Screwfix Employee Reviews in Stafford

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Great Pay, Poor Management
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Stafford15 October 2018
Very boring and repetitive but great pay for an easy job. Management are terrible, don't care about the wellbeing of the permanent workers, extremely petty and tend to pick on people over nothing. Absolute awful management to work under. Ok job for short term but you'll find yourself feeling very frustrated if you work here a while.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Awful management, very boring job
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Not treated as a person
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Stafford, Staffordshire20 September 2018
The managers don't communicate! Not a place for a career but okay for a temporary solution. KPIs are ridiculous. Not a relaxed work environment at all!
Pros
decent pay
Cons
very physical and mind numbing
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Rascist
Warehouse Assistant (Former Employee) –  Stafford, Staffordshire5 September 2018
Very rude management especially in mini load department treat you like they own you expecting you to get around like a machine really bad environment and very very disrespectful don’t go here
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Too many especially pushing a big trolley with 5 totes
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Best job for drivers
HGV Driver class 1 (Former Employee) –  Stafford, Staffordshire16 July 2018
I was a driver working at Stafford and it is the best driving job I have had. I essentially picked my start time in the morning or afternoon. The earlier you start in the morning, the more of a shift premium you get. I'd start between 3 and 4am and was always back to get my son from school.
The job was Mon to Fri with optional overtime at the weekend.
Average about 3/4 drops a day to the trade counters around the country. No nights out unless you wanted them. Great pay.
You have to do everything by the book, if you don't and mess up, you're gone; so if you can dance to their tune, you'll be fine. this is a professional outfit and they act like it.
Pros
Pay, discounted canteen, store discount, Mon to Fri working
Cons
Early starts
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Fun place to work
Trade worker (Former Employee) –  Stafford, Staffordshire9 May 2018
Was a good place to work because they are a family,everybody help you from the first day you work till the last.the managers are verry strictly but also they understand you if you have a problem
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Hardwork, but clean and well run
Picker/Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Stafford, Staffordshire23 April 2018
I worked for Screwfix wincanton in stafford through the best connection. The work can be quite hard at times, but they do swap you around from place to place so you dont get too bored. The money on nights was great and the canteen/facillities are exellent! However even though the best connection is the best agency I have ever worked for I did get laid off for having 4 days off in a row due to getting a nasty virus. I cant blame them though as I wasnt there long.
Overall though, in comparison to Tesco and Amazon Screwfix is the best by miles! If you are not frightened of a little work then I can say this is a great job with lots of benefits when taken on full time.
Pros
Subsidised canteen, acheivable targets, safe and clean work
Cons
Usual agency gripes, repetative work
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Do not drive for this company!!
HGV Class 1 Driver (Former Employee) –  Stafford, Staffordshire16 March 2018
If you`re a HGV driver, it doesn`t matter if you`re an agency driver or looking for a full time position give this company a very wide birth,,, VERY WIDE.. Although pay rates are pretty competitive believe me you will earn it, and the metaphorical whip is being constantly cracked. As any driver knows your work/life balance is always very lopsided no matter where you work, this is unfortunately is the nature of the occupation, but working for this company takes it to a different level, unless of course you are a member of the "prioritised" drivers!!!!
Those of you that know, will know exactly what that means..

As for the Transport management, the majority of them wouldn`t know the difference between a 5th wheel and a steering wheel, and this trickles down to the Transport clerks, and to be perfectly frank you`re very lucky if the language barrier isn`t a huge problem, this of course isn`t an issue if you`re one of the "prioritised" drivers.

