Kingfisher Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. Working for Kingfisher IT.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kingfisher full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hard work ethic of all employees. Approachable management at any level and very good communication skills between all teams. Good career oppertunities and course availability.

    Cons

    Parking facilities can sometimes be extremely busy.


  2. Generally not bad with enthusiastic colleagues

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Delivery in Southampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Programmer Delivery in Southampton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kingfisher full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Enthusiastic and good quality personnel. Good working environment. Interesting projects and the opportunity to work with colleagues across Europe.

    Cons

    No opportunity to progress if your face doesn't fit. Big differences in line management capability and methods and too much time an effort put into annual Gallup poll and objective setting. Some departments appear hopeless and communication leaves a lot to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    Fix a strategy, communicate it and stick to it. When making changes involve those colleagues that the changes affect - you'll get better buy - in and gain an insight into which processes need updating.


  3. Great company, nice people, generally good work/life balance.

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    Current Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kingfisher full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company, nice people, good culture. I've been pretty happy there in the 2+ years I've worked there. Good pension as well.

    Cons

    Nothing company specific but more to do with my role. Like most big corporates the hours can get long but generally it is ok.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate card perks should include Screwfix...


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  5. Working on the Service desk

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Can't think of any yes that bad!

    Cons

    The desk is run like a concentration camp,no talking amongst colleagues unless it involves work, no breaks allowed, if your from your chair for more then 10 minutes you are questioned about your whereabouts upon return, no progression allowed unless you seriously complete some hardcore probationary brownosing, even then very little chance of progressing on to another team due to lack of exposure to their systems, leads push you to take only half an hour lunch every day and if you decline you are considered to be disruptive to the team and not exebit the behaviour required.

    Advice to Management

    Speak to each employee individually, get feedback and act upon it, recognise individual strengths and weaknesses and them in the area that would best suite the company, do not leave it to the leads who are incompetent if making decisions,


  6. Kingfisher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Market leader in DIY sector

    Cons

    culture within B&Q is poor


  7. Clueless Dinosaurs...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kingfisher full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people for the most part. Many departments do precious little work and the staff working there have fairly relaxed lives.

    Cons

    The business has been locked for years in interdivisional fighting between senior management, the company has underinvested in online and won't be able to compete in the future. B&Q especially is in dire straights and their umpteenth CEO seem to be faltering with staff increasingly confused

    Advice to Management

    Maybe it's time for a new top team?


  8. Toxic cultur and work environment

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    Former Employee - First Line Technical Support in Southampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - First Line Technical Support in Southampton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kingfisher full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Private health cover - on site gym and cafe

    Cons

    Toxic work environment. Management scratch each others backs at the loss of their staff. Do not respect staff and see them as a negative rather than an asset.

    Advice to Management

    Change your culture! do not listen to team leaders and managers talk to your staff and take on board what they are saying! you may find you have a lower turn over.


  9. It was a great experience to work at kingfisher

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kingfisher full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Promotion system is very fair and colleagues are very helpful

    Cons

    every day you have to deal with different problems happened in your project

    Advice to Management

    give more opportunities to employees to learn news things in different area


  10. fishmonger

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kingfisher full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    Long nights long weeks long months


  11. four month experience in kingfisher. kingfisher is good company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist In Q C in Jaipur, Rajasthan (India)
    Current Employee - Chemist In Q C in Jaipur, Rajasthan (India)
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kingfisher full-time

    Pros

    good quality and good performance work in the kingfisher

    Cons

    water treatment, bear ,soda water

    Advice to Management

    good manegement



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