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Halfords Overview

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Redditch, England
10000+ employees
1892
Company - Public (HFD)
Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories Shops
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
A bit About Us
In a nutshell, we’re the UK’s leading retailer of automotive and cycling products and also a leading independent operator in car servicing and repairs.

 Over 460 Halfords Retail stores in the UK and ... Read more

Halfords Reviews

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Halfords Chief Executive Officer Jill McDonald
Jill McDonald
45 Ratings
  • "Good training and wage"

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    Former Employee - Mot Tester in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Mot Tester in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training And wage with the tech grading system and the staff discount in the retail store and autocentre. Days of during the week every fortnight

    Cons

    Not enough staff in centres. Always expected to do over time or ship u around other centres. Managers ain't got a clue, being a good mechanic doesn't make u a good manager. Managers only care about figures but don't realise one 2 techanicans can't do 5 people's amount of work. Equipment are terrible. The obd scanners r cheap and crap

    Advice to Management

    Invest in better equipment. Get more staff

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Halfords Photos

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Halfords Interviews

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Uxbridge, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Halfords (Uxbridge, England) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online, got a telephone interview within 4 days. I was the invited to an interview. This was with two store managers, they were friendly and made me feel comfortable. Firstly we discussed my experience and why I wanted to apply for Halfords. Then we moved onto the SWOT they asked me to prepare. Finally I had to do a role play situation in which I had to give the team a daily brief (they gave me info/figs/kpi's on a piece of paper to work with) the two managers were the staff. It was quite enjoyable if not alittle nerve racking. Overall the experience was a good one! The managers were both professional and knew their stuff!

    Interview Questions

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