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Screwfix Reviews

Updated 19 April 2018
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  • No full time contracts available (in 8 reviews)

  • Hiring too many part time people who are either at UNI or got childcare commitments (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great concept, great design"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discount across screwfix and b&q.. excellent career opportunities. Easy to progress if you want it. Remember you only get out of life what you put in.

    Cons

    Every retail business gets harder in today's climates. If a job was easy then it wouldn't be worth getting out of bed. Just look at everything as a challenge and find a way to take on and overcome the challenge. We all have to change and adapt to be successful

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest I people and stores. Keep progression people within as well as externally recruiting for new ideas and ways of working


  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Aston, West Midlands, West Midlands, England
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Aston, West Midlands, West Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Screwfix full-time

    Pros

    none great company to work for

    Cons

    none really good opportunity to progress

  3. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None awful place awful managment

    Cons

    Big click terrible managment ast manager compulsive liar habit of brushing things under the carpet awful area manager shambolick

    Advice to Management

    Sack the lot of upper managment


  4. "Best opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trade Counter Assistant in Darlington, North East England, England
    Current Employee - Trade Counter Assistant in Darlington, North East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Screwfix part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Started with an 8hr contract which is now 24hr with maximum overtime and the best management possible.

    Cons

    Take too long to employ new staff causing current staff to be stressed.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for everything youve done with both life skills and personal info.


  5. "Good Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Trade+ Service Assistant in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Trade+ Service Assistant in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Screwfix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Double Pay on Bank Hols

    28+ Days Holiday

    Flexible Shifts

    Cons

    Not really any cons to me


  6. "Good - I have been working here part time for about 6 months (part time) as a service assistant."

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

    Pros

    Good salary for u18’s
    Laid back atmosphere
    Fun customers (usually!)
    Simple job
    Managers are easy to approach and usually nice/kind

    Cons

    The program used on the tills are slow and basic
    Training is extremely vague and I learned most of the skills needed from other employees.
    Uniform is provided but not comfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Improve programs on computers and make training better for new employees.


  7. "Simple but effective"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Screwfix full-time

    Pros

    A business that keeps it simple whilst delivering great results through its people

    Cons

    Office location restricts development into higher roles

    Advice to Management

    don't loose the people focus, its what makes our business great to work for !!

  8. "Love it!"

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

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

    Pros

    Brilliant culture
    Healthy work/life balance
    Good opportunities
    No hierarchy
    Fun

    Cons

    Pay needs to be more competitive


  9. "Pretty good company to work for overall"

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    Former Employee - Service Assistant in Sheffield, England
    Former Employee - Service Assistant in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Screwfix part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Always on the move so never bored, quite flexible with hours both ways, 20% off in store and at B&Q.

    Cons

    Lazy colleagues not wanting to do their fair share of work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on people who aren't pulling their weight.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Service Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Service Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Service Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Great company
    * Well organised and driven
    * Room for progression (if you play the game)

    Cons

    * Work/life balance revolves around a 4 week rota but can change with 24 hours notice, so not really a 4 week rota
    * Management teams can be terrible (lazy, delegation of their own tasks, letting people get away with murder because they are friends) to the point where you have no idea how they were promoted (play the game) and they let the store fall apart
    * Staff morale can be low at times (management) which makes progress through the week slow (delivery put away, PI checks etc.) which all flows into the following day/week
    * Salary and availability of contracts (hours)

    Advice to Management

    Don't become complacent with your work and behaviour just because you are in a superior role and feel you cant be held responsible.


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