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Wyevale Garden Centres Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2019

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Wyevale Garden Centres CEO Roger Mclaughlan
Roger Mclaughlan
105 Ratings
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  • "Head office are useless and have no idea how a shop operates(in 66 reviews)

  • "Overworked, zero staff incentives, minimum wage for hard work(in 31 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Seriously don’t join after the current “ changes “ will this place exist"

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Berkshire, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wyevale Garden Centres full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff discount, nice team nice location

    Cons

    Long unpaid hours Company wants standards standards standards by this they mean more more more out of the staff 😑 When morals already low enough

    Advice to Management

    Management have no idea how to lead the current changes at centre level very disappointing as for this to work it needs to lead from the top

    Wyevale Garden Centres2018-11-20
  2. Helpful (9)

    "Total idiots"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Kent, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wyevale Garden Centres for more than a year

    Pros

    What pros ? Seriously 30% off ! Products have ridiculous mark up so makes no odds

    Cons

    Well well well. Where do you start supply chain= broken! Board = broken Recruitment and training= broken I have been a successful store manager in many business's how ever this is impossible when you have area managers and rods that are clueless they want to performance manage the people they bought in on high salaries to save costs. I can't wait to leave! Seriously the business is in big trouble yet some eygit at the...

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    Advice to Management

    Sort your self out just leave... Take your little pals from head office and go!! You do not know horticulture or retail. Clueless

    Wyevale Garden Centres2015-09-18
  3. "Marketing Department"

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    Current Employee - Production Manager in Brentford, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wyevale Garden Centres full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture is great, the Board make you feel valued and the culture is very laid back and approachable

    Cons

    Communication can get lost between Senior Management and the doers

    Advice to Management

    None

    Wyevale Garden Centres2019-07-08
  4. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Driver in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Wyevale Garden Centres full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun environment good people nice work

    Cons

    Long hours tricky to understand customers needs

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Wyevale Garden Centres2019-06-10
  5. Helpful (4)

    "A sinking ship"

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wyevale Garden Centres part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good discount, the lower tier staff are lovely, days are normally standard timings

    Cons

    Shifts are longs with breaks varying, the pay is not great and the hours are too long for what it's worth. Serious flaws in management and some Co workers are just rude. Future of company largely unknown. Chronically understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Look after the lower tier staff, they put up with far too much for far too little.

    Wyevale Garden Centres2019-06-01
  6. "Understaffed and chaotic but very comfortable environment"

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in Aldridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Wyevale Garden Centres part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff Nice area - easily accessible Comfortable environment

    Cons

    Very understaffed and closing down

    Wyevale Garden Centres2019-07-02
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Disgustingly Useless"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Basingstoke, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wyevale Garden Centres part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The discount there are no others.

    Cons

    Micromanaging. Lack of compassion. Breeding of distrust. Ever changing goalposts in one day. Use and abuse good members of staff. Staff who have been working outside with compost and items covered in rat excrement are dragged into the restaurant to work in the name of multiskilling. A health hazard waiting to happen.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of setting your staff against one another why not try talking to them. Two centres I have worked in, the GCMs are laughable. One who would be found asleep in empty concessions units and one who had zero clue of how to deal with staff members older than himself Before hauling people in to situations, it’s preferable to get your facts straight.

    Wyevale Garden Centres2019-06-03
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Those left be prepared to be used"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wyevale Garden Centres full-time

    Pros

    Staff discount and many valued workers underneath me made it worth while.

    Cons

    No Progression and if any you did get that chance you would be made redundant with in a year. HR is a joke as are only put there to protect the Managers that had no people skills. Maintenance was quick however constantly overcharged for bodge jobs regularly. Catering team in head office have always been good however the best ones have left and now left with the rude ones. Customer service that dont have a clue how...

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    Advice to Management

    Four years ago I would recommend working for Wyevale but now I wouldn't even put a homeless unemployed person through this experience. Stop using your left over Employees and just cash in....

    Wyevale Garden Centres2019-06-04
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Space Planning Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Wyevale Garden Centres full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great products, great offer

    Cons

    uncertainty, lack of strategy, level of change

    Wyevale Garden Centres2019-04-29
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Team leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wyevale Garden Centres full-time

    Pros

    Good values toward customer experience Colleagues friendly and worked as a team at all levels

    Cons

    Overtime expected at a few hours notice

    Wyevale Garden Centres2019-04-24
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