Dixons Retail

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Good for learning but management is appalling

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Consultant in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
Current Employee - Consultant in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)

I have been working at Dixons Retail full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

There is a good scope of learning, co-workers are nice in general. You will learn across the business and different verticals (if working on head office).

Cons

Senior management is appalling. They treat employees as liabilities! Following merger with Carphone Warehouse, they have made hundreds of people redundant (and hiring contractors instead to show a head-count reduction in accounts – to please city investors). In stores, staff turnover rate is very high (because they are paid minimum wage). The people who worked 15-20 years in head office were let go in favour of replacing them by fresh graduates in Czech Republic.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat your employees with respect rather than continuously trying appease city investors!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Largest electrical company in Europe

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Sales Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Sales Advisor in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Dixons Retail full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Various product training available within the company, Huge pool of knowledge for consumer products and electronic gadgets. Great for someone who loves to tinker with products and latest gadgets, as many manufactures gives you live demo

    Cons

    Could do better on wages, sales incentive and bonus structure is not very lucrative. Management can be more people friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should take the feedback from colleagues and forward it to policy makers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Dixons Retail full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Very friendly working environment
    - Great pay
    - Company values expertise and provides training to achieve that
    - Never a same day
    - Very efficient and user friendly system
    - Absolutly fantastic store layouts and attention to detail is great so stores never look sloppy
    - Care plans are great value for money setting the trend away from shady insurance

    Note

    - Sales driven, but isn't all jobs?

    Cons

    - Minor customer dodging by certain employees to avoid bad figures
    - Managers tend to avoid difficult/ uhdesireable jobs and refer you to other managers
    - Selling and pleasing customers isn't enough unless you can get the extras

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a great job! Great company, definetly doesn't deserve the flak the company gets about customer service

    Sales are important, a good sale even without care plans is still good. Taking a look at firms such as John Lewis really point out the way forwards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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