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Halfords Reviews

Updated Mar 25, 2020

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3.1
53%
Recommend to a Friend
45%
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Halfords Chief Executive Officer Graham Stapleton
Graham Stapleton
53 Ratings
Pros
  • "Getting to go through the back, listen to your own music and build bikes is great(in 32 reviews)

  • "Good benefits in terms of staff discount(in 30 reviews)

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

  • "Hard work and can be long hours(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Pretty good."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor 

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, fun staff and opportunity to advance.

    Cons

    Minimum wage is not a living wage anymore. Needs to pay more.

    Halfords2019-10-11
  2. "Don’t believe all the hype they give you"

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    Former Employee - Manager in East Anglia, SK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Halfords full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Reward gateway scheme. Colleague discount in store and autocentre. Some of the store team are brill and can make your day bearable.

    Cons

    Working well over contracted hours every week and not getting time back as no official system. Manager works what hours he/she wants. Atmosphere within the company is changing for the worse, workload is increasing and staffing levels decreasing. Is becoming a blame culture and wouldn’t be surprised if the business has to downsize in the near future due to lack of profit.

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    Halfords2018-01-19
  3. "Ccc"

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

    I have been working at Halfords full-time

    Pros

    You gain a lot Knowledge

    Cons

    Long hours due to lack of staff

    Halfords2020-03-25
  4. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Lancaster, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for nice future plan opportunities

    Cons

    No cons at all with my career

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    Halfords2020-03-11
  5. "Top company"

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    Current Employee - Regional Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Halfords full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The career progression and care of employees

    Cons

    I honestly do not have any after 7 years

    Halfords2020-02-26
  6. "Great staff, poor higher ups."

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

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

    Pros

    Staff are brilliant to work with in every store.

    Cons

    Management and stupid incentives/bonuses.

    Halfords2020-03-12
  7. "Avoid !!!!"

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    Former Employee - Vehicle Technician in Great Yarmouth, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Isn’t any avoid like the plague !!!!

    Cons

    They set you up Management are screws and don’t like confrontation They rob their customers Fit the cheap parts going and charge above manufacture prices

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    Halfords2020-03-21
  8. "Hard work"

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

    I have been working at Halfords full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Every second weekend off

    Cons

    You will be wrecked after a days work. Fitting in the rain and cold. Not enough people to carry out the tasks

    Halfords2020-02-23
  9. "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
  10. "Dont bother"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Brighton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    staff discount on some things, although sometimes cheaper to go with trade customer discount

    Cons

    long hours unpaid, no staff, often working whole floor on own, no backup to customer complaints, rubbish money, never get bonus anything for years 100% attendance service, expected to do aload of training at home in own time, long hours, only shut 1 day a year and they take this out of your hol, nothing extra for bank hol, 1 day off for xmas, H&S rubbish, never use accident book, very stressful

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    Halfords2020-03-10
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