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Screwfix Reviews

Updated 21 June, 2018
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Pros
  • "Progression of you want it, good work life balance, less pressure than other retailers" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Loads of opportunities to progress (if you work hard and have the right attitude)" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "I think they lose a lot of good quality service assistants due to not offering full time contracts" (in 9 reviews)

  • "No holiday time in September and some area managers also don't let you have any in November" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Best place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yeovil, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yeovil, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Screwfix full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative working, development opportunities, creative thinking, successful growth, wider opportunities in Kingfisher group, lots of career choices - Trade Counters, Call Centre, Head Office.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much to do in too little time


  2. "Good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, sometimes work can be harder than expected. A lot of changes, you won't be bored.

    Cons

    Bit low pay for Supervisors, not to many full time contracts to go around. Can't think about anything else.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose Screwfix identity

  3. "Great place to work, come and join us."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yeovil, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yeovil, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Screwfix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Really great senior team - they are passionate about what we do and why we do what we do.
    Hard work is appreciated and rewarded appropriately.
    There is a real passion for developing talent within the business.

    Cons

    I really cannot think of anything that I would put in this section


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Progression"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    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.


  5. "Excellent company!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, chances to progress, great team and great management

    Cons

    Some of the IT equipment can be slow but change is happening

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what we do


  6. "Part Time - Student"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Preston, North West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Preston, North West England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really flexible hours, really easy to pick up what we need to do. Ive worked in three separate stores and each store has been a pleasure to work for

    Cons

    Pay.. its fair pay for what you do but it really is low. Not much point in going for supervisor either as its only another k or so on top, which for the added responsibility is not worth it.


  7. "Great place to work, come & join us!"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Bournemouth, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Bournemouth, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Screwfix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment throughout, great career opportunities & a fun place to work. I have been here for 11 years, started as an Assistant Manager now Area Manager.

    Cons

    Can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Your doing a great job of guiding the business responsibly.

  8. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Greenock, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Greenock, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The teams, the customers, the engagement, flexible working and a fantastic culture.

    Cons

    Occasion operational issues in line with any other business but there is always a way to report or feedback on it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture going from the top down.


  9. "Great company with a really welcoming friendly enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yeovil, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yeovil, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, welcoming and a great place to work, casual head office rules with lots of friendly faces to help. no- nonsense, clear goals. Flexible hours, you really get out what you put in.

    Cons

    Unfair bonus scheme for lower levels of employees, bad maternity/paternity package, 40 hour week instead of B&Q's 37.5. Would just like it to be fair and even across all op cos.

    Advice to Management

    Give everyone a fair bonus opportunity based on wage, from the top to the bottom, not just the top half


  10. "Great work life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, understand importance of a good work life balance, massive growth so good career opportunities

    Cons

    Pay could be better, but it's not dreadful


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