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Helpful (4)

Could have been better

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Store Manager
Current Employee - Store Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Holland & Barrett Retail full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Most people in the company are friendly and helpful. Because the type of business, most customers are nice too and easy to sell to!

Cons

Very much a 'boys club'. If you don't flatter the right people it can be a very difficult company to work for. The directors appear to be way out of touch with the shop floor in terms of modern retailing and people management.

Advice to Management

Good will will only go so far. Treat all employees with the respect they deserve.

Other Employee Reviews for Holland & Barrett Retail

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good training for employees on the products. Well known company.

    Cons

    Store management can be poor, sometimes poor attitude. Unfair travel expectations for associates getting to training locations.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right managers, embrace work/life balance more.


  2. Helpful (6)

    The Good Life? (not)

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Holland & Barrett Retail full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I can't think of a single one.

    Cons

    It is very difficult working in a company run on fear. You are constantly threatened with disciplinaries that rarely happen, but quite often the threat of one is actually worse than the deed. If any manager working for another company is considering working with holland and barrett, I would strongly recommend that you reconsider this as your CV could be permanently damaged. Please consider the following statement: a) have fun, b) enjoy your work in a professional manner and pay that attitude forward on to the customers a) you don't have fun as you are too busy watching your back!! b) enjoy your work? (Good luck with that). They expect you to be professional so why aren't they? c) as for pay? Mmmmm. Enough said.

    Advice to Management

    Read your own literature and "work as a team" rather than an us and them. Also consider, happy staff are productive staff, and there aren't many happy employees that i've met within this business. They tell this to each other but not to the people who need to know ie directors and upper management. This is because of the fear that is constantly instilled into them. BRING ON THE GOOD LIFE. . . . . . . HEY HO


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