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Team on the floor are great but we are very short staffed all the time. Management is all about the budget and money but won’t really support the people working on the floor. The actual job is fun though
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Okay if you dont mind being a zombie

Mediocre work life, but great if you're young and need experience and training. Work life gets monotonous real quick and management is real politically inclined
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Good environment but understaffed and heavy workloads

Understaffed most of time because pay doesn’t match amount of work and customers are very abusive. However, culture is good and they have benefits. Good.
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Terrible place to work

Management are all self obsessed. No one cares about floor workers. Terrible culture terrible management and terrible environment. Don't get paid when you are sick even if you have sick leave hours.




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Soul sucking work environment but at least you get a discount

Went from a small format store to a warehouse store and absolutely dreaded the team I worked with.Clique attitudes and horrible management. Constantly had shifts cut if I couldn't accept a shift offered to me while studying full time.No training offered on products.


Discount on certain products


Shift management, no product training, coworkers
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  • Fair pay for job
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
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  • Support from manager
  • Sense of belonging
  • Supportive environment

Great camaraderie,

Managers had little experience in the nature of the business ie, no technical expertise. The good ones recognised the experience you brought and utilised it for the benefit of both employee and organisation. Good managers engaged in succession planning - they were rare. The rest were threatened by your experience and treated staff accordingly. Reduction of salaries budget has resulted in a huge loss of reputation for Bunnings. At Artarmon that meant that only a minority of staff had real technical knowledge.


Great camaraderie among floor staff


Poorly trained managers, erratic whs practices
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Fun, good team and good pay

Fun, good team and good pay. It is a great place to work and doesn't require any previous skills. You learn as you go along. Company culture is very nice and secure job outlook - they always need team members to work.
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Management...what management?

If I could give working here 0 stars I would. I spent nearly 10 years here and you would expect that I would receive some loyalty or at least if I asked for a contract every year, I would actually get one. Nope. Instead they hired new people, were unable to give them hours, so cut them loose. I even got yelled at by the manager and assistant manager for asking for a contract.
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Good store to work in... can't get the hours

A typical day at work is coming in and either starting to help customers with locating items or cleaning up my area before usually putting away stock. I've learned customer service skills throughout my working time and use them to communicate with team members and customers alike. Management of my area in the store is very good and the manager himself and teammembers are very likeable people. The hardest part of the job is not knowing when my next shift is going to be because of the lack of sales in the store. It is not usually likely, other than a good month, that I am guaranteed enough shifts because the store is constantly under sales targets. The most enjoyable part of my job is being able to help people out with their DIY projects and making sure everyone is accounted for.
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Fun and always learning something new everyday

Every day is different with Team Assist. You might think you know everything until someone asks you a question you've never been asked before. It keeps you on your toes. The down fall is that you are made to do several other departments/teams work ON TOP of your own work in team assist.
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Productive, challenging, regular problem solving, fun

I have learnt a lot from working at Bunnings. It teaches you how to handle all different types of customers. The most enjoyable part of working at Bunnings is the people you work with. There are people of all ages and you are bound to get along with everyone.
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Terrible experience

I have never been spoken to and treated so badly in my whole working career. But must state that it only became like this in change of management. Prior to management change I would have rated four n fives but now it has given a sour taste in my mouth. Been told not to talk to other team members ,spoken down to, being watch continually , degraded.
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This is a great team environment to work in, you learn lots about all the different tools and equiptment within the stores. I liked getting to know so much about all the different areas in the store
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Fun in workplace

The workplace culture was that of friendly banter, including after work activities, we all worked well as team players and I found working there to be a very enjoyable place to work. They were also flexible whilst I was undergoing my undergraduate studies and gave me work on weekends, university holidays etc.
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Great team oriented place to work

Everyone who works there treats you like a customer. Fast pace work with always something to do. Day goes very fast. Fun and diverse. Meet lots of interesting people.


Busy busy busy and learning lots every day


The pay and bank of hours. No room to earn more than the flat rate.
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Easy work good for learning new skills and friendly environment

Its pretty Easy work if you can talk to customers and is a good place for learning new skills and friendly environment. Everybody is nice and there's no apparent "outcasting" on the new guy.


Easy work


Short breaks in comparison to work hours
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no good to work for

No good to work for terrible management terrbile people to work with always winged about wat u were doing always worried about what you were doing never their own stuff couldn't handle it had to leave
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best place to work. great environment, obtain a good relationship with the managers, the complex manager and everyone else. great friendships are built there no matter what.
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Great company

Great company, solid foundation, good teamwork, impressive salary. Sometimes shifts can be really long and tedious, customers are often rude and demanding can be daunting if you are unsure of products. Lunch breaks are long which is good uniforms I injured my back and management were quite dismissive about it due to reputation and safety stats for our store. Overall, the competitive nature of the induction process makes the team members all very similar in values and allows the company to have consistency with its members. I really enjoyed working with Bunnings, not all management teams are perfect. I look back with all positive memories.


Great pay, long lunch, comfy uniform


Long hours, dismissal for injuries
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Productive and fun job

Love working at Bunnings, gave me the opportunity to gain heaps of experience and knowledge in retail. I learned how to deal with all types of customers and how to do stock management. The culture is perfect of the store.
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Bunnings Harrisdale

It was a startup store when i started, good working environment and support when needed, work was hard but rewarding. management was a bit all over the place, but hopefully they've sorted themselves out.
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3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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