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Jewson Reviews

Updated September 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Job security as long as you don't rock the boat too much or cross the Branch Manager (in 7 reviews)

  • Getting paid on time, decent staff discount (in 4 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 7 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent place to work"

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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. "good work place"

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    Former Employee - Yard Worker in Lowestoft, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Yard Worker in Lowestoft, England (UK)

    I worked at Jewson (Less than a year)

    Pros

    helped me gaine expirence in working

    Cons

    nothing but cold but got use to it fast

    Advice to Management

    nothing

  3. "o k place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jewson full-time

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere to work

    Cons

    Low paid, lack of support


  4. "hgv driver"

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    Former Employee - Hgv Driver in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Hgv Driver in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jewson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    working within a busy industry, no 2 days the same

    Cons

    logistic arrangement requires more involvement with drivers to maximise deliveries

    Advice to Management

    look after drivers


  5. "pay on time each month"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jewson full-time

    Pros

    pay on time each month good rate to purchase goods

    Cons

    Big gap between drivers pay some on 15000 others up to 25000 Very heavy on H and S so much so that it hinders the working to a dangerous level

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at your very hard working staff. Put reps in vans so they can drop stuff off to customers if needed


  6. "Branch Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Coventry, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits and holidays

    Cons

    Admin and paperwork and hours worked

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on sales not admin


  7. "okay"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good colleagues
    branch staff friendly
    decent salary
    company car

    Cons

    not becoming advanced with technology
    behind the times
    some senior management shouldnt be in the job

  8. "driver"

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    Current Employee - Hgv Driver Hiab in Devon (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Hgv Driver Hiab in Devon (South Africa)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    as mentioned, every sunday off.!! yay!
    paid on time.
    staff discount (if you happen to need a building block etc)

    Cons

    poor pay - break it down to an hourly rate and its just above minimum wage- for a professional lorry driver.
    social life impossible with long days/working week.
    area managers total waste of time - i honestly dont know what they do. sack them and employ extra staff at each branch who will actually earn the company money and ease the pressure on already overworked staff, raising moral.
    health and safety is rammed down your throat with back covering disclaimers and new rules etc needing to be signed off constantly. then they send you out in an overloaded lorry stacked higher than the crane and expect it all to be delivered by 10am for the next load.
    ive been delivering safely for over 25 years and dont want a pen pusher from a central office who's never actually seen a truck telling me the best way to load and offload my lorry.

    Advice to Management

    ask, listen and implement what your front line employees have to say about whats needed to run a branch well.
    get more staff.


  9. "Don't care about their staff"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Southport, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Southport, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting paid on time, decent staff discount

    Cons

    expected to regularly work unpaid overtime, constantly changing middle and higher management, poor attitude to H&S, branches are tired and old and desperately need investment.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff like humans, increase basic wages, pay overtime and realise that family comes before work.


  10. "jewson forget it"

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    Current Employee - Lorry Driver
    Current Employee - Lorry Driver

    I have been working at Jewson full-time

    Pros

    you know you will get paid discount handy for diy you get home every night do not start to early

    Cons

    worked like a dog every one stressed and under pressure new workers paid more than experienced staff the right arm does not know what the left is doing in this company.they promise the earth and you get nothing

    Advice to Management

    listen to the workers on the ground and listen to the customers its all health and safety when it suits the compan


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