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PC World Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
37 Reviews
2.5
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    As a contractor I had the ability to make a little or a lot of money, and I could work whenever I wanted. Awesome!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Writer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Writer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at PC World as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Very nice people. Better pay than most writing jobs. The leadership has experience, and they know a lot of people that can help you get additional contract jobs.

    Cons

    Nothing significant really. Sometimes it was difficult to meet a strict and important deadline for a column, but the quality pay was worth it in the end!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice to management. I am and was rather satisfied with the ability to manage work and life as a contractor. They couldn't do too much to improve the quality of work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good service

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at PC World part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    yes they go through all attachments that u might need in the future and ofcourse if you buy them, u do get discount and second best prices cant be beaten on prices

    Cons

    staffs a bit too pushy i mean its not that if they emphasise a alot on a particular product but yea they do alot on there care plan yes it has its features but still at the end its an optional care plan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    yes its not that every customer would buy insurance so stop rating or measuring your staff on such a harsh basis as the area managers put a massive amount of pressure on store managers to make there staff insurance on 40% on every sale or get kicked out!! not good policy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    fulfilling

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at PC World (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good management, great colleagues and a really good place to work. I meet really nice people on a daily basis, and I have a chance of helping people when they need it.

    Cons

    Hard environment to enjoy as we have targets to meet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more than criticism and you will get more from your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Resume

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PC World as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Because I am looking for some companies which can really use my knowledge.

    Cons

    I want to be a Leader

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PC World

    Pros

    good management
    Good Bonuses around Christmas time
    Good social events and team building days
    Good atmosphere between everyday staff and peers
    Skies the limit if you can sell

    Cons

    hard to progress
    The company survives only because of its warrenty product and pressure to sell this is very high
    Management lack the ability to motivate their staff
    Talent / Innovation isn't appreciated nor encouraged
    Poor relationships between management and staff especially during tougher trading times of the year
    Company suffers from poor customer relations and can be almost an embarrassment to work for sometimes
    Good management are keen to leave or get headhunted to other firms (2 of my former managers got head hunted)
    Training just doesn't happen, ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on improving staff motivation and retention, there's a reason that your always losing your best staff. Provide better training particularly on newer products.

  7.  

    Great company with little chance of progression as Currys and PC World fight to exist in the same shop. Too many KPI's

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Rotherham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Rotherham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great company with very few competitors in the market now comet has gone. Stable business plan with growth potential after years of worry

    Cons

    little chance of progression as Currys and PC World fight to exist in the same shop. Too many KPI's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lessen the KPI's and focus on delivering great service to customer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    My PC world interview

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Grantham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Grantham, England (UK)

    I have been working at PC World part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Seemed like honest emloyer, "We pay a flat wage without comission, Your performance will be measured by your ability to sell and making sure the customer gets the right product.." The training opportunities sound great. And they allowed me to show i could sell prouducts as part of the interview.

    Cons

    Really not sure how honest they want me to be after all they obviously want me to make them money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bonuses based on sales would help motivate staff without making them chase comission.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Really good employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Wednesbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technician in Wednesbury, England (UK)

    I have been working at PC World full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, no high pressure selling

    Cons

    bonuses are hard to attain, and the only role above technician was management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Pc world

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant

    I worked at PC World

    Pros

    Friendly environment, Local, learn new technologies all the time, ongoing training, bonuses

    Cons

    No ladder to grow unless you want to be a manager. Rota based. Pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognise good staff and have more opportunities to grow within the business.

    Recommends
  11.  

    I like working for PC world

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Account Developer in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Account Developer in Sheffield, England (UK)

    I have been working at PC World

    Pros

    Its an easy job to get, its not really pressure selling like alot of people say it is, if your a good salesman it'll be a breeze

    Cons

    sometimes the Managers don't know what they are talking about, but don't all managers?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic when setting targets and give as much praise as humanly possible, as that will make everyone feel valued

    Recommends

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