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Jewson Reviews

Updated Dec 5, 2019

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3.1
55%
Recommend to a Friend
58%
Approve of CEO
Jewson Managing Director Mark Rayfield
Mark Rayfield
60 Ratings
Pros
  • "Get paid on time, statutory holidays(in 11 reviews)

  • "Job security as long as you don't rock the boat too much or cross the Branch Manager(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "The only con I can think of is the long hours you work each day(in 9 reviews)

  • "Support functions, bureaucracy, work life balance, control(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ramsgate, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Jewson full-time for 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.

    Jewson2015-10-18
  2. "Overall good position, very busy days"

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    Current Employee - ABM 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jewson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Big network, good benefits and forward thinking

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid, stressful environment sometimes

    Jewson2019-11-20
  3. "Archaic"

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    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator 

    I have been working at Jewson full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits Good work life balance

    Cons

    Poor management Archaic style of working

    Jewson2019-12-05
  4. "Life on the front line"

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    Current Employee - Hgv Driver Hiab in Plymouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jewson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great crew/workmates holiday flex to get extra days holidays

    Cons

    getting blamed for office staff mistakes. No overtime payment, especially at stocktake. It's my understanding it's actually breaking employment rules

    Advice to Management

    Stop telling staff they know how important they are to the company and then paying them as little as you can get away with. Pay the same across region not different for different branches

    Jewson2019-11-10
  5. "Delery Driving for Jewson."

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    Former Employee - Hgv2 Driver With Crane in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England

    I worked at Jewson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great staff and atmosphere at my branch

    Cons

    Too much work to get done and expected to work late for free.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic with the deliveries you take on and what you expect your staff to do.

    Jewson2019-11-04
  6. Helpful (1)

    "More redundancies"

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    Current Employee - Jewson Administrator in Lincoln, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You get paid on time

    Cons

    I've had 5 managers in 2 years

    Advice to Management

    Stop losing very experienced staff

    Jewson2019-11-02
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Kilmarnock, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    None none none none none

    Cons

    Everything as there a bunch of users.

    Advice to Management

    What's the point of trying to tell this bunch anything they don't listen all there interested in is eating and talking p.

    Jewson2019-11-18
  8. "Okay if you want to go nowhere!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England

    I worked at Jewson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, some of the nicest I have met.

    Cons

    No career. Long hours/every other weekend.

    Advice to Management

    Close on Saturdays. Appreciate the good people you have.

    Jewson2019-10-28
  9. "Good place to wok"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Chester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewson full-time

    Pros

    Great staff easy going

    Cons

    Working in all weather

    Jewson2019-10-09
  10. Helpful (1)

    "cool"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues, bonus scheme, stable, employees benefits scheme

    Cons

    Long hours, small holiday allowance.

    Jewson2019-09-13
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