Currys Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. I dont miss it, at all.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Essex, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Essex, MD

    I worked at Currys part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    1. Working w/ great people (luckily, my managers were good)

    2. Training

    3. Product knowledge

    4. Great part time job for young people.

    5. If retail is your career, great experience.

    Cons

    1. The pay was embarrassing & biased. (If you didn't sell TVs or Laptops, forget getting a decent bonus.

    2. Bonus system foolish. (If the store doesnt do well, regardless of how well youre doing, forget decent bonus)

    3. Forget being noticed for being a great salesman.

    4. Progression is little to none.

    5. Greatly understaffed, so more responsibility & targets are placed on the staff but the pay stays the same. :/

    6. Its a huge numbers game & will eventually start eating away at your morals & conscience, if you have any.

    7. Slowly & quietly sucks away your joy & dreams.

    Advice to Management

    1. Acknowledge & Reward those that do well; not just with silly certificates but actual tangible things.

    2. Hire enough staff.

    3. Pay well then maybe you'll have people that are proud to work for you.

  2. Great staff bar the general manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Currys part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Plenty of hours if you need it
    Colleagues make bearable
    Some managers are great

    Cons

    They are always understaffed
    General Manager doesn't care about you though he pretends to
    You are bombarded with KPIs
    You're constantly monitored on your sales and will be quizzed on why you never got anything
    No training unless you ask

    Advice to Management

    Please resign and allow someone with much better people skills to take over.

  3. Best job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Currys full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people
    Great company to work for
    Good benefits

    Cons

    No progression if your not a yes man
    No recognition for senior managers
    Sales focused environment

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  5. Great People but there is to much pressure to cheat and lie to get the figures.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Peterborough, England (UK)

    I worked at Currys full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You'll meet great people and have a really laugh at the same time
    decent pay structure and opportunities
    near busy periods, lots of overtime available
    Lost of training available

    Cons

    busy times can be hell!
    Very hard to get on training courses
    the worst part is being forced to lie to customers to sell dreaded insurance plans
    their was some really sketchy people who would lie, cheat and steal

    Advice to Management

    Stop the ridiculous pressure to sell insurance. it got to point where you were setting up Direct Debts with out the customer knowing.

  6. Cashier

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Currys

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good management, Good work hours, flexible management.

    Cons

    Stressful, high work load, always being monitored

  7. Wonderfull, staff are always praising you

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Colleague in Basildon, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Colleague in Basildon, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Currys part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, helping customers and the pay is good for a part timer.

    Cons

    aA bit boring when there are no customers and sometimes you get pushed to get "Perf product' but its good because they can help if you find it difficult to get it

    Advice to Management

    don't be on your phone when on the shop floor and praise sales staff more than you do and if we get something wrong explain how we could of done it better

  8. Good for part time work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Currys

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

    Pros

    Good Training provided. Need to book training yourself as managers are not too keen to send you for workshops.

    Cons

    1. Too much pressure on selling.
    2. Have to keep selling stuff that are overpriced.

    Advice to Management

    1. I guess its the nature of the business but all the profit seems to be going to the top guys with very little coming downstairs.

  9. Good company to work for with wide and varied job roles.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Cork (Ireland)

    I have been working at Currys

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All about teamwork, good training, above average salary, plenty of scope for career progression. Overall having a good experience working for them.

    Cons

    Sometimes long working hours, customers can be quite demanding, if it is quiet it can make for a long day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the overall support structure for colleagues going. Campain for change on epos system as it is way too complicated.

  10. Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not bad pay once you get through some training. 10% discount.

    Cons

    Terrible bonus system, barely minimum wage when you start.

    Advice to Management

    Actual incentives for meeting targets and better career progression opportunities.

  11. High pressured sales targets

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Currys full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to learn about the latest gadgets and technology

    Cons

    Pay is substandard for most

    Advice to Management

    The target structure for sales currently has too much of a bullying culture.

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