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People are good but it's pretty understaffed

At most Bunnings stores there's an expectation to be friendly to each other and so new team member are usually welcomed pretty easily and not intimidated by long term staff. The pay for casuals is very good, especially if you're student, and unless you're a bad worker you're pretty much guaranteed hours so don't go on a contract unless you absolutely need it. The in store managers are okay. A big focus is put on mental health and they're usually pretty understanding and supportive when it comes to that. The problem is with the higher ups in the big offices.Literally every Bunnings store is understaffed because each store is not given enough of a budget to put adequate staff on each shift, despite us working through two Covid outbreaks and making record profits for them. Workers are tired, run down, and just as upset that customers can't find anyone to help as much as customers are. Closing shifts were a rushed nightmare and mess would pile up around you as you had to attend to customers first and couldn't complete other duties. Managers usually have to cover the lack of floor staff and become frustrated and stressed when they can't complete their own tasks. The only upside is that everyone struggles together. Lunch rooms are either a therapy session or a place to nap. If you can handle heat, constant loud noises and constantly jumping between customers and your own tasks while understaffed, then you can handle Bunnings.

Pros

Good pay, friendly coworkers

Cons

Understaffed, stressful, extreme temperatures

Ratings by category

3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.0 out of 5 stars for Management
4.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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Pros

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Cons

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Overall rating

Based on 1,045 reviews

Ratings by category

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

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