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JD Williams Reviews

Updated 27 Jan 2020

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2.9
48%
Recommend to a Friend
59%
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JD Williams CEO Angela Spindler
Angela Spindler
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people , great facilities good fun(in 4 reviews)

  • "It was the first place I worked in Manchester when I moved here alone and I made friends for life(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "New CEO and management team completely out of their depth and destroying what was once a great company(in 3 reviews)

  • "You lose the lot if your returns are over 50% The average company returns are 60%(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Jd williams"

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    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Shaw, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JD Williams full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Shift 6-2 4-12 A lot of time for family and friends

    Cons

    Pay rate can be more good

    JD Williams2020-01-24
  2. "Terrible"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Service Product Line Manager in Manchester City Centre, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JD Williams full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None whatsoever terrible place to work

    Cons

    Treated so bad. Constant disciplinary for not reaching unrealistic targets. God forbid any close family member passes away or that's another disciplinary for taking time off.

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    JD Williams2020-01-27
  3. "JD Williams"

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    Former Employee - Sales Team Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JD Williams full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Team, Excellent Support, Succession Planning and development was A-class, Great employee benefits. Forward Thinking company.

    Cons

    None as JD Williams employer

    JD Williams2019-12-17
  4. "Terrible managment"

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    Former Employee - Customer Agent in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JD Williams full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Discount on goods from a selection of catalogues

    Cons

    No downtime,constant pressure to sell sell sell

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    JD Williams2020-01-14
  5. "J d w"

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    Former Employee - Campaign Manager 

    I worked at JD Williams full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Central location in Manchester centre

    Cons

    No opportunity to progress and poor pay

    JD Williams2019-07-21
  6. "Not as great as you may think"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at JD Williams full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Discounted goods, staff warehouse sale, restaurant.

    Cons

    Past 4 years the company has been trying to change the type of retailer it is but still has no clear sense of direction. Management on most levels don't know what is going on and nothing gets dealt with. No clear way to report any issues, teams are getting smaller whilst the workload trebles.

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    JD Williams2019-07-04
  7. "Life at jd williams"

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    Former Employee - Adv in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JD Williams full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people , great facilities good fun

    Cons

    None , can’t think of any negatives

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    JD Williams2019-04-30
  8. "Aggressive Management Style"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester City Centre, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JD Williams full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The staff discount and location

    Cons

    The management style was aggressive. Staff micromanaged and set with unachievable KPIs. To progress or develop career here you must be overtly friendly with management. Ethics are diabolical. HR were useless. Did not follow any procedure. Systems were useless.

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    JD Williams2019-01-24
  9. "Bad bonus structure - VERY bad"

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    Former Employee - Outbound Sales in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JD Williams full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible holidays Some great managers Relatively easy Not terrible pay

    Cons

    Extremely repetitive. Standard for an outbound role. You find pitches and techniques that work best, and you repeat them. Commission is almost a scam. You lose the lot if your returns are over 50% The average company returns are 60%. Targeted on literally everything, including toilet breaks

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    JD Williams2018-12-19
  10. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JD Williams full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good working hours

    Cons

    Limited Opportunities, declining share price.

    JD Williams2018-09-02

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