Hallensteins was a great company, this was my first job in retail and all of my co-workers were so helpful and lovely. My manager was Lovely and did everything in her power to ensure all of the employees were happy in their roles. Only let downs would be in regard to the head office as they wouldn’t let you take time off sometimes even for family events which is a bit disappointing but what you can expect in retail. Also sales targets were unrealistic and hard to reach, they put a lot of pressure on and at points resulted in conflict among the team. Also they pay really low for the amount of money you bring in for them along with the amount of work you are expected to do.
Other than that a 10/10 company who i would recommend to anyone wanting a job in retail.
Typical day you start out with a heck of a lot of stock and most of the time a massive store change which sets the tone for a stressful day Get massive targets which are sometimes unachievable but the team you get to work with are amazing, and they really become family. Pros- The team become your family You accrue leave, not just a set amount of Leave per year Staff discount Cons- Head office really don’t care about you They take take take but never give anything in return Hard to get pay rises