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Halfords Reviews

Updated Feb 12, 2020

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3.1
55%
Recommend to a Friend
45%
Approve of CEO
Halfords Chief Executive Officer Graham Stapleton
Graham Stapleton
50 Ratings
Pros
  • "Getting to go through the back, listen to your own music and build bikes is great(in 32 reviews)

  • "you do get staff discount which is nice and you do get discounts on other sites(in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "No progression for part time staff(in 20 reviews)

  • "Low pay and not enough workshops(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Work life balance"

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    Current Employee - FP&A Analyst 

    I have been working at Halfords full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefits and pay

    Cons

    horrible building in Redditch, not fun

    Halfords2019-08-08
  2. "Awful company"

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    Former Employee - Fitter in Wakefield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Halfords part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Its a job better than been unemployed.

    Cons

    Understaffed, badly trained, shop staff are underapreciated and over worked.

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    Halfords2016-08-06
  3. "Halfords"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Halfords full-time

    Pros

    good banter with the team, good holiday entitlement and 25% discount on most things

    Cons

    issues with pay, a lot of false promises to ambitious colleagues, senior management really hold grudges towards employees who question things

    Halfords2015-12-08
  4. "Bike Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Bike Mechanic in Aberdeen, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Halfords part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great teamwork ethic, enjoyable work. Good opening hours over weekend and discount scheme. Cycle to work scheme very good and opportunity to progress.

    Cons

    Low pay considering what is expected of you. High work load at holiday seasons so therefore long hours. Often unappreciated by management, do not partake in any refit of stores. Long hours and very unappreciated.

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    Halfords2014-01-12
  5. "Duty manager"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Teller in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Halfords full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work, plenty of opportunities for progression

    Cons

    Lack of training for new colleagues and un confident people

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    Halfords2020-02-03
  6. "Not a bad company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Halfords part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    25% off of most items

    Cons

    Lack of staff Small budgets

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    Halfords2020-01-30
  7. "Fine job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Shoreham, England

    I worked at Halfords part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice first job and is not busy

    Cons

    long hours and the breaks are short

    Halfords2020-02-12
  8. "Student job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Halfords part-time

    Pros

    Flexible but that is about it

    Cons

    Lots - not a great company to work for

    Halfords2020-02-11
  9. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Ipswich, England

    I worked at Halfords full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very varied job and learn new skills

    Cons

    Low pay For the skills required

    Halfords2020-01-17
  10. "Good people"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate 

    I worked at Halfords part-time

    Pros

    More hands on that generic retail job Learn technical skills instead of just stacking shelves Strong sense of community

    Cons

    Constantly stretched for staff Pay too low

    Halfords2020-01-14

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