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The managers are awful. From the top down. There is no way this company survives with the current business structure & management team even if they are backed by Halfords. Useless
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In terms of staff development, it lacks training and management to learn. Always understaff, holidays flexibility is awful and it lacks support within the store.
Pros
1 HR lunch break and closing time
Cons
Long Hours, Understaff, No proper staff development, Salary rate
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A lot of freedom to run a shop how you want rather than being led by company for every little thing. Having some freedom to run the store the way you need helps the growth on individual shops
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Building and repairing bikes and serving customers was the easy part. Dreadful, lazy management that just wanted google reviews, took credit for other peoples work and had a strong "jump through hoops and over hurdles to earn your keep" attitude.

Overworked and underpaid for what you did, a company that promises the earth and doesn't care about the staff when you are employed.


Multiple management changes and a rotating door of fresh employees really do put the store in perspective, especially when management are chosen and haven't managed anything in their lives.


Be prepared to also take delivery of automotive parts and anything else Halfords retails at the store...


A great example of if your face fits and sucking up. Don't defend yourself even if you're legally correct either.
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It was fine, nice and easy part time job if you can and to customers and like bikes. It would be ideal if you try to get on with the rest of the team.
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Understaffed, underpaid, and over worked.

Upper management fails to see the bigger picture, everyday is an up hill battle just to keep your head above the water dealing with the demand. But management is on your case everyday about sales and numbers. When the reality is, in store everyone is just trying to deal with the amount of online orders and footfall coming through the door, and keep the shop from looking like a bomb site!


As a result of the low pay, and chaotic environment, anyone with half a brain is in and out within a few months, and the people that have worked their for a number of years, are either stressed upto their eyeballs or oblivious....


Very frustrating place to work
Pros
Discount on bikes.
Cons
Poor Pay, terrible management, dirty and messy working environment
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In the months I was there my manager got fired for stealing, one had an 'appendix burst' then left as soon as he came back, and 1/3 of the staff left. There was no training and overly high expectations with hours way past what was contracted. So many promises broken and generally the worst place I've ever worked.

Do yourself a favour and just go and work somewhere that actually wants you.
Pros
Discount on bikes
Cons
Bad management, broken promises, bad pay.
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3.0
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Has potential to be a great company. Day to day work is as good as any retail company, but it is hard to get support from an Area Manager or higher. Pay is average, Great holiday allowance but very hard to take holiday when higher than a sales adviser. Support for store managers is poor.
Pros
good holiday allowance
Cons
long hours much more than contracted without overtime pay), hard to take holiday, stupid expectations
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4.0
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I had an amazing manager and great group of colleagues. The work was fairly varied and there was plenty of opportunity for me.
The main downside is the retail nature of the job; targets and sales pressure.
Pros
Staff discount, colleagues
Cons
shift work, pressured environment
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was the worst place i have worked honisty the worst place evern/a none dull bordring old not a nive vibe staff all to yong i was the old just not nice
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Uploading products to the website
Merchandising

Decent, supportive management

Culture is very uninviting and rigid

Hardest part is getting asssitance when needed
Pros
good company benifits
Cons
no progression
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