Sales Assistant in Melville WA
Casuals not respected
Casuals used to start up at opening and then manager hired friends and slowly stopped giving shifts to all the original casuals to make way for her friends
Team Member in Melbourne VIC
Fast-paced but fun
A typical day at Anaconda starts of with recovery of store. My store is a fairly small store which means we do not have specific departments to work in which really fostered good relationships between all team members. A down side to this is sometimes having lack of knowledge when assisting customers in places such a fishing which not many staff knew about. My shifts can range anywhere from 10 hours to 3 hours it all really depends on the seasonal timing. Everyone in my store has a really good relationship and view each other as mates which in turn creates an environment that makes you want to come into work every shift. There is wide range of ages and ethnicity's in the store and I have never had issue with not getting along with anyone.
Product Knowledge nights I find are key in understanding some complicated products but as they are unpaid there is often a lack of attendance and not much incentive.
At my store I find our manger really down to earth and easy to talk to. She is also not afraid to tell you if you are doing something wrong. They are always up to have a chat and you can tell she does care about your well being at work. The assistant manager can be very hard to talk to sometimes.
The hardest part of the job is constantly missing your 10 minute breaks due to surges of customers and constant staff changeovers. The team member discount is also bad, the sale price is often cheaper.
I personally was never trained on how to use the registers and had to figure out what everything did on its own, It wasn't to much of any issue as I was previously working a retail job. Same goes with product knowledge. Personal experience with the outdoors is a must!
Overall, Anaconda can be slow at times but also very fast paced at others. It is encouraged to be cheeky sometimes and I feel valued in my store. when I arrive its always interesting to see what mates you will be working with that day..
RETAIL SALES ASSISTANT in Marsden Park NSW
Good environment, friendly work mates, good manager
Not enough shifts, inconsistent pay/ pay rate.
Abit of favouritism, lack of communications from team leader, delegation
Sales Assistant in Victoria
Not a great place
Depressing and disorganised place. A typical day would be serving customers at the register, answering the phone, unpacking stock, and doing recovery. Management was unapproachable and most had fairly poor social/communicative skills. Workplace culture isn't good and there is no staff discount, pretty low morale between staff at the location I worked at. The hardest part of the job was answering specialised customer questions without knowledge of products (since there is no training), and dealing with emotionally unstable managers. Also never received a uniform in the correct size or got all of the legally required breaks. If you're casual you won't get many shifts so don't rely on this job for a source of income. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with interesting customers who were friendly.
Sales Assistant in Slacks Creek QLD
Not enough pay was an issue for me.
Loved working there, l enjoyed the work loved the customers and most of the staff are very friendly l sold the the the tracking shoes and clothing and got to share alot of shorts with customers and staff.