Wren Kitchens Reviews

Updated 11 May 2021

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4.1
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Wren Kitchens Retail Director Tofiq Malik
Tofiq Malik
251 Ratings
Pros
  • "Its a great place to work, the showrooms are amazing and the support we get from everyone is 1st class(in 113 reviews)

  • "Good pay when the sales get going(in 40 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours and can be stressful at times(in 55 reviews)

  • "Work/Life balance can suffer at times depending on how busy the showroom is(in 36 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Wren Kitchens

      10 May 2021 - Kitchen Designer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really rewarding place to work at.

      Cons

      It is a demanding place to work.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Overall

      10 May 2021 - Machine Operator in Beverley, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Really like the rota schedule with all Sundays off.

      Cons

      Just a one thing really but its not as bad is the 30min break and the time you go to the cantine and come back takes 10min from your break over all its not as bad. And im from the other side of the bridge as well woud be nice if all ppl from wren get a free tag

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Not the best job security

      11 May 2021 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      - people are friendly - hours are good not too early or too late shifts - they provide you with training - can earn commission

      Cons

      While the pros seem great the cons to me aren’t worth it. You see what they fail to tell you up front and you have to read the small print in your contract is you are on a “probationary period” for two years which means at any point in these two years they can let you go or terminate your contract without any good reason and can use the excuse “we have decided to end your probation period” it’s so they can lay off staff whenever they want. The Job itself is fine it’s greeting potential customer’s showing them round and booking in appointments to get sales. But the issue is the job as a sales advisor is only at weeks ends you can work in the week but have to request overtime. And they over staff the sales advisors. The store isn’t ever busy really it’s a lot of standing around and waiting so really you only need between 2-3 sales advisors in at any one time but they hire and have in 6-7 which is at least double what is needed. They do this to have you essentially fight for customers if you are a nice person and considerate this isn’t for you but if you are cut throat and aren’t afraid to walk over your colleagues to get sales you’ll do well here, they only hire you to fire you if your not the top performer and that’s usually the person who isn’t afraid to be pushy and tread on peoples toes. In the end it’s usually only two people left and they are usually the people who have been there the longest as they have the most experience.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Avoid

      4 Mar 2021 - Information Advisor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      You get 2 weeks off at Christmas

      Cons

      High staff turn over. Everyone leaves due to health conditions due to stress. Poor management. Staff would break GDPR all the time, and it was covered up because it made the company money. You do not get paid what they promise; whatever they tell you that you will make, you will have about a quarter of that. They have a competition for all the new staff to leave a good review before they start working and the best one gets £50 so don't believe the good reviews as they are being paid to write it. There was no career progression as was promised. Sexist managers would stand around objectifying female co-workers and making lude comments about their bodies. Most of the information advisors were young female and managers would often pull then into their office and try to make them cry to motivate them to do better. No regard for your personal life, one of my colleges was being abused by her boyfriend, arrived late and visible upset at work, she explained to the manager what had happened and got told me the manager to "no one will like you if you are sad, leave your personal life at home" If you value your worth, are a woman or are not willing to sell your soul to them or sacrifice your mental and physical health for some money, avoid them at all costs.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Support

      2 May 2021 - Kitchen Designer in Peterborough, England, England
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great Training programme and support from team and management. Generous commission structure. Energetic, fast-paced environment. Great products and variety, state of the art showrooms.

      Cons

      As with most sales jobs, pace can be fast and hours can be long which may not suit everyone.

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      Wren Kitchens Response

      Thanks for your lovely review. We pride ourselves on being a company who cares for our people, so great to read that you feel supported and valued in your job. It's great to hear that you made the most of the training facilities and opportunities available to you!

    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      1 May 2021 - Transport Supervisor in Hull, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Plenty of room for progression and a supportive business

      Cons

      None really, could say Sunday working but that is only temporary

      1 person found this review helpful

      Wren Kitchens Response

      Hi there, thank you so much for leaving us this review! We're happy to hear that you enjoy working with us and are making progress in your role, keep up the great work!

    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      New starter

      10 May 2021 - HGV DELIVERY DRIVER in Trafford Park, England, England
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Pay is good, working with a 2nd man is great, office staff are really helpful.

      Cons

      New rota that seems to be coming in, might have to seek alternative employment as can't work full weekends, 2 out of 3, hopefully something can be done.

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Okay if you want to dedicate your life to the job forget family or social life

      4 May 2021 - Kitchen Designer in Acton, North West England, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Could earn up to 48k + per year some one was earning 70k in there first year but they had no breaks ,spent all there time there and worked over time like crazy

      Cons

      Pay is not definite as it done per sale which is competitive also no weekends off and no time with family your work becomes your life

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      Wren Kitchens Response

      Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Our sales employees benefit from a fantastic uncapped commission structure, which many other businesses don't offer. As with any commission based sales role, you get out what you put in, which is why some of our Designers earn the figure which you mentioned in your review!

    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great workplace for ambition and progression

      11 May 2021 - Kitchen Designer in Sheffield, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great opportunities for progression both personal and workwise

      Cons

      Can be some unsociable hours

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Pay well, very corporate and ruthless, not really for people who arent 100% yes people

      16 Apr 2021 - Designer in Barton upon Humber, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good pay, nice office, some great people there on the ground floor

      Cons

      Promotion not based on talent or contribution but politics, bad management, ruthless and don't care about their employees as much as they proclaim publicly. Will sack you for anything and everything.

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      1 person found this review helpful

      Wren Kitchens Response

      Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are committed to constantly improving our working environment and it is feedback like this that helps us do just that! If you'd like to discuss any of your feedback further, we'd be more than happy to talk, please contact us at letstalk@wrenkitchens.com.

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