A little fed-up with the low-life that come in late night while I'm the only person on. Have to be on guard the whole time and there's frequent verbal abuse. Like most places, there are ice addicts in the town I work in and they don't need an excuse to cause trouble. Never thought retail would be a dangerous job but we sell alcohol and cigarettes don't we.
Great colleagues and management, most customers ok.
Exposure to abuse and violence. Lack of staff and physical security.
Customers are great and so is the staff, however some managers like to hire their own staff and get rid of the old staff when they come into the shop. Some managers also like to think they are better then you.
Part Time Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Melbourne VIC/ Brisbane QLD – 8 October 2018
BWS is a great place to work during Uni and as a casual job, how ever it doesn't really allow for much growth and its hard to move any where within the company. I have learnt alot from this job but I am ready to move on to bigger and better things.
A typical day at BWS included making sure the palettes out the back were unpacked and the stock put away, fill and face the shelves and cold room, serve customers, cash handling and eftpos, stock rotation, general cleaning, opening and closing, safe and till balancing.
Customer service (Current Employee) – Palm Beach QLD – 19 August 2018
Overall i'm very happy with my current job at BWS. The team is good, good work place and I really enjoy working there. My only 'issue' is that I want more hours during the day time as i'm currently only getting late night shifts.
It’s ok, if you love being alone and working this job if for you
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Victoria – 14 August 2018
Good job if you really enjoy people & alcohol otherwise wouldn’t bother even if it is an easy job to get. Good money aswell for practically standing and scanning alcohol and then restocking empty shelves. But I end up talking to wine bottles from boredom so beware *all depends on store if it’s a busy one though
Good money, Friendly Customers, Easy enough
Worrying about safety as your by yourself most of the time, Horrible customers who think they’re gods gift to the world, Extremely boring by yourself for hours
rewarding, challenging, ability to adapt, customer engagement, fun. a job were you use and utilise your own skills and abilities to achieve sales and better customer experience, be authentic and always learning.
Great place to work. Fun and busy work environment. Great career advancement opportunities for hard workers. Fabulous staff and management . Regularly promotes from within, and mentors talented staff members
Liquor Assistant (Former Employee) – perth, gold coast, dunsborough, margaret river – 10 June 2018
worked for bws for 10 years and made great friends and great contacts, would highly recommend to anyone chasing a secure rewarding career. Just don't film people stealing stuff and post it online if you wanna keep your job lol
Friendly people, both as a customer and when i was an employee.
Service assistant (Former Employee) – Midland WA – 3 May 2018
I have shopped there in the past frequently and have always been satisfied with the service. When i began work there, i found the methods of training to be very productive and informative. A clean and well managed establishment, which i encourage others to take advantage of if they desire to develop a good work ethic.
the management and higher-ups at bws tended to be a bit hit-and-miss what do you got a good one or not especially since the managers get moved around. the work itself it's not that bad but the environment was toxic and left you more stressed out.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Dickson ACT – 6 March 2018
Good at working for Woolies, friendly co-workers, good managers. Learned how to deal with very rude customers. The hardest part of my Job is having to work evenings and not been able to see my family the three nights a week.
Customer Service Assistant (Current Employee) – Parramatta NSW – 25 February 2018
Good place to work. Typical day begins with customer service, filling, faceups and meeting variety of customers in fast paced customer service environment. Learned to provided responsible service of alcohol.
flexibility, meeting people, fun and supportive culture
I really enjoyed working for BWS, was physical. I always worked with great people. I learned a lot working for BWS. I always thought i was looked after by management quite well. The only reason I stopped working there is because I wasn't getting a lot of work.