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Having started with the company at 16 years of age in 1979 (OBC) Oil Burning Components.IlBack then i looked up to my Elders as i was told to like,you should be told today.Get on with your work in a personnal proffesional manner teach yourself to be hard working and stop winging.yes it is about kpi's making profit.sell yourself get on with it.
Pros
Sell own brand products make money for you and your collegues
Cons
None
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Very hierarchical structure. Everything is decided by head office and they don’t have a clue about what’s going on at branch level. All about KPI’s and box ticking exercises. Very demoralised colleagues.
Also they use a very slow and dated in-house computer system/network which can be frustrating at times.

Only work here because I’ve got bills to pay.
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None
Cons
Everything to do with management
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Poor management and if your face does not fit they will get you out by redundancy or change your job role. Hate anyone who has something to say and get shot down for anything you do actually say.
Not many women in the top jobs the company is very 1960. They don’t care about loyalty or years you have been there you are only a number to them
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Non
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management
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I have seriously loved working here and am sad to be leaving, would recommend to anyone. Only leaving as covid 19 is forcing the company to make huge numbers of redundancies. If it wernt for that I'd never leave.
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Where to start!?
For such a big corporate company the organisation is 0/10. I worked for wolseley in chesterfield and immediately was assured this was a very “if your face fits” environment. This was confirmed by the constant seating arrangement change to alienate and divide the team.

Do not try and fight your corner this is seen as “answering back” creating a very headteacher fee to staff meetings.
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N/a
Cons
Too many to list, please avoid this company
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2.0
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Wolseley was a place that claims to be about their staff and customers but the reality is that they are quick to discourage success and would prefer to make no decision than to make one
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Good while it lasted plenty of work for 3 years mostly night shift trunking some were 12 hours others 8 ...then someone in head office made a bad discussion to close down depot!!
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Very Fast Pace and And very stressful getting no times for break Customers are very demanding Staff ok And Expect more and more even when you’re doing well
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Managed a large team of Inventory Specialists And tough KPIs.
Enjoyed the challenges of problem solving and cross functional collaboration. Worked very closely with suppliers to maintain market leading customer availability.
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Over the past 7 years the company has lost touch on it's purpose in the industry. Too greedy. Promoting puppets rather than talent. Absolutely zero training or Personal Development at an RDC level.
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A friendly team with the desire to achieve excellence.

Great facilities and environment to work in. Flexible operation which allows a good work-life balance
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• Manage 35 key accounts with a spend value of £18m.
• Identify and develop new and existing major accounts to maximise the growth of sales and margin.

• Maximise sales, GP, growth and cash flow by effective debtor management. Contribute to budgeting process and provides statistical information as required.

• Integrate with a strong sales culture, build close relationships with Customers, within the branch network and contribute to regional development strategy.

• Provide outstanding customer care through customers and branches to realise market potential; ensure regular personal face to face meetings with allocated and large regional customers.
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many people are selfish and lazy, this makes work very stressful at times, and makes your workload grow too big for one person to have. i wouldnt recommend this company
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If you like bullying culture this is the company for you HR not interested when informed of bullying, intimidation and gaslighting Do nothing for your mental health
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regular change leading to some uncertainty and repetitive approaches towards developing the business. has some strong years and some very poor years. very plumbing focussed
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The work environment is something to be desired, the personnel are unmotivated and the work load is ridiculous. But the work itself is good hard work and definitely keeps you on your toes.
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It is demanding and hard-working job. It can be very stressful and full on throughout the day. Lack of team work and it can cause tension throughout the day. But on a positive note I do on with most of the team.
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Just a just a meat grinder for staff and your usual corporate nonsense not knowing what it's like for staff with the little to no training you get if you are lucky you might have a manager that cares and help but that's the exception .
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don't work for this company it rubbish ... lies after lie
bad management decisions cost people their livelihood

They are stuck in the dark ages and ask why they are failing
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Working at Wolseley, they look after you on a day to day basis, Learning and training tools available.
Best part of the job is looking after customers and getting rewarded with bonus
Pros
Fun place to work
Cons
job security
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good salary, good teamwork, high workplace culture. Good place to work. Highly recommended. Bad side of this work is useless managment. the hardest part of the job was
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