Matalan Retail Reviews

Updated Dec 4, 2021

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3.3
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Matalan Retail Managing Director Jason Hargreaves
Jason Hargreaves
275 Ratings
Pros
  • "20% discount from day you start(in 41 reviews)

  • "Staff discount cards and family discount(in 34 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "the only downside is that it is minimum wage(in 93 reviews)

  • "Low pay and lack of progression opportunities(in 30 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Head office position

      Nov 2, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work, patient team mates and great atmosphere

      Cons

      Sometimes quiet periods but other than that nothing

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Decent company to work for

      Nov 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good staff, flexible working, appropriate response to COVID

      Cons

      Unclear career path, no bonuses, pay not great

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      tolerable part-time job

      Dec 4, 2021 - Retail Sales Assistant in Chelmsford, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      young and friendly co-workers, reliable hours

      Cons

      minimum wage pay, repetitive, monotonous work, patronising management

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      stability but no more progression for me

      Nov 30, 2021 - Assistant Store Manager in Croydon, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      there is stability, many people stay long term,

      Cons

      no wellbeing or rewards for middle management, small management teams, too much workload, not much progression from ASM to Store as positions aren't likely to come up. Had no pay increase for 5 years

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      lots of work, minimum pay

      Nov 17, 2021 - Sales Assistant in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexible hours, nice colleagues and friendly environment

      Cons

      long hours, minimum pay, no promotion to next level for career

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good

      Nov 15, 2021 - Sales Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good team and work load

      Cons

      Not much progression in that role

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Sales Assistant

      Nov 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team with new things to do each day

      Cons

      Can be quiet some days

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good but don't expect tog

      Nov 24, 2021 - Retail Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good if you are in between jobs Flexible for students

      Cons

      Rarely get weekends off Minimum wage Worked for four years, didn't get an acknowledgement when I handed my notice and my job was advertised the following day. No farewell from management.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      bad pay

      Nov 19, 2021 - Retail Sales Associate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      20% discount sometimes 30% flexible hours

      Cons

      minimum wage long days busy christmas period

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good and bad

      Nov 14, 2021 - Wearhouse Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The great team they have

      Cons

      The hours and rota are awful one week 40 hours the week after 4

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