Matalan Retail Reviews

Updated 2 Jul 2020

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3.2
55%
Recommend to a Friend
69%
Approve of CEO
Matalan Retail Managing Director Jason Hargreaves
Jason Hargreaves
197 Ratings
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  • "minimum wage so not the best pay compared to other shops but not a difficult job(in 79 reviews)

  • "Rota is a nightmare, constantly changing(in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work. Amazing support network and facilities."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandiser in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Matalan Retail full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They invest in your development. There is a great L&D team who are always looking for new and exciting ways to develop your skills. Including wellbeing classes. All levels of workers are friendly, approachable and work as one team. You are encouraged to try new things and develop your skills but getting involved, doing new projects. Fast paced and forever changing means there is a lot of great analysis involved which makes the job fun. It’s never boring. Just invested in new systems which makes analysis and data easier to use.

    Cons

    Honestly can’t really think of any.

  2. "Pleasant and fun place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Sales Assistant in Sheffield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Matalan Retail part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are fantastic. Discounts are okay. Great experience within retail.

    Cons

    Work life balance could be better.

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  3. "Great company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Plymouth, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Matalan Retail part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment, got along with colleagues, great as a first time job

    Cons

    Pay not great, minimum wage

  4. "Lovely place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Trainee Assistant Merchandiser in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Matalan Retail full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Office is modern, people are lovely and training is really good

    Cons

    Pay is not great and progression is a little bit slower than I would of liked

  5. "Good workplace but still work to do to be a great place"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Matalan Retail full-time

    Pros

    Hard working teams within shifts

    Cons

    Development opportunities not tailored for individuals. No feeling of appreciation for work done and time invested

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  6. "great staff"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England

    I have been working at Matalan Retail part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The staff I work with are amazing and really helpful

    Cons

    Irregular shifts, possibility of cancelling shifts when there are emergencies are slim

  7. "Good first job"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Darwen, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Matalan Retail part-time

    Pros

    20% off staff discount, friendly store and management

    Cons

    Customers can be very rude and ignorant.

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  8. "nice place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Norwich, England

    I worked at Matalan Retail part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    lots to do, friendly team

    Cons

    minimum wage so not the best pay compared to other shops but not a difficult job

  9. "Ok for a part-time job"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in London, England

    I worked at Matalan Retail part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice team on the shop floor, hours were very flexible

    Cons

    Management team were disorganised and unprofessional

  10. "Not great"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Matalan Retail full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues were nice to each other

    Cons

    Management expected too much for the pay and can be mean.

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