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Wesfarmers Reviews

Updated May 2, 2017
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  1. Helpful (18)

    "Looks good so far.."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Patterson, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Patterson, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wesfarmers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work at home opportunity. A little unorthodox from the standard way of gaining a job opportunity. This is a great place to work so far. I don't know much about it yet being that I just started. Even the interview and hiring process was unique in the fact that it and all other interactions have been through both emails and the Google Hangouts app.

    Cons

    I'm not sure yet being that as of this posting, it's only my second day of training. So I really can't speculate on the cons yet. Everything has been positive so far.

    Advice to Management

    None as of yet..


  2. "Excellent place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Accountant in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Financial Accountant in Brisbane (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Support for employees - Training and development initiatives in place
    Great corporate culture
    Booming business
    Excellent systems

    Cons

    Limited career advancement opportunities available.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Neutral"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - Accounts in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wesfarmers part-time

    Pros

    Good people. Minimal workplace politics

    Cons

    Rigid, structured, and uncompromising bureaucracy that avoids change – in my localised experience


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  5. "Plenty of Shopportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Roles for entry-level candidates, management, business operations and senior executive. Career development, training and opportunities with any Wesfarmers-owned business across a diverse range of sectors including supermarkets, liquor, hotels and convenience stores; home improvement; office supplies; department stores; and industrials.

    Cons

    Outsourced payroll and finance functions could possibly see an increase in communication barriers and time that is taken to attend to routine business matters.

    Advice to Management

    Improving cross-functional and inter-business relations could be beneficial for overall corporate strategy, improving business operational efficiencies and enabling more organic shared learnings that support business commitments to education, training, and development of a skilled, engaged, inclusive and diverse workforce.


  6. "Flexible environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible with internal opportunities and fair benefits.

    Cons

    Can be periods with not many opportunities to move upwards. Preferred training is internal rather than external.

    Advice to Management

    Better succession planning and cross training


  7. "Accounts Recievable - Collections"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Best place I have ever worked

    Cons

    Couldn't let me drop my hours


  8. "WesCEF Summer Vacation Student"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - WesCEF Vac Student in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - WesCEF Vac Student in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great hands on approach to learning, love to get you out on the plant as much as possible
    - Given real responsibility and experienced great transparency of information
    - Exposure to a wide variety of tasks, multi-disciplined in nature
    - Most co-workers were always positive, liked to have fun and were always willing to help
    - Supervisor was not too intrusive, but wasn't didn't keep too much of a distance
    - Structured site visits and learning opportunities from senior personnel

    Cons

    - IT needs work, time taken to get access sorted out was frustrating
    - Some personnel seemed sceptical towards the future and towards the role of vacation students.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep listening to the student's feedback on the program, as it can only improve this way
    - Improve medium through which vac student events are organised


  9. "Career Graveyard"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Part of Wesfarmers group which is great on Resume but that's about it.

    Cons

    Poor leadership with widespread bullying amongst senior management. Very poor commercial performance in a declining market.
    Wide spread and frequent redundancies.


  10. "Female opportunities"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Process Lead - Customer Stream (Programmer Phoenix) in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Business Process Lead - Customer Stream (Programmer Phoenix) in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wesfarmers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wesfarmers display a large support for females within their management sector, which is predominately males. I have worked within Wesfarmers Industrial Safety for 10 years and have had multiple opportunities. I am now on my way to achieving my ultimate goal.

    Cons

    With the large network of business that Wesfarmers have acquired, it would be great to receive a discount card for the other retail lines.
    This is an opinion which is shared among the majority of the WIS staff base.

    Advice to Management

    PDP's are really important to your staff. Please make them meaningful...it's a great opportunity to talk with your staff and understand what their goals are.
    Sometimes the achievement is more important than the salaray.


  11. "Amazing Place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Brisbane (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wesfarmers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good reputable company and people.
    Decent salaries
    Good healthy & professional culture
    Option to buy shares
    Good IT infrastructure - they give out a nice laptop and an iphone with remote accessibility to work from home or site.

    Cons

    Below average bonuses
    some departments still have old fashioned bosses and traditions
    mining downturn creating lot of pressure in the company

    Advice to Management

    Believe in your employees and reward them bonuses for their hardwork - even if the market isn't looking good - your employees are still working hard.


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