Comet Group Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
16 Reviews

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  1.  

    A family group work place .

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    Former Employee - Customer Associate  in  Southend-on-Sea, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Associate in Southend-on-Sea, England (UK)

    I worked at Comet Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Mostly a friendly place to be employed lots of pressure tu sell what the company wanted the customer to have rather than what might be best , Some sale persons only out for short term gain and not worrying about repeat custom, Floorsales managers some could be a pain in the behind and would call you and customer stupid and worse if you could not get customers to part with extra money for add on sales, Extra care a great idea to make money and most of the time a very good idea provided the afore mentioned didn't twist the truth about the product , Accessories often over priced some good others quirky .Ideas from the shop floor often adopted and copied by the likes of DSG ( Currys B&Q and other smaller retailers) rarely bettered !

    Cons

    Often upper middle management lost sight of who the customer was often failing to see or learn that customers did not have bottomless pockets Whilst you knew that they had pressure on them it just multiplied as it came down the line , Stores often defeated by companies on line out lets. Finally killed by over greedy asset strippers .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This now makes no difference to the past company , But in a highly competitive environment you cant cut your own throat and that of those on the shop floor by cutting corners in service making prices that have such a great difference between the two ie a range cooker £2200 instore £1400 on line .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Ok when you sacrifice everything for them, but when you need a break, they dump you

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Southampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Southampton, England (UK)

    I worked at Comet Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you can sell sand to Egypt you will do well, and progress, poor pay and conditions unless you want to give everything and live a monks life style

    Cons

    they want blood, ungrateful for the hours and commitment when you want something in return

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff want a life outside of work, staff have families and children they wish to spend quality time with... The stress you put up on your staff, leads to divorces and marriage break ups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Poor Regard for Employees, average wages, but reduced bonus over and over again.

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    Former Employee - Sales Administrative  in  Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Administrative in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Comet Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    allowed my part time hours around uni

    Cons

    poor training, poor career development

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    a job where individuals worked together as a team.

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    Former Employee - Administrative and Warehouse Control  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Administrative and Warehouse Control in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at Comet Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    everything about working for comet was great, the managers were always professional, alot of respect for one another, the training was always completed correctly and if you were ever unsure about anything you always felt comfortable to ask for help. Also the staff rooms were the best!

    Cons

    there was no cons, i honestly loved every minute working for comet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advise is needed! management were great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    good atmosphere with great staff

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Comet Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    staff is great and good for working round time

    Cons

    getting the correct training to improve my skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stick to same management dont keep changing every few weeks

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Hard work, pay on sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Comet Group

    Pros

    Good training
    Around new technology all the time

    Cons

    salary is basic and commission based
    fast pace active lifestyle
    harsh motivated managers

  8.  

    Hard work but enjoyable

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    Current Employee - Business
    Current Employee - Business

    I have been working at Comet Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team, great products. Look after staff

    Cons

    Not very forward thinking. Too slow to react

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Torture

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    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer  in  Rickmansworth, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Rickmansworth, England (UK)

    I worked at Comet Group for more than a year

    Pros

    Internal monthly training seminars for new employees

    Cons

    Aggressive Attitude of managers, poor office environment, dirty office

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Enjoyable but incredibly demanding.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Comet Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People, dynamic and allowed to run your business.

    Cons

    Expectation at points ridiculous, and pressure that followed also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be prepared to work hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Good exp

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Comet Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good environment to work with.

    Cons

    too pushy to sell product insurance to customers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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