Matalan Retail FAQ

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5 English questions out of 5

20 June 2020

What is a typical working day like at Matalan Retail?

Pros

The staff I work with are amazing and really helpful

Cons

Irregular shifts, possibility of cancelling shifts when there are emergencies are slim

Irregular shifts, possibility of cancelling shifts when there are emergencies are slim

20 June 2020

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10 September 2020

What is it like working with clients or customers at Matalan Retail?

Pros

Great team, loyal customers, easy to shop, discount benefits, first pick on sale items.

Cons

Pay, long hours, hard work, not the best management.

Great team, loyal customers, easy to shop, discount benefits, first pick on sale items.

10 September 2020

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1 August 2018

What is the work environment like at Matalan Retail?

Pros

good workplace environment, easy work

Cons

poor management staff, bad pay

good workplace environment, easy work

1 August 2018

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14 August 2019

What are working conditions like at Matalan Retail?

Pros

- People, people, people. The people at Matalan are fantastic, friendly, intelligent and creative. I adore my colleagues. - Culture: there is a strong family culture that is more than just a word in the values. Everyone is helpful regardless of “title”. I’ve not experienced a place like this before. People hold the door open, they smile at each other and it’s not uncommon to hear laughter. I’ve made some great friends here. - Environment: it may depend on your manager and head of department, but in my team we’re given the trust and freedom to do what we need to do. - Support: you are given strong support by senior management. The management style feels very flat for such a big brand. - Learning & development: there is solid culture of personal development and our L&D team provide some brilliant classes. - Office: we have a brand new and super clean office that’s full of natural light. It really represents how proud we all are of our Matalan home. - Job: it will depend on your job, but I absolutely love my job at Matalan.

Cons

- In all honesty, I do not have anything negative to say.

Advice to Management

- We have an inspiring strategy and I feel confident in our management.

People hold the door open, they smile at each other and it’s not uncommon to hear laughter.

14 August 2019

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21 May 2019

What is typically worn or allowed to be worn at work at Matalan Retail?

Pros

20% discount £120 free uniform twice a year 28 days holiday

Cons

Unreliable contracts Regular redundancies 20% discount is regularly given to all customers so isn’t really a ‘staff benefit’ No progression unless willing to relocate

Advice to Management

If you’re going to set company ‘values’ to work by you should live by and honour them to your staff.

£120 free uniform twice a year

21 May 2019

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5 English questions out of 5