Screwfix Reviews

Updated 11 May 2021

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Screwfix CEO John Mewett
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  • "Kingfisher - Does seem like Screwfix make the big decisions anymore but instead the parent company does(in 17 reviews)

  • "It does depend on what store you work in Branch managers and area managers differ massively(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Store Manager in High Wycombe, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance best company

    Cons

    None that I can say

  2. "Good Company, Good Pay, hard to progress from a store level to something field / HO based."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and bonuses if your perform well at ASM / BM level. Good culture and moral Fair level of payroll to actually run your store properly which I've had missing in previous companies. Easy to do, lots to learn and can be physically demanding.

    Cons

    If you want to progress past a BM role even with support from your Area Manager is tough. It's about who you know and not you suitability and skill set. Technology is far behind other companies and needs updating.

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  3. "leaver"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Lord in Gravesend, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    colleague's, management, hours. the job itself is an easy and enjoyable experience especially for those looking for progression .

    Cons

    Overtime can come and go. some aspects can be tedious

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  4. "Ok"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Screwfix in Luton, East of England, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Screwfix full-time

    Pros

    Everythings fine pretty pretty good

    Cons

    It gets a lil bit hectic

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  5. "good part time work, not suggested long term"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Screwfix in Welwyn Garden City, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment and a great place to start working retail in

    Cons

    unnecessary ceilings prevent further promotion

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  6. "A fantastic company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Assistant in Weymouth, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and friendly team environment Flexible hours with plenty of overtime for when you want to work more hours Always plenty to do and keeps you active throughout your shift

    Cons

    Rotas can change from time to time

  7. "Great place to work however there were drawbacks"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Supervisor in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Screwfix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Management team Good opportunities for growth Good customer relationship building opportunities

    Cons

    Some late nights Different rules in different stores Some managers were not suited to bigger stores

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  8. COVID-19

    "Good pay and good people"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in High Wycombe, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very kind and their covid rules are pretty good. There is always something to do. Can progress up the ladder if you are motivated.

    Cons

    There is no loyalty, you can help out and do overtime and get a good rapport with customers and colleagues and managers but if you’re a minute or two late one day you will be called out on that with no leniency whatsoever. Very high expectations for hard working staff and extremely low expectations from the others, needs to be fairer. Can’t just expect the hard workers to be working constantly while another is on their phone in a corner. Systems need updating also

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  9. "Good"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Trade Supervisor in Leicester, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Screwfix full-time

    Pros

    Progression, team morale, customer base

    Cons

    Pay, constant targets, senior management, young workers that don’t care

  10. "Hard work!"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Retail Supervisor in Birmingham, England, England
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Staff discount is 20% in Screwfix and B&Q

    Cons

    Not everyone works hard, can be stressful

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