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Halfords Reviews

Updated 18 Jun 2019

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Found 371 reviews

3.1
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52%
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Halfords CEO Graham Stapleton
Graham Stapleton
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Enjoyed building and repairing bikes(in 28 reviews)

  • "Good team spirit within branch; good staff discount; good number of hours available; opportunities to learn on the job(in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "Cannot be promoted if part-time(in 18 reviews)

  • "Lots to learn in terms of car parts or bikes/building, good to have prior knowledge(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "tech"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Brixham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Halfords full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great staff good wage

    Cons

    training poor,and every month seems to be peak trading ,witch you loose out on booking holidays

    Advice to Management

    sort it out before you loose your staff

    Halfords2019-04-21
  2. "salary"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Halfords full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      good work life balance at work

      Cons

      lot of organizational changes recently

      Halfords2019-06-18
    • "Fruitless"

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      Former Employee - Auto Technician in Aberdeen, Scotland
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Halfords full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Hands on work and chance to learn skills

      Cons

      No career path for technical employees, no link between retail and other branches of the company. For technicians the wage certainly does not reflect skills possesesed by typical technician and working environment is appalling. A tent in car park is where you spend most you time.

      Halfords2019-06-13
    • "Hard work but rewarding"

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        Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate 

        I worked at Halfords part-time

        Pros

        Good social atmosphere within the workplace

        Cons

        Hard work and can be long hours

        Halfords2019-05-28
      • "Its okay"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Halfords full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Good hours decent people

        Cons

        Can be a bit exhaisting

        Halfords2019-06-11
      • "I enjoyed working there for 2 years"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Halfords part-time

          Pros

          Learnt a lot of new skills

          Cons

          Can become very stressful job

          Halfords2019-05-26
        • "Interesting experience"

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          Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Guildford, England
          Positive Outlook
          No Opinion of CEO

          I worked at Halfords part-time (Less than a year)

          Pros

          -Excellent team to work with. - Great colleague discount. - Great learning experience.

          Cons

          -Low hourly rate. - Low number of staff.

          Advice to Management

          Hire more staff.

          Halfords2019-06-08
        • "fun job when you get the support"

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          Current Employee - Gear III Fitter Auto Department in Saint Helens, West Midlands, England
          Recommends
          Negative Outlook
          No Opinion of CEO

          I have been working at Halfords full-time (Less than a year)

          Pros

          Get to work on lots of different cars which can be challenging but its all part of the fun. Working outside Some great staff always willing to help. Good stepping stone introducing you to auto tech role Training is available when you can get on it and following it you do get a pay rise (when you get put on it). you do get staff discount which is nice and you do get discounts on other sites.

          Cons

          Been doing the role now for 8 months, still not technically qualified to do the job. Halfords have a internal training courses that staff should have been enrolled onto before carrying out certain roles, such as; - Auto awareness (roof bar, boxes and cycle carrier fitting) - Gear 3 tech fitting (Radio, satnav hardwiring, dash cam hardwiring and reverse camera fitting) - Air can re-gassing - Child seat fitting...

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          Advice to Management

          Get staff enrolled onto training courses when they start. Management also need to go on the training courses mentioned above so that they can pull their weight Manage holidays better, at my store the policy is that we cant have more that one person off on each department so if that is the case you need to follow it... and then manage the rota properly around them.

          Halfords2019-06-07
        • "Warehouse operative"

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          Former Employee - Warehouse Worker 

          I worked at Halfords part-time

          Pros

          Good environment and salary benefits.

          Cons

          Too many agencies workers, so sometimes impossible to get overtime.

          Halfords2019-05-21
        • "Stockfile Support"

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          Former Employee - Stockfile Support 
          Recommends

          I worked at Halfords full-time (Less than a year)

          Pros

          Nice team to work with

          Cons

          None - really enjoyed my time at Halfords

          Halfords2019-05-30
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