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Screwfix Reviews

Updated 24 June 2018
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Pros
  • "Progression of you want it, good work life balance, less pressure than other retailers" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Loads of opportunities to progress (if you work hard and have the right attitude)" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "I think they lose a lot of good quality service assistants due to not offering full time contracts" (in 9 reviews)

  • "No holiday time in September and some area managers also don't let you have any in November" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Progression"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Screwfix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    In this business you can progress from part time service assistant all the way up to an area manager. There are so many opportunities to learn and grow, along with registered qualifications. It is down to you for how far you want to go. There is a massive development support network to help you all the way with so many new stores opening the expansion is massive.

    Cons

    Change.... this is a word to get used too, but not in a bad way. As we expand and develop we are always looking at new ways of working. Keeping it simple.

    Advice to Management

    This is a role with great family values and a great work life balance. The business really cars about you.


  2. "Mrs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company balance/work life, ok salary with fantastic bonus

    Cons

    Basic salary could be better

    Advice to Management

    Improve salary

  3. "Best place to work"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative working, development opportunities, creative thinking, successful growth, wider opportunities in Kingfisher group, lots of career choices - Trade Counters, Call Centre, Head Office.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much to do in too little time


  4. "Good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Store Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, sometimes work can be harder than expected. A lot of changes, you won't be bored.

    Cons

    Bit low pay for Supervisors, not to many full time contracts to go around. Can't think about anything else.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose Screwfix identity


  5. "Great place to work, come and join us."

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    • Senior Management
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Really great senior team - they are passionate about what we do and why we do what we do.
    Hard work is appreciated and rewarded appropriately.
    There is a real passion for developing talent within the business.

    Cons

    I really cannot think of anything that I would put in this section


  6. "Part Time - Student"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Preston, North West England, England
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Preston, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really flexible hours, really easy to pick up what we need to do. Ive worked in three separate stores and each store has been a pleasure to work for

    Cons

    Pay.. its fair pay for what you do but it really is low. Not much point in going for supervisor either as its only another k or so on top, which for the added responsibility is not worth it.


  7. "Excellent company!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dunfermline, Scotland
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dunfermline, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, chances to progress, great team and great management

    Cons

    Some of the IT equipment can be slow but change is happening

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what we do

  8. "Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Yate, England
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Yate, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All staff are very friendly due to customer service aimed company. All sectors feel like a team, functioning ad a machine.

    Cons

    Never enough staff to reasonably cover contracts I.e if you sign a 15 hours contract expect to be working 30-40 hours.

    Since there are not many staff to service such a large company there's a lot to do, if you can't handle a fast paced job it might not be for you.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff.


  9. "Proud to be part of the Screwfix family"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great 'family feel' culture, great colleagues and teams, an ambitious company that's bucking the retail trend and continuing to expand and perform well. Great progression prospects and opportunities to be involved in lots of exciting projects. A forward thinking company with a clear direction, it's genuinely exciting to be part of the company's journey.

    Cons

    Kingfisher's focus on unification across the group can sometimes feel that the company is no longer free to make decisions which are wholly right for Screwfix. Opportunities and progression prospects can feel subject to location.

    Advice to Management

    Develop digital solutions for Screwfix people that work as well as those developed for customers. The technology used to support the company's vision is fantastic, but sadly the systems used internally don't support us to work as effectively and efficiently as they could.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Bury St Edmunds, England
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Bury St Edmunds, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teams to work with
    Pay is ok
    Feedback is listened to

    Cons

    Hours slowly taken away from us
    More tasks with less hours to use
    Promised payroll wouldn’t be cut

    Advice to Management

    If you promised not to cut hours and payroll, then you need to stand by that promise.
    Sort the IT out, invest in broadband, make the bandwidth larger so that ALL of the systems that we use work properly!


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