Myer

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Myer Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
25 Reviews
3.2
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    The pay is good and the managers and team are great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Christmas Casual in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Christmas Casual in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Myer as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Paid for your online induction
    Paid for your 8 hour induction
    Paid for your 2 hour store orientation
    Some on the job training
    Good team
    Good managers
    Easy retail role
    Decent rest/lunch breaks

    Cons

    Team members are being rostered on to work 4 hour shifts at a time
    Some find it boring
    Need to be persistent on calling and speaking to your managers to roster you on
    Required to wear the Christmas uniform (provided)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Longer shifts are prefered over short shifts
    (ie 8 hours done over 1 day rather than 4 hours done over 2 days)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Myer

    Pros

    Diverse employees, good to work with
    Decent pay
    Opportunities for personal growth
    Management is always changing (could also be considered a con)

    Cons

    Understaffed in many stores
    Average training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address understaffing and have rewards for employees exceeding sales targets

  3.  

    A stepping stone to future employment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Christmas Casual in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Christmas Casual in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Myer part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Decent pay for Xmas Casuals;
    - Lots of shifts especially in the Sydney City store;
    - Good culture especially with team mates;
    - Ability to gain part time work especially if you ask for more shifts.

    Cons

    - Redundancy for Xmas Casuals in Sydney City store happens a lot compared with other stores;
    - Some departments may be a bit disorganized;
    - Bosses may be a bit picky depending on the department you're working in. I.e. if in Online Department then not so picky, however when you are in ladies shoes, then bosses may be a bit picky.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Christmas Casual - Women's Fashion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Christmas Casual in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Christmas Casual in Brisbane (Australia)

    I worked at Myer as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Working with highly trained permanent staff who are willing to help you find your feet during the busy holiday season.
    - Staff discounts across all departments.

    Cons

    - May have issues with concession brand staff who are only concerned about their own stores KPIs.

    - Unreasonable working hours (over time) can be imposed upon you, and if you should decline them for whatever reason, you will not be offered as many regular working hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Retain more christmas casuals into the quieter months to reduce the costs associated with training more staff when sales pick up again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    great when you're young, just don't get any older

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

    I have been working at Myer full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible environment
    open opportunities to move within other departments
    great discount
    depending on department, relaxed environment

    Cons

    no support for customer/staff abuse
    high expectations when there is low to no traffic
    as soon as you hit 20 they're looking for the young bloods to work for less
    commission based environments can create dishonesty, fraud and turn team members against one another

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more in depth direction with staff
    do not threaten staff to perform extended warranties on products of which they are pointless considering it is an expectation and not in the job description
    make more leadership and career pathways accessible

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    An average Environment to develop retail skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Menswear Department Sales in Newcastle (Australia)
    Former Employee - Menswear Department Sales in Newcastle (Australia)

    I worked at Myer part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best aspects were the varied customer experiences & the ability to move into different departments. If you performed well, they did reward you.

    Cons

    Can be lost in the sea of the many employees within the department store environment. They would sometimes move you to areas where you had no previous experience & would drop you in the deep end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more personable & listen to the needs of both individuals & teams within departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Sales associate, casual

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Myer as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    People always come first, managers treat really nice and always appreciate the work you done.
    Colleagues always willing to share the skills and techniques to each other.

    Cons

    Promotion are not very possible for casual, do not have annual leave like the full time and part time. Shifts usually very fluctuated with seasons, sometime you only assign one or two days per week during non peak season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should have increase chance of casual and part time for promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slow and Steady

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Myer full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work and good work-life balance. Culture suits people who are not overly ambitious.

    Cons

    Not very progressive when it comes to adopting or exploring new ways of doing things. Culture is quite stagnant and can be challenging. New ideas can be seen as a threat to people who have been in the company for a long time and are not open to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define values, drive change and review processes to automate for efficiency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Myer full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not much apart from great staff discounts

    Cons

    No training budget period; no flexible working hours - must be in office 8:30am to 5:30pm; poor employee engagement; ancient IT infrastructure and programs; poor IT processes to get access for required programs for my role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your staff; implement a proper performance management process (for "poor performers") before sacking them; stop thinking product and start thinking customer - they should dictate what products to stock

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Christmas Casual

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Christmas Casual in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Christmas Casual in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Myer as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Excellent training
    Great Hours during the Christmas break

    Cons

    Managers are more likely to care about their sales figures rather than you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should put team members ahead of sales targets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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