Pick 'n Pay

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Pick 'n Pay Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
10 Reviews
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10 Reviews
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  1.  

    excellent, best staff, awesome prices.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I have been working at Pick 'n Pay full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, but firm and hardworking.

    Cons

    I have not once disliked my experience working at pick n pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Tough and exciting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Management in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Project Management in Cape Town (South Africa)

    I worked at Pick 'n Pay as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people and the culture

    Cons

    Hard to get decisions made

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the customers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It has been an interesting and educational experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wine&Liquor Manager in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Wine&Liquor Manager in Cape Town (South Africa)

    I have been working at Pick 'n Pay full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people and their passion for the company and how pick n pay empowered their staff through education and benefits that was offered to the staff.

    Cons

    The breaking down of family values and internal polotics . The attitude of upper management where it concerns the staff in regards to the prosperity of the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at alternative methods within pick n pay to promote not only staff loyalty but customer satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Never work for PNP

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Johannesburg (Suriname)
    Former Employee - Clerk in Johannesburg (Suriname)

    I worked at Pick 'n Pay full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Quick suicide method
    If you want health problems, depression or high blood pressure

    Cons

    The people, the culture, the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave. Company only for the soulless and stupid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    it was really great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Ezulwini (Swaziland)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Ezulwini (Swaziland)

    I worked at Pick 'n Pay part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    you get experience working with different people, and every challenge that comes your way you deal with it yourself and grow in the process.

    Cons

    you have to remain nice and with a smile on your face even when dealing with a bad customer since, the policy is 'the customer is always right'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work and train the new stuff to uphold the PnP standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great and stressful but not bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - TILL OPERATOR in Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia)
    Former Employee - TILL OPERATOR in Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia)

    I worked at Pick 'n Pay full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good working environment and advancement opportunities but of the time only relatives of managers and management are picked for bigger posts

    Cons

    long hours of work including weekends, lack of consideration on how staff feel by management, problems with salaries and payment of overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    employ the right number of people instead of overworking staff and there is too much nepotism in zambias pick n pay stores

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company just Politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Demand Planner in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Demand Planner in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I worked at Pick 'n Pay full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, flexible working colleges and pay reasonable

    Cons

    Working hours very long, work 24/7 never have time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work decent hours to ensure management have rested to work a optimum.It is expected of you to work all the time; weekend off you will be called in to come work. the balance between work and life is tilted to work by 90%. your life is work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My experience at Pick n Pay is of passion, dedication and attention to detail - "retail is detail"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Cape Town (South Africa)

    I have been working at Pick 'n Pay full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great remuneration, share options and great experience.

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of stress from the sense of urgency required in the FMCG environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate, communicate, communicate, especially when it comes to the strategies. You need "buy in" from all so tell them what they need to know to properly equip them for the goals. Hold "brainstorm" meetings with the senior and more junior management to get their ideas of where wecan improve or glean marketing ideas to knock the opposition. Speak more directly to Franchisees for their ideas on promotions and advertising to more effectively knock the opposition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Lot of growth opportunities, if you're passionate about retail.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trainee Manager
    Former Employee - Trainee Manager

    I worked at Pick 'n Pay full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary for trainee managers
    Benefits are also good, some incentives the higher you go up on the ladder
    Teaches attention to detail
    International company
    Good training facilities and standards

    Cons

    Retail hours are long hours
    Multitasking can become a problem when you do not have enough staff
    Not always consistant when applying rules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistancy across the board will help a lot when applying rules. Some management just do not care about rules for themselves or their staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very Boring too coercive

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shelf Packer in Revesby (Australia)
    Current Employee - Shelf Packer in Revesby (Australia)

    I have been working at Pick 'n Pay

    Pros

    Flexibility of hours was very satisfying. Some of the manager assisted with training however this was not always the case.

    Cons

    Very rude managers , highly political environment to operate in. in addition poor decision making undertaken by several senior mangers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need to improve their training and how they manage people this is as it impacts on people they work under. They need to find better leaders in their business, especially those advising them on their operations in the Australian market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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