Home Retail Reviews

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John Walden
2 Ratings
  • An excellent employer - which is why I gave them over 20 years service.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Milton Keynes, England (UK)

    I worked at Home Retail full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Home Retail Group are a fair and good employer. They expect a very high standard of work, professionalism and commitment from their staff but recognise and reward excellent performance very well. They support their staff providing good training and always try to promote from within. They offer good opportunities to move between departments and within the group. Senior management effectively communicate all changes in company objectives so all management grades on clear on what has changed and why. A first rate retailer and exceptional employer.

    Cons

    They are sometimes unrealistic in their expectations of what their teams can deliver in tight timescales given. This can frustration within teams.

    Advice to Management

    Give teams more realistic timescales to meet deadlines so the quality and quantity of output is maximised.


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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Home Retail (Milton Keynes, England (UK)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Simple and fast interview process. Two competency based interviews within two days. First interview was with a two person panel, one person was the team leader and the other an experienced colleague. The second interview was with the department manager. Offered the job at the end of the second interview.

    Interview Questions

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Additional Info

Website www.homeretailgroup.com
Headquarters Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (HMRLF)
Industry Retail
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Home Retail Group (formerly Argos Retail Group) has UK homeowners covered from the inside, out. The company (commonly referred to as HRG) runs the 750-store Argos general merchandise chain, catalog and website, and the do-it-yourself (DIY) retail chain Homebase, with about 340 locations throughout the UK. Argos, founded in 1973, offers more than 16,000 general merchandise products and is a leading retailer of jewelry, small home appliances, sporting equipment, and toys. Homebase, which joined the group in 2002, is England's second-largest DIY chain (behind Kingfisher... More

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