I have been working at Kingfisher full-time (More than 10 years)
37.5hr week. Most of my co-workers are really nice people. We get a £1 token per week-day if we don't drive a car to work. Free parking if you do, if you can find a parking space. Costa coffee. Yearly bonus most years. Share savings scheme.
We work under the constant fear of redundancy. Job role expectations are often unclear to me and\or unrealistic. My work is constantly interrupted by email, instant messages, meetings and desk visits. My workload has been more than I can possibly achieve for years now. It's relentless. I think people care when I tell them but nobody seems able to do anything about it. I guess they're probably under the same pressure too. There doesn't seem any point in telling anybody about how we're struggling anymore, it doesn't get you anywhere. Change is constant but rarely do they seem to be changes for the better. Not for us. Everything and everyone seems rushed to me.
Advice to Management
Maybe they're wrapped up in their own problems too? I don't know. I'm no manager so what advice I can give? Maybe I'd ask them to properly assess the demands made on their employees and I don't mean another Q12 survey. I don't know if this is possible but it seems like a good place to start if they're truly interested in making improvements to productivity and people's lives.
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Kingfisher (Southampton, England (UK)) in May 2016.
Through 3rd party agent interview and in depth discussion about previous experience and aspirations.
First actual interview with lead Portfollio Manager and PMO (2ic).
First part of i/v process was a data analysis scenario and presentation, second part an informal discusion.