B&M Retail Reviews

Updated Sep 21, 2021

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4.2
85%
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90%
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B&M Retail Founder Simon Arora (no image)
Simon Arora
853 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great to work for and 10 % Discount card(in 84 reviews)

  • "busy training giving staff discount(in 58 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Minimum wage which was not conveyed before employment(in 82 reviews)

  • "long hours sometimes which can be stressful(in 43 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Nice

      Jan 28, 2016 - Management Trainee in Pune
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company, work life balance is perfect

      Cons

      Perfect no cons awesome company

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good working environment

      Apr 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great environment to start the career

      Cons

      Nothing as cons to mention

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      salary of freshers at B & M

      Feb 26, 2021 - Engineer in Mumbai
      Recommend
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      Pros

      experienced people, supportive env and helping nature

      Cons

      worklife balance not so good

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company

      Sep 16, 2021 - Floor Manager in Middlesbrough, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast paced environment, always on the go. Great colleagues. Fun atmosphere

      Cons

      Can be stressful and the workload can sometimes overwhelm you. Long hours.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      B&M

      Sep 17, 2021 - Store Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Best place to work never two days the same lots of customers to help always busy and fast paced able to work on own initiative and build a great team around you

      Cons

      Some people would say the same as I do pros so busy and fast paced Not enough staff

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Review for b and m

      Sep 16, 2021 - Sales Assistant in Guisborough, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The staff are entitled to 10% staff discount. The staff are really friendly and kind to work for. You get good bargains when stuff is reduced.

      Cons

      Minimum wage but expect more out of you. Have a part time contract but expected to work full time hours.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Job security & Progression within

      Sep 16, 2021 - Deputy Store Manager in Mansfield, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I have been working for B&M since I was 16 y/o, now 25 during that time I have progressed to Deputy store manager twice and have held a senior manager position since I was 21 years old. I would also recommend as your job is safe due to the company managing the financial income even through covid 19 & a double dip ressesion and still being the retailer to compete with on the high Street! Don't think twice as long as you work hard and do your job you will be fine!

      Cons

      The National Minimum Wage applies

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Fantastic opportunities

      Sep 15, 2021 - Garden Centre Assistant in Clacton-on-Sea, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Staff discount, staff benefits and progression

      Cons

      The rate of pay could improve

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Fantastic opportunities to progress

      Sep 15, 2021 - Retail Store Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fantastic opportunity to progress within the business. B&M invest alot of time and facilities into aiding anybodies progression who is willing to put the work in. Amazing opportunity for people looking at starting a career in retail.

      Cons

      Very fast paced. However if you thrive from a fast paced environment it isn't considered a con.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Fast Pace & Dynamic

      Sep 15, 2021 - Deputy Manager in Northwich, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Discount Good progression Good management

      Cons

      Fast paced however, if you thrive of a fast paced environment I would not consider it a negative.

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