Overall reviews at Selco Builders Warehouse
Minimum wage, unrealistic core values, poor management
At introduction you are given the perception the company is a good company to work for with with strong core values for the company.
After a few weeks the smoke screen lifts and realize it's mainly bull and they don't follow their "7 core values".
Within my first year lots of people left due to being unhappy in their role. You "multi task" jobs and take on work loads while others relax and expect you to do their jobs once you have the experience in other areas. Van drivers are always quitting to the amount of heavy lifting on their own and low pay. Sometimes you finish at 8.15pm and back in at 6am. Shifts get changed last min without you being informed. After 3 years i had less confidence than when i started.
Managers keep changing and the some don't know what they are doing half of thr time
Pros40 hours a week /split shifts/ weekend work/ Health scheme
ConsPoor management, staff always leaving, same pay as new staff after 3 years. Appraisal FAIL'S to happen. No bonus or shift allowance.
It was a working experience having the opportunity to work as a sales assistant preparing for a the outside world and learning how to deal with costumers.
Forklift Operator | London
| 12 Sep 2019
Very busy place but enjoyable to work with the team
The typical day at work would consist of checking every isle in the morning if the stock is up to standard and full shelves. Dealing with customers orders, loading vans from plasterboards to bricks picking orders, taking deliveries.
Really good place however I wanted something more focused on Forklift operation.
ConsJust not what I was looking for
Only lasted a month!
1. Answering and dealing with customer DIY problems and solutions.
2. Stock Replenishment and Merchandising.
3. Product Knowledge.
4. Order picking and processing for customer deliveries.
5. Paint Mixing.
Trade Assistant | Dudley
| 9 Mar 2020
Worst company ever
Management have no clue never support their staff training none excistent avoid if you can much better places and your wages are never right and takes weeks to sort out
Good for work poor pay
It was the ideal job for me. Always on the go. Busy. Always something to do. Friendly staff. Pay is shocking. Some staff sail through the day happy with pay. work hourses like myself it isn't worth it.
ProsFriendly staff. Never a dull day
Shop Technician | Tyburn
| 4 Apr 2017
Not a good place to work they are Unprofessional
I worked at Tyburn branch for 2 years got from Shop floor to Hire Technician within 6mnths thought this was great how wrong can someone be the Management are useless and they expect far to much off the staff for low wages and Pretend to have a Structured Training Scheme what a load of rubbish and working conditions are Dangerous and an Accident waiting so glad I'm out of there .
Kitchen Designer | Sutton
| 15 Dec 2020
It was great to work for Selco. They supported me with new initiatives that I implemented after I was hired. The manager was very flexible with the working hours to fit my family life.
ProsThey make me feel valued
Customer Service Associate / Cashier | Southampton
| 21 May 2016
A typical day at work would be arriving at 6.30am, setting my till up and serve customers throughout the day, If I wasn't doing that, I would be answering customers enquiries on the phone or putting stock out. I have learned better communication skills, customer service skills, how to be confident on the phone and how to communicate effectively with others. Sometimes I did feel like management had favourites and others, including myself were singled out and were made to feel no as 'important' and I think a lot could have been improved on as it was a store we did set up. The people who I worked with were very friendly and we all did bond really well with eachother, like we had known eachother for a long time which you don't always get in the workplace so it was very comfortable to work in that aspect. The hardest part of the job was learning the products, as it was a builders merchants and something I have never been involved in before, it was difficult to identify most of the products such as plasterboard etc..but as time went on I did learn them fairly quickly. The most enjoyable part of the job was being around nice and friendly people who made you feel welcome and were always there to help you.
ProsGood salary and benefits
ConsVery early starts
well known , fast growing company....
-start day with checking condition of the vehicle...delivering goods to building sides. Following health & safety regulation , highway code rules and tacho rules as well.
-I've learned a lot about building materials and also improved my customer service skills
-I've never had a problem with any member of management team
-the job is quiet hard and difficult because of the size of the vehicle , very busy roads and lots of restrictions , but it also is a challenge to be able to do this deliveries and make most of the customers happy.
Conslong hours, unpaid lunch