Compare JD Williams vs Sofology BETA

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JD Williams

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Sofology

Employee Ratings

  • Sofology scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.0
(based on 55 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 162 reviews)
Sofology employees rated their Overall Rating 1.1 higher than JD Williams employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.6
Career Opportunities
3.8
Sofology employees rated their Career Opportunities 1.2 higher than JD Williams employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Sofology employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.0 higher than JD Williams employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.0
Work-life balance
3.5
Sofology employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than JD Williams employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.5
Senior Management
3.7
Sofology employees rated their Senior Management 1.2 higher than JD Williams employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.9
Culture & Values
4.0
Sofology employees rated their Culture & Values 1.1 higher than JD Williams employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
JD Williams Ceo Angela Spindler
46%
46%Angela Spindler
CEO Approval
Sofology Ceo Sally Hopson
91%
91%Sally Hopson
Sofology employees rated their CEO Approval 45% higher than JD Williams employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
49%
% Recommend to a friend
78%
Sofology employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 29% higher than JD Williams employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
22%
Positive Business Outlook
70%
Sofology employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 48% higher than JD Williams employees rated theirs.

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What Employees Say

  • "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at JD Williams.
  • "Sofas" was the most mentioned Pro at Sofology.
  • "Great company" was the most mentioned Con at JD Williams.
  • "Working every weekend" was the most mentioned Con at Sofology.
Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 4 reviews)
"Great place"(in 4 reviews)
Pros
"Sofas"(in 11 reviews)
"Great team"(in 9 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Great company"(in 3 reviews)
"Retailer"(in 2 reviews)
Cons
"Customer service"(in 7 reviews)
Featured Review
"SAP"9 Mar 2020

Current Contractor - SAP FICO Consultant

I have been working at JD Williams for less than a year

Pros

Great Place to work. Working with subject matter experts. Good Flexibility and opportunities :)

Cons

Limited technologies. Need to add more to the basket to cater the clients

Advice to Management

Keep doing the good work, there is still a lot of opportunities

Former Employee - Sales Consultant

I worked at Sofology full-time

Pros

If you make it to 5 years plus then the holiday allowance is decent... you won’t. Can basically sell nothing, but smash data collection and destroy others on the company score card. Don’t have to... be a salesperson in any way whatsoever. If you want to succeed based on personality and popularity rather than experience and performance Sofology will suit you to a tee. Never have to see the family again because you can work every single weekend and bank holiday imaginable yet don’t forget folks it’s all about the work life balance. Apparently You Said We did is a reflection of what people In the company have asked for.... just no, no ones asked for half the rubbish you’ve suggested. A dog is worth more than a person... (Pawternity, what a joke) There’s loads of pros, however I don’t think you can handle the sarcasm.

Cons

I’ve seen more brilliant managers thrown under the bus than any other company I’ve known. You then keep the morons that couldn’t organise a drinking contest in a brewery. You swap the poor managers... to a successful store when they can’t keep their .... in their pants, therefore punishing the successful store. Everyone gives head office a massive false sense of everything’s great, Most people don’t like working for the company and can’t stand upper management. Customer service is a joke and has been ever since starting for the company. I don’t believe the furniture sold is a true reflection of showroom quality. You have absolutely no idea wha you will get paid month on month. Bonus can get stripped by hundreds of pound hours before the end of the month. The list ins endless,

Advice to Management

Everyone within this company in upper management has a set of rose tinted spectacles. Rome is burning in a lot of stores and you think everything’s fine. You have lost so many talented managers... by just letting them go. Some of your regional managers basically do nothing, we got visited once by a regional in probably 2 years. Decide if people are sales people or not. It’s an utter joke to be a top sales person to then be outdone on a scorecard because someone has sold 15k less but is better at chugging email addresses out of customers. Sort out the weekend work situation, my mental health was destroyed in the end due to working every weekend and bank holiday, management in store are able to make suitable rota decisions. Most weekends pre Covid we would have survived easily at weekend with less staff. Sort out the holiday situation, yep we get a lot of holiday especially after x amount of years, however with the one person off rule what’s the point. Couldn’t book school holiday off due to there being so many clashes. There’s more but there’s no point, I used to love working for the company. However after along time you have crushed my mental health.

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