B&Q Overview

  • www.bandqcareers.com
  • Southampton, United Kingdom
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1969
  • Company - Private
  • Home Furniture & Housewares Stores
  • $1 to $5 billion (USD)

CompetitorsTesco, Homebase Limited, Wickes
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B&Q are the UK’s leading home improvement and garden living retailer with 300 stores and our Store Support Office in Southampton employing more than 25,000 people from all walks of life. With more than 40,000 great-value products all under one roof, we strive to offer everything ...
Mission: Helping people create homes to be proud of.

B&Q Reviews

3.6
66%
Recommend to a Friend
74%
Approve of CEO
Graham Bell
Graham Bell
499 Ratings
5.0
Former Employee, more than 3 years

"great company"

Mar 24, 2022 - Anonymous Employee

Pros

great company, good benefits, good over time

Cons

can not think of any
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Diversity & Inclusion at B&Q

3.8
(757 Reviews)

Diversity & Inclusion FAQs

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How is diversity at B&Q?

...Good investment in diversity and culture...Read More

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B&Q Interviews

Experience
Positive73%
Negative12%
Neutral15%
Getting an Interview
Applied online92%
Employee Referral2%
In Person2%
Difficulty
2.5
Average
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  1. Customer Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United Kingdom
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Fairly standard interview, really nice people. Was interviewed by my now boss and the head of HR. All the questions were fairly simple and basic. Was shown around the staff area, met a few colleagues. All round really nice people.
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Company Updates

April 12, 2021
We're excited to announce that we've been awarded two RAD awards for 'National Employer Brand' and 'Best Employer Website'! 🎉 A huge thank you to ThirtyThree and every colleague who worked to make this happen. We couldn't have done it without you. #TogetherWeCan Want to see our award-winning website in action? 👀👇 bandqcareers.com
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April 12, 2021
April is Stress Awareness Month. In the past year, it’s been more important than ever to look after ourselves and our wellbeing. This means identifying what’s causing us stress and learning how to manage it. At B&Q, we work with the Retail Trust so that every colleague can access personalised wellbeing resources - whether that’s financial or emotional support or career development advice. Our colleagues also support each other every day and we couldn’t be prouder of them. Whether it's virtual chair yoga, a cuppa and a chat in one of our store’s wellness rooms, or 24/7 support from the Retail Trust, #TogetherWeCan learn to live a happier, less stressful life.
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B&Q Awards & Accolades

  • Silver AwardArmed Forces Covenant2021
  • Bronze AwardUK Ministry of Defence2020

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B&Q FAQ

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What is paid time off like at B&Q?

...I had time off because of poor mental health exacerbated by the toxicity of the working environment and management called me during this period to try and coax me back into work because they were short staffed....

June 15, 2022

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People Also Ask about B&Q

Employees rate B&Q 3.6 out of 5 stars based on 2,195 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

To get a job at B&Q, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at B&Q and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 66% of employees would recommend working at B&Q to a friend. This is based on 2,095 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

74% of job seekers rate their interview experience at B&Q as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 2.5 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at B&Q.

51% of employees think that B&Q has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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