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Gareth Ackerman
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  1. "Buying Support"

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

    I worked at Pick 'n Pay full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, get to learn a lot on the job. On campus gym, good canteen.

    Cons

    Lack of structure. Career progress is very limited.


  2. "I improved self esteem and the best solution for a job problems"

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    Former Employee - General in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - General in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pick 'n Pay full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Is the best company that engaged itself to improve youth skills and knowledge about the job opportunities inside the company n it's the one most that taught me to work under pressure.

    Cons

    Problem solving skills, working with a group, Problem solving skills, how to handle conflictb,

    Advice to Management

    I would really like to appreciate the offer that the upper management do to help employees to become a good person within the organization

  3. "EDI SAP Data Analyst/Support/Implementation"

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    Current Employee - EDI SAP Consultant in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - EDI SAP Consultant in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Pick 'n Pay full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    interaction with many suppliers, each project is unique. specialised role within PIck n Pay.

    Cons

    can get highly pressured, environment is micro managed, no knowledge sharing, growth non existent

    Advice to Management

    Be a leader not a slave driver.


  4. "Resourceful, yet tough environment"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planning Manager in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planning Manager in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pick 'n Pay full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job Security, Strong Leadership to learn from, strong legacy, diverse career opportunities, dynamic and fast moving environment

    Cons

    Long hours, Relatively inexperienced specialists in key management roles, massive pressure to grow the business in an imploding economy

    Advice to Management

    There is no lack of intelligence in your senior management structure but many of the senior individuals simply don't represent the values and culture that this company has stood for, for decades. The company is in danger of losing it's soul. Values and culture of orientation around people are simply not visible in many of the most influential teams.


  5. "Max"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pick 'n Pay full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and good company values

    Cons

    Office politics and slow growth

    Advice to Management

    Look at internal work force with experience & qualifications first before taking outside people with no knowledge of the company.


  6. "Shelf_packer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandra (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandra (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pick 'n Pay part-time

    Pros

    Best reatail where young people could raise their funds for school.

    Cons

    You won't get enough time to rest or be able to do other things that are more important in life .

    Advice to Management

    Young entrepreneur should be full timers and given more hours of work because the income we receive is not much enough that we could do more other things but instead we working for money for taxi fares.


  7. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pick 'n Pay (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Corporate environment is brilliant, Think tanks set up so that you can be in more than one region at a time to make sure things get done.

    Cons

    LTO. keeping the management is difficult. 90% of all the senior management has lef. From the CEO, HR Dir, and others are that were there for a long time have left. the CEO changes often in the last 10 years it happened twice

    Advice to Management

    Stay. Pick n Pay is a great inspirational South African Story. Put the efforts in where it matters and develop your successors.

  8. "Pick n Pay"

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

    I have been working at Pick 'n Pay full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Culture is still more family oriented, based on the ackerman family involvment
    Good share options at senior levels

    Cons

    Lot's of politics between the different divisions
    Too many consultants and not enough professional employees
    Large and disjointed - working between divisions

    Advice to Management

    The company is a good place to work, but one can be constrained by the amount of politics between different divisions. Because of the family involvement, the company still feels like a family business in some ways, as opposed to a pure corporate.


  9. "No support from senior management .Lack of leadership.Not a pleasure!"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pick 'n Pay full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits used to be good.A certain amount of job security if you work in the stores.You get work clothes for free.

    Cons

    Nepotism.Threats of loosing your job.Lack of leadership.No trust of senior management.Illegal working hours expected of you without any overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Promote peoplenon skill and experience,not on what the unions want.


  10. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pick 'n Pay full-time

    Pros

    Exposure , Pay , Culture ,

    Cons

    8-5 culture , some inefficiency ,


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