B&M Retail Reviews

Updated Sep 22, 2020

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3.8
69%
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83%
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B&M Retail Founder Simon Arora (no image)
Simon Arora
285 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits including 10%discount and double discount events(in 66 reviews)

  • "b amp m(in 48 reviews)

Cons
  • "Minimum wage for regular staff - doesn't seem entirely fair(in 57 reviews)

  • "long hours sometimes which can be stressful(in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Great as a stop-gap!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at B&M Retail full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great colleagues, friendly management and easy retail environment.

    Cons

    Tried to trick me out of accrued vacation when I got promoted from Christmas temp to full time permanent.

  2. "Ok job"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Suffolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at B&M Retail full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some great people , some not so

    Cons

    Irregular shifts , some petulant staff

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  3. "Treat staff like crap"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Trafford, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at B&M Retail full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    10% discount is the only decent bit, met some nice people and had a laugh with some, but not others

    Cons

    Too much demands on staff, talk to the staff like crap, can't think of anything else to write so I'll leave it

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  4. "Great employer"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&M Retail full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture Grest strategy Business performance Leadership Job security

    Cons

    No negatives for this business.

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  5. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Prescot, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&M Retail full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, managers, staff discounts.

    Cons

    High workload, verg busy environment.

  6. "Love my job"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Widnes, England

    I have been working at B&M Retail full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to retail. If you like to sell and have ambition this is the place to work. My colleagues are great and everyone is friendly.

    Cons

    No cons. However you must be able to work at a pace and be on top of big deliveries and changing seasons.

  7. "Fantastic company great progression"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&M Retail full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Job security and good in-house progression

    Cons

    None to report all good

  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Saint Helens, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&M Retail full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic Succession if you want it

    Cons

    You must be able to work at pace

  9. "Fast paced retailer, which is currently thriving. Really enjoy working for a business that has a clear direction."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&M Retail full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you enjoy retail then you’ll enjoy working for B&M. Close knit business from the leadership team to the sales floor which are underpinned by strong values.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work hard and the need to be pro active in a business that operates at 100mph.

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  10. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&M Retail full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to manage. Great for internal progression

    Cons

    Working hours can be longer due to pressures but usually due to passion rather that ecpectation

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