Holland & Barrett Retail Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2021

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3.0
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106 Ratings
Pros
  • "25% staff discount 50% at Christmas(in 102 reviews)

  • "25% discount (50% at Christmas)(in 93 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lone working long hours distribution(in 89 reviews)

  • "Lone trading an issue some times(in 63 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Na

      Jun 28, 2021 - Sales Assistant in Oldham, England, England
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      Pros

      Lenient managers Good discount Fun environment

      Cons

      Can't progress No other conz

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Wants to be a tech company, but treats engineers like retail staff

      Jul 29, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Nuneaton, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours, great work-life balance and reasonable deadlines. Work is interesting and the tech stack we are moving to is modern.

      Cons

      Awful sick pay policy (first three days unpaid), THE worst benefits package I have seen in my 10 years working as a software engineer, and the contracts are written as if they are hiring you for a sales assistant position in a retail store. Overall very poor for a company that praises itself for being focused on wellbeing, but staff can't get paid when they are ill for a couple of days. Promotions only happen in senior management. In over a year at Holland & Barrett I have seen three CTOs come and go, people who are not technical at all were hired into Head of Engineering roles and the overall morale is quite low. At the same time there have been zero promotions for regular engineers and there is no path of progression available. I have also not had a single performance review in over a year of service and the company simply doesn't seem to care for its staff's wellbeing and career progression.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good team

      Jul 29, 2021 - Store Associate in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Extensive training available to upskill

      Cons

      Lack of organisation at times, not always kept in the loop for what is happening, lone working

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good environment and nice people

      Jul 22, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      It's a quite relaxing environment. People are great and it's a good place to work for a few years.

      Cons

      Growing in the long term it can be at a slower pace as in other big tech companies.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Engaging but challenging place to work

      Jul 9, 2021 - Senior Category Manager in Nuneaton, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Large degree of autonomy Opportunity to make a difference and shape own category Good people and team environment

      Cons

      Systems are poor and hold the business back Support functions heavily reliant on commercial to deliver

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Anything coming

      Jul 19, 2021 - Advisor in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      At but my bro but no by

      Cons

      Long hours with too much overtime

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company to work for

      Jul 17, 2021 - Associate in Brighton, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A lot of new knowledges

      Cons

      No bonuses and small payrate

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Hard work

      Jun 27, 2021 - Store Manager in Stroud, England, England
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      Pros

      Quite challenging, work load is quite excessive on top of training and trying to keep your sales and targets up. Depending on your line manager it can be quite rewarding. High stress job. Discount is 25% off which is good

      Cons

      Stressful Pay isn’t the best High staff turnover- training is intense Work life balance can be nil- often contacted on days off for help

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Shop Assistant

      Jul 13, 2021 - Shop Assistant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Considerate, welcoming, empowering, calming, rewarding

      Cons

      Sometimes a little cold at work

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      h and b

      Jul 9, 2021 - Sales Assistant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good to learn about neutron

      Cons

      rude customers but that's retail for you

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