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Wyevale Garden Centres named on 'worst to work for' list

Wyevale Garden Centres appeared on a list published by the Daily Telegraph of what it says are some of the worst companies to work for in the UK, based on ratings on the job site Glassdoor.

The Financial Ombudsman, Laura Ashley and Ladbrokes were also among those fingered in the article.

The website offers company reviews curated by employees.  The Telegraph browsed dozens of company profiles on the platform and randomly selected, in no particular order, 10 that had a rating of 2.6 out of 5 or less. The average overall rating across the site is 3.3/5. The paper stressed they were not the 10 worst rated firms on the site, but a randomly selected sample.

Wyevale Garden Centres scored 1.9/5 on Glassdoor, with employees citing poor pay and lack of staff. One employee wrote: “Personally I do not feel I am going to have an opportunity to excel in anything other than customer service despite showing dedication to the company."

Others, though, say the atmosphere is friendly and the staff hardworking, with generous benefits and a 30pc discount when shopping in store.

A Wyevale Garden Centres spokesman said: “Colleague engagement is critically important and we actively encourage two-way feedback across the business. We are committed to creating an environment that supports all our employees and recognise the need to get things right for them in order to deliver the best for our customers.”

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Neil Gow
The staff are now so demoralised they are even sending customers to independents like us for help and advice and to solve problems for them. Staff at a Wyevale 30 miles from us recommended a customer to come to us on Sunday for help because they couldn't help them and that was from an ex G&L store. Keep up the good work Terrafirma!
Huw Williams
The chickens are coming home to roost.They lost so many good people when Terrafirma culled the Managers.