Quick facts

About The Carphone Warehouse & Best Buy UK


What is it like to work for The Carphone Warehouse & Best Buy UK

My Manager
My Manager

The Carphone Warehouse have an internal training academy and they run workshops on a bi-weekly basis in their support centre. Topics include Problem solving, Insights discovery, Time management, Influencing skills. They have also designed a two day management development programme in partnership with Lane 4 Managing the Best Buy Europe Way Managing the BBE way is delivered in the UK by the MD team. Any people managers from CPW or Best Buy can attend. The workshops run each month, at locations across the country. This is an exciting programme, that will challenge every leader and allows the freedom and openness to take your own personal plans and tactics back to your team

My Team
My Team

Best Buy Europe is a family and they love to celebrate their achievements and get to know their colleagues across the UK. The Best Buy Europe Ball 2010 was the biggest corporate event of its kind in Europe and was attended by more than 7,000 colleagues. The Hollywood themed 'Premiere' was held at London’s Excel Centre and featured performances from N-Dubz, Little Boots and Tinchy Stryder. Each colleague was sent their own personal invitation as a thank you for all their hard work, dedication and support over the past year.

Fair Deal
Fair Deal

The Carphone Warehouse review pay annually in April, and July for senior employees, include all of their permanent employees in a bonus scheme that is structured to suit their area of the business. This is in addition to their basic pay and benefits package. For example, their CPW Retail store employees received an automatic pay increase of 2.5% of their hourly rate in April 2010 when many companies were operating pay freezes. They go beyond the expected to recognise and reward their in store employees for their hard work and dedication.

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Benefits:

  • Shares
    Shares

    Companies where employees are offered share options

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary or non-contributory pension scheme

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

Company Statistics

  • Annual Sales:

    £3,529,000,000

  • Graduate Vacancy Locations:

    20.00

  • Average Age:

    29

  • Staff Turnover:

    33%

  • Male : Female:

    67% / 33%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    8%

  • Sites:

    9

  • UK sites:

    9

  • Number of Staff:

    9170

  • Staff:

    9170

  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35

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