Store Supervisor and Office Admin (Former Employee) – Harris Farm Markets (Cammeray) – 31 March 2019
I had a great experience worked in Harris Farm Market. In the team, I had offer need to work collaborate and/or work with other team members to finish a given task. Here I developed my communication skills and listening skills. As a team player, we shared our responsibilities and taking everyone's ideas on board. That I learned to help each other, support any fellow team member, take instruction well from team leader and archive a shared goal.
Senior Team Member (Current Employee) – Sydney Eastern Suburbs NSW – 21 March 2019
HFM provides good pay compared to different companies and businesses/retail outlets. However, poor management recruiting lets the company down. Otherwise, its a good place to work to meet friends, and gain skills on a spectrum of tasks.
Tiring, but a great experience especially for juniors
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Potts Point NSW – 22 December 2018
Harris Farms is a great place to start working. For me personally, working as a cashier was a weird but enjoyable experience. Customers can be a pain to deal with, but a fair few were nice and engaging to talk to. You are also expected to tend to the flowers/plants at times, face up shelves, work in produce/fridge/groceries or clean-up. The workload is certainly manageable.
The whole workplace ethics and management is a bit of a mix. The ethics sometimes aren't followed well, especially by certain supervisors who abuse their role. For instance, I was threatened to work more shifts (despite telling the manager and another supervisor) that I was busy beforehand. Furthermore, rostering is a bit of an issue. Regularly, there was a budget cut meaning that workers were rostered less. On certain weeks I received no shifts. However, the workplace strictly follows the policy of breaktimes, which is definitely great.
The workplace community is certainly very welcoming. The staff were extremely patient to support me especially during training and some were willing to give up their breaks and work extra to help me either learn the tropes or finish a task. Only a fair few were troublesome, but in this case, there were more friendly people.
There are also lots of workplace benefits. For instance, there is a worker discount for groceries. Furthermore, since the community is close there are also lots of events that can happen outside of the workplace.
Overall, Harris Farm Markets can definitely improve in many ways, but the overall experience of working there was enjoyable andmore... I certainly would recommend anyone to work there. It was a great first job experience!less
Worker discount, meeting new people, plethora of skills to attain, mostly friendly supervisors and peers
Lack of shifts, lack of ethics, security is a concern
i love working here but shifts are not enough for me
cleaner and closer (Current Employee) – Randwick NSW – 1 October 2018
in this place i work as a closer and general cleaner. usually my shifts starts from 8:00 PM and i am paid hourly. there is peace and suitable environment while working. i had learned to operate vaccum and mopping machine.
I worked at Harris Farm Market, Mosman as a customer service. I worked there for more than a year and collected great experience and attitude.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Mosman NSW – 15 August 2018
I got experience to work as a customer service as i worked in a Harris Farm Market as a customer service. I worked there more than a year and collected lots of experience and i knew how to deal with customer. What to do in a busy time. How to work in a group. I can also do refreshing the foods and products. I left there because mosman is far from my house.
First manager was great. Friendly, fun but serious working environment. Good hours.
However after 3 solid years of hard full time work a new manager replaced the old manager where a lot of difficult changes happened. I was completely open to change and can adapt to any situation but there was a lack of respect for all current staff and they prioritised new staff with little experience showing little compassion for the previous hard working staff. Little hours were given and we we're treated like it was our first day on the job. The new manager even admitted to having no idea what he was doing and weeks after I left to find a new job I heard he stood down from managing as he received to many complaints from employees and customers.
Harris Farm was an amazing place to start work as a young adult but that opinion is coming from when I first started working there. I would recommend it as a first Job when your young.
i learn how to cut cheese and wrap it and how to price it, i worked with 20 cultures different, and i learn and know different type of cheese, the job it was easy but i didn't completed because it was so cold in the fridge, the temperature was 4*
Good place to work at although the management was terrible
Cashier (Former Employee) – Sydney NSW – 26 March 2018
I learnt how to revise codes, using that to work very fast which was a good thing. The people were lovely but the management overall was terrible, they were so slow and extremely unorganised. The workplace culture was great, had a wide range of diversity.
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Sydney NSW – 18 March 2018
The workplace at Harris Farm Markets in Bondi Junction is disorganised (no roster) and there are no guaranteed hours for employees. The staff are not accommodating towards newer younger staff and many have been accused of stealing.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Orange NSW – 4 January 2018
A great place to work however, they need more supervisors aa if one couldn't work the other one was expected to even if they were unavailable to, because I'm only 18 and I was a supervisor they kinda expected me to miss out on my social life and work over 34 hours a week with only one day off a week. I found it hard when I was unavailable and so was the other supervisor I had to miss out and work.
Harris Farm Glendale was a great place to work while i was at school. Unfortunately i resigned due to completion of my School Certificate and decided i wanted to concentrate on my schooling rather than working.
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Orange NSW – 26 March 2017
Harris farm markets is a lovey place to work at time i have learnt a lot from there that i will take with me through the rest of my career. a typical day at Harris farm is a fast paced working day. This has given me the time management skills to be able to finish all of my other job as well as being the best i can be in my serving and customer service. The best part about working at Harris farm would be learning something new nearly every day.
Boring work with no bosses support and no benefits
Warehouse Assistant (Current Employee) – Sydney NSW – 22 January 2017
- Boring work everyday with no motivation from bosses. - There isn't job rotation and any boss interests on teach something new. - Disgusting kitchen. - Low management about workers. - No support from bosses is the hardest part of the job.
Harris Farm is a fair and comfortable place to work.
Casual Cashier, Front end supervisor (Current Employee) – Orange NSW – 12 December 2016
In my almost 3 years at Harris Farm Markets, I have learnt how to lead and manage a small group of people and ensure that all work is equal. My co-workers are wonderful, understanding people that all enjoy working at Harris Farm. Harris Farm has a friendly environment and is full of energetic people. Although the hardest part of any retail job may be customer service, it happens to be my favorite part. The management at Harris Farm treats its employees equally and friendly whist maintaining a strong authority. My overall experience at Harris Farm Markets has taught me so much and has prepared me for future endeavors.
Generous mandatory breaks, Free lunches around Christmas time, Easter, etc