Working at Kmart is a good place to work while being in school because I don't get a lot of hours. Customers are mostly friendly, often I get some impatient customer but that is normal everywhere. Other customers are very nice and I can easily have a relaxed conversation with them. The managers that work with me are pretty calm and laid back, just enough that they aren't strict but they also make sure we get our work done properly. I love working with my coworkers because they are all really nice and easy to get along with. Everyone that works there loves to chat and ask how you're going.
We get a discount for working there and half off certain clothing items
Sometimes I get shifts outside of my available hours.
Casual Employee (Current Employee) – Burwood East VIC – 15 January 2018
Kmart has been a great place to work during my years of high school, but now that I am going into year 12 I need something closer to where I live. Kmart was fun and the team members are super friendly and I learned a lot about what it is like in a workplace, considering this was my first job. The customer service manager changed a lot while I was there and so it was hard to move up to more challenging positions while I was there.
Team Member (Casual) (Current Employee) – Hervey Bay QLD – 12 January 2018
Working at Kmart has provided me with experience within the retail industry, giving me more of an opportunity to expand my job searches.
While working at Kmart, unboxing new stock and replenishing shelving, has given me an idea of laboring, while helping customers find items. This has improved my customer service skills and gave me real situations of quick thinking.
The workplace is an amazing store to be at, however it does have some down sides. Some employees tend to get hasty or rude at times, however it gets sorted out quite quickly.
I worked there for 2 and a half years. They wouldn't let me move from casual to part time (there's another girl who's been there for 5 years as a casual and they won't let her move to part time). I would go months without getting a shift, I would frequently ask for regular shifts, they would say "yeah sure, of course" and give me three Saturday shifts in a row and then completely ghost me for another month until I said something again. The benefits were somewhat average. A plus is that you got 50% off most clothing but the clothing had to be approved by managers before (you couldn't buy hoodie, sweatpants or anything that isn't work appropriate) the negative is that then you were given only 5% off the rest of the store (or 10% if you were apart of the union).
Team member (Former Employee) – Morayfield QLD – 7 January 2018
I was involved in the setup of Kmart at morayfield. It was very well organised and mangement where very helpful. There where always deadlines to keep too especially with the setup of the store. i learnt a lot from kmart. The staff members where happy and well informed of all procedures such as ohs and cleaning of the store.
Cleaning Sub Contractor (Former Employee) – Smithfield QLD – 5 January 2018
Arrive at work at 4:10 am in the morning, enter and secure building before starting work at 5:00am using the mop broom, my co-worker and I scale the entire area of dust, items and stickers. Whilst I begin scrubbing the areas covered, my co-worker spot mops the isles of sticky substances or dried up spills and clean areas behind the registers, and dressing rooms, removing and replacing rubbish bags in bins. Then I begin buffing the same areas covered and required for that day whilst my co-worker does general cleaning of backhouse. By 7am the manager and other staff members arrive to set up...we get rid of all rubbish in the warehouse bins and speak to manager before signing out and be guided out by manager, staff or security. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting the staff and having chuckles with the before leaving the premises...we would also be the first to use the self serve registers on our pay days to purchase any items we saw that was desirable to purchase...also to see the smiles on the staff's faces that appreciate the time we take to keep their work environment clean and sanitised.
Fun work place, get along with all staff members and are flexible with hours
Customer service assistant & Floor service (Current Employee) – Southland Centre VIC – 3 January 2018
- A typical day at work consists of helping customer issues or queries, , stock management, and working with other staff members - Learnt how to work under pressure and problems that may arise when working on a very busy day - Management understanding and help with any issues that need to be resolved - Everyone gets along in the work place, and have made very good friends - Hardest part about working there is dealing with some tough customers, however I've learned to work through these difficulties in order to give the customers the best possible experience when shopping with the store - Most enjoyable part of the job is being able to help customers to make them happy, and also having made very good friends.
Senior Fitting Room Attendant (casual) (Former Employee) – Clarkson WA – 3 January 2018
My experience with Kmart was very disappointing. As a person I felt invisible, and as an employed I was undervalued. There was minimal personal training nor official communication of expectations and yet the manager was regularly criticising staff for things not being done to their expectations. Pay was low, penalty pay was cut
staff discount on products
low pay, feeling undervalued and invisible until it was time to pass blame
Team Member | Casual (Former Employee) – Rockhampton QLD – 1 January 2018
During my time at Kmart it was a good job to start with. However, I don't feel as though it is a great place to stay for a long period of time. The work ethic at Kmart is great, however, they do not treat staff very professionally or kindly.
Felt like I got taken advantage of cause it was my first job. Good in high school but when I left no guarantee of hours and easily replaced. Put 110% into my job and never felt like anyone cared (besides a couple of nice management staff).
Customer service (Former Employee) – Chermside QLD – 23 December 2017
Kmart has a team that knows what customers want and deliver in a timely manor. All member strive to take the initiative to serve customers know how to treat others with respect and great each other upon arrival.