Working at Magnet: company overview and reviews

138 reviews
Magnet ratings
Average rating of 138 reviews on Indeed
3.3Work-life balance
3.1Pay & benefits
3.1Job security & advancement
Allington Way, Yarm Road Business Park, Darlington, DL1 4XT
1,001 to 5,000
Consumer Goods and Services

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Overall reviews at Magnet

Kitchen Designer | South West | 26 Sep 2020
Great company.
Magnet is a great company to work for if you have the right attitude. During my time there I started on the trade counter and worked my way up in to management. The job can be stressful at times and some of the managers can be hard going, but if you go in with a positive and can do attitude, willing to listen and learn you can go along way. Salaries aren't too bad but you can earn a lot in commissions and incentives/bonuses.
ProsMoney, career advancement
ConsSometimes you will have to work long hours.
Finance Partner | Darlington | 16 Dec 2019
Great environment and team
Plenty of opportunities to get involved in all areas of the business. Assistance and development opportunities are always at hand. A great environment, always plenty of activities going on outside of work.
General Manager | Lincoln | 1 Dec 2019
A wonderful journey
Phenomenal environment. Everything about this business was superb. Training was good and well structure. Support was always available and senior management were excellent. Anyone wanting a good career with a great business, Magnet is the best placed in the KBB market
Business Developer | Medway | 11 Jun 2013
A fun and friendly work places
I begun working for Magnets in April 2008 as Business developer, my tasks included, making 70-80 out bound calls a day to exsisting customers to getting new customers, creating and cleaning data, mailing existing and new customers lit,going through sales logs and calling existing cumstomers that have not been in for a while and getting them back, helping on front desk, helping in retail,designing and selling kitchens. I was soon given the role as external rep as well and my main duty was driving around the local area looking for builders,property developers and building sites to talk the builders into signing up for an account with us and showing them the benefits of doing so, however when i came across a builder already on our books and was working on a project i would ask if he or she needed anything and ring through to the shop to have it made ready for them for pick up. i wasnt meant to be selling anything but was there most succsessful seller they had.With help from my manager we pulled a store that was facing closer to a thriving business within three months so much so that i was asked to look after a store in crayford as well as my store in strood and do the same there on alternative weeks. without a pay rise the work load did get to much for me in the end, i was not allowed to lessen my work load so regretablly i had to resign my post.
Prosexperiance, learning new things
Consa huge work load for just one person
Warehouse Worker | Swansea | 18 Dec 2017
Great company
Great company, solid and reliable, would recommend to work for. Been here for 10+ years, no two days are ever the same and a good.oppurtunity to progress depending on ambitions.
Credit Controller | Leeds | 16 Jan 2020
Not great
not a great place to work for, do not apply as it will be a waste of time and the management is really unorganised. not a great place to work for and don't
Customer Care Specialist | Darlington | 1 Aug 2018
On the main a good place to work
A typical day in my previous roles, were varied, at times were very demanding but in that industry things move very quickly and that is to be expected. I have learnt about various parts of the business, as my roles have always involved speaking to other departments. Management on the main are relaxed and approachable. They work culture I found was good, it wasn't a chore to get up and go to work. The hardest thing about the job, was how demanding it could be to hit targets or get out orders Most enjoyable part was working with some great people in a rapidly growing business.
ProsThey like to promote from within the business
ConsDepending on the department, it can be very demanding
Project Designer | North East | 15 May 2018
Magnet CKS
I have been with Magnet CKS for 2 years after spending a previous 3 years with another kitchen company. It has been a great move as Magnet treats us like adults (no micro management) and trusts us to do the job. I have a great team around me and we all pitch in when the going gets tough, Someone is always available if you have a problem and happy to help. Lots of scope for progression if you want it and lots of e-learning modules are available and always time to apply for a course to further your career. Work life balance is great and this is one of the best companies I have worked for.
ProsGreat balance, treated like adults, fab team, great managers
ConsWould like a bit more money (but who does'nt)
Data Analyst | Leeds | 17 Apr 2016
Productive but not so social
Love the business and the team and they have expanded my knowledge including the legacy systems. Hard to integrate at first but we live in an email culture.
Trade Assistant | Sittingbourne | 21 Feb 2020
New branch
Helped to set up branch and make it a success as the company hadn't opened a branch for a while so my background in retail and store set up in fads helped

Questions and answers about Magnet

If you were in charge, what would you do to make Magnet a better place to work?
Asked 14 Jan 2019
Probably change the culture, from head office down to area management. Look at why people want to leave, rid the areas of the dictatorships as the fear they feed down does not help people want to stay.
Answered 4 Nov 2020
Increase salaries, basic salaries, commission and make rewards easier to achieve. Unfortunately it tends to be a 1st, 2nd, 3rd place store ranking relative to bonus rewards. Individual achievement is often pointless and therefore this is demotivating. Change commission and easier rewards schemes
Answered 7 Oct 2020
How did you feel about telling people you worked at Magnet?
Asked 6 Jun 2017
My experience.. Watch your back . existing designer refuses to engage in new designers..( not one conversation in 6 mths ) . strange aligiences with store manager....... Six month trial a tragedy ..
Answered 17 Mar 2020
Very good company with good career progression opportunities.
Answered 10 Mar 2019
What is Magnet sick leave policy? How many sick days do you get per year?
Asked 13 Nov 2018
You can take 7 days before a drs note is needed
Answered 28 Oct 2020
No sick pay. However some employees get it after 1 year of service discretionary of management
Answered 26 Feb 2020
What is the interview process like at Magnet?
Asked 2 May 2017
Initial phone interview Then instore with Manager And if successful training for couple of days in Darlington.
Answered 8 Oct 2019
The telephone interview was quite informal and person from recruitment was very good at explaining the questions/what was expected from the candidate who would get the role. The actual interview was quite relaxed and was a good opportunity to find out more about the role and what the manager expected from me.
Answered 8 May 2018
What should you wear to an interview at Magnet Kitchens?
Asked 11 Apr 2017
Smart if you want to have the next 6 months of your life filled with stress even when you are on holiday knowing your coming back to so much stress and customers complaining cause they are incapable of hiring decent managers. I would advise going in a FILA tracksuit with Gola trainers on to grantee you save your self from the stress and heart ache.
Answered 18 Sep 2017
Scruffy old smelly trainers and your dads old trackie to make sure they don't offer you any job at all, specially not a cleaner, get a lift there and back so no one sees you looking unkempt
Answered 4 Sep 2017