Overall reviews at Wickes
Poorly run company that have no care for staff
The company are a minimum cost run company (as told to me by my regional manager) therefore they expect you to complete an incredible work amount for the lowest pay they can possibly give you.
Senior Customer Service Representative | Worthing
| 27 Apr 2018
Adequate first job, just don't stick around
Dreadful pay- not just the bare government minimum, but you will often have to chase for hours that haven't been registered. Multiple systems (including payroll) that the company rely on are developed by companies that no longer exist and therefore are buggy, outdated and can offer no tech support. The work is straightforward but staff tend to fall into niche roles rather than cover the entire range of responsibilities- meaning some get preferential treatment and others will be forced to cover a wider range of tasks. If you work long enough and gain enough experience with the company, they will tease you with the prospect of management roles, train you accordingly, pile on the responsibilities but then retract the position and associated pay, then expect you to work to that capacity regardless.
ConsDreadful pay, poor prospects
Enjoyable Team to work with. Leaving due to Closure of Site.
Day to Day Admin Duties
Full Site Stock Control
fast paced work
lovely work environment clam most of the time can be challenging at times and but over all alright wold be nice to know when you are Woking sooner as you only find out the week before and you can't plan around it.
Proscalm place to work
Consother staff members look down on you
A good place of work with great people wage could and should be better for fork lift drivers and van drivers
Overtime pay should also be better for staff
ConsWage too low
not a very good place to work
unfair treatment, management are very disorganized. store struggles to open on time availability not very good. however shop floor workers work very hard and have manners
Warehouse Worker | Dundee
| 4 Apr 2013
Family Like Workplace
a typical day at Wickes can vary so much from day to day and also depends on what shift you are on.
I learned quite a lot from courses which i was put on and Both the Managers and Supervisors were a great bunch of guys. all very friendly and so helpfull with my career at Wickes.
The co-workers were also a good bunch of guys and we all got on really good working together with each other.
Not really sure what the hardest part of My job was because i loved doing it all.
The most enjoyable part of the job for me was working with the public and helping them with their purchase.
I also enjoyed my time as a Delivery Driver for Wickes and met so many nice people whilst delivering their goods.
Pros20% staff discount at travis perkins outlets including wickes
Cons3 month contract periods? prefer a full time contract
ok to work for if you get the right manager
our manager(shop floor)would give us a list of jobs to be done,with a time length for each job,we would do our jobs,but also assist customers,clean shelves and products aswell loading unloading vehicles
Customer Service Supervisor | Leicester
| 28 Mar 2016
Have had a long journey at Wickes. Good place to work. Little bit of hard work but secured career and balanced work life. Overall, a comfortable and enjoyable place to work in.
Customer Service Manager | London
| 9 Feb 2016
awful shift patterns, work life balance non existent, awful pay. never enough resource to achieve. management were good for the most part.