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Woolworths Limited Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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Woolworths Limited Managing Director Brad Banducci
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  • Long hours little work life balance in retail in general hours can be excessive (in 13 reviews)

  • Long hours, benefits could be re-looked (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Floor Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, great colleagues

    Cons

    Long hours, benefits could be re-looked.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  2. "Customer service"

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    Former Employee - Customer Supervisor
    Former Employee - Customer Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Woolworths Limited full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best place to work

    Cons

    Nothing much down side

  3. "Best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice place to work. but tough

    Cons

    No cons to report at woolworths


  4. "Customer Service Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You go to deal with customers, talk to them and satisfy their needs. Pay is fine as far as customer service is involved.

    Cons

    Sometimes you go to deal with junkies or unfriendly customer. There might be a situation you end up fighting with the customer, its really get annoying at times to deal with such customers.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions should be based on experience and skills.


  5. "Good to work as a part time, Not a good place for a career"

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    Current Employee - Service Supervisor
    Current Employee - Service Supervisor
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Woolworths Limited part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Very decent pay and industry standard penalty pay
    2. Follows rules and regulations properly
    3. Try to give the best in customer service and help staff when they make decisions to help customers
    4. Try to make very safe work place and have its own rules apart from government rules to protect workers and customers
    5. Very good leave and sick leave system, try to help the workers to keep a very good work life balance.
    6. Promote private health care, gym membership and more through company HR website.
    7. Young work force with energy and fun, sometimes even 15 year old will be working giving the store a fresh look.

    Cons

    1. Too much of politics in the management. Management gives promotions based on friendships and favours rather than talent and experience.
    2. Institutional racism exits in most of departments, Specially in service departments. Tend to employ people from same racial backgrounds.
    3. Performance measurement methods really outdated, hard working people goes unnoticed very easily.
    4. Due to inexperience managers and supervisors, very high level of waste and unhappy staff. trying follow very ineffient cost saving methods making customers really unhappy due to long queues.

    Advice to Management

    Head office needs to address and influence individual stores more often, specially in Human Resources. Hiring, Firing and Promoting process needs to be more centralised. Performance evaluation should not be based on department managers decisions alone. proper trained human resource personals needs to be in the store to identify individual talents without being biased. more efficient staffing mechanism needs to be implemented
    Have less part time and casual staff and employ more full time staff who is committed to the work and success of the company. specially who is really committed to retail as their choice of career industry.


  6. "Support Office"

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

    I have been working at Woolworths Limited full-time

    Pros

    - Great exposure to multiple areas;
    - Good Challenge;
    - Business on the rise

    Cons

    - Lots of change occurring
    - Significantly large business
    - High number of stakeholders.


  7. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Woolworths Limited part-time

    Pros

    Great environment, lovely manager and low stress

    Cons

    Messy schedule, it's sometimes annoying when they force you to be available

    Advice to Management

    Better schedule for part time worker

  8. "This was a good job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Woolworths Limited part-time

    Pros

    Easy work, central location (near transport), good pay

    Cons

    Management could be mean sometimes


  9. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Web Designer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Woolworths Limited full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly team, career growth, good company nice people to work with

    Cons

    life balance is hard, have to work on rotating roster, not suitable for a family person

    Advice to Management

    at this stage, i don't have anything to say to the management


  10. "Senior Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Woolworths Limited full-time

    Pros

    Lots of change, driven for results

    Cons

    Some areas are overworked (i.e lots of overtime).

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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