Wickes Reviews

Updated May 11, 2021

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3.2
62%
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17 Ratings
Pros
  • "Staff discount, although Wickes is pretty overpriced so it generally works out cheaper just to go to B&Q(in 12 reviews)

  • "Discount at multiple places all travis Perkins stores associates up and down the country(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "If they could pay you less than minimum wage they would(in 16 reviews)

  • "Delivies and stock issues no updates pressure from mangers can sometimes take toll working extra long hours(in 14 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      job review

      Jan 13, 2019 - Sales Associate in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      there were great staff mangers owners it was an overall great work experince would do it agai n

      Cons

      there were none the company was great

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Excellent

      Mar 3, 2012 - Sales Man in Niles, IL
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      Pros

      It was a very excellent work experience. The people there were very nice to work with. The management i felt, cared for no only their customers but there employees as well.

      Cons

      Some customers were not very friendly which made my job more difficult to perform. Working on commission could be very trying.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Only acceptable if you are a student or part timer.

      Apr 26, 2021 - Retail Sales Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Easy going. Can negotiate your schedule easily if you're a student. Phone on the shopfloor. Can be very fun if you have fun colleagues. Can be very calm, if you know what you're doing you often find yourself a job to do. Depending on the manager your holidays can be accepted in very short term, so I am grateful for that. Again depending on the managers,you can actually have a very good time there as a part time. Store bonuses (rare)

      Cons

      If you're a female, you will get unwanted sexual attention from men (the builders and maybe colleagues), besides being disrespected and disregarded. No sick pays. You will break your back doing this job, and when you hurt yourself your manager who saw the incident will tell you, don't think about calling in sick tomorrow. You will genuinly hurt yourself. They teach how to lift things, but lifting 25+ bags of 20-25kg bags that are under racking, so you have to bend and pull(men will stare) and the weight travels inside the bag- not the same things as a stable box in front of you. Management will stand behind you while you're doing the anonymous survey about the workplace. Messed up working hours. The workboots. Nobody will care if you try hard for them or come in to help out.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Wonderful place to work

      May 11, 2021 - Shop Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working. Great staff. Good support. Regular charity days.

      Cons

      Regular retail issues such as bad customers.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      good

      May 11, 2021 - Customer Service Assistant 
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      Pros

      good team working environment :)

      Cons

      pay not so great for those younger age groups

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good

      May 10, 2021 - AREA SALES MANAGER in Grantham, England, England
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      Pros

      Good mostly and stores have plenty of opportunities

      Cons

      Bad occassionally. Work life balance is difficult when on the road 4 hours a day

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      May 5, 2021 - Finance Manager in Watford, East of England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team culture, care about the staff and have lots of different things in place to support in a variety of different ways

      Cons

      I joined in the pandemic so have not experienced any negatives.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      May 7, 2021 - Duty Manager in Bishops Stortford, England, England
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      Pros

      Great for those who are new to retail

      Cons

      Pay is not very good

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good for part time work whilst studying

      Apr 30, 2021 - KBA in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Training events regularly, commission focussed and friendly colleagues

      Cons

      They should pay staff better and recruit more people

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good

      Apr 22, 2021 - Administrative in São José, Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team of people to work with, good pay and good hours and benefits.

      Cons

      Working at weekends on the most part cut into your social life!

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