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Matalan

Breakroom Rating
based on 92 job reviews
5.5/10
  • UK
  • Fashion retailers
matalan.co.uk

Matalan job reviews

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  • 8.2/10

    gsa

    • £8.31 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Easy to change shifts
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    March 2020
  • 7.9/10

    Sales assistant

    • £7.70 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    3. Two weeks notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Staff

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    March 2020
  • 9.3/10

    Sales assistant

    • £4.35 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Good for students
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Not stressed
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    February 2020
  • 9.3/10

    Sales assistant

    • £7.40 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Paid breaks
    3. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
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    February 2020
  • 3.8/10

    General sales assistant

    • £6.15 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. Stressed
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice

    Best thing

    Overtime when hours are there

    Worst thing

    Can't get garenteed high hours like 30 or more.
    More late shifts than day time shifts

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    February 2020
  • 6.8/10

    General sales assistant

    • £6.15 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    My friends

    Worst thing

    Minimum wage

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    February 2020
  • 6.1/10

    General sales assistant

    • £7.70 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Good for students
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    February 2020
  • 5.2/10

    General store assistant

    • £8.31 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Stressed
    3. Not enough training

    Best thing

    Good hours, good managers, good people

    Worst thing

    Bare minimum pay, big bosses cutting staff and piling more on remaining staff.

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    January 2020
  • 2.8/10

    Sales assistant

    • £4,000 per year, working a 16 hour week
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No paid breaks
    2. Hard to change shifts
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team
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    December 2019
  • 6.4/10

    General sales assistant

    • £6.15 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Paid accurately
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    People

    Worst thing

    Pay and stress

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    December 2019
  • 7.9/10

    Sales assistant

    • £4.35 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Not enough training

    Best thing

    The area I work in

    Worst thing

    The pay

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    December 2019
  • 5.2/10

    General sales assistant

    • £6.10 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    2. Not enough training
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Great friends

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    December 2019
  • 5.5/10

    Sales assistant

    • £7.70 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    The other staff

    Worst thing

    Long hours over Christmas

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    November 2019
  • 5.9/10

    General sales assistant

    • £6.15 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    Simplicity

    Worst thing

    being treated like I don’t know what I’m doing

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    October 2019
  • 4.9/10

    General sales assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    3. Not paid accurately

    Best thing

    The people I work with and department I work on

    Worst thing

    Work load pressure dead lines

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    October 2019
  • 7.4/10

    General sales assistant

    • £6.00 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Paid accurately
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Staff and management are so lovely. Couldn’t ask for better.

    Worst thing

    Customers can be rude

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    October 2019
  • 6.4/10

    General sales assistant

    • £7.70 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Good for students
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Hard to change shifts

    Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    Changing of hours weekly

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    October 2019
  • 4.6/10

    Sales assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 25–34 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Three weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Not treated with respect

    Best thing

    Discount

    Worst thing

    Night shift

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    October 2019
  • 4.3/10

    Retail assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 55–64 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice

    Best thing

    The staff

    Worst thing

    Need more staff

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    October 2019
  • 5.2/10

    General sales assistant

    • £4.35 per hour
    • Under 18 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Good for students
    2. Stressed
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice

    Best thing

    Friendly colleagues

    Worst thing

    Bad customers

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    October 2019