Pick 'n Pay Reviews

Updated May 15, 2015
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  1. Good fun, hard work

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

    I worked at Pick 'n Pay

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great sense of belonging and being part of something important.

    Cons

    The union runs the company, sadly, and years of appeasement has made it difficult to manage.
    Hours very demanding, but you get used to it.
    Went downhill after Sean Summers left.


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    Great experience since 2009, from buying to receiving, doing admin and now inventory

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Manager in Dobsonville (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Inventory Manager in Dobsonville (South Africa)

    I have been working at Pick 'n Pay full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn and know more about retail industry

    Cons

    Having to answer to customers when there is no stock

    Advice to Management

    Ensure stock availability and always make sure there is a manager visible infront all the time


  3. Main purpose of job: Correctly receives all incoming stock and dispatch of returns to suppliers and minimizes shrinkage

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Receiving Manager in Chingola (Zambia)
    Current Employee - Receiving Manager in Chingola (Zambia)

    I have been working at Pick 'n Pay full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    you will be able to grow fast in experience terms and the system is simple to learn for the upcoming learners and is the place were you will learn more things

    Cons

    lies from other members of staff if they don't like you,they will make sure they bring you down, and results dismissal.

    Advice to Management

    treating one another as one and working as a team and stop jealous among themselves and appreciate when one is promoted because it comes as a merit on performance.


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  5. Amazing company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Store Manager in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Trainee Store Manager in Cape Town (South Africa)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    This company is definitely the definition of "a 2nd Home". The unity and heart warming colleagues is worth every minute. They take care of staff and Customers.

    Cons

    Just like any other home, it has it's challenges. Challenges that can be overcome by bring everyone together. At the end, winning is the importance.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to be creative, be open minded to new ideas and let youngsters be recognized for their work / contribution.


  6. It has been an interesting and educational experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. excellent, best staff, awesome prices.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, but firm and hardworking.

    Cons

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


  8. Never work for PNP

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerk in Johannesburg (Suriname)
    Former Employee - Clerk in Johannesburg (Suriname)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The people, the culture, the work

    Advice to Management

    Leave. Company only for the soulless and stupid.


  9. it was really great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Ezulwini (Swaziland)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Ezulwini (Swaziland)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. great and stressful but not bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Great Company just Politics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, flexible working colleges and pay reasonable

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    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



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