Halfords Reviews

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Halfords Group Chief Executive Matt Davies
Matt Davies
54 Ratings
  • Great people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in West Dean, East Sussex, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in West Dean, East Sussex, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Halfords full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots to learn training is great when it's given.

    Great team attitude, colleagues enjoy hitting kpi targets and are motivated in doing so.

    Fun environment

    Good colleague discount

    Cons

    Expected to work unpaid hours

    Not enough opportunity to "climb the ladder" from within

    H&S too relaxed better since revision 2014 but still too many injuries

    Very short staffed

    Pay could be a lot better for the skills we acquire

    Management told without much notice when required to up and change store, often against there wishes

    Bonus scheme terrible since revision only a bonus for higher waged colleagues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assistant managers are brought in from other companies too often. Suitable candidates within the company too often ignored

    Pay needs review. minimum wage creeping up upon lower management wages.

    Store managers occasionally expect colleagues to stay on past their shift without pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Halfords Interviews

Updated Dec 18, 2014
Updated Dec 18, 2014

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    Fitter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Halfords.

    Interview Details

    Relaxed interview with the store manager and assistant manager . Basic questions around attitude motivations and experience. Went onto shop floor and served some customers. Offered later that day.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you worked within a team and it didn't go well.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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Website www.halfordscompany.com
Headquarters Redditch, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (HFD)
Industry Retail
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors JJB Sports, Unipart, B&Q

Halfords Group is more than just mechanically inclined: It serves others who are also DIY mechanics. The retailer sells vehicle maintenance necessities (parts, tools), luxury automobile items (stereos, navigation systems), and travel-related products (car seats, camping equipment), as well as bicycles and related components. Halfords operates about 470 stores across the UK and Ireland, as well as about a half a dozen locations in the Czech Republic and Poland. Founded in 1892 as a local hardware store, the retailer was acquired by The Boots Company (now Alliance Boots) in... More

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