Woolworths Limited

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Woolworths Limited Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
67 Reviews
3.3
67 Reviews
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Grant O'Brien
23 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.  

    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
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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.  

    Replenisher/shelf packer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Replenisher in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Replenisher in Cape Town (South Africa)

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

    Pros

    purchasing expired items at reduced cost alleviates low salary.

    Cons

    Unskilled labour is dime a dozen. Only move up if you buy into corporate culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nuture clever people, sycophants may be useful at store level but are likely to be ineffective at more senior levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Political Correctness gone mad

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice environment, good people to work with

    Cons

    Over-emphasis of appointing women to senior management roles, regardless of their qualifications or abilities. They rarely sack corporate staff, and never female corporate no matter how incompetent they turn out to be.
    Basically it;s a game of 'musical managers'
    The rule seems to be "Stuff up, Move up"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is not "equal Opportunity" this is more like "Prisoner" meets "Paradise Island", without the Paradise.......

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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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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