Junior Developer (Former Employee) – Huddersfield, West Yorkshire – 28 July 2017
The pay I received was terrible for the position I held and I was on more shelf stacking at previous employment. The department didn't sit well with the rest of the company leaving you feeling isolated. The office environment lacked the team atmosphere and was painfully quiet and under equipped.
My department manager was very understanding and helpful during my time at university. I had the opportunity to expand on my knowledge vastly during my time there.
Holidays were always easy to book.
The overall feel of the company felt incompetent and often like the general public had a poor opinion of us.
Lots of time to learn, friendly people
poor pay, poor environment and facilities, company lacks competence in areas
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) – Halifax – 5 January 2018
worst place i have ever worked get forced into overtime or get threatened with your job. management dont even know the job pay is rubbish there is no such thing as health and safety at this company what so ever.
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) – South Normanton, Derbyshire – 20 November 2017
Started training at first was happy with the job and environment despite a few issues with health and safety e.g working too close to reach trucks in operation being a common careless mistake people made. Management put on a false impression of themselves and what they expect from their staff and how to support new starters. In to my 4th day of training got told not to come back after making a constant line of lies and excuses after i chased them up to find out why they came to that decision. In the end they just showed how unprofessional and contradicting the company is not caring how they get rid of people they don't like even if you are hardworking and new to the job it means nothing. I would discourage anyone wanting to work here as you will only be lead to disappointment and regrets. My advice find a better job and avoid this place like the plague!!!
Short journey to work.
Bad company poor management poor health and safety
Warehouse Apprentice (Former Employee) – Huddersfield – 13 March 2017
This job is very good for apprenticeships and they will ensure that you learn the appropriate skills needed for the job.The typical day will entail working on returned units and identifying faults while repairing the broken units. The hardest part of this job is learning how to repair the units but they ensure you are taught al the appropriate skills needed and will make sure you have supervision until you feel confident on your own.
it was a good job to start with but it was too unprofessional
Drivers Mate (Former Employee) – South Normanton, Derbyshire – 27 February 2017
when i first started working at buy it direct I was happy with the team I was with and the job I was doing. I was delivering heavy items like tv's and fridges to houses in the north of England and working closely with the driver. sadly after a few months I was brought into the ware house to sweep and make tea after their were too many drivers mates to put in the vans so I was reduced to making tea and sweeping all day.
HOME DELIVERY VAN DRIVER (Former Employee) – east midlands – 8 January 2015
even though they advertise jobs as monday to friday 9 hours expect to be expected to do 7 days a week 15 hours a day. as a delivery driver you are also expected to bear the brunt of disgruntled customers , and make excuses for the companies short comings . you will be given unachievable delivery times , like being expected to get a double fridge freezer into a customers house and unpacked on your own within 7 minutes .
if they take you on or you last that long, good staff discount scheme
long hours, don't drive for these if you have a family life .
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) – South Normanton, ENG – 27 February 2014
I never had one bad day at buy it direct i was always made to feel welcome by warehouse staff and management i feel that i learnt a lot of warehouse skills whilst working here... i would recommend this workplace to anybody