Maplin Electronics

  www.maplin.co.uk
  www.maplin.co.uk
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Maplin is great

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Maplin Electronics

Pros

The only high street store to get a range of products, so your microwave lightbulb is dead or you need a diode to fix your equipment, sure it is more expensive to have these in a store rather than via a website but i can get the stuff now

Cons

no problems with the business, sometimes stock is a bit low but that is often because with so many products people don't buy many of any individual one

Advice to ManagementAdvice

keep going

Recommends
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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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Sort out the website and the stock

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    My working experience was restrictive rather than constructive

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    Former Employee - Salesman
    Former Employee - Salesman

    I worked at Maplin Electronics

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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