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Good work place, great people.

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Former Employee - Part Time Sales Advisor in Stevenage, England (UK)
Former Employee - Part Time Sales Advisor in Stevenage, England (UK)

I worked at Maplin Electronics part-time (more than a year)

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

Pros

Offers + employee discount
Staff incentive schemes
The people! Some very kind people to work with, always doing their best to help out and make sure everything goes smoothly.
A very open environment with things like Maplin Matters (weekly newsletter to update staff on the workings of the company) and staff meetings.

Cons

Maplin is quite an expensive place for some things (in particular, computer parts and any kind of flash storage). Trying to get sales on these things whilst having to fight back the urge to say that they could get the same thing for half the price online can be very difficult.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work, but try to be a bit more competitive on some things. Trying to justify clearly outrageous prices to customers is not a nice thing to have to do.

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  1. Fantabulous!

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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Maplin Electronics full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    It's fun to learn more about gadgets and technology.

    Cons

    The delivery arrival gives hassle.

    Advice to Management

    There must be in-house sessions that could be helpful for employees to learn more about products.

  2. Enlightening, enjoyable and different every day but, of course, with the odd awkward customer

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    Current Employee - Sales Advisor
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor

    I have been working at Maplin Electronics

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Each day is different with customers often coming to you with different problems or questions, giving you a chance to stretch yourself and come up with a solution or explain things to the customer in a way they can understand.

    Cons

    Some of the systems in use at Maplin can cause problems which make your work longer and/or frustrating but this is not a common issue.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the policies and systems in place need updating to better help the efficiency of the store in helping and serving customers as well as allowing staff to get on with their job.

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