Woolworths Limited

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Woolworths Limited Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
72 Reviews
3.2
72 Reviews
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Grant O'Brien
25 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

    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.  

    good

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

    I worked at Woolworths Limited

    Pros

    friendly staff and flexible schedule

    Cons

    poor pay, long hours, difficult standing all day

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Firm

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

    I worked at Woolworths Limited

    Pros

    Good work while at uni

    Cons

    Want all your spare time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Boys club

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Team Member in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Store Team Member in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Woolworths Limited part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience for getting another job

    Cons

    Managements a boys club and department managers aren't trained properly and are passive in their managerial skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please train your department managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Every man for themselves at HQ

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

    I worked at Woolworths Limited as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay
    Many colleagues were lovely as well as talented

    Cons

    The worst 'he said he said' culture where a few of the lower - middle level managers can be seen to participate in this 'social' activity.

    Work-life balance can be non-existent for some people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act professional and try not to participate in office politics when it is not really necessary.
    Clean up your culture - take care of those who are hardworking and get rid of the trouble makers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Lots of bullying from managers and the store manager does nothing about it

    They don't value their workers they don't compliment or have any engagement

    Good staying off job when your young but with such a bad economy right now... its hard for me to find another job .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Services Assistant Former Service Supervisor in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Store Services Assistant Former Service Supervisor in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Good pay over 20 bucks an hour If you're over 20 years old.
    Can move up to management easily .
    Good for opening your own business in future you'll have lots of experience with dealing with horrible customers and dealing with a range of employees.with different backgrounds and attitudes. .. even the nasty ones

    Cons

    Bullying. .. lots of bullying and managers don't care.
    Managers aren't trained from a certified background

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your staff. .. One day just ask, are you okay? ? Or compliment your staff
    Appreciate them so they feel happy to come to work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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 a 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
  10.  

    Can be what you make of it

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

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

    Pros

    Hours not too bad. Instructions fairly straightforward. Work close to home. Good people In every store

    Cons

    Communication top down only. Blatantly flawed policies must be persevered with, and criticism is interpreted as a bad attitude. No ability to manage poor managers. Wage budgets unrealistic and can lead to individuals engaging in dangerous levels of physical work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to task based budgeting rather than plucking dollar figures out of thin air. Deal with poor managers and look after the good ones, god knows they're rare. Listen to feedback beyond metadata surveys. Remember the company exists beyond the top 10% of stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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