Woodie's DIY
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Excellent and productive

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Never a dull moment Great experience gained, new skills Productive work place Room for improvement/promotion Management in constant communication with staff Organization skills and work place safety is very high

Pros

Great pay

Cons

Long hours multiple days in a row
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Nice people

My colleagues were nice and so were the managers. Was a good place to work part time. Pay is not great for the amount you do. Can gain a lot of knowledge in different areas.
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Till operator very stressful constantly over looked when wanting to further career in woodies always 1 person on tills and never enough cover

Till operator very stressful constantly over looked when wanting to further career always 1 person on tills and never enough cover always stressed horrible Avoid

Pros

Some nice staff double time.on bank holidays

Cons

Long hours, stressful, no help from management, you were never let out on time if you were finsihed.
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Retail

Retail is Retail, co-workers are key. Without a good group the place would be dull. Worked there for about 6 years. Nearly impossible to get a work life balance once they become dependent on you
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Nice place to work

Very relaxed good place for someone to gain experience in retail and can work their way up.It is a much better retailer to work for.Dunnes, lidl and SuperValu are nightmares and there is more benefits working for woodies. You get paid for sick leave after a year ,you get employee discounts in many shops and the company cares about their staff mental health etc

Pros

Good staff discount

Cons

You have to learn about a lot of products
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Great Place to work

Love working here would highly recommend. There are very friendly colleagues and managers. I have worked here a long time and there is alot of room for advancement.
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Enjoyable work, great atmosphere and friendly managers

I really enjoyed working at woodies. I got to learn a lot about horticulture and I met a lot of fun and interesting people. Managers are friendly and are open to any discussions. Working hours were difficult at times, particularly when college got tough but summer hours were nice

Pros

Long lunch breaks, loads of benefits

Cons

Difficult working schedule
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Productive workplace nice staff

Great managers very helpful friendly and flexible Pay not great but grand for those studying looking for a bit of part time pay or those looking to gain customer service experience If DIY is your thing you would enjoy it.Hours capped at 39hrs a week which was my only reason for leaving.

Pros

Nice people very flexible management very encouraging

Cons

Pay could be better
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Quite boring and stressful at times

It was ok, I was part time student and some times I felt as if I was taken for granted. The hours were bleak and not many holidays were given. Management were unorganised at times
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Terrible company to work for

Overall worst experience out of all my jobs. Not a company you can have a career in. Management are terrible and expect you to work to the bone for such little pay and throw you an odd just eat voucher to make up for it. It started off great but bad management drags the whole shop down! Headsets are used to scold staff and not help colleagues with queries something that needs to be reviewed by HR! Managers are too personal as well and do not act as professionally as they should. When you leave you are thrown to the door with no thanks or appreciation for the work you did. Management also take holiday pay out of your requested days off without telling you.There are also certain parts of the year where you lose hours.

Pros

Just eat vouchers

Cons

Everything else
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Nice place to work for a while

Had the job all through college, after college found it very hard to progress in the job. Pay is slightly above min wage. Moved to a new role in the company, refused to pay me the new wage, they are terrible on pay

Pros

The staff

Cons

Weekend work, managers, low pay
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No progression

Very little progression available. Everyone is in the same position for at least 3-5 years. Salaries really low and no option of increase unless you interview for a promotion which a lot of people go of or and only come around maybe once a year
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Can't fault it!

I've been with Woodies just over a year now and I really can't fault them. They looked after us really well during covid and made sure everybody felt safe at work. There's lots of updates on our Vivo app to keep everybody in know about what's happening and every few weeks there's new jobs posted. The little gifts sent down by the company show they do care and make you feel appreciated. Not sure about other stores but the managers in our store are really down to earth and so are the head office managers when they come to visit. There's no airs or graces like in other places I've worked!!!

Pros

presents, pay review, communication
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Good workplace

It is like working with old friends or family. No problem if you need change your shift or you need day off. There is loads of benefits during the year. But salary could be better

Pros

Benefits, gifts for mothers day, valentines, fathers day

Cons

Salary
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Woodie's value their colleagues.

If you work hard you will be rewarded. There are many opportunities to advance within the company. Management take a very collaborative approach and communicate well with staff.

Pros

Colleague rewards, career progression
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Underpay salary for the amount of work.

It’s an underpay salary for the amount of work you do as a stock staff. Which includes cleaning and lifting heavy stuff majority of the time. Would definitely recommend Woodies to hire a cleaning team that would look after dusting and cleaning the whole shop including garden area (broom). Otherwise you could be asked to brush the whole garden will take you about 30/45mins of just brushing.

Pros

Good management

Cons

Underpay salary
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Stressful with poor managers

Bad experience especially with managers that dont listen to realistic suggestions . Unrealistic targets and no thanks for extra work done especially through covid crisis
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Highly recommend

I started as an assistant Manager and progressed to Deputy Manager within a short space of time. I found the staff and management to be very helpful and knowledgeable about the products we were selling.

Pros

Working with a team of enthusiastic people

Cons

None
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Worst Place to wprk ever

Worse place to work ever, work you to the bone for peanuts. Management (with the exception of 2 team leaders) dont care about there staff, literally no work/life balance. Expect you to be experts at everything with no training. Favourites got advancments. One guy with mental health issues was told take a pill and get over it. Heard recently that the manager in question was moved to another store (god help them).

Pros

1 team leaders whos name starts with D

Cons

Pay, upper management, poor job advancement, poor moral, not enough space to type them all
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Poor management

Management don't communicate, assign so many tasks a day and expect them all to be done whilst asking you to do even more things on top of that, calling you on your booked days off, treating you like you're stupid, no training given, no respect for staff

Pros

Extra pay on Sundays and bank holidays

Cons

Poor management, no teamwork, no training
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Job appeal depends on the person.

Work is manageable, colleagues lovely and customers nice. Will be well trained and if doing something unsafe or giving the wrong info, most colleagues will help and correct in encouraging manner. Good work/life balance. Bias at times to certain staff and work can go underappreciated. Poor attitude from long-time staff to certain staff seems to be brushed off at times. Mostly positive time there.

Pros

Colleagues are eager and willing to help, Management know their craft and willing to help, Positive environment more often than not, Sections well laid out which make it easier for new staff to find what they need

Cons

Not paid enough for skills and knowledge required to do job well, Bias towards certain staff can lead to frustration amongst colleagues, Old-fashioned mindset amongst long-term staff can make certain colleagues feel very out of place
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Based on 83 reviews

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