Currys Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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  1. Poorly Managed

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Aberdeen, SD
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Aberdeen, SD
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co workers and a good enviroment

    Cons

    Management were a joke, poorly run at best. Root cause was the manager, if a different manager was in charge im sure i would have a very different experience


  2. Helpful (2)

    I dont miss it, at all.

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Essex, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Essex, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  3. Pc world

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Currys part-time

    Pros

    Good pay Nice colluges Social

    Cons

    Lots if stress Short breaks on weekends


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  5. 11 years wasted!

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Fellow Colleagues. - 10% Discount. - Get to meet & talk to alot of people.

    Cons

    - Bad Management (act like children when you do badly and throw all their bricks outra their prams. Never praise staff when things went well , and frankly lazy god knows why they are in charge in the first place. This appears to be a trend in alot of stores also. - Alot of KPI's some possible some not. - Told to lie to customers. - Impossible to book holiday (loosing it at end). - Changing shifts without prior notice. - Not enough time to train on products. - Dirty Canteen area / toilets pretty much non stop.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together and lead by example! Your near dictator style briefings are not enough. Praise your staff more and treat every member of staff as equals regardless of their performances.


  6. overall poor experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    At times management was accommodating and tried to help out with availability issues but this was rare. The sales team was decent to work with.

    Cons

    Very poor management. Disrespectful, bad at their job, serious understaffing issues and their advice was contrary to the training employees were provided. Made employees do dodgy deals.

    Advice to Management

    Act more professionally towards employees. Treat your employees as you'd like to be treated. Organize the staff more effectively.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Horrible in the long run great in the beginning

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    Current Employee - Knowhow
    Current Employee - Knowhow
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Get to make money in a job, and to get to know people and the occasional discount

    Cons

    Minimum wage with pay rise of a little over 10p per training unit complete, each unit taking about 8months. Massively undervalued, complained at for not selling enough but how can you sell stuff when you are fixing computers, setting new ones up and dealing with customer service issues???? constantly having to put things through the till because you are seen as till staff due to being near the till which in turn means you cannot do your actual job, which you then get complained at by managers for being "Slow" and by customers for wasting their time.... Oh and constantly being blamed for other departments messups by customers

    Advice to Management

    A knowhow colleague is not a till staff just because they are near tills, YOU HAVE TILL STAFF FOR A REASON, just because two knowhow staff are in, does not mean you can have no till staff.


  8. Sales Advisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Brilliant opportunities to build a real and lasting rapport with customers.

    Cons

    Pay is shockingly bad for the amount of work and KPIs you have to hit.

    Advice to Management

    PAY A RESPECTABLE WAGE TO THE LONG TERM SALES PROFESSIONALS


  9. Helpful (1)

    Meh

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Colleague in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Colleague in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice fellow colleagues, great to interact with staff.

    Cons

    Bipolar Manager. No, seriously. Awful man manager who spends half the time having a go at you about targets saying they are the most important thing, then half the time saying targets aren't as important as good customer service. Eh?!

    Advice to Management

    Don't bring home problems to work, treat staff as people.


  10. Sales Assistant

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Currys full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good working Environment, friendly co workers, working with cutting edge technology, currently a good training scheme in place and opportunity to increase salary but not by much.

    Cons

    There is a huge salary discrepancy between staff and management. Too much pressure on the lowest paid staff and too much money going to the management team. As a result management tend to push staff to preform better to justify their inflated salaries to their peers while not actually contributing much if anything themselves. The commission is almost non existent and the work very stressful if your in a big store. Almost nobody stays more than a year.

    Advice to Management

    If you want staff to preform and have a future in the company pay them better especially sales staff since that is where the money is made in the company.


  11. Sales assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The most rewarding part of the job was working with my coworker and genuinely helping customers. There was a good moral at my store.

    Cons

    The job was pressure sales and at times it seemed like management wanted us to lie to customers to make sales. Management tried to make us sell services that no body actually wanted and then tried to make us feel like the customer would benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Be more understanding with stafff members because some off the tasks were unrealistic. Staff are being asked to sell products that customers don't want or could get for free on the internet.



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