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Currys PC World Reviews

Updated February 13, 2019
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Currys PC World Group Chief Executive Alex Baldock
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Pros
  • "You get 10 % discount on everything" (in 40 reviews)

  • "Great people and generally a great company" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lots of targets to hit/maintain" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Sales targets can be a bit rigid but no real downsides if you don't meet them" (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Cleaner in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Cleaner in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Currys PC World full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I think is a great opportunity to work with an ambitious team and do a great job working together. I would love to work there

    Cons

    Long hours . challenges and some times you have to just have the patience necessary to work things out and make it work


  2. "Lead man"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Currys PC World full-time

    Pros

    New company to grow with

    Cons

    New company still learning the trade

    Advice to Management

    Not much, great supervisors

  3. "senior sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    team,discount,learning,wage,growth and develpoment thats all i can say

    Cons

    there isnt any cons at all


  4. "Poorly Managed"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Aberdeen, SD
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Aberdeen, SD
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Currys PC World part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co workers and a good enviroment

    Cons

    Management were a joke, poorly run at best. Root cause was the manager, if a different manager was in charge im sure i would have a very different experience


  5. Helpful (2)

    "I dont miss it, at all."

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Essex, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Essex, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Currys PC World part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Working w/ great people (luckily, my managers were good)

    2. Training

    3. Product knowledge

    4. Great part time job for young people.

    5. If retail is your career, great experience.

    Cons

    1. The pay was embarrassing & biased. (If you didn't sell TVs or Laptops, forget getting a decent bonus.

    2. Bonus system foolish. (If the store doesnt do well, regardless of how well youre doing, forget decent bonus)

    3. Forget being noticed for being a great salesman.

    4. Progression is little to none.

    5. Greatly understaffed, so more responsibility & targets are placed on the staff but the pay stays the same. :/

    6. Its a huge numbers game & will eventually start eating away at your morals & conscience, if you have any.

    7. Slowly & quietly sucks away your joy & dreams.

    Advice to Management

    1. Acknowledge & Reward those that do well; not just with silly certificates but actual tangible things.

    2. Hire enough staff.

    3. Pay well then maybe you'll have people that are proud to work for you.


  6. "Sales Colleague"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Currys PC World full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great interaction with customers, friendly team and good atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Retail position so working weekends and bank holidays. You know what you’re signing up for.


  7. "Good job environment"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Coventry, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Coventry, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Currys PC World part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced learning environment, good ranged of products so a nice learning experience

    Cons

    some places are too insistent on selling the insurance package

  8. "Best decision of my life so far"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Woking, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Woking, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Currys PC World full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing team
    Great Bonus opportunities
    Flexible
    Friendly
    Great experience
    Very very supportive management

    Cons

    None, it's all up on you. You have to sell lots of extras, and meet the targets, but it's easy if you are doing your job right

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job!


  9. "Currys Sale Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Currys PC World part-time

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with, fair hours given, full training given

    Cons

    High sales targets, constantly under pressure to up-sell, sometimes on products that are not worth it.


  10. "Sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Worthing, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Worthing, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at Currys PC World full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Clean working environment. Cool tech.

    Cons

    They prioritise selling warranties and home services (broadband elec and gas) over everything else. I got ‘told off’ for not being able to sell a 5 year warranty on a tv I sold. Being informed I would be the death of the business as they make no money on selling the products. Suffice to say I quit after two days I was soo enthusiastic too having a log in account and processing sales solely on my second day . All they want you to do is sell warranties and if you don’t, you’re out! It was like high school tactics with a blackboard showing people’s targets and who was not ‘selling enough’. Naughty boys. I did not sign up for that and nor should you! I’m 47 btw. Bad move on my part.

    Advice to Management

    Whatever happened to keeping your customers happy?