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Kingfisher Overview

London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
Unknown
Company - Public (KGFHY)
Retail
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Kingfisher plc is a home improvement company with over 1,100 stores and growing omnichannel operations across 10 countries in Europe.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kingfisher full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

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Kingfisher Interviews

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    Resource Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Southampton, England (UK)
    No Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Kingfisher (Southampton, England (UK)) in May 2016.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • General 'explain decisions' from points on CV.
      What concerns would you have in moving to a corporate organisation, having worked self employed in the past?  
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Kingfisher Awards & Accolades

  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List, Corporate Knights, 2010

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