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.
Warehouse Person (Current Employee) – Trentham, Staffordshire – 15 August 2018
I recently started here and feel like I have been there for ages. I have never worked for a large employer and it seemed daunting at first...for a few days, but it's like one big family. The health and safety aspect is very strict and makes everyone feel secure. The employee screening seems excellent, DBS is required, I feel like I'm working with people I can trust. If you like to work hard, are open and honest, and want to support good charitable causes, then this is ideal.
Excellent health and Safety, friendly, honest, environment
Picker (Former Employee) – Litchfield – 14 August 2018
the warehouse is great and the equipment is good but the management needs improving and didn't like when they asked for over time if you turned them down they always asked why when it wasn't mandatory. the pay is not worth it as everyone gets the same even if you are a reach, counter balance or vna driver.
Customer Advisor (Former Employee) – Yeovil – 12 August 2018
I loved working here, the other staff all got along well having chats in between calls and I even made some life long friends from there. My manager was amazing and the rest of them that I worked with in the evenings were all so supportive and listened to you it was amazing.
BRANCH MANAGER (Current Employee) – England – 12 August 2018
From Sa to Bm it's a great company for progression but then you'll hit a brick wall unless you've cultivated the right relationships, by that I mean your face needs to fit, there is no training or development for Branch Managers as the current one to Area Manager is impossible to access and I know many BM's who've completed it but have no hope of promotion, the company are continuously bringing in externals
Work life balance and great customers
Upper management blind to store issues or they just dont care, losing hours instore more and more, expectec to plan for peak trade with no idea what our hours will be so impopssibke to plan
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) – Wandsworth – 30 July 2018
Terrible place to work. Managers don't see the problems. Don't want to deal with it. They don't know how to manage staff. People with different color will not be told to do there job. Only 3 people will do deliver while others will just talk.
For overall Screwfix don't care for staff No air conditioning in summer!!! SERIOUSLY!!! SAFETY SHOES AND JEANS IN SUMMER. No water points just tap water for you to use. Only few small fans for the whole store. No overtime Unpaid 30 min lunch break. When it comes to payslips.Hard to figure it out if you have been payed Bank Holiday (extra)
You can hide and be on a phone for an hour no one notice.
No overtime /unpaid lunch /no air-conditioning in summer
Store Assistant (Former Employee) – Nottingham – 25 July 2018
a typical day at work would involve signing in, loading RDT gun and immediately check for any incoming orders which may need picking for customers. after these are cleared I will check my rota and see what time I am required on the till. if im not on the till I will commence with unloading delivery items large and small. certain points I the day involve me unloading the delivery lorry and completely necessary paperwork.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Essex – 20 July 2018
As people have said, if your face doesn’t fit you won’t get promoted. If you do, you’ll probably get demoted. Management have bent rules and got away with it and sometimes it creates the downfall of service assistants. Work life balance isn’t great, working most weekends. If you get early shifts it’s ok but if you don’t, don’t expect a life. Overall pay is good and above minimum wage. But management take it too seriously and can be too strict for what it is. Recognition doesn’t exist coming from someone with 4 years of being in the company.
Good pay, nice customers, qualifications
Work life balance isn’t great, management take it too seriously
Management (Current Employee) – Scotland – 17 July 2018
Great company to work for going back a couple of years. Now not so much only care about the money in tills. Progression is impossible if you have an opinion and you need to be liked to move on and you are not judged on what you can do.
Each store has a very different atmosphere. But all in all it is a great place to work. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the customers can be great to work with (if they're in a good mood). You can learn a lot from working here as I have in my 3 years there. The management are very friendly and understanding of any social and personal events and are willing to work around your needs, provided you return the favour. I highly recommend working here although it can be challenging at time, mainly due to stock issues or difficult customers, although you will find this in any retail based job.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Brighouse, West Yorkshire – 16 July 2018
Like most places it as it's ups and downs, but don't expect the management to understand you need a balance between work and family life, especially if they don't have kids themselves. I was frequently spoken down too and made to feel like rubbish, if I had a problem that wasn't work related and needed time off I was either not allowed it or given a warning. It was made clear that if you had commitments outside of work your chances of progressing within the company were 0%.. there was an them and us feeling between regular staff and the management, they could take there breaks whenever they wanted, including how many they had and how long they took, where's us sales assistants were told when we could take our breaks and god help us if we had a minute over the time they gave us. We wasn't allowed our phones on us but yet management were allowed too, they're excuse is it's work related but 9 times out of 10 they were on Facebook or Snapchat. They could also come and go as they please usually even tho the shifts were set. As for Rotas don't take them serious as they get changed all the time even if you don't know about it, and if it doesn't suit you then basically it's you're problem. When it came to actually working us sales assistants were made to do everything while the managers just stood about either on there phones or looking at a computer screen, they never helped with putting stock away as it was seen as beneath them. From my time at screwfix iv learnt one thing and that's the more your paid the less you have to do.
HGV Driver class 1 (Former Employee) – Stafford, Staffordshire – 16 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.
Pay, discounted canteen, store discount, Mon to Fri working
Screwfix is a great place to work if you have fine customer service skills, you are talking to customers and other members or staff both formally and informally every day. All staff are friendly and there is a good team working atmosphere.