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Holland & Barrett Retail Employee Reviews about "25 discount"

Updated Jan 23, 2020

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  • "Still quite a lot of lone working but with progression being made hopefully this will reduce in the forseeable future(in 83 reviews)

  • "its still a company so the area managers are not to be trusted(in 58 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Worst company ever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clonmel, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Holland & Barrett Retail part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    To be honest there is very few, 25% discount that's about it for me!

    Cons

    There is actually so much wrong with this company, I could be here a while typing. Manager / management have no idea how to treat their staff, constant pressure not an enjoyable place to work at all. They never send the right promotion kit for you to implement the promotion, and then your asm does a visit, this that and everything is wrong even after you have reported the items. Never any praise. Lone trading is also a big issue. No support from anyone. I feel like a robot in work, constantly asking customers question after question, rfl, mag, buy one try one, sampling and that's just at till, also asked to wear ridiculous badges as well as the two badges that are to be worn already, and loyalty lead where you wear rfl cards on a key ring and approach customers on the floor and sign them up. ABSOULTELY RIDICULOUS!! This is a health shop I have never worked anywhere where I felt so stressed and under appreciated. This is only few things wrong with this company, stay away if your thinking of joining Holland and Barrett.

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    Holland & Barrett Retail2016-01-04
  2. "Good store, awful upper management"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Holland & Barrett Retail full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    25%discount and Perkbox for staff

    Cons

    Unrealistic targets, terrible work life balance, very little support for retail staff of any level. Senior management do not seem to have a realistic idea of what store level staff need to do on a daily basis

    Holland & Barrett Retail2020-01-23
  3. "I loved it...90% of the time"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Seaham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Holland & Barrett Retail full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    No two days are the same, on the job learning and the opportunity to prove yourself to the company. 50% discount for staff at Christmas. 25% discount normally. Funky item names!

    Cons

    There’s a LOT of learning involved. Target pressure, KPIs unrealistically high. Staff higher than store level are very ‘clicky’.

    Holland & Barrett Retail2019-10-16
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Overworked, underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Middlesbrough, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Holland & Barrett Retail full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    25% discount, double discount at Christmas. Staff

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. Too much tasking that gets in the way of doing your job giving advice and selling. Want to know why your not performing when your given unrealistic tasks and time frames. Promotions are a joke, constantly wrong, things not scanning, items removed, promotion kits sent in late. Turn over of staff is massive, surrounding stores always wanting cover. The newest one is not replacing any holiday hours or sickness so they look good financially to the detriment of staff who are now to lone work . Training has lost its way, too complicated and frightening off new starters, as the deadlines are unrealistic to complete in. Pay scales are stupid I work full time and do the same as manager but don't get paid deputy wage, I get paid the same as a part time supervisor, who doesn't have the responsibility I have. I run the store when my manager is off and get no extra. Bonuses are unobtainable as promotions are rubbish, constant out of stocks of items on offer. Unhappy customers who think it's a gimmick to get people in. Also you only get paid till 5:30 when you shut your doors, this doesn't take into account taking tills off, cashing them up, closing the system, clocking out staff and tidying hours. Half the time your leaving going on 6pm that's if you manage to get the shop actually shut on time...so that's 30mins unpaid every shift!!

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    Holland & Barrett Retail2019-09-15
  5. "Expect to work a few hours each workday which makes it hard to combine with study or other work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in The Hague
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Holland & Barrett Retail part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    25% discount and in house education.

    Cons

    Low pay. Working hours are spread out over the week which ends up taking over your week with a low salery to show for it.

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    Holland & Barrett Retail2019-09-06
  6. "Great support great staff"

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    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Holland & Barrett Retail full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits 25% discount Perkbox Great supportive business manager and regional manager Great atmosphere Great career progression Company starting to move in great direction

    Cons

    A lot of high workload last few months, late promos. Big store moves. Promises of hours and all have been taken away with the freeze,living off minimum hours at the moment.

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    Holland & Barrett Retail2019-08-31
  7. "Fun but challenging"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Holland & Barrett Retail full-time

    Pros

    25% discount on all items, even if they are already on promotion. Training and development Helping people live a better life

    Cons

    Promotion changes are ridiculous to implement. Communication is a big problem with the entire company.

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    Holland & Barrett Retail2019-09-01
  8. "Associate to Assistant Manager to Manager. >3 years"

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    Current Employee - Retail Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holland & Barrett Retail full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere among the region. Discount - 25% Product knowledge training Room to grow if you're interested Team in store normally very close First job as a young person and management saw potential and encouraged and assisted in growth in company.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from higher ups Lone working Staff turnover Over tasked at times with no extra hours

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    Holland & Barrett Retail2019-08-29
  9. "Moving in the right direction"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Holland & Barrett Retail full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    25% discount Being able to help customers 1 on 1 Training is unprecedented Support from above Lots of new exciting ideas coming down

    Cons

    Lone trading is an issue but do get support from other stores the majority of the time Are expected to do a lot but doable with a strong team and good management

    Holland & Barrett Retail2019-08-30
  10. "Fantastic learning and development opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holland & Barrett Retail full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    25% discount (50% at Christmas) Perkbox discount Company Invectives Bonus scheme Qualified to advise in supplements with a nationally recognised qualification Great place to learn and progress Meet some diverse and friendly regular customers Competitive pay

    Cons

    None. If you want a career in retail, equipped with fantastic knowledge that enables you to help customers improve their ailments then H&B is the place,

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    Holland & Barrett Retail2019-08-05
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