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Screwfix Reviews

Updated 14 April 2019
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Pros
  • "Work life balance is fantastic for a retail job" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Really flexible hours, really easy to pick up what we need to do" (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can't work overtime to get more money if you're full time" (in 14 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 (5)

    "Progression"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Screwfix Sales Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Kenley, London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Kenley, London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Overall good quality of work and benefits. Very flexible

    Cons

    Systems were a con, however these are being updated

  3. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Kenley, London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Kenley, London, England

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

    Pros

    Great and helpful management team.
    95% of customers are super friendly.
    Relatively flexible which is good if you are a student.
    High health and safety standards.

    Cons

    In every branch you would encounter at least one lazy colleague which affects amount of work you will have to do as a consequence.
    Lack of recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Dear managers,
    If you recognise those employees that put their effort it will then encourage lazy ones to put more effort too


  4. "Screwfix is a great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trade Sales Manager in Bishop Auckland, England
    Current Employee - Trade Sales Manager in Bishop Auckland, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the company instils a great culture which makes it a fantastic place to work. There is great support network from colleagues and managers alike. Encouragement and training for progression, with a great pension.

    Cons

    Salary based so can't top up pay with overtime

    Advice to Management

    Trade up program with qualifications and apprenticeships schemes


  5. "Best employer I’ve worked for!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Assistant in Wincanton, England
    Current Employee - Service Assistant in Wincanton, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Friendly place to work. Allow me to be flexible around my children. Completely understanding and accommodating with my disability. Decent pay and benefits, good pension rates. Never without a cuppa!

    Cons

    Can be intense during busy periods, but worth it a hundred percent!


  6. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Elgin, Scotland
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Elgin, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture and flexibility

    Cons

    Bonuses are starting to slip


  7. "extremely flexible and management are always happy to help out were they can"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Assistant in Liverpool, England
    Current Employee - Service Assistant in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work/life balance
    flexibility
    customers aren't as bad as other retailers I have worked for
    management always pitch in

    Cons

    not enough over time hours for part timers

    Advice to Management

    increase the number of hours available to staff

  8. "warehouse worker"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Stafford, England
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Stafford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    canteen on premises , flexible hour work

    Cons

    no carrer development occasions for employees


  9. "Ok if you fit in with the team"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Ellesmere Port, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Ellesmere Port, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Screwfix full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    39.5 hrs per week
    Salary
    Staff work well

    Cons

    You have to click with the team or your out
    Laid back


  10. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Yeovil, England
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Yeovil, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues, work environment, varied work during your day, benefits, senior management always on hand to help or advise

    Cons

    A lot of work\things you need to do