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Updated Sep 28, 2022

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Found 7 of over 2,260 reviews

3.6
66%
Recommend to a Friend
74%
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522 Ratings

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Pros
  • "I also really appreciated that working there as a 19 year old I got good pay that was well above the minimum wage.(in 212 reviews)
  • "Staff are friendly and always know how to have a good laugh so there's always plenty of banter instore.(in 143 reviews)
  • "The people I worked with were great and made it nicer to come to work.(in 133 reviews)
  • "Very diverse job; colleagues are great.(in 104 reviews)
  • "Flexible hours and always chance for overtime(in 75 reviews)
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Reviews about "colleague"

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  1. 1.0
    Current Contractor, more than 1 year

    Use for experience then move on

    Jun 4, 2015 - CA, Supervisor and Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    The opportunity to gain a lot of DIY knowledge if you are determined to teach yourself

    Cons

    No structured learning programme, managers and supervisors are reluctant to share their knowledge and as such you don't benefit from their experience. If you are a shop floor colleague your overtime can be cut without any notice (even if the store is hitting its sales targets) if you are a supervisor the level of expectation is immense you perform a dual role of managing your managers team and fulfilling duties ranging from trolley collection to greeting to replenishment (you will go home annoyed and exhausted, good days are few and far between) As a manager you are dropped in at the deep end, as well as making sure your team is up to spec training wise (due to a very limited HR function in store which seems to diminish every year) you are expected to keep an eye on the store as a whole , they label you 'duty manager' which essentially means you can forget about focussing on your department. If you are considering a job with B&Q I would suggest you pass it by and take a similar role in a supermarket, the opportunity for development, training and promotion is none existent in B&Q . The corporate values don't match up to what is actually going on at store level, there is no work life balance, if you are on a 39 hour contract you will do a nine hour shift between either 7-4 , 9-6 or 12-9 . Although I have no problem with doing nine hour shifts the weekly mix of shifts and randomly placed days off mean that you will find it difficult to maintain a weekly routine.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great training, supportive management and flexible hours

    Nov 18, 2021 - Team Leader in Chester, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Abundance of training available to staff, these can be found on the learning system Mylo and every colleague can access this themselves and book themselves on to courses - Management are supportive towards both professional and personal life, they are always happy to offer a helping hand if needed - Ability to progress within the company if put yourself to it, many existing staff at the store have worked their way up. A recent example is a customer advisor to management within the past year with the support and guidance of existing management team. - Interested, varied characters within the team; Never a dull day! - Flexible rota's around other commitments such as university - Fantastic company benefits, 20% staff discount after 3 months service and plenty other discounts available on the intranet page - Competitive rate of pay

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of :)

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing people let down by the job

    Feb 15, 2022 - Sales Associate in London, England
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people who I shared my employment of a year with, really are some of the most amazing people I have ever worked with. And some of the management team really treat you as people rather than just assets

    Cons

    Despite being there for a year and a half, being trained on every piece of machinery asides from the forklifts, being able to design kitchens and been on every department and able to know where almost everything is, I was still treated as replaceable and like a resource, and the job just got harder and harder as I was having to carry an entire department for a 9 hour shift on my own, with no credit given and more jobs to do than ever before, but with the people who sit upstairs and make the decisions about hiring people etc, not having to suffer a single bit. In my notice period, I agreed to double my hours to help out and do 39 a week to help out. And not once was I offered a single thank you from management. It was only one single colleague who mentioned it to a manager in front of me that I was being helpful that seemed as if any of them had noticed. And the way I was repaid for doing all this overtime was, on a day in which I had been allowed to go past 39 hours, I was just refused to be paid for it as they “didn’t have the budget”. If you don’t have the budget, don’t authorise me to do the hours.

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  4. 5.0
    Former Freelancer

    Great place to work

    May 19, 2021 - Operations in London, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great colleague to work with

    Cons

    I cannot think of any

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Highly Recommended, 💛 loved my time there

    Nov 23, 2019 - Seasonal Sales Advisor in Sutton in Ashfield, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great Management & Colleague team, friendly, good working conditions, quality uniform, free car parking, good pension scheme, great staff room facilities, personal lockers, quiet time out staff room, staff discount, over 6 weeks holiday per year.

    Cons

    Weekends & evenings part of the job, but that goes with retail work.

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