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What kind of career opportunities exist at Matalan Retail?

3 English reviews out of 3

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9 March 2019

Pros

Friendly atmosphere, salary above minimum wage, staff discount

Cons

Only 8 hours a week, few opportunities for advancement

Advice to Management

Use your budget to hire fewer staff to work more hours

Only 8 hours a week, few opportunities for advancement

9 March 2019

Reviewed by: Sales in Stevenage, England (Former Employee)

8 October 2018

Pros

Good team dedicated towards their work

Cons

Limited room for growth in regards to career

Limited room for growth in regards to career

8 October 2018

Reviewed by: Anonymous in United Kingdom (Anonymous Employee)

9 July 2019

Pros

The team at the store was really nice, people got along and as a new recruit there was always someone to help you out if you didnt know what you were doing. Oppurtunities to work in different areas of the store allowed me to add more skills under my belt as well as it giving me an awareness of how retail works.

Cons

The management at my store wasn't great and my availability that was determined at the start of my job was totally ignored as I was given hours during times I'd either booked off or was never available. The pay isnt great, especially for how much work they expect from you compared to other retailers. During the Christmas period I was given ridiculously long hours even though I was in sixth form full time. My availability of 16 hours was ignored and they repeatedly gave me 24 hour weeks. People who value their social lives and are currently at school will most likely not enjoy working here as the managers don't see that balance between work and life.

Advice to Management

My advice to management would be to remember that people have lives outside of work and valuing that will often mean the employees show more respect towards you. Don't set ridiculous targets as they can put a lot of pressure on employees who aren't paid enough to do so. If salaries were similar or better than similar retailers then the employees would feel the extra effort you are asking them to put in is justified and you might end up getting near your somewhat silly sales targets.

Oppurtunities to work in different areas of the store allowed me to add more skills under my belt as well as it giving me an awareness of how retail works.

9 July 2019

Reviewed by: Sales Assistant in Harrogate, England (Former Contractor)

3 English reviews out of 3