Posted 4 days ago

Sales Advisor

£20.0k per year

in Watford Herts

Wolseley

22 job reviews

5.2

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How this job measures up

Retail and sales assistants at Wolseley are typically paid £8.79–10.11 an hour. This job pays £20.0k per year.

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  • Not enough training

    Do retail and sales assistants get enough training when they start at Wolseley?

    People don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    20% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 5 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 feel stressed

    Is it stressful for retail and sales assistants to work at Wolseley?

    People feel stressed here

    How we know this

    80% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 5 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.

Not great
  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do retail and sales assistants at Wolseley get paid breaks?

    Not always. Most people don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    40% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 5 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 don’t recommend their team

    Do retail and sales assistants at Wolseley recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    40% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 5 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.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for retail and sales assistants to book a holiday at Wolseley?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    60% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • People are paid enough to live on

    Does Wolseley pay retail and sales assistants enough to live on?

    Most people are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    60% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • People are paid market rates

    Does Wolseley pay retail and sales assistants market rates?

    Most people are paid market rates

    How we know this

    60% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • Well informed about head office

    Do retail and sales assistants feel well informed about how Wolseley is doing?

    Most people feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    60% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 5 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.

Excellent
  • Opportunities to progress

    Are retail and sales assistants given support to progress at Wolseley?

    People are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 80% of people report 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 5 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.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do retail and sales assistants at Wolseley get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    80% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 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.

What employees are saying about Wolseley

  • Best thing

    atmosphere and being left alone and trusted to do your work

    Worst thing

    having to travel 100 miles a day

    7.8

    HGV driver, April 2021

    • £30,000 per year, working a 48 hour week
    • 55–64 years old
  • Best thing

    the team and great job satisfaction

    Worst thing

    when others do not seem to care

    9.3

    Store assistant, January 2021

    • £23,000 per year, working a 45 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    The customers are nice.

    Worst thing

    The manager is new to the business an doesn't know much

    Other staff loose there cool very easy.

    3.3

    Sales advisor, July 2020

    • £18,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Staff and customers

    Worst thing

    Higher management

    2.9

    Branch manager, September 2020

    • Manages people
    • £39,300 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older

Sales Advisor, Wolseley

£20000 +Bonus

The leading Branch in Barking are looking for a helpful Warehouse Assistant to join their team.

This is a permanent role working 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday 08:00am to 17:00pm with some flexibility required to cover occasional holiday cover (05:00am to 14:00pm)


About the role

Your main duties will be:

• Picking and packing customer orders

• Putting stock away

• Loading and unloading vehicles for goods in and goods out


About you

A background in warehouse roles is preferable, but what we're really looking for is someone who has ambition to grow with us and progress within the company, someone with a good working attitude who can work in a very busy fast paced environment and enjoy working in a large Branch.

This is a great opportunity for someone to start their career in a fun and supportive environment.

About your development and benefits

We aim to unlock your potential and equip you with all the skills required to move to the next stage in your career with us. This all starts with your induction where you get to know us and our business and continues with relevant training and development.

Our people get benefits including:

• pension plan

• holiday - 23 days increasing to 25 after 2 years’ service

• staff discount


About us

In the past, we operated under different brand names, such as Plumb Center, Parts Center, Drain Center, Pipe Center and Climate Center as separate businesses. Now, our customers can find all our products under one roof. We work with building and trade professionals every day. And by understanding their businesses, the products they want and the quality service they need, we aim to help them achieve more for their own customers.


From our offices in Warwick and Ripon, to our five distribution centres and over 600 branches up and down the country, our people work together to give our customers great service every day. It is a huge operation that involves one of the country’s largest fleets of specialist commercial vehicles and it’s backed by cutting-edge warehousing and customer focused supply chain.


Wolseley UK the country’s largest plumbing, heating and cooling trade specialist merchant and we aim to be the first choice specialist merchant for trade customers.


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