Big W Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
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  1. Not a bad place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Bella Vista (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Bella Vista (Australia)

    I have been working at Big W full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Part of Woolworths Group, good name on CV, friendly community, salaries in high end of market due to location

    Cons

    Location is not good if you live in the city, was going through a time of change which upset the old guard and gave some resistance to change

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the silos culture and promote further collaboration, improve quality and depth of management reporting and share insights through different teams

  2. Great place to form a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Big W

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    no experience necessary. continuous on the job training with opportunities for career growth. wages are good for retail.

    Cons

    job can pretty repetitive, hours are not the best. weekend work is almost always required. no room for input.

  3. I loved working there, however I found that the communication and administration were poor.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Checkout Operator in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Checkout Operator in Brisbane (Australia)

    I have been working at Big W (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Positives of working in Big W is being able to see new faces every day, the discount card and it's easy to make new friends. Plus staff are generally welcoming and the training is simple and easy to learn.

    Cons

    The mis-communications from one authority to another can make an impact doing the job as I'm always on edge worrying if i'm performing the task correctly and which boss/ leader I should follow. Another thing is the administration, they provide the occasional foul attitude and aren't easy to talk to as a person in need for help.

    Advice to Management

    Always make sure the the lower authorities understand and know your ways and the right ways before instructing other employees.

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  5. Good for a student, negotiable hours, not much room for training.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Associate - Casual in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Store Associate - Casual in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

    I have been working at Big W part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Negotiable hours (casual)
    Good management
    Reasonable pay for a student

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for training
    Not many opportunities for promotion or new opportunities

  6. Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Big W

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working at BIG W provided me with a rich multicultural experience. Lots of growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Sometimes the routine gets dull and extremely boring.

    Advice to Management

    Motivation sessions should be held for employees.

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