What it’s like working at Brewers Decorator Centres

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do people think Brewers Decorator Centres head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    60% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do workers at Brewers Decorator Centres get paid breaks?

    Not always. Most people don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    63% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Does Brewers Decorator Centres pay market rates?

    Most people are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    56% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • No career progression

    Are people given support to progress at Brewers Decorator Centres?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 63% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

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  • Enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Brewers Decorator Centres?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    63% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • People aren’t stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Brewers Decorator Centres?

    Most people don’t feel stressed here

    How we know this

    50% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do people at Brewers Decorator Centres get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    63% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • People recommend their team

    Do people at Brewers Decorator Centres recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    67% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • People get sick pay

    Does Brewers Decorator Centres pay sick pay?

    Usually. Most people get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    67% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Well informed about head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Brewers Decorator Centres is doing?

    Most people feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    63% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

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  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Brewers Decorator Centres?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    78% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Brewers Decorator Centres?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    75% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

  • People enjoy their job

    Do people at Brewers Decorator Centres enjoy their jobs?

    People enjoy their job

    How we know this

    80% of people report they enjoy their job

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

  • People are paid enough to live on

    Does Brewers Decorator Centres pay enough to live on?

    People are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    100% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • Managers are respectful

    Do people at Brewers Decorator Centres feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    75% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

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How Brewers Decorator Centres ranks

Brewers Decorator Centres ranks joint 4th to work for in diy and builders merchants

  1. 3 Screwfix
    6.9
  2. 4= Brewers Decorator Centres
    6.6
  3. 4= Howdens
    6.6

Pay ranges at Brewers Decorator Centres

  1. £8.99–10.71 per hour

Brewers Decorator Centres job reviews

  • Best thing

    My role enables me to help people make difficult decisions about our products

    Worst thing

    Lack of connection with head office. Surrounded by incompetence and poor working attitudes yet kept on the same wages. No real training and no real career advancement.

    4.6

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    I can work the hours I want to and earn a reasonable wage.

    Worst thing

    I have no control over the amount of hours I work.

    9.4

    Employee, December 2020

About

Brewers Decorator Centres sell products for painters and decorators. These include paint, wallpaper and tools.

brewers.co.uk

Jobs by location

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Handy to know

How are people paid?

33%
by the hour
67%
an annual salary

Based on 9 employees

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