BIG W
3.8 out of 5 stars.
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BIG W

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I wouldn't recommend it

I've been with the company for 2 and a half years now. Unfortunately almost a year ago, my previous store shut down and since then my job has completely changed. It went from a fun, drama free, healthy working environment to an unreliable, unhealthy, toxic workplace where you are unfortunately treated differently if you don't suck up to the managers. There is no communication, you will be pushed when you're already down. There is no getting ahead.

Pros

Staff discount

Cons

Unreliable hours, management, toxic work environment

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3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
1.0 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
1.0 out of 5 stars for Management
3.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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Based on 872 reviews

Ratings by category

3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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