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Halfords Reviews

Updated 19 September 2018
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Pros
  • "Good team spirit within branch; good staff discount; good number of hours available; opportunities to learn on the job" (in 25 reviews)

  • "get good discount on them at trade price" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Cannot be promoted if part-time" (in 16 reviews)

  • "low pay, short staff, experiences needed in all sectors of the business" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good team happy to help

    Cons

    poor pay no weekends to yourself


  2. "sales advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Halfords part-time

    Pros

    Friendly team, not taxing work, nice to help people

    Cons

    Lots to learn in terms of car parts or bikes/building, good to have prior knowledge

    Advice to Management

    hire more staff

  3. "All Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Halfords (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Varied and Interesting work with many differnt people.

    Cons

    Insufficient storage for cycles, often requiring lifting upstairs

    Advice to Management

    Lose the Dump Bins


  4. "You're just a number"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Redruth, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Redruth, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Halfords full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Staff discount is quite good

    Cons

    Awful pay considering our skill set.

    Advice to Management

    Pay proper wages


  5. "Customer Service Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Halfords part-time

    Pros

    great if you like helping people

    Cons

    customers can get rude and impatient


  6. "Pay is based on age and location Basic job don’t get your hopes high Management is inconsistent and poor"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in London, England
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work outside was pro and con
    Working with cars
    Some decent polite customers

    Cons

    Bad basic wages
    Dying company with poor quality stuff
    Beyond poor management


  7. "Cycle Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Cycle Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Cycle Sales Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment
    Get to know about deals in advance
    Experience can be applied outside work too

    Cons

    Hours of work can be lost in payment if not kept track off.
    Constant pestering to management to note hours for pay.

  8. "I wouldn't do this job for 100p/h."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Erdington, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Erdington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's nice to help the customers, they do genuinely appreciate it

    Cons

    The manager doesn't know what he's doing, he doesn't guide anyone and the other employees also just don't know what they're doing.

    Like most retail jobs, you're on your feet all day.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers and employees properly.


  9. "halfords"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Halfords full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    some good people to work with

    Cons

    low pay, short staff, experiences needed in all sectors of the business

    Advice to Management

    provide better training


  10. "Good and bad."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Halfords part-time

    Pros

    Looks after their customers well

    Cons

    Don't take employee concerns seriously.


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