B&M Retail Reviews

Updated 10 Aug 2020

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3.2
51%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
Approve of CEO
B&M Retail Founder Simon Arora (no image)
Simon Arora
241 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great colleagues, 10% discount, free parking(in 60 reviews)

  • "Great teams who have a wealth of B&M experience and that work well together(in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • "Minimum wage for regular staff - doesn't seem entirely fair(in 54 reviews)

  • "Long hours most days 5 on 3 off(in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Poor pay but nice colleagues"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at B&M Retail part-time

    Pros

    Colleagues were friendly Management were friendly when they weren’t so stressed

    Cons

    Poor pay Poorly organised roles, never consistent Hours changed without good notice Rota not put up in timely matter so not sure if working at weekends without having to phone in and check

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  2. "fantastic company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Kirkcaldy, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at B&M Retail part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    always learning new things, Always a challenge Able to help grow within the company Always incentives to win prizes for your team Great atmosphere in store for you and customers

    Cons

    Feel maybe the pay should be a bit higher for the work load

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  3. "B&M Distribution Speke"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Speke, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at B&M Retail full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good general friendly workplace environment.

    Cons

    Staff discount could be improved.

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  4. "Great opportunities to progress!!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Thorne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&M Retail full-time

    Pros

    3 year ago I joined the B&M family, it’s the best thing I ever did! Within a month of working at B&M, I became a Replenishment Supervisor, as time went on I applied for other job roles, much to all my delight I was successful in all interviews, I went on to become a Replenishment Manager and Shop Floor Manager, each role is challenging but very rewarding in the long run. Now I’m currently a Deputy Manager, I’m also on a internal step up programme as internal progression is the way forward for the company, through the step up programme that I am on, I was given the opportunity to do a City & Guilds Apprenticeship, this will help me on my way to becoming a successful Store Manager. B&M invest in there colleagues to help fulfil there potential, as progression is a big thing. The learning and development team support all colleagues that have a desire to progress, they give 100% support to any colleague wanting that promotion. Not wanting to progress but want your own ownership there’s a course for that too, ‘step up to Department Manager, all these courses are very educational but also helps you along for the future if your wanting to go further. B&M pride their selfs on equality and HELP, no colleague nor customer is treated any different to the other. Want a career in retail or even just a job? B&M is the company you want to be with.

    Cons

    There really is none at all! It’s a great place to work

  5. "Store manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Castleford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&M Retail full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I joined the business 10 years ago and never looked back. A fantastic company that believes in true work life balance.

    Cons

    Fast pace always on the go

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    B&M Retail Response

    August 7, 2020Recruitment Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We value your hard work and commitment over the years and are glad to have you on board! Congratulations on 10 years service!

  6. "Proud"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&M Retail full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team Support from other managers Free rein to merchandise

    Cons

    Pay Is not the best

  7. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Department 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&M Retail part-time

    Pros

    The staff are fantastic. Lots of staff perks. Discount in store. Management. Progression

    Cons

    More staff benefits such as holidays, health insurance would be great

  8. COVID-19

    "First impressions and a good start count"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Store Manager in Doncaster, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&M Retail full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Today I entered my 5 week into my new job and last week of training before going into my own store at B&M glad to be back doing what I love, I can definatley say I feel at home and very excited for my future.The structure, values vision and its family like culture have all helped me settle in with both the brand and working after a period at home. Starting a new job could of been difficult for so many reasons being in lockdown with my family for so long and having my new son and with COVID still around. But I wake up with a spring in my step and determined to succeed more than ever they have nailed the starter process and the importance of that support and the visions of the buisiness and also what people need is second to none. I came into the buisiness as I wanted to enter this retail Sector job security but also it was important to me to be somewhere there was opportunity in the future of progression to an area manager. And through there push for new stores step up programmes unlike a lot of buisiness if you work hard and want it that position will be there. Also the highly experienced senior managment is a great pro for anyone wanting to develop and improve further. And the autonomy to run your own shop and have that influence to improve your store and own it, all the tools are there to do so.

    Cons

    At present I can say I have not experienced any

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    B&M Retail Response

    August 7, 2020Recruitment Coordinator

    Welcome to the team! We are so glad you enjoyed your first few weeks with us and we are glad to have you on board! Thankyou for taking the time to post an online review and share your experience with us. Good luck in your new store!

  9. "Fastest growing!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&M Retail full-time

    Pros

    Job security, One stop shop, fast growing.

    Cons

    Don’t really have any cons

  10. "Fast way to succeed"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Brigg, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&M Retail full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits. If a career path is what you’re after then it’s the best place to be in. They offer great Step Up programmes and also apprenticeship programmes with all the extra help you need. With an annual review it’s easy to make your vision clear and the management team support and guide you on your way. We also offer great benefits to our colleagues using my staff shop app which offers money off places and shopping vouchers. We all work as a big family and keep all colleagues updated of any changes within the business.

    Cons

    None. It’s a great family environment and very enjoyable to work for.

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