Woodie's DIY

Working at Woodie's DIY: Company Overview and Reviews in Ireland

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Woodie's DIY
3.4
79 reviews
Woodie's DIY, IE Ratings
3.4
Average rating of 79 reviews on Indeed
3.4Work-life balance
2.8Pay & benefits
3.2Job security & advancement
3.2Management
3.3Culture
Headquarters
24 Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Employees
1,001 to 5,000
Revenue
$1B to $5B (USD)
Industry
Retail

Popular jobs at Woodie's DIY in Ireland

 Average salarySalary range
154 salaries reported
€10.56
per hour
€5.25-€15.85
108 salaries reported
€10.56
per hour
€5.25-€15.85
14 salaries reported
€30,579
per year
€15,000-€46,000
75 salaries reported
€10.30
per hour
€5.15-€15.50
9 salaries reported
€32,667
per year
€16,000-€49,000
Salary satisfaction
34%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay, in Ireland
Based on 231 reviews

Woodie's DIY reviews

Overall reviews at Woodie's DIY

2.0
Sales Assistant | Swords, County Dublin | 18 Jan 2016
Fast paced and friendly work place.
A typical day at Woodies begins with a team briefing in the morning where the manager sets out the targets for the day ahead, states what must be completed throughout the day and assigns employees tasks. After this point I walk over to my section (the party zone) to check for balloon orders and respond accordingly. I then proceed to count my till and enter the float.I serve and assist customers throughout the day and at quiet times I will tidy on the shop floor within view of the checkouts so I can tend to customers when needed. I am sometimes asked to display new stock or complete price audits. I have learned a lot over my nine months of working in this position. I have learned that it is important to enjoy what you do, that it is important to have knowledge of the stock your company is selling, it is important to be helpful, friendly and to engage with customers wherever possible. Management in this particular store consists of a manager, assistant manager, trainee manager and supervisor as well as senior staff who are in a superior position. The management are accommodating, helpful and laid back. They demand high standards of work and respect and when these are adhered to it is mutually beneficial. My co-workers in Woodies were my favourite aspect of this job. The vast majority of the staff were under thirty which led to a great rapport and sense of communit
ProsFriendly co-workers
ConsMinimum Wage
5.0
Sales Assistant | Sandyford, County Dublin | 12 Apr 2014
working for Woodies DIY was great and fun
I started working at Woodies DIY as a part time sales assistant. Work was great. I started from till operations, to assistance in garden center with plants, balloon bar and home-style department where I did most. Eventually I was setting up displays and ordering stock , and also I was lucky one to go on a shop refits with interior design managers also to other stores in the country. Co workers were lovely and there was always good atmosphere at work, managers were always helpful and guiding just as well as supportive. In fairness there was never the area or task to describe as hardest part of the job. The most enjoyable then again was and also fun a stock taking.. well yes a tricky one but I liked it. Working there I was very happy, and I learned there is never too small or too big job uneasy to handle...you can do everything,,just when you want it. I started my employment there with smile, and every time I visit...that smile is still there.
ProsChristmas hamper
Consdust
1.0
Sales Assistant | Dublin, County Dublin | 5 Sept 2018
Poor pay & a badly ran company
Woodies pay minimum wage without any possibility of this ever rising more than a couple of cents for the vast majority of employees. What this ultimately means is that they struggle to find adequately qualified staff who are capable of selling the products that they stock. Also as they do not provide full time contracts, for the most part all they can manage to employ is teenagers looking for a weekend job to get them through school or college. For someone looking for this kind of employment, its not a bad place to work. Furthermore, despite the low rate of pay, they are constantly understaffed & expect the staff they do have to undertake multiple, unachievable tasks. Overall, the company is a dis organised mess with an out of touch leadership & management team with notions of grandeur.
ProsSociable hours. Double time on weekends
ConsPay, management
1.0
Sales Assistant | Coolock, County Dublin | 18 Nov 2021
Terrible company to work for
