Woolworths Limited

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Woolworths Limited Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
60 Reviews
3.4
60 Reviews
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Grant O'Brien
19 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Good career opportunities for people who want to progress, don't have to play politics to get ahead like you do in many other companies (in 3 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.  

    Had a good time but wish I could stay!

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    Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Woolworths Limited full-time for 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
  2.  

    Customer Service Assistant

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    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.  

    Reliable employer

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    • 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 for more than a 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
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  5.  

    Great organisation with flexible culture

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    Current Employee - Procurement  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Procurement in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Woolworths Limited full-time for more than a 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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Long term employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Woolworths Limited full-time for 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
  7.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Woolworths Limited for 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
  8.  

    Great potential for career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Supervisor  in  Ballarat (Australia)
    Current Employee - Service Supervisor in Ballarat (Australia)

    I have been working at Woolworths Limited full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is ok, good complaint system, great to interact with customers, friendly staff most of the time. flexible with hours, no prior skills needed. good store transfer system

    Cons

    can have trouble with managers, but if you get a good one its ok, if not bad luck. customers can be difficult or talk down to your,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure managers are nice, unpleasant managers wont keep staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Cost Cutting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Woolworths Limited

    Pros

    Good people, good uni/school job.

    Cons

    Cost cutting everywhere, not taking into affect that it will have on departments and there employees. Management are rude and arrogant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul management

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

    Hectic and rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the fast pace of my work environment. The breadth of scope is wide and deep which allows for a lot of learning. I had the oppotunity to work with a lot of great and dedicated people who were customer centric. The multiple complex environments made work very interesting and the excellent benefits made it very rewarding.

    Cons

    The proverbial question 'How do you turn an elephant around in a bathtub?' applies to this organisation. The size and complexity of the environments made it difficult to react quickly. Changes are accepted but slow to be implemented because of the complexity and size of the organisation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great for part time job and flexibility

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    Former Employee - Longlife Assistant  in  Glen Waverley (Australia)
    Former Employee - Longlife Assistant in Glen Waverley (Australia)

    I worked at Woolworths Limited part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours for people who are studying or do not want full time work

    Cons

    Late Night Shifts can ruin your sleeping pattern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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