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Screwfix Reviews

Updated 11 December 2018
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Pros
  • "work life balance, lot's of changes for the better" (in 28 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours, you really get out what you put in" (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can't work overtime to get more money if you're full time" (in 12 reviews)

  • "The work/life balance has been lost as the hours have gotten longer" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Progression"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Great company to work for, whatever your skills"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Before working in the job I'm in now, I was in the call centre. I didn't know how I wanted to progress, all I know is I wanted to. I was managed in the right way so I am now in a job which I love!

    Cons

    The only negative comment I have is I don't think the pay is great in comparison to other companies

  3. "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Screwfix part-time

    Pros

    Fantastic team to work with and good variety of tasks to carry out

    Cons

    They have an opportunity to increases staff confidence in selling products through increasing its available product training


  4. "Positive place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Screwfix full-time

    Pros

    I am new to Screwfix Head Office, in my fourth week. I couldn't be more positive about my start here, I have been made to feel extremely welcome and comfortable. There have been a good number of induction talks and a lot of useful information given to me which has been gratefully received. I have never worked in such a positive place, everyone seems really pleased to be here. I am very happy in my new job and starting to feel settled in. I am really excited about my future with Screwfix.

    Cons

    Nothing so far to comment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  5. "Sales Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Amersham, England
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Amersham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good people to work with, good amount of holiday, flexible working hours, 7.5 hours long shifts are the norm. Can do longer or shorter.

    This is a job that can work around school.

    Cons

    Not many. sometime the shifts need to vary a bit more, not everyone wants to do lates all the time

    Advice to Management

    More recognition for the effort that staff put into, remember the good they have done for you before doing ROC's


  6. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Screwfix part-time

    Pros

    Great people, good experience and product knowledge

    Cons

    Hours can vary no set contract

    Screwfix Response

    22 Nov 2018 – Talent Director

    Thank you for your feedback. Great to hear you've had a good experience. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the hours


  7. "Decent place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Service Assistant
    Current Employee - Service Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, all shifts are done at least 4 weeks in advance so you can plan around or change shifts if necessary. Good for students. 20% off at Screwfix and 20% off at B&Q after 3 months employment.

    Cons

    Questionable management, some supervisors get very big headed when promoted and tend to act as such.

  8. "Ok place to work"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good technology, good people, great team

    Cons

    Terrible pay, lack of process in certain areas, lack of quality

    Advice to Management

    You got to spend to keep high skilled technical people around who can do the right job


  9. "Fantastic company to work"

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

    I have been working at Screwfix full-time

    Pros

    - Most friendly work force you will ever meet, everyone is friendly and prepared to help you with anything
    - Work/life balance is spot on with flexible hours
    - You'll meet people across many area's of the business

    Cons

    - If you are wanting to climb up the ladder you will find progress is slow as their is a lack of opportunities in certain departments
    - There is a lack of development opportunities for you to expand your portfolio when trying to get promotions as you are very busy doing the day job


  10. "Really nice company to work with, never had any problems whilst there"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training, and flexibility on hours

    Cons

    Can't work overtime to get more money if you're full time