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Woolworths Limited Reviews

Updated September 20, 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)

  • Sometimes, long hours were required (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Sales excutive"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Town and Country, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Town and Country, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Woolworths Limited full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    For good future and earn best post with the passage of time

    Cons

    At any post ... I will work

    Advice to Management

    I didn't advice the management. I just follow the suit of the company. And I just give him good ideas for company progress


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Good Place to work and Good Pay"

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    Former Employee - Replenishment Team Member in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Replenishment Team Member in Brisbane (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy hiring
    Pay is good
    Good management

    Cons

    Shift timings - mostly Night shifts
    Pressure on management

  8. "Good job with limited growth tbh"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Rockdale (Australia)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Rockdale (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Woolworths Limited part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - a lot of breaks if working 5+ hours
    - great staff

    Cons

    - limited opportunity for growth
    - management has favourites and if your not one you get stuck on a register all day

    Advice to Management

    - delegate appropriately


  9. "Strong people culture"

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    Current Employee - Category Manager in Bella Vista (Australia)
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Bella Vista (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong people culture and performance improving, however often lack structure or strategy. Onsite facilities are nice and lots of training options

    Cons

    Drive and traffic is pretty bad but campus has nice facilities. Pace is quick and management can be very demanding.


  10. "Marketing"

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

    I worked at Woolworths Limited full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for, lots of exciting new opportunities and great peoples and strategic thinking.

    Cons

    Quite a lot of restructure, but managed as best as possible.

    Advice to Management

    It's getting better and better, keep it honest and transparent.


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