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Hard work, may even be worth it!

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Current Employee - Sales
Current Employee - Sales

I have been working at Maplin Electronics

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The managers are fair and easy going, no unnecessary politics. Good staff atmosphere, and a great chance to learn about a wide range of areas (disco equipment, cctv, pc components and a lot of other bits and bobs). Good staff morale, even if they can be a bit stressed

Cons

Very very busy, To the degree that customers can just leave without getting what they want. The website is atrocious, and stock control is not the best. Staff training doesn't seem to be planned at all. sales targets are drilled into you, but i suppose that's no different to any other store.

Advice to Management

Sort out the website and the stock

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    My working experience was restrictive rather than constructive

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    Former Employee - Salesman
    Former Employee - Salesman

    I worked at Maplin Electronics

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

    Pros

    Start there and move on quickly. You'll learn all you need to know there in less than 3 months. If you're smart you'll start buying or selling similar goods on ebay using the experience from there of the product movers

    Cons

    Old school Management protecting themselves.

    Advice to Management

    There should be a management clearout soon in the bad economic climate. Politics and power is enjoyed by the middle management. I'd expect some closures in the coming recession as conformity is modus operandi. Adaptability is not there right now. Lose the excess. Trim the fat


  2. sales advisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maplin Electronics full-time

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

    Pros

    You get more sales experience than most other retail stores
    loved to learn about technical side of things
    friendly customers

    Cons

    Products were not good quality half the time
    No training
    Horrible management treated sales advisers like scum

    Advice to Management

    improve products, make the cables cheaper, stop focusing on gimmicks and start thinking about quality


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