Matalan Retail Reviews

Updated 6 Jul 2020

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3.2
56%
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71%
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Matalan Retail Managing Director Jason Hargreaves
Jason Hargreaves
199 Ratings
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  • "minimum wage so not the best pay compared to other shops but not a difficult job(in 79 reviews)

  • "Rota is a nightmare, constantly changing(in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Pretty good warehouse role"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Warehouse Operative/Picker in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Matalan Retail full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pretty straightforward work, some good colleagues

    Cons

    There is Limited scope for progression

  2. "Great company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Plymouth, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Matalan Retail part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment, got along with colleagues, great as a first time job

    Cons

    Pay not great, minimum wage

  3. "Lovely place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Trainee Assistant Merchandiser in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Matalan Retail full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Office is modern, people are lovely and training is really good

    Cons

    Pay is not great and progression is a little bit slower than I would of liked

  4. "Good workplace but still work to do to be a great place"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Matalan Retail full-time

    Pros

    Hard working teams within shifts

    Cons

    Development opportunities not tailored for individuals. No feeling of appreciation for work done and time invested

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  5. "Store supervisor"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Store Supervisor in Liverpool, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Matalan Retail full-time

    Pros

    Easy place to manage nice staff

    Cons

    always looking to save money at the cost of managers and staff

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  6. "great staff"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England

    I have been working at Matalan Retail part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The staff I work with are amazing and really helpful

    Cons

    Irregular shifts, possibility of cancelling shifts when there are emergencies are slim

  7. "Good first job"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Darwen, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Matalan Retail part-time

    Pros

    20% off staff discount, friendly store and management

    Cons

    Customers can be very rude and ignorant.

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  8. "nice place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Norwich, England

    I worked at Matalan Retail part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    lots to do, friendly team

    Cons

    minimum wage so not the best pay compared to other shops but not a difficult job

  9. "Ok for a part-time job"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Retail Associate in London, England

    I worked at Matalan Retail part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice team on the shop floor, hours were very flexible

    Cons

    Management team were disorganised and unprofessional

  10. "Not great"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Matalan Retail full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues were nice to each other

    Cons

    Management expected too much for the pay and can be mean.

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