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London, England (UK)
51 to 200 employees
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Subsidiary or Business Segment
Retail
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
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One of the UK's top DIY retailers (along with B&Q and Homebase), Wickes operates more than 200 stores that supply everything needed by dedicated do-it-yourselfers and tradesmen with goods for general repair, maintenance, and improvement projects ... Read more

Wickes Reviews

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    Former Employee - Sales Man in Niles, IL
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    Pros

    It was a very excellent work experience. The people there were very nice to work with. The management i felt, cared for no only their customers but there employees as well.

    Cons

    Some customers were not very friendly which made my job more difficult to perform. Working on commission could be very trying.

    Advice to Management

    The furniture needs and should be better quality. Make salesmen salary more competitive so that they are more motivated and worker turnover is decreased.

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Wickes Interviews

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    Customer Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northampton, England (UK)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Wickes (Northampton, England (UK)) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online, simple enough, just had to fill out a few basic details, hours you could work and previous pay you earned. Uploaded CV. Got a call about 10 days later to ask to come in for an interview. Was made to feel really welcome, interview lasted 10-15 minutes. Got asked to walk round shop floor and see if there was anything i could improve. After the interview i was told there were 6 others to interview and then i would be told the outcome. In fact i never received a phone call or even a reply to the email i sent if they could give me any feedback. I thought this was very poor effort on their behalf!

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    • If you was given a job that you were told would only take you 10 minutes to complete and then there was another job you were expected to do straight after, but you realised straight away that you knew the job was going to last much longer than that, what would you do?   Answer Question
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