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Howdens Joinery Reviews

Updated 14 Aug 2019

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4.0
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77%
Recommend to a Friend
97%
Approve of CEO
Andrew Livingston
26 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good bonus scheme, training available,(in 12 reviews)

  • "The people at Howdens are fantastic(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours - always want more but that’s to be expected in sales(in 6 reviews)

  • "Depot managers will deliberately tell lies to area managers, HR and security to severely damage your credibility and reputation if they don't like you(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "No progression or wage rise in over 5 years"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in York, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it can sometimes be an enjoyable and leaniant place to work but its rare.

    Cons

    There's alot of stress, the depots are always understaffed and underpaid. No overtime, expected to work late to get jobs done and get time back but you very very rarely actually get your time back. I've worked at howdens for over 5 years constantly get passed over for promotion for outside hires that have no idea how to do the job they get hired for. Asked for wage rises and get turned down because howdens just can't...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better and actually reward hard work rather than giving excuses as to why you can't reward hardwork.

    Howdens Joinery2019-08-14
  2. "Better than Benchmarx"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Design & Sales 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Howdens Joinery full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Worked for both Benchmarx and Howdens, Howdens are far superior

    Cons

    Somethings are a bit out of date

    Howdens Joinery2019-07-28
  3. "Counter staff"

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    Former Employee - Counter Staff in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Howdens Joinery full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fast paced good management Christmas and new year off excellent bonus

    Cons

    Working Saturday mornings only con I can think of

    Howdens Joinery2019-07-26
  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Depot Manager 

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

    Pros

    Rewarding, enjoyable, fun, development, successful

    Cons

    long hours, never able to switch off

    Howdens Joinery2019-07-19
  5. "."

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Design & Sales in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Howdens Joinery full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Family feel to the business

    Cons

    6 days a week . Rigid hours

    Howdens Joinery2019-07-18
  6. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Howdens Joinery

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Long hours nothing else really

    Howdens Joinery2019-07-11
  7. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Business Development 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Howdens Joinery full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Regular meetings where you are listened to , regular 1 to 1’s , great environment, great company to progress in , yearly product show showcasing the new products , great environment to work as a team as well as solo

    Cons

    I honestly can’t think of any

    Advice to Management

    Carrying on doing what you’re doing!

    Howdens Joinery2019-07-10
  8. "Just great"

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    Current Employee - Business Developer in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Howdens Joinery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bonus, on top of very internally promoting

    Cons

    Working Saturdays, but it is only half a day

    Howdens Joinery2019-07-10
  9. "Amazing company to work for and amazing people!"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Howden, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture and a free canteen!

    Cons

    Get busy at times but there's lots of support available

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

    Howdens Joinery2019-07-08
  10. "Howdenised"

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    Former Employee - Representative in Plymouth, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Howdens Joinery full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Bonus ...family atmosphere and relative gains

    Cons

    Weird at best Each depot in Cities have own rep therefore constantly standing on each others toes

    Advice to Management

    Dont allow ex reps to interfere with new employees development

    Howdens Joinery2019-07-07
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