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Screwfix Reviews

Updated April 14, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work life balance is fantastic for a retail job" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Really flexible hours, really easy to pick up what we need to do" (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can't work overtime to get more money if you're full time" (in 14 reviews)

  • "The work/life balance has been lost as the hours have gotten longer" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Kenley, London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Kenley, London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Screwfix part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great and helpful management team.
    95% of customers are super friendly.
    Relatively flexible which is good if you are a student.
    High health and safety standards.

    Cons

    In every branch you would encounter at least one lazy colleague which affects amount of work you will have to do as a consequence.
    Lack of recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Dear managers,
    If you recognise those employees that put their effort it will then encourage lazy ones to put more effort too


  2. "Market Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Assistant
    Former Employee - Market Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    God management and people. Some opportunity to advance in skills.

    Cons

    Role can be repetitive depending on which team you're placed in.

  3. "Screwfix Sales Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Kenley, London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Kenley, London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Screwfix part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall good quality of work and benefits. Very flexible

    Cons

    Systems were a con, however these are being updated


  4. "Excellent place to work"

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

    I have been working at Screwfix full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, fun environment and you get back what you put in

    Cons

    I can not think of anything!


  5. "Screwfix is a great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trade Sales Manager in Bishop Auckland, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Trade Sales Manager in Bishop Auckland, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the company instils a great culture which makes it a fantastic place to work. There is great support network from colleagues and managers alike. Encouragement and training for progression, with a great pension.

    Cons

    Salary based so can't top up pay with overtime

    Advice to Management

    Trade up program with qualifications and apprenticeships schemes


  6. "Best employer I’ve worked for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Assistant in Wincanton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Service Assistant in Wincanton, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Screwfix part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly place to work. Allow me to be flexible around my children. Completely understanding and accommodating with my disability. Decent pay and benefits, good pension rates. Never without a cuppa!

    Cons

    Can be intense during busy periods, but worth it a hundred percent!


  7. "Great culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Elgin, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Elgin, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture and flexibility

    Cons

    Bonuses are starting to slip

  8. "Service Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Screwfix part-time

    Pros

    Good work culture
    You learn a bit of DIY yourself
    Employee discount
    My store manager was kind and approachable

    Cons

    No major cons - just general cons associated with working in customer service.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "extremely flexible and management are always happy to help out were they can"

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

    I have been working at Screwfix part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    work/life balance
    flexibility
    customers aren't as bad as other retailers I have worked for
    management always pitch in

    Cons

    not enough over time hours for part timers

    Advice to Management

    increase the number of hours available to staff


  10. "warehouse worker"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Stafford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Stafford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    canteen on premises , flexible hour work

    Cons

    no carrer development occasions for employees