Jewson
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Working here was inclusive and I always felt valued and challenged. Like all roles it has its stressful times but generally good team and colleagues make it worth while
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Jewson

My branch is a great place to work, really enjoy working for Jewson. Have great support from from my boss and external sales. Highly recommend working for Jewson.
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Poor management

I worked at jewson for over 15 years and pay is poor for what they expect from you working longer hours for no extra pay . Management is poor and you are treated like 2nd class people to higher Management not good at all
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Good!

People are great, gives you and opportunity if your a new pass. Never really had any issues. Only downside is benefits aren’t great. There isn’t any really.
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Nice environment. Nice immediate colleagues. But senior management do not understand the business.

Really good bunch of people in the main. Get spoke to nicely and treated with respect. The business does its best to offer flexible working where it can. Unfortunately the career progression is limited and relevant proven track record in industry and good performance is not rewarded with promotion opportunities. Senior management find it difficult to challenge and stretch the staff as they don't really understand the business. However the package and salary is really Good for the expected work load.

Pros

Flexibility good salary.

Cons

Too corporate.
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Not a bad company to work for

Not a bad company to work for. Jewson is part of Saint Gobain so there are many employee benefits, including a car lease from them.The wage isn't that great comparing what they want from you in return

Pros

Good benefits

Cons

Stressful
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Not a fun place to work Office staff don't help you

I would not work for this company again poor management and not a team players office staff all for themselves not helpful for helping you when your busy
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Lots of opportunity

Lots of opportunities if you work hard and know the right people. Lots of training and development is available. Company in general is behind the times and struggling to catch up.
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Not a bad place to work

Generally nice people to work with. Some discount but not great deal. Salary not the best in the industry. Transport manager arogant and ignorant. If you are doing your job you are appreciate verbally not rewarded

Pros

Secure job

Cons

Can be stressful
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Decent people to work with but yard staff could do with proper training

No training for yard staff, can be employed as a forklift driver with no formal loading training so if your truck gets loaded when you go home you may have to rearrange the whole load in the morning
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No loyalty

Constantly chasing unrealistic targets. Very much a clique work environment. Health and safety applies when it suits them. The lack of support and lack of knowledge from the branch managers was astounding.

Pros

Better than claiming dwp

Cons

Not an enjoyable work environment.
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Okay as a stepping stone

This job is okay as. Stepping stone to move further in your career, plenty of opportunities for progression if you put the work in, down side pay is rather low for the industry
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Depends what branch you work at

To much res tape , management want to much work from you in an unrealistic time frame , would not recommend working for jewson as your just a number , and work load to much , crazy amount of health and safety

Pros

Regular on time pay

Cons

Very strict with heath and safety and unrealistic work within a time scale
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Great place to work

Got to meet a varied group of customers and increased my knowledge of the building trade and the materials used and required, I would pick and load my lorry each time, i would also work on the counter

Pros

Staff discount

Cons

Poor pay
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I’ve worked at 2 branches

Jewson was a great company to work for until I moved to there area flagship branch then it was all down hill stock not picked or banded correctly. Was promised a pay increase in-line with the other driver but was told that costs are too high and was not able to fulfill that promise. Stock damaged so when getting to the customers I would constantly have to apologise and try and help them as much as I could.

Pros

All the other branches are sound and friendly

Cons

Avoid Peterborough branch
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Great place to work

Great atmosphere and progression within the company. The work is hard but the rewards can be great. A good company to work for and I would recommend them.

Pros

Advancement, great team

Cons

None
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Local driving and company will take care of your hiab, cpc etc

Can be challenging getting the lorry into residential properties, easy enough work, let the crane do the graft... most customers are easy going, on sites etc..

Pros

Cost plus 5% on building materials, cpc taken care of. Well maintained trucks.

Cons

Bogged down in health and safety..
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Great teamwork management will push you too hard

You have to work on a Saturday for nothing so 120 hours a year you don’t get pay for . Wages are one of the worse for hiab drivers. Lot of back stabbing so have to be careful also have managers followed you and taking pictures so always looking over your shoulder

Pros

Yard people great

Cons

Poor wages long hours
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Terrible

If you wish to work for a branch that is simply run by an under the influence manager and daughter then go ahead working hard got me no where and they promise career progression to which it doesn’t happen

Pros

None

Cons

Bullied Made to feel incompetent and useless
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Good people, awful pay

Good people to work with most of the time. Losing good staff as the pay is not as good as other companies for the same role. Not much room for progression. Manager was good.
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Will pull the wool over your eyes

Have different pay for drivers somebody will be getting paid more than you for doing same job but they won't let on, expect you to work in heavy rain mud cold with kit that doesn't keep you dry or warm give you to much drops to do and they don't pay overtime if you go past your finish time tell you they will give you time in lue but you will not get it back they also use agency drivers getting used and they will be getting more than you

Pros

Buying building materials

Cons

Really poor wages
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Overall rating

Based on 307 reviews

Ratings by category

3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.9 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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