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David Jones Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Generous staff discount of 20% plus more of its work black clothing a shoes (for "work" purposes) (in 52 reviews)

  • perfect company - easy stressfree work environment (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • It can be difficult t times to get people to sign up to a credit card (in 12 reviews)

  • Staff fight for sales and customers to make there commission and Amex card targets for the month (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at David Jones full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Care free, lax managers.

    Cons

    Not a great work life balance.


  2. "Okay Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at David Jones part-time

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of communication

  3. "Fast-Growing Company"

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    Former Employee - Publicity Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Publicity Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at David Jones (Less than a year)

    Pros

    David Jones is one of Australia's largest retailer. It is very exciting to be apart of journey that is constantly growing and developing. The team, (head off and in-store) encourages you to grow and will help you get there. I wish I could have been a part of the team longer!

    Cons

    As fast as David Jones is growing, there are bound to be a few bumps.


  4. "Working at David Jones"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You work with amazing people
    Great staff discount which applies to sales items too
    Pretty decent pay

    Cons

    Very tiring running around helping customers
    Casual workers sometimes get called up and pressured to come into work

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with rosters
    Put less emphasis on card sales and sales
    More training sessions


  5. "Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Long term prospects and good personal development programs to advance your career. They offer an in house traineeship which is comprehensive and helps develops your skills in buying and planning.

    Cons

    The culture of the company has gone through several changes over the past few years and upper management has been plagued with frequent changes to board members which has led to inconsistent leadership and goal setting.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on track to deliver what customers are seeking and don't rely too much on what the competition is doing. The head office team is very competent and should be rewarded more often


  6. "Really nice people, it is what you make it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at David Jones full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, really nice culture

    Cons

    pay is not that great


  7. "-"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    hours can be flexible, good commission

    Cons

    some bad management and store policy

  8. "Imation Mobile Security delivers great products, but very late to Market"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Campbell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at David Jones full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great location. Employees are nice.

    Cons

    No accountability for product delivery & Ownership. Executive leadership doesn't support change, the individual trying to make a change gets push back.

    Frequent firing. Lack of communication from management.

    Advice to Management

    Need change in leadership. Need to hold employees accountable to progress and deliver products on time to market.


  9. "David Jones"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Good people awesome to work with

    Cons

    Horrible Management, absolutely horrible management with no training

    Advice to Management

    learn how to manage


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very good staff discount, good for part time job"

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    Former Employee - Beauty Consultant in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - Beauty Consultant in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at David Jones part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Staff discount of course!
    the working environment is good too with a good team

    Cons

    long standing hours, strict dress code, high target

    Advice to Management

    Set reasonable targets, and advertise more to attract customer. Myer is just on the other side of hallway, and its discouraging to see there are full of people in myer, and no one but staff in David Jones


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