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I worked here on the shop floor, in various roles. i was working with an ageing work force.. who are very set in there ways.. and do not adapt too change well. this was most of the workforce not all, and some really nice people work here aswell A lot off the workforce in production roles have worked here become very complacent. and lazy in there jobroles and are just coasting towards retirement
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If your into aggressive selling this is the job for you.
No chance of internal promotion and no guidance,appraisal, praise or team work evident.


Head office are a shambles and a daily battle between stores locally to get the same business.


Call a store for a bulk deal and I guarantee you will get 5 different prices from 5 different stores, this is the structure they have.


Work life balance is good , hols are good , pay is average but new inexperienced managers get better salary than existing experienced managers due to no salary reviews based onear performance.


At least half the managers are different each year at the xmast conference


Very much a if your face fits company not based on your results.


Utter shambles of a company from top to bottom!
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Set up machinery ready to pack out paint after getting the paint passed by qc., check the tins, lids & labels correct. Set up & operate labelling machines & paint filling machines. Issue and booking in & stock control of labels. Stores operative, booking in and stock control of raw materials. Issuing/ordering ppe. SAP system.
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usually a great place to work, but due to very low staffing levels whenever there are staffing issues (illness or holidays) the extra hours for zero renumeration is demoralising
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The product they make is unhygienic, the management don't have a clue how to even have a conversation, let alone manage staff, all machinery is from the 1960's, all the staff there are from the 1930's, they pay agency staff minimum wage yet pay permanent staff almost twice the amount for doing the exact same job. Forced to work shifts even though it states in my contract that I worked half 7 - 4.

Also they have a trade union, so everybody is very lazy.


Terrible company to work for. I really hope they go bust soon, and by the looks of things, they will.
Pros
Leaving at the end of my shift.
Cons
Everything.
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A typical day at work would involve serving customers , answering the telephone , placing orders , general office duties.
I learned how to prioritize my workload.

Management were fair

Workplace culture was good

The hardest part of my job was cold calling

The most enjoyable part of the job were the people I worked with and the customers I dealt with
Pros
Staff discount, Health care benefits
Cons
Long hours, commuting distance
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Worked as a shop assistant/driver for 10 years used to be a good place to work.all shop staff helpfull. But upper management are the worst you can get and talk and treat staff like dirt.they forget that there staff pay there wages and without them they wouldnt have there jobs.
Pros
Cheap paint
Cons
Upper managment
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ran by idiots until they called in a new ceo
who turned the place around and did wonders to sell the company to the Danish hempel group the place is modernising now and laying off people
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Crown is a varied and interesting company to work for. I have pushed for advancement and have performed a variety of roles. A great working culture with a lot of benefits for it's emloyees
Pros
Very cheap paint, great pension
Cons
Not great wages & lack of opportunity to move upwards
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Fast paced environment also very cold warehouse due to management turning down the heating to save money
Employees arnt giving the respect they deserve for the work they do
Pros
Pension and good wage
Cons
Everything elsa
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I am the key holder I open and close I have learned to always be in time and ready to go trying to keep customers happy do everything I can. I have learnt to work under pressure getting orders out and ready in time and serving customers. I enjoy seeing customers happy and getting what they want I enjoy when they always come into the shop they ask for me. I deal with a lot of deliveries and keeping Warehouse in order
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Crown Paints is a good company to work for: There are good advancement prospects for everyone as all vacancies are open to internal applicants as well as exterior
Pros
good benefits
Cons
none
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A good firm to work for .but your not valued enough as a worker on the shopfloor.managent has no idea how you feel on a daily basis only concern is getting paint out the door ,any grievences are just pushed aside or excuses made by managers
Pros
Salary
Cons
Shifts
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The work is good but you are under constant pressure to get production out but you never just do the one job, you are always asked to do about 3-4 jobs at any one time.
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14:00-22:30 shift
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5.0
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When i first started at Crown Paints the receptionist role was very basic in terms of answering the phone, delaing with post etc.

However due to my experience and also my want to grow and help others i quickly took on additional responsibility which included -


Responsibility of Meeting Rooms

Logging Invoices

Creating Presentataions

Creating new work standards and guidelines

Working out yearly costs for waste

Inputting results from QC lab


I have fitted in perfectly at Crown Paints with growing work relationships with all colleagues and managers. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting colleagues from all over the world as they visit to use our meeting rooms and meet with directors.
Pros
Salary and Benefits
Cons
Quiet times
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Crown paints is a well disciplined people friendly workplace which is goal oriented along with having a well balanced managerial approach to the well being of it's personnel as well as company targets...
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Management Style
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Reporting to the Store manager I was responsible for daily operations involving kitchen areas and till fronts. Main duties included preparing food, serving customers, keeping all food stocks rotated and following health and hygiene to the strictest standards. During my shift I would run a team of up to ten staff. Other duties included cleaning, ordering stock and training. I also received first aid training
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Enter work and look at the days deliveries then begin planning the most time/cost effective route for the day. Can be very physically demanding on busy days however the workload is usually eased as soon as you arrive at the delivery destination. The most enjoyable part of the job is building rappor with tradespeople. The days can be hard work more often than not, however they are very enjoyable in my opinion
Pros
most of the time driving
Cons
Traffic jams
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The company is fantastic however a recent change in senior management has meant that the culture has changed considerably in the past few months.

Rather than being a company of hard workers churning out great results despite the odds and restrictions it has recently changed tact.


Pros
Good People, Great Benefits
Cons
Moral Low
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3.0
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Taking orders by phone or fax
Mixing Paints from customer requests

Weekly stock checks

Doing weekly banking/paperwork

Attracting new customers to open accounts with our branch/company

Understanding the various types of interior and exterior paints

Delivering goods to worksites or customers home
Pros
health benefits, pension.
Cons
lack of opportunity to get promoted or move up the company ladder
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managers not aware of how the workforce feel and try to rule by fear.
Pros
only 8 hours day
Cons
shifts and feeling under pressure
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