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
Pros
Great staff and courses
Cons
Upper management very poor
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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
Pros
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 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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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
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Worse company to work for. Constant problems with being paid correctly, even when supposed to be paid SSP. They some how find a way to deduct extra money from SSP or furlough
Pros
Staff are nice to work with
Cons
Paid unfairly
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Some off the people I work with are fantastic Halfords family, but your under appreciated its a fight to get hours around school times, stupid 3 hour shifts, given a job title and then you told to do the complete opposite,
Pros
Discount
Cons
Under paid, over worked, short staffed constantly
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Great place to work to earn extra few quid, would not recommend as a main source of income as its minimum wages. On bonus staff discounts is great for retail shops. Working in high living cost area like Reading 19k was not enough to support a family. Was not alloys to use own torque wrench and doing some jobs they didn't have specialist tools needed. 19k pay 44.5 hours a week working nearly all Saturdays. Sundays off at least.
Pros
Good laugh with management
Cons
Pay and hours
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I have worked for Halfords for over 18 months now and since starting I have loved every minute. I progressed to manager in a matter of months and since becoming manager I have pulled my centre from the ground and turned it in to a good place of work. Everyone is friendly and gets on well. Higher managements good and they let us get on with our job.
Pros
Good discounts good wage. Bonus scheme
Cons
Long hours. But worth it !
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They will work you to the ground and not want to pay your overtime. Your wage will fluctuate regularly and they will not rectify it. The will expect you to do a double shift for example 5am -8pm and then start 9am next morning to finish at 5pm
Cons
Long hours
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Loved every minute i worked there fun place a lot to learn loads of opportunity's would reccomend to anyone looking for a part time career or full time
Pros
Discount on clothes bikes services etc
Cons
All good enjoyed every bit
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Good place to work, variety of hours available. Over time on occasions, need to be physically fit it's a physicaly demanding job and listen and show a passion to learn more.
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The job requires you to be on your feet all day and requires you to have good people skills very enjoyable place to work management while very good at manging you if you needed help they didnt hesitate to help you
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Worked for Halfords for over 3 years and the trick is to stay dumb, the more you know the more responsibility you have with no extra pay or benefits. Get used to disappointing customers and getting the stick for it from the customer for various things other colleagues couldn't do.
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Where do I start? *Management clueless and lazy *Pay Rates Terrible *Long Hours *Fed-up Staff who have lost their passion for the job. *Zero praise or reward for doing a good job. *No chance of promotion *Shop old and dated compared to newer stores. The best thing about working at Halfords was the end of each shift! Was the best feeling ever when I left this job to work at another retailer who values me. Ex "Acting assistant manager" was best mates with store manager so they would spend most of the day out the back joined at the hip not working. The pay rates are appalling for the amount of work that you are given. Management consists of blokes in thier 20's who think they are better than the rest of the staff and form their own little pact and get away with Murder! They have no idea of what they are doing and little knowledge of cars, products or customer service. Staff generally unhappy and always moan about how rubbish their job is.
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Having worked there over a year i asked if i could have 1 Saturday a month of so i could spent a bit of time with my young family and was told straight out no. You are expected to work 52 Saturdays a year with 0 flexibility you work 10 hours a day and are lucky if you get to a dinner if you work in a busy centre (the dinner is unpaid and they will not pay you if you miss it or let you leave early) there have been occasions where the manager has ripped of customers to achieve bonus which I don’t agree with . If you have a family and want to see them then dont work here if you are single then and want to earn some ok money then it would be great
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Its a okay job if you dont have a life. They expect you to bent over backwards for minimum wage and do way beyond your pay grade. The management could of done abit to help out more, always short staffed and the rotas are rubbish. They guilt trip you if you dont cover shifts on your day off. All in all not the best place. Halfords only care about their profit
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Poor pay for expected amount of work with unacheivable bonus pushed to reach ridiculous targets can’t have time off at certain times of the year no home life
Pros
It pays bills
Cons
To many to list
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Below par equipment, staff shortage, expected to work well over contracted hours without pay. Attitude of Senior management just rude. Pay in relation to what they expect you to do very poor. Take more work than staff can handle as they want as much in as possible then wonder why customer service scores dropping when physically don't have enough hours in day. tocomplete
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I work in an autocentre. when im with my colleagues its a great place to be. The managers in the centre are good to work with and are supportive of all of us there. its higher up the chain where the problems are. Higher management are unrealistic with their expectations and continue to raise the bar to ensure that bonus' is always just out of reach. Its a shame to see people work so hard to reap no rewards for their efforts.
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