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Screwfix Reviews

Updated 5 Dec 2019

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4.1
79%
Recommend to a Friend
89%
Approve of CEO
Screwfix CEO John Mewett
John Mewett
67 Ratings
Pros
  • "I know many companies say they promote work life balance, but at Screwfix they really do(in 39 reviews)

  • "(in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "More full time staff needed in all stores rather than all part timers(in 17 reviews)

  • "Massive overkill to keep kingfisher happy(in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company, Great People."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Hollinwood, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere in stores and not just on the Trade+ side. Benefits/perks well mapped out and easily obtained. Over time product knowledge comes, so anyone worrying about not knowing a thing in relation to the catalogues. Information is readily available and easily accessible for any queries an emloyee might have on the company intranet. Plenty of team building activities throught the year. Great rates of pay and... different contracted hours. Progression plans in place for those who want to push for a promotion.

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    Cons

    Not all employees share the same enthusiasm about work, which can build tension up in a team; i.e. some work hard, while others meander about when they think they're not being watched (we're always watching) Apart from the above, the job is what you make of it. So whether its good or bad really depends on the indivuals approach to work.

    Advice to Management

    Talk with the teams more, don't just wait for Our Voice to come through because they won't always put issues up. Ask around a couple of times a week, don't be too direct or the staff will feel pressured, work it into a daily conversation. Find a long term, point-building incentive scheme. Competition can be a good way to push staff to make sales. Even getting the Screwfix cards out would be easier if they had a... reason to.

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    Screwfix2019-10-22
  2. "Good work life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working hours so worklife balance is good

    Cons

    No company car, so not as good as some places

    Screwfix2019-12-04
  3. "Amazing place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trade Sales Manager in Kings Cross, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Screwfix full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team Sprite, competitive salary, family feeling environment, every day is a new challenge.

    Cons

    The 4:30 am winter commut, in the summer it's okay.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Screwfix2019-11-21
  4. "Good company but enjoyment and fulfilment depends on area manager"

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, go home feeling like you have done a good days work, bonus is good and achievable if you work hard

    Cons

    Upper management can have a serious affect on the harmony and can change things at a moment's notice destroying months of hard work to create a settled environment in store

    Advice to Management

    You have got to the position you are in for a reason, utilise the skills you have to better your store managers instead of nationalising some in favour of favourites

    Screwfix2019-12-05
  5. "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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

    Pros

    Teamwork was good. Offered a lot of overtime for part time workers.

    Cons

    The training was not great on how to use the systems.

    Screwfix2019-12-04
  6. "Good company ethos"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Screwfix full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company invests in it staff and offer great benefits & discounts

    Cons

    Some management groups are unprofessional and have no ethics or morals or people skills

    Advice to Management

    Review management teams, offer staff more places to air grievances.

    Screwfix2019-12-02
  7. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Trade Sales Supervisor in Beverley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount, work life balance, staff.

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Screwfix2019-11-15
  8. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Picker in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, good managers,easy work

    Cons

    I don't have nothing to say.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice.

    Screwfix2019-11-13
  9. "Lazy co-worker and managers"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff discount, that's all

    Cons

    Weekend work, but only for some staff

    Advice to Management

    Treat all the staff with the same rules

    Screwfix2019-11-25
  10. "Great Company to Work For!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Lowestoft, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always something going on and constantly on the go which makes the days go quick.

    Cons

    It seems once you decide to leave you can't return.

    Advice to Management

    If seems a shame that even though people have the skills and experience to work within your company you seem to feel if they leave you shouldn't rehire them.

    Screwfix2019-11-15
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