Woolworths Limited

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Updated April 11, 2015
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Grant O'Brien
29 Ratings

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

  • Nice environment, good people to work with (in 5 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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  1. 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 Management

    Promotions should be based on experience and skills.

  2. excellent

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    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

  3. Good Experience

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Team Member in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Woolworths Limited part-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good Hours, Very Flexible, Great Culture and a lot of fun had over my 3 years there.

    Cons

    No real employment growth. Can be a little bit cliquey in terms of rostering and promotions (Management promoting people that they are friends with.)

    Advice to Management

    Whilst i believe they are doing quite a good job. Improvements can be made in the rostering system and also graduate employment opportunities.

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  5. Time to abandon ship

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    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

    Location
    Car Parking
    Opportunity to change roles
    Some great people in the past

    Cons

    Low morale
    Reoccurring cycle of culling then re adding positions
    Poor communication
    Bullying by management
    Poor work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication. Address poor management rather than covering up. Practice what you preach, work/life balance, equal opportunity etc.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good first job

    Former Employee - Cashier in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

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

    Pros

    It's a good starting point for a high school student. Gives you work experience and basic customer service skills to use when moving up to a different job.

    Cons

    Not much. Being at the till could be boring sometimes as it's very repetitive but the same could be said for any other jobs really.

  7. A great company with growth potential at an interesting time for this industry in Australia

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    Current Employee - Strategy Analyst in Bella Vista (Australia)
    Current Employee - Strategy Analyst in Bella Vista (Australia)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Career progression, positive work-life balance, rewards pioneers

    Cons

    Sometimes government-like, a bit laid back and doesn't chase leadership in the market

    Advice to Management

    Be more brave with regards to Coles

  8. Good workplace

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    Former Employee - Service Assistant
    Former Employee - Service Assistant

    I worked at Woolworths Limited

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

    Pros

    Nice people and easy work. Flexible hours and good pay. Good location and working conditions. Fast paced environment but manageable.

    Cons

    Repetitive work and sometimes have to deal with hard customers. Night shifts can be tiring and takes a while to travel back home.

    Advice to Management

    Would be nice to have more flexible choice of roster and easier promotion options. Overall a nice place to work.

  9. Too many managers, too many external consultants

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Woolworths Limited

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you like routine and don't want to make an impact fast, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Things move veeery slowly as it does in a large org. Poor quality IT capability/support. Too many external consultants with no long term investment in the company as a result of the outsourcing craze of the noughties. Many non-technical managers with good "networking and people" skills, a little short on the nuts and bolts of what needs to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Get more in-house IT capability. It's worth it. $$$

  10. Good pay for students

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Woolworths Limited

    Pros

    It is a place to earn money while you are a student or need cash

    Cons

    No promotion chances in this store. It is extreamly difficult to get into management level even if you serve years there

    Advice to Management

    It is important to listen to people who work there not just listen to the customers

  11. Glad I'm outta there

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Team Member in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Woolworths Limited part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a good experience for teenagers entering the workforce as a part time job.

    Cons

    Getting told to stay home sick on a number of occasions. Getting coerced to signing contracts that were unfair.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees well to avoid hostility and resentment. Especially the hard workers, as they will continue to leave.

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Outside view of the Woolworths Limited headquarter office located in the Norwest Business Park, Bella Vista, Australia (Photo by Coolcaesar - available under CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 & GFDL, v1.254)

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