few perks. Long hours for senior staff, but very little real empowerment. Relentless pace.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more!


  10. "Company direction lost - satnav required"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harefield, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harefield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Musgrave Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent fast paced working environment perfect for self motivated development among a generally youthful workforce that has superb peer to peer engagement. Accessible senior management operate a generally informal managerial style.
    Great location - easy access to M25/M40/A40, pleasant although somewhat sterile office environment (new management initiative) slightly lacking in personality, convenient parking available

    Cons

    Lack of continuous effective UK leadership combined with ineffective transfer and execution of policies originating in the Irish market to the UK market have spectacularly failed the short term UK operation of this previously successful collection of brands. Fortunately the parent company is a long term player and will in time turn the UK operation around. Unfortunately this will be done at the expense of employee engagement not to mention the experience and expertise of the workforce who for the most part respond stoically to the regular company restructures, unsociable working hours, general lack of philanthropic duty of care to employees, lack of fiscal incentives or rewards, general negative response to industry recognised training and limited career development opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Share the future plans of the business with the workforce and increase employee engagement through an inclusive decision making process at all levels.
    Improve employee engagement by ceasing to make employees responsible for it.
    Re-define the company values incorporating input from the workforce to ensure that they are livable and effective motivational tools
    Introduce a mandatory induction process that incorporates time in all retail and head office environments both in the UK and Ireland
    Re-build L&D offering - internally & externally - incorporate strategies for improving teamwork, achieving work/life balance as well as cross-divisional communication and co-operation.
    Define career development/progression paths and increase promotion from within.
    Invest in a real rewards program for employee excellence - SMART merit based bonus structure, flexible working hours, flexible annual leave, personal goal development & sponsorship opportunities.
    Canvas the workforce and retail estate for customer experience in creating in-store promotional activity
    Seek end user experience and expertise prior to installing new systems and processes