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Dick Smith Reviews

Updated November 12, 2018
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  • "Friendly other staff; good pay and enough shifts; hours fit with university study" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Great place to obtain work experience" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "-Porter/Maintence"

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    Former Employee - Car Porter in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Car Porter in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Dick Smith part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good people in some areas it was somewhat fair.

    Cons

    bad attitudes in service area

    Advice to Management

    let the people do their work


  2. "technical sales consultant at Dicksmith"

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales Consultant in Auckland, Auckland (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Consultant in Auckland, Auckland (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dick Smith part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are positive and driven

    Cons

    the company closed all its retail stores

  3. "Key Holder"

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    Former Employee - Keyholder in Sunshine (Australia)
    Former Employee - Keyholder in Sunshine (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dick Smith (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you have a great manager work/life balance is great

    Cons

    Upper management make poor decisions


  4. "Great place to work in but unfortunately they shut down."

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Auckland, Auckland (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Auckland, Auckland (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dick Smith full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Heaps to learn while earning a good buck. Positive enviroment and attitude towards all the staff from management

    Cons

    No cons apart from that they shut down.


  5. "One of the best jobs ever"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Morwell (Australia)
    Former Employee - Sales in Morwell (Australia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dick Smith part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great manager, fun job, good pay, amazing team, learnt a lot.

    Cons

    The high ups of the company got us closed

    Advice to Management

    Re open for us


  6. "Online content coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dick Smith full-time

    Pros

    Amazing work culture at Ds

    Cons

    Got shut so no more DS


  7. "Company"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Helensvale (Australia)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Helensvale (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dick Smith full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with

    Cons

    Went into receivership in 2015

  8. "Was OK."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dick Smith part-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers
    Good manager
    Decent discounts
    Customers were decent

    Cons

    Corporate collapse
    Horrific upper management
    Bad bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Stop buying private labels and train us more


  9. "Great company"

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

    I worked at Dick Smith full-time

    Pros

    career progression work life balance

    Cons

    the company closed, unfortunately. other wise id still be there

    Advice to Management

    no advice to give them


  10. "Great company, shame it has gone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    World famous in Australia
    Great IT team

    Cons

    The company doesn't exist anymore