Screwfix Employee Reviews about "area managers"

Updated Oct 12, 2020

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Pros
  • "Great work life balance, rewarding,(in 51 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours, good pay for retail(in 34 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "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. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Currently employed and honest review

      Jun 10, 2018 - Supervisor in Birmingham, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Generous holiday time. You get 28 days and an additional day every year you work for the company up to 5 years. Unless you are a branch manager then they give you the 33 as soon as you start... HR look after you if you have problems Screwfix grows year on year so your job always feels safe They are constantly looking to update their systems and improve on how things work

      Cons

      No commission even for the guys who work in trade. You want sales people but you're not going to pay them as sales people? No bonuses for anyone except assistant manager and manager Managers get changed constantly No holiday time in September and some area managers also don't let you have any in November You're better off coming into the company as an ASM externally. If you get promoted within you don't get paid as much as if they just employ someone new. They make excuses like "we can only up your pay so much" so you're going to pay someone who doesn't know anything more than me that's been with you for X amount of years? 👍

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Decent

      Oct 12, 2020 - Service Assistant in Kidderminster, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Pay is good Can learn a lot

      Cons

      Expected to do multiple tasks - tills, orders, deliveries, merchandising Area managers

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Favouritism and Nepotism

      May 19, 2019 - Assistant Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Discount, growing company investment

      Cons

      You only seem to get in Managers rolls certainly in the Scottish stores if your a friend or family member of the senior managers i.e. Area Managers good talent gets overlooked and when they take on someone from outside the business they don’t seem to stay , also it seems if you don’t get on with a certain store manager that’s weak they move the under dog instead of dealing with the root problem

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      Talent Director

      Thanks for your feedback. Having fair and consistent processes is really important to us. We work hard to make sure that we are able to support everyone who wants to progress within the business. If you want to discuss opportunities more then feel free to contact us at reviews@screwfix.com.

    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company, could be great

      Jun 1, 2018 - Duty Manager in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Lots of chances for progression and with the recent introduction of the Branch Manager apprenticeship scheme the opportunities are there Great staff discount The staff are great The training is excellent, the Product Confidence and How To especially Free uniform and safety boots The area manager Steph for Area 27 is very good and cares about her staff

      Cons

      Low available hours in the store means you are often short staff and then your Area Managers wonder why you have missed targets or not gotten any rebrands. More full time staff needed in all stores rather than all part timers Branch managers not leading by example, for example being late or one rule for the store manager and one for other staff and management. More support from Branch Managers, less micromanaging Sunday Hours on Bank Holidays would be ideal rather than 0700-2000 Can be hard to have a social life with the early or late shift option

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Store Manager

      Oct 29, 2016 -  in Yeovil, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Expanding company, staff discount, good work life balance, fair bonus

      Cons

      Getting too big now, micro management by area managers, really bad IT, audit fixated

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