Castorama Reviews

Updated 10 Jul 2020

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3.6
72%
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60%
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Castorama CEO Alain Rabec
Alain Rabec
8 Ratings
  1. "4y exp as area manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Toulouse
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Castorama full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stable job and income, some liberties on how to manage team and work

    Cons

    company facing some difficulties against competitors

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  2. "Positive corporate culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Project Manager in Moscow
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Castorama full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You can enjoy with your duties and reach the goals surrounded by positive attitude by your colleagues and management

    Cons

    Kingfisher made a too hasty decision to leave Russia despite this brand (Castorama) is going became popular here especially since the start of the e-commerce

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  3. "It's alright for a first job."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Castorama full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Probably the best employer in the home improvement (DIY) retail space. Good extra benefits and bonuses.

    Cons

    Salary is not bad but it does not compete with other employers in big cities.

  4. "Good"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Castorama full-time

    Pros

    Good work and life balance, good compensation package, good people

    Cons

    no clear prospects of the company's development

  5. "average company for employees"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Kraków
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Castorama full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great work colleagues, hard work and missions impossible every week that simply make you tougher, some trainings were ok (before kingfisher took over the company)

    Cons

    terrible management - some managers are simply uneducated lol , poor salary, bad atmosphere on some departments, little chance for development

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  6. "Dissatisfied."

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Director in Moscow
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Castorama full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Absolutely no sense to work for C in Russia.

    Cons

    New GM every year. New strategy, new approach, new team every year.

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  7. "5 CEOs in 5 years"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Castorama full-time

    Pros

    Casto is a part of a successful DIY holding Kingfisher which gives a hope that one day they'll find time and money to bring it up or they're brave enough to sell it.

    Cons

    5 general managers in 5 years. No stabile development and lost leader positions.

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