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Chandler's Ford, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1969
Company - Public
Retail
$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 Michael Loeve
Michael Loeve
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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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    Customer Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at B&Q (London, England (UK)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I had a man interview me, he was very relaxed and chilled and made me feel very welcome. If you're nervous there is no reason to be, just have some notes in front of you too look at if needed and a glass of water to sip on if you get a dry throat.

    Interview Questions

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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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