Poor management and false development opportunities
Prefer not to say (Former Employee) – Prefer not to say – 14 October 2018
I worked for Holland & Barrett for 4 years and found that no matter how much I heard about "internal" progression and promotion opportunities, they always seemed to recruit from outside the business. This was extremely off-putting as I am driven by progression and development which I saw none of, I often went out of my way to complete tasks which were nothing to do with my role to gain experience in hope of a possible promotion, apparently they value tears over honest hard-work.
Unfortunately, the managers were very selfish and didn't take pride in their team's work and they often took credit for themselves, they'd also talk down about the business regularly which made their teams even more unhappy. I found this very unprofessional.
Although the general day-to-day work life was fairly cheerful due to other upbeat members of staff, a lot of improvement is needed where flexibility and development is concerned.
In my opinion, they need to review all the manager's thoroughly, look into a possible training programme and to concentrate on making the employees happy as well as driving sales. As they say, teamwork makes the dream work...
Not very flexible for the employees.