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Currys PC World Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Pros
  • As a dixons employee, you recieve 10% discount in store for Currys PC world (in 29 reviews)

  • I got to work with great people who I still talk to this day (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Was quite hard to sell care plan without discounts (in 27 reviews)

  • Even if you give them perfect customer service, something about their day was less than perfect so it (in 26 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. "good"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good management
    Good Bonuses around Christmas time
    Good social events and team building days
    Good atmosphere between everyday staff and peers
    Skies the limit if you can sell

    Cons

    hard to progress
    The company survives only because of its warrenty product and pressure to sell this is very high
    Management lack the ability to motivate their staff
    Talent / Innovation isn't appreciated nor encouraged
    Poor relationships between management and staff especially during tougher trading times of the year
    Company suffers from poor customer relations and can be almost an embarrassment to work for sometimes
    Good management are keen to leave or get headhunted to other firms (2 of my former managers got head hunted)
    Training just doesn't happen, ever.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on improving staff motivation and retention, there's a reason that your always losing your best staff. Provide better training particularly on newer products.

  3. "Place where I develop my personality ."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Expert in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Expert in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Currys PC World part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place for personal expansion ,place where you learn about business , modern technologies.

    Cons

    Frequent changes in management .i had seen employees performance going up and down according to the frequent changes to the managers. Not all staff at pc world and currys are trained to adapt to the fast changing environment . But I will say "fives "and "know how "did made the difference up to an extend .

    Advice to Management

    More focus to motivate the staff . By creating opportunity and finding their strength and skills . Helping them to Nurish it . Train them to be flexible .


  4. "fulfilling"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Currys PC World (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good management, great colleagues and a really good place to work. I meet really nice people on a daily basis, and I have a chance of helping people when they need it.

    Cons

    Hard environment to enjoy as we have targets to meet.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more than criticism and you will get more from your team.


  5. "good service"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Currys PC World part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    yes they go through all attachments that u might need in the future and ofcourse if you buy them, u do get discount and second best prices cant be beaten on prices

    Cons

    staffs a bit too pushy i mean its not that if they emphasise a alot on a particular product but yea they do alot on there care plan yes it has its features but still at the end its an optional care plan

    Advice to Management

    yes its not that every customer would buy insurance so stop rating or measuring your staff on such a harsh basis as the area managers put a massive amount of pressure on store managers to make there staff insurance on 40% on every sale or get kicked out!! not good policy


  6. "Meh"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not bad pay once you get through some training. 10% discount.

    Cons

    Terrible bonus system, barely minimum wage when you start.

    Advice to Management

    Actual incentives for meeting targets and better career progression opportunities.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderfull, staff are always praising you"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Colleague in Basildon, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Colleague in Basildon, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, helping customers and the pay is good for a part timer.

    Cons

    aA bit boring when there are no customers and sometimes you get pushed to get "Perf product' but its good because they can help if you find it difficult to get it

    Advice to Management

    don't be on your phone when on the shop floor and praise sales staff more than you do and if we get something wrong explain how we could of done it better

  8. "Best job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Currys PC World full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Great company to work for
    Good benefits

    Cons

    No progression if your not a yes man
    No recognition for senior managers
    Sales focused environment


  9. "Sales advisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    can be quiet, time goes fast.

    Cons

    competitive KPI's with other stores in the region


  10. "Cashier"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Longton, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Longton, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The bonuses were good because it make you reach your targets and at christmas they would do special bonuses and money off in store.

    Cons

    There was no cons at PCworld everyone was friendly, polite and helpful and everything was fun. Management were lovely and so were the other staff.

    Advice to Management

    There would be no advice to management because they did everything well and treated new and old staff the same, they were very helpful with training and made me feel at ease


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