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Chandler's Ford, England (UK)
10000+ employees
Kingfisher
1969
Company - Public
Home Centers & Hardware Stores
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Travis Perkins, Homebase Limited, Screwfix
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 ... Read more

Mission: Helping people create homes to be proud of.

B&Q Reviews

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B&Q CEO Christian Mazauric
Christian Mazauric
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    Former Employee - Showrooms Customer Adviser
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at B&Q part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's simple to apply, it treats even low level employees with quite a bit of respect. I was able to learn anything i wanted to about the store our systems and sales skills in general, working there for just a few mouth's opened TONS of doors for me to do other things.

    Cons

    Pay was pretty poor, don't let it become who you are. My personal manger was very hands off I felt he wasn't very productive in general and was much more worried about his future then the stores.

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B&Q Interviews

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    Showroom Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at B&Q (Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)) in November 2017.

    Interview

    easy online application followed by a 10 minute interview if successful you would be put forward to the shop store you have applied for, for what they say 1 hour structured interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What does Team work mean to you?   1 Answer
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B&Q Awards & Accolades

  • Britain’s Greenest Garden Centre, Garden Retail & Garden Industry Awards, 2016
  • Waste and Resource Efficiency Award, Edie Environment and Energy Awards, 2016
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