Halfords
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Great company to work for untill they mess with the bonus scheme a d your salary .the company policy's where great and the audits easy to follow but as a company they change to much to suite themselves
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Great staff and courses
Cons
Upper management very poor
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Dont even bother timewasters.If you dont know what you are doing you will be fine.know what you are doing they feel under threat, store managment a joke a load of blagers without a clue.Over 25 dont bother. Fill you full of promises but deliver none.would not know a profesional manager if they seen one.AVOID
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I would stay well away. Unless you got no life plans and want to be pro halfords. The pay is decent, and work switches from fast paced, to slow as a goat. You need to be a yes man to get anywhere.
Pros
25% discount
Cons
Not accommodating to family life.
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Halfords is an all round good place to work. There is always support when needed. No two days are the same. The company benefits are also very good
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Staff discount
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Was a great experience working at halfords for 4 years.When i started working here i was doing only 8hrs a week now they got 16hrs contract lowest.Good place to work if your Young and in education as it's flexible hours.
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Halfords are a brilliant company to work for, you learn so much and you get skills you never thought you would get and definitely will come in handy. Management are brilliant and support you through anything.
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Management
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Long hours, boring
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Halfords is good for a first job or trying to enter the motoring industry but I would advise to stay for two years and move on. The management are very unprofessional and petty. The training is not the best to be honest.. In retail you must have a union rep or management will take advantage of you.
Pros
Discount, flexibility shifts
Cons
Working weekend, career development is very smalll
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Work load is good most days some days its quiet Good variety of vehicles comes in workshop from simple service to cambelt on v6 jaguar engine Management could do with extra training as kept offering the workshop staff (male) round back for a fight and would not have simple accident be an accident always blew up like a bottle of pop also making personal comments about staff Having to pay out own pocket for repairs to customers car
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Good bonus
Cons
Bad management
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Halfords Media (UK) Limited excellent company to work for. They look after their staffs. I really enjoyed myself during my short work with the company. Excellent career development and training.
Pros
Snooker table, free fruit and monthly free lunch.
Cons
Team integration with offshore team.
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Great work life ballance. Great customers, great staff and good management. Reginal management was good, over all a great place to work Struggling to think of any negatives.
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Work life ballance
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None
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Worst job I’ve ever had and i was a chef for years. Called in every day off i had, with very little notice. Pay was never right and confusing to understand. Was constantly pestered when i would return from furlough even with government and doctors advice to shield. Was asked weekly to provide doctors letters despite government advice known to the entire country. Was forced to quit after treats that people within the company would need to come to my house to review my situation. This company is an absolute joke.
Pros
Some staff are nice
Cons
Everything
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Worked there in finance. Unless you are a typical accountant you will not enjoy it. Do not show any signs of having a personality. Finance shared service was very cliche. Would not recommend Halfords Head Office as a nice place to work unless you cannot find a job anywhere else.
Pros
Onsite Cafeteria
Cons
Very clicky. Poor on job support.
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They let children loose on your car with no experience and very very little training.The company has some stupid ideas/procedures, and it keeps getting worse.
Pros
Staff discount
Cons
No real world automotive experience
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I worked at halfords as a mobile expert and i would not recommend it! You have to share vans which is a nightmare, expected to work over 12 hours a day and not go home until your jobs are done. The Times you are given per job are not good enough. I received a parking ticket for £60 that just got took out of my wages for doing a job where the customer was staying. Vans arnt big enough so most of the time you have tyres in your actual working area. I could write a book on all of the things bad about the job. Management are and absolute joke and could not give a s*** about you. Without a doubt this is the worst job ive ever had.
Pros
25% discount
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Everything
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Great experience personally as I want to go into the automotive industry and this was a great step towards that as I had some hands experience. You get moved around the store to help out in each department but you will have one main department which will either be auto or bicycle department
Pros
Discount on car and bike parts
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Plenty of opportunity to do different work on a day to day basis but that is only so you can cover all the half days the full time staff have and then have to take the blame for the fully trained full time staff not doing there job
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I worked for Halfords for nearly 9 years. Having worked in multiple stores. The store level management are fantastic. Once you get above that, it’s a mess. Area managers not actually feeding information to teams with divisional managers being almost ghosts. The executive team seen to only care about figures rather than colleague health and well-being.
Pros
Trade discounts and 25% staff discount
Cons
Completely useless upper management who expect everything for nothing
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Terrible place to work expected to do loads of overtime within short notice on you days off lots of stress caused and management hav no second thoughts about cutting hours
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None
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Everything
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All depends on what management team you end up working with, some are decent, many are really poor. My personal experience was really bad many sleepless nights.My advice if you are thinking of joining this company, make sure you join a union.
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If you can put up with ego of management, Im sure you'll do well here. If not this job isn't for you. The tools/equipment are so old and not in any way fit for purpose. Nobody knows where tools are, what's going on etc
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Discounts
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Management
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Promise loads of stuff like you'll be doing different things but just get stuck behind a till doing nothing. They dont care about their employees at all.
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