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Carrefour Reviews

Updated February 2, 2015
Updated February 2, 2015
55 Reviews
3.5
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Carrefour Président-Directeur Général Georges Plassat
Georges Plassat
18 Ratings

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Pros
  • Mais M Plassat est un bon P DG sauf que dans certains hypermarch (in 6 reviews)

  • c'est une entreprise dans laquelle les perspectives d'evolution sont r (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Si l'on parle de la "casse" que carrefour fait par mois et en moyenne de 100 000 euros par mois faite le calcul par ans (in 3 reviews)

  • es sont le manque de personnel et l'afflux de taches dont les divers changements de plans d'implantations tout au long de l'ann (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Store director

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Director in Old Town, ME
    Former Employee - Store Director in Old Town, ME

    I worked at Carrefour full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Extensive work during each shift

    Cons

    Overtime not paid at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the overtime

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Short term focused fast paced culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Manager
    Former Employee - Commercial Manager

    I worked at Carrefour full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment. Possibility to build a career with varied roles. Down to earth culture focused on business performance. Interesting perks.

    Cons

    Heavy workload. A lot of decision taken based on gut feeling rather than business sense. Very limited medium term strategy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Hands on

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carrefour

    Pros

    lots of drive, interesting projects

    Cons

    some politics as usual in large groups

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  5.  

    Sales agent

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    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Montpellier (France)
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Montpellier (France)

    I have been working at Carrefour full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the range of time is good

    Cons

    the many customers are present at midday

  6.  

    Procurement Area Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carrefour full-time

    Pros

    Best negotations in the Spanish market.

    Best procedures and tools.

    Excelent proffesional environment

    Cons

    Salary is not equivalent to job position.

    It´s difficult to develop your skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good student job

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carrefour

    Pros

    As a student the hours and pay are great. If you are motivated you can gain more responsibility.

    Cons

    Students are temporary and feel somewhat excluded.

    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Worst company ever. Old management. Arrive early. Leave late. Drink coffee. Doesn't matter if you are incompetent. Run..

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Massy, Ile-de-France (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Massy, Ile-de-France (France)

    I worked at Carrefour

    Pros

    The salary. You will be paid much more than what you deserve for the same job, same skills, same level, in another company. Carrefour knows that. It invests in the salary only to make you do countless hours, and to give itself the right to ask you to do the amount of work of 2 people.

    All that I say in the cons about the managers is true. However, there are some exceptions. Some high level directors have been recruited from outside, instead of growing in the company for 40 years. And those new directors are intelligent, respect people, and will be extremely good managers. But you'll have to deserve it and to be good in politics to work for them. Unfortunately, being good managers will not give them more money. You will still have to do the job of more than 1 person.

    Cons

    Monarchical management. Some people are here from their 15ies and began by opening boxes in stores. They have been growing because it couldn't be another way. They have no clue of what being a good manager is.

    Talking to your direct manager is highly prefered. If you do not respect that, it will cause problems from the direct one, who will make anything possible to show his little authority.

    Your level doesn't count. Position counts. How many people do not have any degree and look at you as if you knew nothing. Having being there for years is what gives them authority and power. And they always think that the new ones will come and take their place, because they don't need 40 years to be able to do the same job.

    So everything is done in a general way to lighten the evolution. You just don't. You can change department if you want a different job and a better salary. But most of time, the salary stays the same. And to go in another department, don't look at the job board. It is never updated at the minute. What will make you change is somebody. Knowing the good person that will recommend you.

    Diminishing and breaking people is a day to day habbit for managers of most of the departments, especially in the "bazar" department. They have no training and don't have the time to go to the ones that are scheduled for them, because they don't have the time for anything.

    As mean and incompetent as they all are, it must be said that managers are living the same pressure from the directors, who themselves, don't have the right to live because are asked for weekly meetings on Saturday mornings, and are doing the same unfinishing hours. You just don't see them because they have late meetings in another place.

    In a general way, there is more politics than competency. An undecently large number of people just hide and do nothing during the day, because the salary is good, husbands/wives/children/mortgages, no degree and the past 20 to 40 years in the company. They do not have an interesting job, sometimes they do not have something to do at all, but they arrive every morning very VERY VERY early, and leave very late, in order to show they were here.

    I saw a man coming every day during 5 months with no job, no mission, no responsibility. That was following big changes in the company, beginning with the CEO himself, and a lot of directors and managers. So during 5 months of uncertainty, every day, he was facebooking, reading his emails, drinking coffee, and that's all. But he was not the only one. It's a kind of world that implicitly says : Let that guy live his last years before retirement and don't mess with him, because he's been here for 35 years, and 50% of the people do the same. But be united against young intelligent with-a-degree people. They are not the same. They don't know what it means to come from the ground. They did not suffer from working in the stores like we all did. They don't know what it is to start the day at 3am and to finish at 6 or 7pm. They don't deserve to have a good position. That would be stealing an old pal's possibility.

    And this is also what they think about your working hours. Don't arrive after 9am. You will see that you are the latest one. People are here from 7am. Even earlier in the fresh food department. And for them, it is totally normal. They look at you with condescendance when you say no to a 8am meeting. If you have the courage to say no. Because I saw number of people saying no during 3 months, and then being compelled to come to every meeting.

    Don't leave at 5pm. OMG! The old ones will say "Oh? So you are taking your afternoon off, right?". A friend told me she decided to have no pause and no lunch, so that she could leave earlier. Colleagues argued to her: "Nobody sees you when you are sacrificing your lunch and work during the time they are out of the office. But everybody is looking at his watch when you leave".

    And that's true for when you arrive and when you leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run. Don't go there if you can.

    If you accept a job, never stay more than 2 years.

    Do not accept to work the same hours of the oldest. You will work and kill yourself whereas they'll spend hours at the cafeteria and drink coffee. You will have no life, you will enter their world and will forget to look for another job.

    Do not let people laugh at you because you are not here as early as they are. That's just old school 15-year-old in-store-beginning workers. They have the history and power. You have your brain and degree.

    If you want to stay, enter politics. Eat with your team and your boss. Take the time to go coffee each time they are going. Even if you don't drink coffee. Even if you have work to do. They stay for hours and talk about the job.

    NEVER EVER accept the from-house-code. You will be compelled without even understanding it, to work from home after work (I met a guy that told me he was working at home until minight, 1am and chatting with his little group of colleagues everyday including sometimes week ends and holidays).

    Best option : run run run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice to be team

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carrefour

    Pros

    More experience in retail and how to reach target by Easley rules

    Cons

    I like Carrefour to be team there more learn and more experience of merchandising

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High quality of service for costumer

  10.  

    In this company my responsibility is attending the customer and controling the sale and merchandisers.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Muscat (Oman)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Muscat (Oman)

    I have been working at Carrefour full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    carrefour is top leading company in world retail shop.

    Cons

    we want to finish the sales target and obey the carrefour rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Educational

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carrefour

    Pros

    Globally tested and proven processes which are worthy of a mnc.

    Cons

    Unable to adapt practices to local culture and requirements. Too much of a macro view

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs more flexibility in your processes to adapt in other countries.

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