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Jewson Reviews

Updated March 17, 2017
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Jewson Managing Director Mark Rayfield
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Pros
  • Very few, other than job security (in 6 reviews)

  • Opportunities arise to move within Saint Gobain (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance and poor reward structure which ultimately led to doubling my salary for the same role externally (in 5 reviews)

  • With H&S safety being top priority its a shame its forgotten about when it comes to personal welfare (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ramsgate, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ramsgate, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Jewson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Staff are friendly & helpful

    Cons

    Sadly losing customers as no flexibility with pricing compared to other competitors

    Advice to Management

    Treat each branch as an idenpendent, some branches are in tougher areas.


  2. "driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jewson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good place to work enjoyed every minute.

    Cons

    none the is not any

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ok, short staffed, high stress"

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

    I have been working at Jewson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team, interaction with the customers. Decent employee discount. Performance related bonuses the usual pension scheme. Very large company so good scope to move around

    Cons

    Very successful company should pay more attention to the overall moral of the staff. Over worked due to being very tight on staff in all but the city centre branches.

    Advice to Management

    Need more staff


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Credit Controller at Binley"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Controller in Coventry, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Credit Controller in Coventry, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jewson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely people, large company benefits like no clocking in, sick pay, health/life insurance etc. Canteen and restaurant, free hot drinks.

    Cons

    There wasn't much credit control just answering the phone all day giving out authorisation codes. Everyone's overworked and there's nowhere to go (up) in that office.

    Advice to Management

    Teams need to be bigger.


  6. "Sales Driven always want more with less"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jewson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities within the Saint Gobain Group.

    Cons

    Salary Basic and always short staffed .. Line managers can't make a decision without consulting higher management. 5 1/2 days a week no chance of breaks... work bank holidays .. holidays taken off you when the company decides to close 1/2 days over Christmas period


  7. "Jewson Ops"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Derby, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting, people based role, you need to know everyone to do your role no matter what that may be. Always learning new things.

    Cons

    Little chance of promotion or pay increase, bad HR based rules with pay, too much management to be able to help customers quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Make it possible to earn more.


  8. "New kid on the block"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large company with good benefits and part of the larger Saint Gobain group.

    Cons

    Old systems and lack of tlc at some branches.
    Long winded decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing and reinforce the need to work together.


  9. "Assistant Branch manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jewson full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere. Good bunch of people

    Cons

    Staff overworked. Weekends and bank holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your staff.


  10. "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Jewson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fellow colleagues are good to get along with. You know that the place you work in is a safe environment.

    Cons

    Could be on a little more money. Should have more plant machinery in all TH branches and more stock in TH branches.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and look after the little guys below so one day they could be in your shoes.


  11. "Career with a future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Byfleet, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Byfleet, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great manager knows his stuff

    Cons

    Cold yard needs more heating



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