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Kingfisher Overview

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London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1980
Company - Public (KGFHY)
Home Centers & Hardware Stores
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Kingfisher plc is a home improvement company with over 1,100 stores and growing omnichannel operations across 10 countries in Europe.

Kingfisher Reviews

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Kingfisher Chief Executive Officer Véronique Laury
Véronique Laury
17 Ratings
  • "You're one of many amongst a political and hyper corporate culture."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kingfisher full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really great experience can be gained from working at Kingfisher. There is always something that needs working on so you're not quiet for long.

    Cons

    The projects and ranges are often delayed due to lack of understanding of how the teams all function together which impacts the amount of time left to finish tasks. Because of this often teams can become quite political and unsupportive of the wider teams. Not all but some managers are also looking to advance to the next level and support for their teams is minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to be more involved in the work of the business and interacting with the customer rather than getting embroiled in office politics

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Kingfisher Interviews

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    Resource Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Southampton, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Kingfisher (Southampton, England (UK)) in May-2016.

    Interview

    Through 3rd party agent interview and in depth discussion about previous experience and aspirations.
    First actual interview with lead Portfollio Manager and PMO (2ic).
    First part of i/v process was a data analysis scenario and presentation, second part an informal discusion.

    Interview Questions

    • General 'explain decisions' from points on CV.
      What concerns would you have in moving to a corporate organisation, having worked self employed in the past?   Answer Question
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Kingfisher Awards & Accolades

  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List, Corporate Knights, 2010

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