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2.8
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Currys PC World CEO Alex Baldock
Alex Baldock
17 Ratings
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  • "Lots of targets to hit/maintain(in 26 reviews)

  • "Sales targets can be a bit rigid but no real downsides if you don't meet them(in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Currys PC World part-time

      Pros

      Fun and lots to learn. Busy atmosphere

      Cons

      High pressured and Management can be quite pushy

    • "Great company"

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      Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Leicester, England
      Recommends

      I worked at Currys PC World full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great place to work, exciting products to sell, invest in the individual, great benefits, staff discount

      Cons

      Shop floor politics, little career progression

    • "Salesman - The Dark Side"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Currys PC World part-time

        Pros

        - Great opportunities to work on communication skills with customers - Improve sales techniques

        Cons

        - Reaching specific sale targets at the cost of overall customer satisfaction - Having to make the decision between customer liking you and your manager liking you -

      • "Currys Pc World"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Currys PC World part-time

        Pros

        Good team members Great training programs Good working flexibility

        Cons

        Too many KPI’s Management didn’t always help to get the best out of you

      • "If you value yourself dont bother"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Currys PC World

        Pros

        If your under 25 ifs a decent wage

        Cons

        Hours, no chance to progress, if over 21 wage isnt worth the hassle

        Advice to Management

        Learn how to manage and learn people skills

      • "It's a very good experience but never a long term job."

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        Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Cardiff, Wales
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Currys PC World full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        The number one pro for working for Currys is the team you working with is always great with great personalities, some I'm friend with to this day. It's a very good experience for a first or second job but not for long term because it's not a rewarding job. It's a great job because of how much you need to learn, also because this is a target driven environment which will be very useful to mention in future job interview...

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        Cons

        The main reason people rate Currys down is the target system in which many of the targets are unrealistic and in some situation it really is about targets more than the customers need. It depends from store to store and different managers approach targets differently. I rarely seen anyone in the store hit all targets so you wouldn't necessarily get sacked for not hitting targets but most people quit because if you hit...

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        Advice to Management

        You need to ask yourself why people are quitting all the time. Surely there must be a reason. Also fix the commission system as well as more realistic and achievable targets. Some manages need to step back a little and give room for creativity for sales people and offer help in more constructive way. Having the manager around the corner pretending he's doing something while listening to salesman conversations with customers...

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      • "Sales Colleague"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Currys PC World full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Great interaction with customers, friendly team and good atmosphere to work in.

        Cons

        Retail position so working weekends and bank holidays. You know what you’re signing up for.

      • "Good job environment"

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        Former Employee - Sales Associate in Coventry, England
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Currys PC World part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Fast paced learning environment, good ranged of products so a nice learning experience

        Cons

        some places are too insistent on selling the insurance package

      • "Not a great place to work"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Currys PC World part-time

        Pros

        There are none for employees.

        Cons

        Uniform Management Expect you to drop everything and turn up to a shift. Hard to request time off.

        Advice to Management

        Take care of your employees.

      • "Regional Manager Bully Boys"

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        Former Employee - Store Manager 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Currys PC World full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Pay deal, working with technology and store colleagues.

        Cons

        Massive pressure to hit targets Always feel that your job is at risk by the bully boy regional managers.

        Advice to Management

        Company used to be a fantastic place to work but over the last few years its all gone down bank and its all because of how the regional managers micro manage store managers which is with a big stick so they are using bully boy tatics.

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