Maplin Electronics

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Maplin Electronics Reviews

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    Fun and diverse place of work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)

    I worked at Maplin Electronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learning new things and solving problems on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Low pay, expected to be knowledgeable without any training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay, train staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Maplin Electronics Interviews

Updated Dec 4, 2014
Updated Dec 4, 2014

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    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Blyth, North East England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Blyth, North East England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Maplin Electronics in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    interviewed instore by Store manager - General interview questions starting with what do you know about Maplin. Interview lasted just over an hour and was a relaxed format with interviewer getting a feel for the type of person you are and how you would fit into the team. Team ethos is important to Maplin, as is customer service, make sure you can give examples of good customer service

    Interview Questions
    • Would you tell your manager if you see a colleague stealing money from the charity box located at the till?   View Answer
    • Customer wants a printer, how would you identify what printer they need.   View Answer
    • Give an example of a difficult situation where you achieved a good outcome with a difficult customer.   Answer Question
    • What do you know about Maplin.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, minimum wage
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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Website www.maplin.co.uk
Headquarters Rotherham, United Kingdom
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Acquired By Rutland Partners
Founded 1972
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Maplin has its future all electronically mapped out. Maplin Electronics operates stores in Ireland and the UK. It sells more than 15,000 items, including computer parts and hardware and software, cameras, telephones, and audio and video equipment. In addition to its store network, the company sells its wares online and via mail order. Maplin also offers customers online guides to networking PCs, setting up closed-circuit TV systems, solar power, soldering, and other electronics related how-tos. Its Maplin Professional Supplies group offers cables, computers, tools, and... More

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