Overall worst experience out of all my jobs. Not a company you can have a career in. Management are terrible and expect you to work to the bone for such little pay and throw you an odd just eat voucher to make up for it. It started off great but bad management drags the whole shop down! Headsets are used to scold staff and not help colleagues with queries something that needs to be reviewed by HR! Managers are too personal as well and do not act as professionally as they should. When you leave you are thrown to the door with no thanks or appreciation for the work you did. Management also take holiday pay out of your requested days off without telling you. There are also certain parts of the year where you lose hours.
ProsJust eat vouchers
ConsEverything else
5.0
Sales Assistant | Glasnevin, County Dublin | 27 Nov 2019
Great place to work
Woodies has won the “Great Place to Work” award 2years ago and it is well deserved. There is colleague committee for voicing your opinions. There is a generous colleague discount and Christmas bonus. We have an online messaging system to highlight great customer service/ teamwork etc. Each year we have an awards ceremony for the best colleagues in their respective roles. I find that the culture in Woodies is really good. You are given a certain amount of autonomy in your work8ng day. There is great emphasis on training and learning. Woodies participates in the “Seeds for Success” and also has many training modules on their own academy.
3.0
Sales Assistant | Sandyford, County Dublin | 6 Dec 2018
Fun at times
Most days can be fun, the people that work here are a really great bunch. Management can be difficult, at times you can have 4 people telling you different things to do. The hardest part of the job is the hours and not knowing your roster for the coming weeks. The people, floor staff, make this an overall enjoyable place to work but it really depends on your aspirations as to whether or not this is the place for you.
Prosco workers, discount, first pick when things are reduced to clear.
Consunsociable hours, hourly wage is very low
4.0
Sales Assistant | Tralee, County Kerry | 30 Aug 2012
Productive and professional workplace
I have 5 years’ experience in sales and retail from my current position in Woodies DIY. I have spent the majority of my time working on customer service in Woodies DIY. I am very customer orientated; self-motivated and have the drive to succeed in all aspects of my professional life. I have an excellent working relationship with both my management and staff in my current position.
Prosenjoyable workplace
Consworking weekends and late nights
1.0
Sales Assistant | Sandyford, County Dublin | 9 Dec 2019
No loyalty
Worked there for quite a while gave it my all everyday only to get injured and be made an outcast and stripped of all bonuses because of an investigation. Other than that it’s quite a challenging job due to the amount of knowledge you are meant to have in comparison to the next to no product training you receive, most of the staff are great but majority of management are rude and incompetent. Pay is just more than the minimum.
3.0
Sales Assistant | Dublin, County Dublin | 20 Dec 2021
Productive workplace nice staff
Great managers very helpful friendly and flexible Pay not great but grand for those studying looking for a bit of part time pay or those looking to gain customer service experience If DIY is your thing you would enjoy it. Hours capped at 39hrs a week which was my only reason for leaving.
ProsNice people very flexible management very encouraging
ConsPay could be better
1.0
Sales Assistant | Athlone, County Westmeath | 15 Aug 2020
Poor management
Management don't communicate, assign so many tasks a day and expect them all to be done whilst asking you to do even more things on top of that, calling you on your booked days off, treating you like you're stupid, no training given, no respect for staff
ProsExtra pay on Sundays and bank holidays
ConsPoor management, no teamwork, no training

Questions and answers about Woodie's DIY

How are the working hours at Woodie's DIY?
Asked 14 Jan 2018
The hours good only 1 late night a week and work every second weekend
Answered 2 Jan 2020
The hours are good
Answered 29 Aug 2018
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Woodie's DIY a better place to work?
Asked 14 Jan 2022
Provide more training
Answered 16 Jan 2022
Give a fair salary to all staff
Answered 14 Jan 2022
On average, how many hours do you work a day at Woodie's DIY?
Asked 9 Jul 2021
9 hours a day is the usual
Answered 22 Oct 2021
9 with two brakes (1 hour and 15 minutes)
Answered 9 Jul 2021
How did you get your first interview at Woodie's DIY?
Asked 8 May 2021
Indeed job site
Answered 11 May 2021
Indeed job site
Answered 8 May 2021
Can you work par time at woodies
Asked 18 Sept 2020
Yes but only weekends
Answered 30 Sept 2021
Yes you can. You get part time contract but you can work 39 hours if you want
Answered 9 Jul 2021