Ex-employee (Former Employee) – Wigston – 31 October 2018
An ill-managed company that offers employees no more than the bare minimum the law allows them to get away with.
Stupefyingly incompetent managers, team leaders and glorified charge-hands use the most heinous of tactics - bullying, harassment, character assassination - to achieve targets and advance their own personal gain
A truly toxic environment with appalling conditions and bogus concern for health & safety conditions all conspire to a continuous revolving door of staff resulting in a workforce that never has enough people trained up to speed at any given time.
If you're prepared to cosy up to unsavoury supervisors and fall in with their dubious methods of rule, then you're likely climb the career/wage ladder. If however, your face doesn't fit, then abandon hope all ye that enter here - you're on your own and no one has your back.
Lip service is disingenuously paid to the virtues of team-work and camaraderie, but its as insincere as anything else in their manifesto. This is an engineered culture of finger-pointing, blame and backstabbing and its every man & woman for themselves.
Cromwell is a strong contender for the worst place I have ever worked and I strongly advise anyone applying for a position there to approach with extreme caution (this is about the kindest thing I can find in my heart to say about this company). You have been warned.
Local, regular hours
Management, wage, prospects, minimal breaks, working conditions etc.
Shadowed a key member of product management (Former Employee) – Wigston Magna, Leicestershire – 18 December 2018
I did my work experience at Cromwell as a part off my AAT level 2 course at college and found it a very good experience as i learnt a lot about the subject i was studying and more important areas of finance.
They've just laid 15 people off from the Cardiff with a view of closing 4-5 more branches by the end of the year we're the only one in Wales yet they're letting us go it won't be long before all their contracts give up on them Grainger are a terrible company to work for only apply if your desperate was gutted to leave but that was only because of my work mates. From the management up you couldn't trust them as far as you could throw them
Business Systems Developer (Current Employee) – Leicester, Leicestershire – 3 February 2018
Working for Cromwell in the IT department is quiet the experience. They are flexible on the working hours and when they allow arrangements to work from home a few days a month. While every person int he IT department has a different skill set, yet they somehow fit well together as a well oiled machine. The are constantly driving forward to improve themselves, both as individuals and as a company.
The drawback is that they just came out of an era where that wasn't the case, so some of the technologies and practices are dated, some as old as 20 years. This can be frustrating and lead to conflict but they are all eager to move on from them.
Free drink (cold and warm), huge parking, quarterly bonus, free training in whichever field you want, peer reviews
Open office for the whole IT department, HQ is at a different location
Internal Sales Coordinator (Former Employee) – Bridge of Don, SCT – 3 October 2013
Processing enquiries & orders, primarily received over the telephone but also through written and email correspondence Generating sales and pro-actively seeking new business Administration of local contracts and consignment agreements Supporting all aspects of the general running of the branch