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Updated September 25, 2017
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  1. "Decent place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant

    I have been working at Best and Less part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Supportive and friendly management, no bureaucracy, friendly colleagues, flexible hours, above award wages

    Cons

    Often menial work, monotonous, hard work sometimes not acknowledged


  2. "Great job while studying"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best and Less part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment, great job while studying

    Cons

    Work back late and never get paid overtime

  3. "Join if you want to develop a drinking problem"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best and Less full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Close store manager community.
    There aren't any more pros. It was a miserable experience and save yourself the trouble and avoid this place.

    Cons

    Unrealistic targets
    Bullying
    No work life balance if you are in management
    The men get paid more than the women by A LOT
    Micro managed entirely
    They take care of the staff, but if you're in management, because you can't be part of a union, they will treat you like garbage.
    No award/EA for. management. They make up the rules as they go.
    You can be dismissed at anytime with no warning or following due process.
    Base management roster is on average 50hours per week but you only get paid for 38. It's considered 'reasonable' according to the company.

    Advice to Management

    You have lost touch with reality and the only reason managers stay is out of fear. Show them respect and pay them for what they are worth. It's a workplace, not a play ground. Bullying is rife and was the entire duration I was working there.


  4. "Profits over people"

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    Former Employee - Team Member
    Former Employee - Team Member
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best and Less part-time

    Pros

    Probably one of the better places to gain experience when you're young and make friends

    Cons

    Managers only cared about making money and would show very little appreciation for good work/service

    Advice to Management

    Be wary of managers who use workers to progress their own personal goals rather than the goals of the team


  5. "Best & Less is good enough, but I wouldn't recommend it for an extended period of time."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Merrylands (Australia)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Merrylands (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    With nearly three years experience working as a sales assistant in Best & Less I've gained lifelong friends and worked with some exceptional people; granted there were some unpleasant coworkers at times. Since this was my first job I gained independence and confidence in myself out in the world and within the everyday tasks of the job.
    Some managers listen to our concerns and feedback and treat us with respect and dignity.
    There are always fun times at Best & Less, at the end of the day its a blast to be around so many like-minded and open coworkers.
    Overall it's been an enjoyable time for me at Best & Less, but I wouldn't recommend it for more than 2 years.

    Cons

    Management does consistently change, and there is quite some secrecy about it for a time before its revealed but overall most managers that we've had have been great.
    Other managers of the past were horrible people and don't deserve to be employed at all, disrespectful and putting people down.
    There are little to no opportunities to rise in the company, your job is the job you were given from the start and you have just one department that you're responsible for; some people enjoy the familiarity, I, on the other hand, do not, and would've liked to see myself be challenged and tried in new roles and opportunities, after time I've decided to stop asking.


  6. "Great Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best and Less full-time

    Pros

    Good team of people, fun atmosphere and good easy location

    Cons

    no career progression, no flexibility with working from home if needed, no progression with gaining certificates or doing more specific training


  7. "Don't bother working here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Best and Less full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - In store team
    - No uniform
    - Hour long lunch break

    Cons

    - This company measures your efficiency. Everyday you are required to write down exactly what you have done in a day (then they post your results on a board in the staff room)
    - You have no freedom of choice. You have to abide by the Visual Merchandise guide even if it means not having stock on the shop floor which is ridiculous
    - You have "bestie way* calls which requires you to walk around and approach all customers in store and say hello and ask if they need a hand (you need at least two every hour)
    - You have to check all customers’ bags at the registers
    - Severely understaffed for the amount of work that is required

    Advice to Management

    - Allow staff the freedom to make their own decisions with their stores departments. They know it best and can sell it much better then how VM guide instructs.
    - Upper management does have a big effect on all staff members.
    - Get rid of bag checks at the registers

  8. "It's great!! 10/10 would recommend"

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    Current Employee - Retail Assistant
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant
    Recommends

    Pros

    I just started working at Best and Less last month and I love how they treat everyone. As a person of color (Asian) I really do get insecure and scared that other people might treat me badly because of my ethnicity and my physical appearance but Best and Less holds up to its promise of being a friendly and diverse working environment.

    Cons

    Tbh, I see no flaw at the moment. It's just great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the fair judgment and great work everyone! :)


  9. "A terrible experience"

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    New CEO is friendly and has time for everyone. Salary was competitive.

    Cons

    This was the worst experience in my career to date. Shocking senior leaders, a serious review is needed if there is any hope for the business. Bullying and politics is rife, awful kitchen facilities and company spirit is laughable.

    Advice to Management

    Carefully review the performance and job descriptions of your management and SLT


  10. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely none worst place ever

    Cons

    Don't even bother politics between state managers and no communication

    Advice to Management

    Too much politics was better as a customer and now can't even look at Best and less, employ capable people get rid of old crap


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