Compare WHSmith vs Holland & Barrett Retail BETA

See how working at WHSmith vs. Holland & Barrett Retail compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at WHSmith vs. Holland & Barrett Retail. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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WHSmith

Employee Ratings

  • WHSmith scored higher in 5 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Holland & Barrett Retail scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 1145 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.0
(based on 517 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.6
Career Opportunities
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.4
Compensation & Benefits
2.7
Holland & Barrett Retail employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than WHSmith employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
WHSmith employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Holland & Barrett Retail employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
Senior Management
2.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.8
Culture & Values
2.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
WHSmith Ceo Stephen Clarke
53%
53%Stephen Clarke
CEO Approval
Holland & Barrett Retail Ceo Tony Buffin
56%
56%Tony Buffin
Holland & Barrett Retail employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than WHSmith employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
47%
WHSmith employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Holland & Barrett Retail employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
44%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
27%
Positive Business Outlook
42%
Holland & Barrett Retail employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 15% higher than WHSmith employees rated theirs.

Salaries

WHSmith has 620 more total submitted salaries than Holland & Barrett Retail.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Assistant371 Salaries
£6/hr
Store Manager113 Salaries
£21,445/yr
Supervisor26 Salaries
£18,331/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate94 Salaries
£8/hr
Store Manager119 Salaries
£21,163/yr
Supervisor57 Salaries
£9/hr

What Employees Say

  • Holland & Barrett Retail had 70 more reviews than WHSmith that mentioned "Staff discount" as a Pro.
  • "Minimum wage" was the most mentioned Con at WHSmith.
  • "Lone working" was the most mentioned Con at Holland & Barrett Retail.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible hours"(in 33 reviews)
"Staff discount"(in 32 reviews)
Pros
"Staff discount"(in 102 reviews)
"25 discount"(in 93 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Minimum wage"(in 67 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 51 reviews)
Cons
"Lone working"(in 89 reviews)
"Lone trading"(in 63 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Customer Sales Assistant

I worked at WHSmith part-time for less than a year

Pros

Appropriate working hours for a student. Learnt a lot on the job. Great for a first retail job. Staff were really friendly and I felt part of a team.

Cons

I had a positive experience.

"Na"28 Jun 2021

Former Employee - Sales Assistant

I worked at Holland & Barrett Retail part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Lenient managers Good discount Fun environment

Cons

Can't progress No other conz

Advice to Management

No advice

Job Postings

Holland & Barrett Retail has 121 more recently posted open jobs than WHSmith.