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Kaufland Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2019

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3.5
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Kaufland CEO Patrick Kaudewitz
Patrick Kaudewitz
41 Ratings
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  • "Anstellungen erfolgen nur Teilzeit auf Gleitzonen-Basis, Vollzeit gibt es nur f(in 16 reviews)

  • "man muss sein restliches Leben auf die Arbeitsszeiten anpassen(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Good Payment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Kaufland

    Pros

    Good payment - early work schedules

    Cons

    grocery store atmosphere is everywhere

    Kaufland2018-11-21
  2. "Fantastic opportunity if you put in the work"

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    Current Employee - Shared Services in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaufland full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial is the best way to describe it. Big backing from international retailer but operating like a start-up. Fast-paced, a lot of opportunity to progress if you prove yourself and work hard. No micromanagement. Great culture, everyone is friendly. Transparent feedback and communication.

    Cons

    A lot of opportunities but expectations are high. You're not expected to work long hours but the expectation is that you stay back if you have deadlines. Flexible working (work from home etc.) isn't available yet. Salary isn't as competitive as other retailers, but they want the opportunity to outweigh money.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work so far. As the company grows make sure you look out and see what other businesses are doing to keep employees engaged. Otherwise, a lot of people will leave after a year or two.

    Kaufland2019-06-11
  3. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Mount Waverley
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaufland full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team environment Clear structured growth plans Being a start up environment, you can be exposed to parts of the business you wouldn’t normally be involved in, so you can continuing learning and growing Great leadership team willing to nurture and develop people Fantastic brand new office with amazing facilities

    Cons

    We are growing so fast so you need to keep up with all the new faces Dealing with our international colleagues can sometimes slow things down

    Advice to Management

    The best part about working for Kaufland Australia is that management give you their 100% trust from your first day. It’s yours to lose. This is something that management should never change. It’s very empowering for us employees

    Kaufland2019-06-11
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Poorly managed"

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

    I worked at Kaufland full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Large parent company and great to get some contacts in the industry Some talented people in the mid-management

    Cons

    Low pay, long working hours and minimum benefits Poor IT systems, frugal infrastructure but rigid processes Management is quite difficult to approach and ideas are most often turned down Very uncertain future with CEO exiting in the last month and the parent company facing financial problems in home markets

    Advice to Management

    It one thing to run a company and another thing to start a business. There is clearly a lack of leadership who can bring the energy and drive to the team. Working here feels slower than working at established biggies like Woolies and Coles already. Not a great sign

    Kaufland2019-05-09
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Property - Kaufland Australia"

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    Current Employee - Property Developer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaufland full-time

    Pros

    Small Sydney office, with head office in Melbourne.

    Cons

    Poor career development and support. Senior Management lack direction, do not have the skill set to lead and inspire a team. Bad culture - Long hours, poor remuneration packages (compared to other property & retail companies). Would not advise working for this company.

    Kaufland2019-05-28
  6. Helpful (1)

    "I wouldnt recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaufland full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Expansion plans in the next couple of years so there might be scope for growth Some employees are provided with cars and fuel

    Cons

    Very hierarchical company with a conservative outlook Lack of innovation and transparency is quite evident at every level Hire and fire is quite common with scores of employees asked to leave every quarter before thier 6 month probation Long working hours and stressful work environment overall

    Advice to Management

    Provide direction and purpose to each function Decentralize decision making to be able to react quickly

    Kaufland2019-04-26
  7. "Nice"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Kaufland full-time

      Pros

      Very nice. best job ever

      Cons

      it was meh, but ok in the end

      Kaufland2018-11-22
    • "Employee"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cluj-Napoca

      I worked at Kaufland for less than a year

      Pros

      time flexibility good to work

      Cons

      low salary, no so much opportunities

      Kaufland2018-11-20
    • "I went work in Kaufland and lhank you for lhis work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Kaufland

      Pros

      No proplem any reasons to work

      Cons

      No Problem of working in kaudland

      Advice to Management

      lhere is no Comments

      Kaufland2018-11-02
    • "Good Company"

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      Current Employee - Scanning 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Kaufland full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Flexible, good people/team, decent salary.

      Cons

      Slow updates of IT and software tools to enable easier work for employees and customer support. Constant changing of work procedures and work activity depending on each individual Manager or upper management preferences.

      Advice to Management

      Focus on creating reliable work systems like in a franchise that everyone must follow that don't change based on each individual manager preferences. There are a lot of procedures that sound nice in theory, that in practice can't be fully or partially implemented. Focus on solving problems using technology rather than creating new work procedures for employees in order to patch up mistakes. I would like to see a more...

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      Kaufland2018-10-21
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