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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Assistant Category Manager
Former Employee - Assistant Category Manager

I worked at Dixons Retail full-time

Pros

Great supplier base with exciting technologies in some categories
Nice people in pockets

Cons

Low pay
Unclear pathway for progression
Unprofessional buying practices
Low morale
No social element - rarely a staff party
Drab working environment and uninspiring location
Very bureaucratic

Advice to Management

Change your location, reward talent not sycophancy and look to great employers in your sector like John lewis and sainsburys as an example - otherwise you will continue to struggle to attract or keep the type of intelligent people who will keep your organisation afloat.

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  1. A short, but very exciting experience...

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    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Sheffield, England (UK)

    I have been working at Dixons Retail part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent training, diligent team leaders, sufficient amount of breaks and good access to windows. Great opportunities of promotion.

    Cons

    Chances of getting moved around, i.e different teams or even different floors. There are days when calls are very few and the systems tend to fail to often resulting in long holds and transfers.

  2. Booged down in short termism and beuracratic processes, leading to constant firefighting.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)

    I worked at Dixons Retail full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some nice people, and young and fun to be with workforce. Dixons can serve as a springboard to work at on the manufacturing side, which pays a lot more.

    Cons

    Slave wages - the staff turnover is incredible. Nobody seems very happy at all both in their role and with the culture of the company as a whole. Absolutely miles behind the competition in terms of planning and strategising in middle management. For too much heirarchy, Senior management have no idea on the amount of time it takes to get the most simple things done due to excessive beurocracy.

    Advice to Management

    Fancy top level cosmetic changes are not the answer to all of your prayers. Look at systems and processes to make progress happen.

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