PC World

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Stressful

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Former Employee - General Manager in Harlow, England (UK)
Former Employee - General Manager in Harlow, England (UK)

I worked at PC World full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

seeing the new technology come in, getting real bargain deals on clearance stock, making friends.

Cons

Rude and ignorant customers, lazy student staff only there for the beer money, salaried for 39 hours but expected to work about 50 hours with no overtime "because you are management", undue pressure from area managers to meet targets on redundant kpi`s, office politics, no transparency on feedback UP the chain.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If this company is to succeed then it needs to change it`s whole approach to customer service and staff training.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Okay

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    Former Employee - Salesman in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Salesman in Bristol, England (UK)

    I worked at PC World part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was an okay job if you got your head down and did the work without getting into the politics.

    Cons

    Managers are worst gossips and for politics, overpromising roles to multiple employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at your managers closely

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It's ok if you get a good store..

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    Former Employee - Customer Advisor in Lincoln, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Advisor in Lincoln, England (UK)

    I worked at PC World part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, great technology to work with, good training programs and the opportunity to do extra specific courses with different brands. The company also often run competitions, one of which I won once, which was a nice perk!

    Cons

    Some stores are very old and dull-looking, which isn't a great environment for customers. Progress is very slow with regards to promotions. The job is seen as the be all and end all - life can wait.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotion opportunities need to be more present in the workplace to give employees something to aspire to - otherwise it can seem like a dead-end job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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