Woolworths Limited

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Updated June 28, 2015
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Grant O'Brien
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Pros
  • Pay is fine as far as customer service is involved (in 5 reviews)

  • Good people, good uni/school job (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The company, and senior managers actively discourage work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Cost cutting in general does not allow for the best customer service we are all capable of delivering (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Customer Service Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Woolworths Limited

    Pros

    You go to deal with customers, talk to them and satisfy their needs. Pay is fine as far as customer service is involved.

    Cons

    Sometimes you go to deal with junkies or unfriendly customer. There might be a situation you end up fighting with the customer, its really get annoying at times to deal with such customers.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions should be based on experience and skills.


  2. N?A

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Woolworths Limited full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    No work life balance. Little to no career progression opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Need to walk the walk not just talk the talk. Leadership through leading!


  3. Cashier

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Woolworths Limited part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay compared to similar casual roles, shift swapping allowed, paid to the minute

    Cons

    Forced to quit due to a push for more full-time employees


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  5. Worst job ever

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

    I worked at Woolworths Limited part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Pay was great for casual. Different jobs i had to do from night fill toDeli.thats aĺl i can say about woolworths.

    Cons

    Always covering for younger employees, promised part time permanent. they left me as casual as i could be put on to cover night fillers who didnt show up . did my orientation after the 3 months. Told i was going to get permanent so i left and few months later i get letter stating i abandoned my job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your good employees get rid of the lazy employees, if a good worker wants permanent give it to them so you keep them


  6. Unique place to work, lots of change and complexity

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Bella Vista (Australia)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Bella Vista (Australia)

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, work from home options. Great office and modern furnishing, break out areas and quiet rooms. Great technology- google plus and chrome books allow for flexible working locations and easy to share documents.

    Cons

    Need more diversity in management team "boys club" mentioned in other reviews is a fair comment. Very busy and fast pace, lots to do but not enough time/resources and high expectations. Lots of change and pressure and too many meetings!

    Advice to Management

    Respect each other no matter what level of seniority you are.


  7. Work in group strategy supporting most critical projects in the organisation

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Woolworths Limited full-time

    Pros

    Large group
    Strong growth
    Lots of opportunity
    Positive working environment

    Cons

    Location far from the CBD


  8. Solutions Architect

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Woolworths Limited

    Pros

    Best place to work. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Career Path not well defined


  9. excellent

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

    I have been working at Woolworths Limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    competitive, innovative, change, visionary, supportive

    Cons

    fast, too big, competitive, large volum

    Advice to Management

    Keep going


  10. Bella Vista

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Woolworths Limited full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Met some great people in the past, many have since wisely left the business.
    Good location for those living in the Hills district
    Car parking
    Good on Site Facilities

    Cons

    Poor management - lacking communication & people skills, don't lead by example, lack motivation and inspiration. If you're looking to work to your best you won't be able to learn and grown here.

    Cover up problems rather than addressing the issue
    Condone Bullying by management

    As mentioned by others it's a bit of a 'boy's club'. People will cover up major problems and ignore poor performance/behavior in order to save their behind on $$$ projects.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure better choices with management, leaders should be able to inspire and motivate your team, not rule with aggression and fear. People will happily work hard for someone whom they respect and treats them right.


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    Morally Bankrupt

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Bella Vista (Australia)
    Current Employee - Buyer in Bella Vista (Australia)

    I have been working at Woolworths Limited (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Those that did exist are now gone

    Cons

    They import outrageously costly execs (who have no intention of staying after they 'clean up') when they have a plethora of talent they could use and nurture. They expect loyalty and give none. They 'restructure' and then fill the same positions just to get rid of people.
    The HR department is an absolute farce. It's a disgusting boys club and either those expensive execs have no clue or they condone they way senior, long serving staff are treated.
    Finally there will be a bit of a media expose on them, no doubt their popularity will drop even further.
    Karma

    Advice to Management

    Go back to basic morals with the employees, stop letting personalities run the business and consolidate a bit so the left hand has some clue what the right hand is doing. At the moment they don't even know of each others existence.



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