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  1. "D Smith 5 year employment review"

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

    I worked at Dick Smith

    Pros

    Friendly teams to work with in store, never really felt like a job, all still in contact 3 years after leaving.

    Cons

    Poor management structure. Indecisive head office. Lack of career progression. Disappointing administration processes. Confusing business decisions. Cimolicate marketing strategies, which changed almost weekly.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent, don't constantly keep changing strategies every few weeks. Any new approach needs time to adjust and be measured. It was confusing for both staff and customers.

    Dick Smith2016-09-12
  2. "Gone but not forgotten"

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

    I worked at Dick Smith

    Pros

    Was great team environment, bonus was easy to get and great people to work with

    Cons

    It's closed :( The company that took over from Woolworths was Archorage Investments, which made over half a billion dollars (yes Billion with a B), and then through it on the stock market without adding any value to the company at all.

    Advice to Management

    Never ever EVER touch anything to do with Archorage Investments

    Dick Smith2016-06-23
  3. "Take the good with the bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dick Smith part-time

    Pros

    Really supportive and friendly team, quick interview process, easy stock interface to work with,

    Cons

    Rarely paid correctly, management was disorganized in the beginning (nobody knew I was supposed to be starting when I showed up to work)

    Dick Smith2016-05-23
  4. "Sales Consultant"

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

    I worked at Dick Smith

    Pros

    As a sales consultant you are treated as a professional and not just a part timer. Great place to obtain work experience.

    Cons

    Requires a lot of knowledge in electronics because you always have customers that come in with a bit of internet knowledge trying to 'beat' you. Last thing you want is to know less than your customers

    Dick Smith2016-05-06
  5. "Assistant store manager/ Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant/Shift Supervisor in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dick Smith for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Chatting to the customers & having a great laugh.

    Cons

    Cleaning of a big store all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Lazy.

    Dick Smith2016-05-01
  6. "wow"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistantles in Weng
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dick Smith

    Pros

    Good when was still open

    Cons

    Now is a failed bussiness.

    Advice to Management

    lol

    Dick Smith2016-05-07
  7. "asm"

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    Current Employee - ASM in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Dick Smith full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    work mates are the only good thing about this company

    Cons

    everything in this place is downside

    Advice to Management

    get out

    Dick Smith2016-04-19
  8. "Meh."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Dick Smith

      Pros

      staff are great and really easy to work with if you're lucky. Pay and leave entitlements are decent.

      Cons

      upper management truly messed up an iconic company which is a shame. LAck of communication between upper management and ground staff.

      Dick Smith2016-03-21
    • "It was okay... while it lasted"

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

        I have been working at Dick Smith part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Decent pay and hours. Easy going and casual workplace when the store isn't busy

        Cons

        Upper management was a complete mess Insufficient training, pay could have been hired

        Advice to Management

        Actually manage your business.

        Dick Smith2016-04-01
      • "Sales Assistant"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Robina
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Dick Smith full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great work environment, staff/manager are very helpful. Exposure to new technologies!

        Cons

        Can be long hours, but has some rewards and benefits.

        Dick Smith2016-03-15
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