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Screwfix Overview

Yeovil, England (UK)
5001 to 10000 employees
Kingfisher
1979
Company - Private
Other Retail Stores
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Toolstation, Wickes, Travis Perkins
We are a very fast growing brand and a business that has doubled in size over the last five years and it is still growing fast. Our customers are tradesmen and serious DIYers who need to get their jobs done quickly, affordably and right first time and we have developed our ... Read more

Mission: Part of the Kingfisher group we are the UK's largest direct and online supplier of trade tools, accessories and hardware products. We despatch thousands of parcels every week for next day and weekend delivery to tradesmen, handymen and serious DIY enthusiasts ... Read more


Screwfix Reviews

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant

    I worked at Screwfix part-time

    Pros

    good pay
    nice staff

    Cons

    long hours
    can be a bit tedious at times

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Screwfix Interviews

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Screwfix.

    Interview

    I heard from a friend about a vacancy coming up due to 2 new stores opening up in the coming months so decided to go on Screwfix website.

    As expected the postition was advertised, I had to submit a CV and take part in an online assessment which asked a combination of practical and experience based questions.

    Around 2 days later I received an email which stated they would like to take the application further and to call to arrange a telephone interview with the recruitment team which I booked for the following day to show an interest and keen to impress attitude.

    Before the telephone interview I did alot of research around the company and their expansion plans and culture, I would advise to visit a store to see it in operation.

    During the telephone interview I was asked about my previous experiences, my attitude towards certain situations, what salary I would be interested in and a lot of compentacy based questions. It went well as I am already in a similar role at a different company.

    Compliance to procedures seemed to be something that was targeted in the questions.

    A day later I recieved a call from the recruitment team asking me to attend a face to face with the Area manager in one of the stores, due to the short notice I had to rearrange the interview to a suitable day.

    On the day I dressed smart in a suit with the intention of showing that I was taking the interview serious. I arrived early, got signed in and spoke to some members of staff to get an idea on their responsibilities and attitude and then was ushered into an office with the Area Manager, after greetings we got to the questioning, alot of it was regarding what I would do in a certain situation and how my previous experience would benefit me. I was then asked about giving notice to my previous employer, my flexibility and some more compentacy based questions.

    It went well, I advise to make yourself personable and presentable and to overall be passionate and knowledgeable.

    I got the Job

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was told that Assistant Managers only have up to £22,000 depending on experience so asked for £21,000. When I recieved the job offer I was told I would be getting £21,500 so very happy.

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Screwfix Awards & Accolades

  • The Financo Speciality Retailer of the Year, Oracle, 2014
  • Best Contact Centre, South West Contact Centre Awards, 2014
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