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Current Employee - Maintenance Administrative Support Reliever
Current Employee - Maintenance Administrative Support Reliever

I have been working at Woolworths Supermarkets full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Stable company inspite of ongoing recession in melbourne.

Cons

leadership problem in terms of leading a team

Advice to Management

Need experience leaders to run the operation

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  1. Good to work as a part time, Not a good place for a career

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    Current Employee - Service Supervisor
    Current Employee - Service Supervisor

    I have been working at Woolworths Supermarkets part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    1. Very decent pay and industry standard penalty pay 2. Follows rules and regulations properly 3. Try to give the best in customer service and help staff when they make decisions to help customers 4. Try to make very safe work place and have its own rules apart from government rules to protect workers and customers 5. Very good leave and sick leave system, try to help the workers to keep a very good work life balance. 6. Promote private health care, gym membership and more through company HR website. 7. Young work force with energy and fun, sometimes even 15 year old will be working giving the store a fresh look.

    Cons

    1. Too much of politics in the management. Management gives promotions based on friendships and favours rather than talent and experience. 2. Institutional racism exits in most of departments, Specially in service departments. Tend to employ people from same racial backgrounds. 3. Performance measurement methods really outdated, hard working people goes unnoticed very easily. 4. Due to inexperience managers and supervisors, very high level of waste and unhappy staff. trying follow very ineffient cost saving methods making customers really unhappy due to long queues.

    Advice to Management

    Head office needs to address and influence individual stores more often, specially in Human Resources. Hiring, Firing and Promoting process needs to be more centralised. Performance evaluation should not be based on department managers decisions alone. proper trained human resource personals needs to be in the store to identify individual talents without being biased. more efficient staffing mechanism needs to be implemented Have less part time and casual staff and employ more full time staff who is committed to the work and success of the company. specially who is really committed to retail as their choice of career industry.


  2. Could be a lot better place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor

    I have been working at Woolworths Supermarkets (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Challenging work that can be achieved. Pay is good. Dynamic organisation that is continually changing, almost on a weekly basis, in trying to achieve maximum market share. Pleasant physical environment.

    Cons

    Very poor workplace culture. Not enough resources to complete tasks - staff, equipment. Long, unpaid, hours required to try and achieve task completion. Too many staff with "old school" supermarket disposition that find it hard to change with new directions.

    Advice to Management

    Increase staffing numbers to allow department tasks to be achieved without constant interruption to assist other areas ( checkouts / service deli ). Managers & supervisors need to communicate directions in a civil manner and allocate realistic timeframes - not "get this done before you go home" Need better technological resources - up do date printers / scanners / efficient computer programs, increased quantity of scanners, printers etc.. for shop floor staff to get their jobs done quicker.


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