Matalan Retail Reviews

Updated 16 Jun 2021

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3.2
50%
Recommend to a Friend
69%
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Matalan Retail Managing Director Jason Hargreaves
Jason Hargreaves
252 Ratings
Pros
  • "20% discount from day you start(in 41 reviews)

  • "Staff discount cards and family discount(in 34 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "the only downside is that it is minimum wage(in 93 reviews)

  • "Low pay and lack of progression opportunities(in 30 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Mediocre

      3 Dec 2020 - Customer Assistant in St Albans
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good staff and managers with plenty of work variation

      Cons

      very poor pay compared to other retailers for the same amount of work

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      matalan retail assistant

      16 Jun 2021 - Customer Champion in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexible work pattern. friendly staff

      Cons

      inconsistent hours of work shifts.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      s'alright

      15 Jun 2021 - Sales Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      decent place to work in school

      Cons

      want to leave when you have the chance

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great Managers, sh*t company

      27 May 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The managers in store were lovely, would go above and beyond to help staff and sort stuff out for them.

      Cons

      Company was a joke, reducing contacts then hiring out bigger ones. Minimum wage, short shifts massive flexibility needed.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good place

      12 Jun 2021 - Warehouse Worker in Liverpool, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly place to work, recommend

      Cons

      None, all good. I liked there

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good

      10 Jun 2021 - Sales Associate in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun, lively atmosphere, not that strict

      Cons

      There is no way or opportunity to develop further in the role, e.g if you've been a sales assistant for years and want to work in a higher role once graduated. They don't let you have this opportunity even if you have the qualifications

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      No work home life balance

      16 Jun 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Discount clothing and for a family member

      Cons

      Appallingly company to work floor

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      9 Jun 2021 - Retail Sales Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Easy to work there managers nice

      Cons

      Very busy especially a sunday

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      good

      8 Jun 2021 - Housekeeper in Sheffield, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great staff and management to work with

      Cons

      pay minimum wage not very good

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good if you’re a student but not full time

      15 Jun 2021 - Retail Assistant in Huddersfield, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The only thing you get is paid, Christmas party and tea and biscuits. Not worth it if you’re wanting more than 20 hours

      Cons

      Over worked, pressured to sell bags for life. Will often have you do 4 hour shifts every single day

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