Woolworths Limited

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Woolworths Limited Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
63 Reviews
3.4
63 Reviews
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Grant O'Brien
22 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • These employees will learn customer service skills and discipline within a work environment (in 5 reviews)

  • Friendly environment, nice coworker, flexible hours (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • A lot of pressure to continually cut wages, very rarely receive positive feedback of higher management, terrible , terrible work/ life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Staying up late, hard work depending on store, balancing customer service duties with filling (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good first job

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

    I have been working at Woolworths Limited part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy money, easy work, good place to develop skills, gain confidence in dealing with customers.

    Cons

    My store is a little bit neglected. Still hasn't been refurbished, goes through store managers constantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for your staff more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Customer Service Assistant

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

    Promotions should be based on experience and skills.

  3.  

    It found it a very good company to work for

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

    I worked at Woolworths Limited part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Shift work fitted in well with my life at the time

    Cons

    Tried to be flexible in regards to work conditions but could not always accommodate requirements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more understanding of employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Organisation for thriller seekers

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of change and transformation opportunity

    Cons

    Long serving staff are now legacy and not valued if not ready for change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage change and keep the good part of the long term culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Had a good time but wish I could stay!

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

    I worked at Woolworths Limited full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good training & benefits for staffs.

    Cons

    Promotion is hard to come by. Staff are stuck in a position for 30 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more opportunities for current employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Reliable employer

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

    I worked at Woolworths Limited part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Iconic supermarket, will teach you a solid work ethic and customer service skills you can carry with you your whole life.

    Cons

    Store culture can have negative team leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure the right people are running departments, attitude and approachability above all else is key.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great organisation with flexible culture

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

    I have been working at Woolworths Limited full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Interesting and diverse workplace
    Facilities
    Remuneration
    Company values

    Cons

    Lack of established processes
    Culture of retaining people for the sake of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more high performance. If people aren't performing, fix the problem or move them on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Long term employee

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

    I worked at Woolworths Limited full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay usually above award & great incentives to keep you working hard & putting up with the stress that comes with the job.

    Cons

    Long hours, limited work/life balance, HR not supportive or any action taken against managers that bully & harass staff. Swept under the carpet, only options are to quit or asked to be moved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work environment improves from the top down. People work harder for you when your treated well, given flexibility & can trust HR teams
    that keep staff's best interest at hand & not siding with just the manager to protect themselves from workers comp claims.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for first job - beware if it's a career you are after

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

    I worked at Woolworths Limited (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Provides a good entry into the workforce for school/uni students. These employees will learn customer service skills and discipline within a work environment.

    Cons

    Extremely investor-driven, not customer-driven. This is evident in less skilled management, decreased store presentation standards, a decreased focus on exceptional customer service, and decreasing levels of floor staff to assist and delight customers.

    Experience here does not hold any prestige or clout within the corporate world.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    This is a good company to work for and to invest in.

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

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

    Pros

    Relatively reliable bonuses every year with some divisions paying better than others. Cross divisional opportunities are available so you'll never get bored.

    Cons

    If you want an easy ride you won't get it. However, if you can perform then nothing can hold you back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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