Advertising Assistant (Former Employee) – Doncaster, South Yorkshire – 26 October 2017
I worked a maternity leave contract at Head Office. The people were very good at their jobs and they looked after staff members well. There were nice little perks and I enjoyed working there. As an entry level job I learnt lots of brilliant good practice within the advertising department which I have carried forward to other jobs.
I would have loved to carry on working there but sadly I was not offered anything due to them outsourcing marketing to an external company. It would have been good to have seen if there were any vacancies actoss the company but I was not offered anything and had no advice on moving on, which is a shame.
nice hq, good canteen and perks
basic salary, no structure for re- employing temporary staff.
Driver (Former Employee) – Ne england – 4 July 2018
Avoid like the plague you have no home life management are approachable they don't car about there employees you are just another number to them you hurt yourself and you get nothing but sick pay HR are a waste of space don't leave another job to work at this.worlhouse you ll regret it
Worked for DFS over Christmas for agency enjoyed and thought I'd enjoy working here. So I went off spent considerable money on my Class 2 licence. Eventually got in after being messed around with yes/no there are jobs going I was in. Basically went down hill from there. No training in my job roll at all. Stuck with "Men" who are more childish than school kids. Basically made to feel like an outcast by them. Spoke to management about the issue and nothing was resolved. So if you'd enjoy working with "Grown Up Men" in a disgusting smelly lorry for 10/12 hours a day then go for it. Oh and you're expected to do any and all overtime you have no choice.
Administrator (Current Employee) – Doncaster – 2 March 2018
There's a great community feel. There's a lot of improvements continually being made and the atmosphere makes for a great place to work. It's a place you get the chance to learn new skills, to be challenged and developed.
N/A (Current Employee) – Doncaster, South Yorkshire – 15 February 2018
I have only been with DFS for a short amount of time however i have had the warmest of welcomes. The team have ensured that i have an amazing start to the business, well planned induction and always around to help with any question that i have
It is a very relaxed atmosphere here at DFS with great opportunities for development for the future.
Everyday is a very varied day which i love!
I would absolutely recommend DFS as a company to work for and very much looking forward to the years ahead.
Shunter Driver/warehouse operative (Former Employee) – DFS Long Eaton – 25 January 2018
It's not worth it guys. The shuntering bit is only 1%of the job if u are lucky. You spend the rest of the shift pushing sofas into wagons at a blistering pace. Because u not used to that type of work, wont be able to keep up with the young lads u will be working with. They do it everyday ,with the right techniques they have gained over the years. Come u then ,fat driver like me ,with sausage fingers ...lol u will die. Trust me. U will be lucky to last a week in there. U gonna get it all knees,back ache,swollen finger joints and wrists. Take my word drivers ,just stick to pure driving unless if u have factory labouring experince and u enjoy it. Dfs makes a lot of money. They can afford to hire labouring staff and a dedicated shunter driver purely for those distinct roles. They just dont want to pay. They want to cover 2 roles with one wage slip. Dont be fooled guys.I can bet u a fiver,after a few days or weeks ,the job will be back on here again.Ask ur self why??? Why cant they fill the post???why are they failing to retain staff?.??
Gud friendly &humble lads to work with on loading bays.
Wage too low for the amount of work involved. Work too heavy and fast paced.
Administrator (Former Employee) – Croydon – 19 January 2018
I cannot explain how TERRIBLE DFS is as a company! if i was to go into full detail i would probably be taken to court/ end a few marriages. its just a bad job with little to no support, i was very in depth with my leavers interview and i know nothings been changed. if honestly wouldn't recommend this place to even my worst enemy. head office either don't know/ over look what goes on in stores. they sell you a dream and deliver a nightmare
pay is GOOD
found out pay is now bad. long hours. poor managment
Sales Advisor (Current Employee) – East Midlands – 20 December 2017
Expect to work every weekend and a few 9am to 8pm week days. Targets are enforced with threats most of the time and you have to upsell for dear life. DFS say four years no deposit credit, your job is to get a deposit and never give the customer four years, crazy. You have to listen to the lecture every morning when the manager names and shames you vs your colleagues. No work life balance as you will work all bank holidays, every day except Xmas day and all the new year holiday. If you have a life outside work, or kids, don't do it. Salary is acceptable but not great, maybe 22k PA if your lucky. Xmas bonus is a £20 M&S card which is an insult for all the extra hours you work during the year. From boxing day on you don't get any days off at all, 9-8 seven days a week for a while. This is a company that takes and takes, with little reward or appreciation.
Stable, forward thinking company with great rewards
Sales (Current Employee) – Edinburgh – 12 December 2017
I have been working for DFS for over 5 Year’s now. They offer a very secure job with opportunities available to you at every turn. If you want to progress and you’re good at your job then the opportunity will present itself.
As a sales colleague your position centres around building strong relationships with customers and making them feel like there really is no better place than DFS to purchase their sofa. You are paid commission for every sofa you sell and in my store nobody earns less than 35k. If your good you’ll make 40-45k and the best make over 50k.
The management offer support on both a professional and personal level. The whole place honestly feels like a second family.
It’s retail so don’t expect to be getting weekends off but DFS has changed over the years and you generally get two days off every week where this wasn’t the case in the past.
A great place to work with great earning potential.
Sales Executive (Current Employee) – Midlands – 11 December 2017
Working at DFS you can expect extremely long hours and 0 work life balance. The training at head office is excellent but at the sharp end it's Every Man for Himself. 11 hour days are Commonplace and of course it's every weekend without fail. As a sales executive you are also constantly pushed to sell people add-ons that they simply either don't want or don't need.
Cleaner full time (Former Employee) – Bradford, West Yorkshire – 19 September 2017
You would have a laugh at work, I learned that it is a great place to work at and the management is great. There wasn't a hard part of the job and the most enjoyable part of the job was having a laugh with people that worked there.
Driver (Former Employee) – Llandudno, Conwy – 24 July 2017
Start work by loading truck even tho warehouse should have done it. So your 1 hour behind before you start your run. Runs are all over the place management don't care about runs or how there done. No job support just left with yourself and co driver if both new no help.
Weekend Sales Office Administrator (Current Employee) – Sidcup, Greater London – 4 July 2017
I have worked at DFS for 18 months now as a weekend administrator and I can honestly say I've loved it. It can be very busy over sale times but even when the store isn't busy there is always something to do. The store is like a little family and everyone usually gets on (other than the odd salesman tiff!) and everyone looks out for each other. The communication is generally pretty good between stores and from managers and the pay is pretty good for this area too. Although this isn't my long term career goal as I'm training for a profession I am happy to stay here as long as they will have me as it fits in with my family life. It's hard work at times but you get out what you put in.
It can be tough to be away from my husband and children all weekend.