Screwfix Reviews

Updated 28 Jun 2020

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4.1
79%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
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Screwfix CEO John Mewett
John Mewett
85 Ratings
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  • "Terrible rota management, always changing managers, 6am starts(in 15 reviews)

  • "Kingfisher - Does seem like Screwfix make the big decisions anymore but instead the parent company does(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Great pay, friendly and helpful management"

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

    I worked at Screwfix part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Motivational workforce, good team spirit, good benefits

    Cons

    Late night working, stressful at weekends

  2. "Great place to be"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Encouraged to be yourself, everyone is friendly from CEO right down to sales assistant. Great benefits and pay. Atmosphere in stores are amazing, especially in the last 3 months. This is because company has thought of staff and their safety Company always coming up with new ideas

    Cons

    Nothing it's only job that I have ever really enjoyed

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  3. "Screwfix Durham"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Associate in Durham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Screwfix part-time

    Pros

    great management opportunity to increase hours and do overtime good balance for students

    Cons

    slightly above minimum wage. no more cons.

  4. "Best company ever"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Christchurch, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Screwfix full-time

    Pros

    Just hands down the best company you could ever wish to work for. Staff a so well looked after.

    Cons

    There isn’t any to give

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  5. "Warehouse Picker"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Stoke-on-Trent, England

    I have been working at Screwfix full-time

    Pros

    Very easy but very monotonous

    Cons

    Not challenging in any way

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Used to be great but lost their way"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in West Bromwich, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great team, reasonable shifts, staff discount

    Cons

    Constantly short staffed, lieu hours worked that you never get back. Pay grade is terrible if you climb up through the ranks, but give external employees better pay. Never enough time to train new employees, so they're thrown in at the deep end. Corporate policies, set you up to fail!

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    Screwfix Response

    June 1, 2020Talent Director

    Thanks for leaving a review. I'm sorry you have had this experience. We train all of our colleagues on Health and Safety and manual handling and would encourage you to speak with your manager if you're experiencing any health related problems due to your job. In regards to training, we take pride in every new starter having adequate training to feel confident to perform their job well, if you would like to discuss this with us further please email us on reviews@screwfix.com Our stores are very busy with high daily footfall, meaning colleagues are likely to be active for most of their shift, we do our best to clearly state this in any pre-joining materials and would again encourage you to speak with your line manager if you feel it is unmanageable. I hope this helps.

  7. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Buyer in Yeovil, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Screwfix full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, flexible working hours, leading hardware retailer

    Cons

    Traditional hierarchy, Resistive to change, Complex processes

    Screwfix Response

    June 1, 2020Talent Director

    Thank you for leaving a review. It's great to hear you enjoy working here and would recommend us as a place to work. If you would like to go into any further detail on anything you have stated, feel free to email us on reviews@screwfix.com

  8. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Website Merchandiser in Yeovil, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Screwfix full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great flexible working hours. Good discount. Great team to work for!

    Cons

    Change doesn't happen fast! Communication between departments can be poor

    Screwfix Response

    June 1, 2020Talent Director

    Thank you for leaving a review. It's great to hear you had a positive experience working here. Good luck with what you are doing now!

  9. "Pay & Equality"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Assistant in Bermondsey, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Screwfix part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay frequently increases. Clear pathway to progress from low-level to managerial positions. Kind and pleasant working environment.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility if you are staff contracted to work weekends. Work can be physically draining, a lot of heavy lifting as it is a lot of building materials that customers require e,g, grout, paint, tools etc. Clear progression to supervisor or assistant manager level, however there is a lot of favouritism that occurs, meaning people who are leadership material can get overlooked.

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    Screwfix Response

    June 1, 2020Talent Director

    It's great to hear you're aware of our progression routes and enjoy the working environment. Prejudice however, is absolutely not something we condone and would take action against. If you would like to provide us with further detail please email us on reviews@screwfix.com and we can look into this further. Prejudice against BAME colleagues (and all colleagues) would be something we take very seriously, we treat everyone on merit and don’t tolerate discrimination of any kind, our progression programmes do have a diverse population but as we don’t collate ethnic backgrounds we don’t have any stats that say % of colleagues being promoted are from X background. With regards to the work being physically strenuous, our stores are very busy with high daily footfall, meaning colleagues are likely to be active for most of their shift, we do our best to clearly state this in any pre-joining materials but we encourage you to speak with your line manager if you feel it is unmanageable. Thank you.

  10. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Screwfix part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good environment, all staff and kind and understanding

    Cons

    Delivery are often very long

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