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Currys PC World Reviews

Updated December 9, 2018
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Currys PC World Group Chief Executive Alex Baldock
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Pros
  • "You get 10 % discount on everything" (in 39 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 30 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. "Temporary store support colleague review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Currys PC World part-time

    Pros

    Good if you like technology

    Cons

    Just a worker, too many employees to be noticed


  7. "One of the best places to work."

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    Current Employee - Delivery Customer Service Advisor in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Delivery Customer Service Advisor in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Currys PC World full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Progression achievable. Salary is great. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Hours can be too much in peak

    Advice to Management

    Can be more polite over peak

  8. "Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Currys PC World part-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, target selling and amazing

    Cons

    Facing up every day when store closing


  9. "a lot of effort for little pay"

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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    bonus scheme - very little but the best thing about this place

    Cons

    too much pressure to sell customers things they just don't need. I've been told by employees to lie to customers and tell them they NEED to pay for particular products on their new laptops. Targets are rigid and you constantly feel as though you're running after praise but never get it. Customers have lost an incredible amount of trust in the company yet nothing is being done about it.

    Advice to Management

    take a look at apple's framework and follow suit.


  10. "Good work as a student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Currys PC World part-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to interact with customers
    A lot of freedom as long as you're doing your job

    Cons

    Less interest taken in part-time/temporary workers by managers