- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Wickes full-time (more than an year)Pros
Job stability as their market share and consumer understanding increases. 'Perk's' program (though nothing very interesting), if your face fits there are lots of further job opportunities.
Also it is great being part of the Travis Group. With so many Brands and sites, there's always a job which would suit your lifestyle changes.
There are a few job roles which are actually really great, this is greatly over-balanced by the jobs which are not.Cons
As much as they will try to show they are ticking all the right HR and safety boxes - once you get to know them they are pretty crooked. If your face does not fit - you won't see many benefits.
Pretty awful working conditions in terms of, aging estates, stale management (mostly the ones who they inherited through the acquisition of focus), being in retail everything is money driven, and the only employees they value are management. They are making steps to move further towards counting all staff as just a number, especially non-managerial employees. So long as you keep your mouth shut, they are happy. As soon as you create problems, you will be ignored or removed.
People on the same wage or higher can have a better job role / less responsibility than another.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Refresh management and keep people moving. More visits by area managers would ensure policy is being adhered. As soon as a blind eye is turned too many corners are cut and people ignored.Doesn't RecommendPositive OutlookDisapproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Wickes.Interview Details
The online survey was OK everything is done through email. Got an interview it was OK I suppose the women was a bit cheeky against me. She asked me some personal questions which some I was no happy with.Interview Questions
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One of the UK's top DIY retailers (along with B&Q and Homebase), Wickes operates more than 200 stores that supply everything needed by dedicated do-it-yourselfers and tradesmen with goods for general repair, maintenance, and improvement projects. Wickes Extra stores are a larger format than its standard Wickes stores. Most of its large-footprint stores (typically close to 30,000 sq. ft.) include showroom displays for kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, and others rooms. Founded in 1972, Wickes is owned by Travis Perkins, which bought the chain from now-defunct FOCUS Group...