Holland & Barrett Retail Reviews

Updated 3 Aug 2020

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3.1
49%
Recommend to a Friend
57%
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Holland & Barrett Retail CEO Tony Buffin (no image)
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84 Ratings
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  • "lone working and expected to work all the overtime that they require you(in 83 reviews)

  • "its still a company so the area managers are not to be trusted(in 60 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Store associate"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Holland & Barrett Retail part-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work

    Cons

    None that I can think of

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  2. "Excellent company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Dublin, Dublin

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, very expansive training, friendly staff and good management

    Cons

    Occasional lone trading from time to time


  3. "great place to learn more and develop your career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company to get knoweladge and experiance

    Cons

    company not spebsing enough money where they should

  4. Helpful (1)

    "NOT WORTH IT."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  5. "Sales, sales & sales"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  6. COVID-19

    "Pig dresses as lamb"

    1.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Holland & Barrett Retail full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Non non non non non

    Cons

    Company that sells rubbish products and when they ask staff to continue working during the coronavirus outbreak they offer the staff 1 free drink a day ti keep us sweet. Unbelievable

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  7. "Don't work here"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  8. Helpful (1)

    "They are not trying to improve"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some amazing people who still believe the issues can be fixed.

    Cons

    Hours Pay Responsibilities do not correspond to job title lack of recognition lack of respest

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  9. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot of information

    Cons

    A lot of information to take in

  10. "Good environment"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Holland & Barrett Retail full-time

    Pros

    great management, pay and commission

    Cons

    unrealistic expectations for selling magazines/reward cards/mystery shop scores

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