So, therefore if you`re a HGV driver, it doesn`t matter if you`re an agency driver or looking for a full time position give this company a very wide birth, VERY WIDE!!!.
Pros
competitive pay rates.
Cons
Your tacho will take a battering.
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Very organised, good place to work.
Picker, llop driver (Former Employee) –  Stafford27 February 2018
All different jobs available, a lot of training given. Opportunity to grow.
Day to day easy tasks to do. Sometimes to heavy lifting. Nice and tidy place.
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Screwfix Stafford
Picker (Former Employee) –  Stafford, Staffordshire23 February 2018
Generally a good working environment, as long as you work there are no issues.
GOODS IN, PICKING, MHE, DESPATCH roles
The shifts can be difficult for some - (6-2) (2-10) rotating shifts or permanent nights (10-6).
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Great pay and work hours, but management look down on you.
Despatch Operative (Current Employee) –  Stafford, Staffordshire1 February 2018
It's a good place to work for the money, but the management there don't appreciate the effort you put in they only see the mistakes you accidentally make. The staff that you work with are all good people and will help when they can but only have negative things to say about the people in charge.
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prodtuctive and fun place to work
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Stafford, Staffordshire6 January 2018
if you keep your head down you generally get left to get on with your work. Lots on health and safety makes you feel comfortable at work chance for career progression and overtime always avaliable.
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easy work
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  Stafford, Staffordshire9 November 2017
The work is easy and the salary is good. However the work is tedious. The most enjoyable part of the job is clocking out. And the hardest part of the job is staying there for 8 hours.
Pros
good salery
Cons
night shifts
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Good at the beginning
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Stafford, Staffordshire23 October 2017
It is a boring warehouse job. It is so monotonous that you disconnect your brain. I learn how to use a LLO that is maybe the only one advantage. The hardest part of the job is to be walking 8h pushing a heavy trolley.
Pros
good salary, good people
Cons
difficult pick rates
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Awful place to work
Warehouse Team Member (Current Employee) –  Stafford15 October 2017
This used to be a good place to work, however over the last 2years, there are new managers, they treat people like dirt. Couldn't care less about staff, always on at you to do more! Staff are leaving all the time, 44 staff left this company in August 2017. They now have to employ agency staff, lots of them. From what I've seen they too are treated badly, always leaving. The only positive about this place is the pay. Constant security searches at the end of shift, that's after you have managed to clock off, which takes ages. Do not go for a job here.
Pros
Cant think of any
Cons
Managers. Treated like dirt. Lots of foreign staff, lots of agency staff.
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Awful
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  Stafford, Staffordshire2 October 2017
Treat employees like school children.
Abusive managers
Disorganised HR and Payroll departments
Aggressively driven to work harder yet told to be safe.
Do not listen to employees
Only care about figures
Ridiculous turn over of staff
Unhelpful in all aspects
Unrealistic targets - Based on items picked.(Pickers can't choose their orders)

Some staff are nice.
Pros
Staff
Cons
Management, Hr, Expectations
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not a safe place to work
Warehouse Team Member (Former Employee) –  Stafford, Staffordshire16 August 2017
was at first a great place to work and a great company but a lot changed and it fastly became a very unsafe and disrespectful company to work for......
Pros
on site parking
Cons
un safe conditions
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Very effiecient and motivational
Warehouse Manager/Assistant Shift Manager (Current Employee) –  Stafford, Staffordshire29 June 2017
A typical day at work is to be very organised and motivated for the fast paced environment. Planning the week, the day even the hour. Managing all members of staffs productivity and conduct as well as their personal requirements. Attending meetings and redeploying staff when required. I have learned a lot about people management in terms of conduct and disciplinary procedures and operational structure . Management team is very good and work together excellently as well as the culture being communicational and mutually respectful. Hardest part of the job is personal problem solving as it can be very tough but I am professional and deal with it well. Love working in a team and working with a lot of different people and characters.
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Average
Warehouse Team Member (Current Employee) –  Stafford, Staffordshire20 June 2017
Due to demand of customer the job has become less enjoyable also motivation to work is low due to the repetiveness of the job role. However money is okay for the job role.
Pros
Decent wage
Cons
Shift work
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fun workplace
Warehouse Team Member (Current Employee) –  Stafford25 April 2017
Managers walking around like in prisont , didnt let you work proply .Always under pressure .
No improvment , no courses and futher future .
Good salary , some overtime hours available and always paid on time .
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Large Workforce, problematic and inefficient management
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  Stafford, Staffordshire16 March 2017
Typical day at work is no job rotation, same job everyday no difference to everyday duties. I learned a lot about the WMS and the operations of the company. Management were reactive not pro-active. The most difficult part of the job was morale. Most enjoyable was the people I work with
Pros
Cheap canteen occasional good benefit or discount offer
Cons
Shift patterns and management
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