Why does B&Q get a rating of 6.8?
Based on 238 job reviews, employees tell us the following about B&Q
- Easy to book holiday
- Good for parents
- Paid accurately
- People get proper breaks
- People get sick pay
- Good for students
- Managers are respectful
- Easy to change shifts
- Easy to take sick leave
- Good choice of shifts
- Enough training
- No short notice shift changes
- Breaks are paid
- Opportunities to progress
- People recommend their team
- No unpaid extra work
- Well informed about head office
- Head office doesn’t understand the frontline
- People feel stressed
- Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts
Based on 238 job reviews
B&Q is a retailer. They sell DIY products.
£8.25–9.02 per hour
£9.50–12.33 per hour
Handy to know
How much notice do people get of their shifts?
Based on 233 employees
What contracts are people on?
Based on 177 employees
How often do people get paid?
Based on 236 employees
How are people paid?
Based on 238 employees
Featured B&Q job reviews
The hours are regular and occasionally overtime’s available but not compulsory, often bargains are available to staff before customers. 1hour lunch breaks are great and I always take them at a reasonable time. The workplace is local and some colleagues are friendly, there’s often someone who can handle Amy issues customers present to you.
Unskilled management team who have their own agendas, often trying to give different instructions through the day. Petty school playground mentality amongst staff and many who bring their outside issues into the workplace. Equipment to carry out different work tasks is very limited preventing effective and satisfactory customer service.
Customer advisor, February 2021
Team are great, managers are nice. Opportunities to get extra training and overtime at busier times. My manager fits my rota around sixth form.
As it is a DIY store customers ask alot of questions about products which you may know nothing about, sometimes they will get annoyed if you do not know the answer. Delivery days can be a bit frantic particularly, when having to balance it with other duties such as paint mixing if you work in Décor.
Customer advisor, November 2020
Good breaks, especially for under 18s. E.g. I get half an hour paid break on a four hour shift
Constantly juggling tasks and high exposure to customers
Customer advisor, March 2021
Having people around that care, even though you only work with them
Stressful, doing 6 people’s job in one role now, added jobs to our normal role
Customer advisor, October 2020