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I worked at PC WorldPros
10percent discount on products and services, lowest in the industry can't think of any positive but had to fill this section of the review .Cons
Management treat colleagues like donkeys means you do the hardwork and they get all the benefits . There is no reward for your hard work and if you want a career growth please dont go there .Dixon retail doesn't even know what career growth is . They normally hire illtrained staff with no product knowledge and pay them pennies , rather then retaining experienced and knowledgeable staff ,feel sorry for customers .
There is a myth that sales staff gets commission by selling add-ons on the laptop and other products . No sir, that's not the case . If you are not good at selling these add-ons you won't be able to keep your job so poor employees just pushing these add-ons just to keep their jobs and no wonder why they have done well in this recession . They are best in exploiting employees .
Similarly, there are nearly 20 kpi which sales staff have to maintain and meet .failure to do that . You won't get any support rather store manager will see you the next day if not the last hour on the day .
Yes dixon retail bringing life to technology but they are taking life out of sale staff . They hire you on minimum wage and try to keep you there for as long as possible and if you ask for it no matter how good you are . The pay rise conversation always ends up bitter .
Oh have you seen those poor souls working on Sunday.and bank holidays dont get any extra pay anymore under new contracts . Old staff do get time and half on bank holiday nonetheless. There is catch tho if you are old staff and want to change your store location . You will be hired as a new staff thus loose your bank holiday extra pay .
Finally . I wish I cloud write some thing positive about a company where I spend nearly a decade .but I couldn't find anything . However I did meet some wonderful people who are still my best mate . Thanks God I am out of that jail and praying for my mate to get free as soon as possible . One might wonder why I stayed that long .well I was a international student and job market is rough in The UK and since I was computer engineering I found is easy to survive due to my knowledge and sale skills . But guess what I never get promoted even tho I had more product and business knowledge than management .Advice to ManagementAdvice
Please , please ,please listen to your sales staff , the colleague survey is just a joke . Most of the time floor manager are filling it and if they are not putting the data in they make sure you do what they want . There should be other way to judging employee satisfaction.
There should be proper reward structure especially for minimum paid staff . don't get rich at the expense of poor staff .
And retain your experienced and knowledgeable staff by giving them promotion and pay rise .
Reduce Kpi and make realistic targets for sale colleagues .