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Holland & Barrett Retail Employee Reviews about "staff discount"

Updated Mar 11, 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. "NOT WORTH IT."

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    Former Employee - Retail 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

    Knowlege learned on vitamins, minerals, supplements. Learning to deal with insane work loads. Staff discount is great and competitive. Good room for progression because there's always people leaving and so always vacancies in higher positions.

    Cons

    Terrible pay, lone working, huge uncompensated work load, long hours, consistent and continual UNPAID overtime, terrible company ethics in regards to employee welfare, incorrect or missing pay most of the time followed by backbends and one-month-or-more long waiting times to get it fixed etc etc

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    Holland & Barrett Retail2020-03-11
  2. "Sales, sales & sales"

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    Sales Associate in Dublin, Dublin
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Holland & Barrett Retail

    Pros

    Good staff discount Pay is decent for retail

    Cons

    - Completely focused on sales, manager will keep nagging you asking how many of certain things you have sold that day -

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    Holland & Barrett Retail2020-03-09
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, lots to learn"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff discount , including on items in promotion Friendly team, opportunity to work in other stores Fast progression Lots of training Great opportunity to learn Repeat customers so build relationships

    Cons

    Can be pushy with add-ons Regional manager not great at communicating Silly last minute changes to promotions Lots of waste with delivery packaging etc

    Holland & Barrett Retail2020-02-15
  4. "Don't work here"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pro used to be staff discount at 25 % but now they changed that to 15%. Cheaper to either buy online without staff discount as customers get better deals or else buy else where.

    Cons

    Never paid on time, always problem with pay, no lunch breaks, overtime unpaid, expected to be on call on days off. Not enough high contracts in store can only hire part time college students who work weekends.

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    Holland & Barrett Retail2020-02-21
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid unless you are a bully or want to be bullied"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Nuneaton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    staff discount, some lovely colleagues who sadly are treated so poorly

    Cons

    Bullying, lack of health and safety, discrimination

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    Holland & Barrett Retail2020-02-17
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of training"

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    Former Employee - Asso Iate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Holland & Barrett Retail part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Training. There is alit, but it is enjoyable and rewarding. Staff discount at 25%, which is great.

    Cons

    Little direction from directors. Upper ma agement have no idea of the realities of shop floor work. Corporate staff treated much better than retail staff.

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    Holland & Barrett Retail2020-01-11
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Worst job I've ever had"

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    Current Employee - Store Colleague 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    25% Staff discount that's about it

    Cons

    understaffed, you have to clean since they don't hire cleaners, they also don't hire security so loads of theft, they expect you to alway be available and flexible for them, they do not care about the staff all they care about is meeting targets.

    Holland & Barrett Retail2019-12-19
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Should really take a minute to assess their staff's wellbeing!"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Kingston upon Hull, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting to learn about products in detail. Staff discount. When I started work for the company in 2017, the company was better to work for but since seem to have lost any concern for looking after their retail staff, cutting more and more hours and benefits. I was fortunate to leave in July, after speaking to former colleagues I'm shocked the situation only seems to have become worse since.

    Cons

    A lot of lone working, inadequate security, no CCTV in shops, despite issues with shop lifters and intimidating customers. In a bid to save money, duty managers left to work alone for 4 hours a day. Complaints and concerns not taken seriously by higher management. Hours cut and staff forced into contracts not suited to their needs. Company require flexibility from staff but totally unwilling to allow any flexibility in return. Staff expected to work 3 hour shifts. So inconvenient for anyone who has a commute. Shifts spread across numerous days with little flexibility, so it's difficult to get a second part time job. For a while I was not being paid correctly, HR operate remotely, with staff not given a direct telephone number, complaints not taken seriously and took me and another colleague 3 months to get our pay corrected. Disgusting and hypocritical that a company focusing on wellbeing has so little regard for the wellbeing of their staff. The company only cares about profit, they make a massive amount on products that cost pennies to manufacture. Expect staff to hard sell on 'miracle cures' stuff which may just have a placebo effect.

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    Holland & Barrett Retail2019-12-09
  9. "The good life - but you need to work hard to get it"

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    Current Employee - Regional Business Manager in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being able to make a difference to customers lives Generous staff discount Always opportunities for progression Excellent knowledge based training in store and on line

    Cons

    The training needs to be really stuck at if you are to succeed. Sometimes you have to work by yourself a couple of hours when its quiet

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    Holland & Barrett Retail2019-09-02
  10. "Rewarding challenge with great support network"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Sligo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff discount (50% for a week near christmas), fantastic colleagues and supportive Regional Manager

    Cons

    You have to lone trade for some hours at work.

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    Holland & Barrett Retail2019-08-29
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