Trade Supervisor (Current Employee) – East London, Greater London – 22 September 2018
Very good place to work as there is chance to develop and enhance your skills with different workshops and also the work environment is fun where you could talk with your colleagues and also get the work done. The team environment is brilliant.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Dartford – 21 September 2018
If you don't mind long hours, with London stores opening at 6am and closing at 10pm, a career at Screwfix can work out well for you as long as you have the right manager. There are lots of courses available to help your advance your career, and team feedback is encouraged. Most of the people I worked with were great. The main reason I left was because I was always tired. To arrive in time to open the shop at 6am I was having to wake up at 4am, and after a late shift I was not arriving home until almost midnight. The job can be physically demanding as you are working with heavy tools and trade supplies (including very heavy radiators and bags of cement for example) in a warehouse environment. PPE was supplied and I always felt safe due to the obvious attention paid to health and safety in the workplace. They pay was pretty good compared to most other similar jobs.
Sense of job stability. Health and safety awareness makes you feel safe.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – New Basford – 30 November 2017
It is great place to work, management are great, cant do enough for you. There used to be a supervisor that thought she was the bees knees but was a complete idiot and self centred, but luckily they realised they couldn't cope with what this job entailed so they left. It can be hard work, but with the right team its fantastic.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – UK – 9 October 2017
Been Screwfix for 3 years. Pay for supervisor is just above that of a staff member despite having keys to the store and being in charge in the managers absence, sometime even when they are there. Manager and assistant mangers spend ungodly amount of time in the office and leave supervisors to run the store. Hours are ok but don't do overtine becuase you'll never get extra pay or even a thank you. Upper management and area managers don't seem to care if youre happy in your job as long as they are hitting targets.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Cambridge – 31 August 2017
Pleasant working environment with good salary, benefits and a good grounded group of colleagues. If you are comfortable working doing the same tasks over and over this is a brilliant place for you to work.
But when you need help with anything don't expect the managements help. The experience I got was that they are only looking after themselves and will step over anyone to reach that goal.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Mildenhall – 9 August 2017
It's been a great place to work and I've enjoyed my time here but now its time to move on, ill miss it because Screwfix are great to there staff, great wages, great development plans and a great environment.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Poole, Dorset – 1 June 2017
Was a supervisor within a screwfix store, was not a fun place to work people got away with stuff all the time , there was no point in trying to mange the staff as half of the time they didn't listen to you and would just go of doing whatever they wanted to do. Couldn't balance your life very well would sometimes end up working 8-9 days in a row would finish at 8 and then they wouldn't give you the 11 hour break between your shifts witch is against the law. People who did the rotas had no idea how to do them it's not hard but they made it so painful. Also the company just got greedy now opening 9 on Sundays they want people to live for work not work to live! Unless you were assistant or branch manger you got spoken to like you were nothing. The only good thing was the pay but it's not worth it when the job is horrible.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Redhill, Surrey – 30 May 2017
Management has no clue or just doesn't want to notice who's willing to work and who is just looking how to skip work by pretending they are doing something else.
There is the habit of ignoring picks or passing on customers from one colleague to another, just because they are not signed in on the till and had an important conversation with another colleague anyway.
Staff members are not mature enough to take their job seriously
dynamic environment, always something to do, no time to get bored
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Buckinghamshire – 23 April 2017
I enjoyed the company when first started, Job was fun kept you busy. Management on the other hand no clue, not helpful Constant criticism and bullying from them being sat in the office having a chat when staff are running around. Working in the evening got boring as quite, only so much cleaning you can do
Service Supervisor (Current Employee) – Newtown, Powys – 23 March 2017
Screwfix is a great company to work for, I was a full time Service Supervisor and the hours fitted comfortably around my home life, Customer Service is at the forefront of the company's beliefs and they treat their staff with a great deal of care and respect.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Bristol area – 21 February 2017
I worked at screwfix for over 4 years, starting as a service assistant from school, and progressing to a Supervisor before moving elsewhere.
There is a brutal bully culture between higher management extending its way down work force. Between all the unessecerry KPIs, auditable requirements and mountain of health and safety, as a manager in this place the pressure is unbelievable considering the peanuts they have you working for.
Service assistants are given false promises about extra hours and progression they are unlikely to see in the timescale that was promised to them.
Supervisors are essentially underpaid managers, having nearly identical responsibilities, but given half the training and resources and left to get on with it.
Being my first role, I didn't know how bad I had it until I moved into a different business. The culture is shocking, the treatment is shocking, the hours are shocking and the expectations are shocking.
Avoid like the plague.
Made some lifelong friends in my time there.
Stress coming from the top of the chain working its way down.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Queens road and hillsborough – 29 November 2016
I worked for screwfix for 5 years and loved the 1st 3 years until they got management in that was inappropriate to staff and bullying was often and management joined in to make matters worse. I was forced to leave the company and would strongly recommend not to work for this company. I was severely depressed towards the end of my employment. Sheffield stores queens road and hillsborough are the worst shops.