Harris Farm Markets
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It's alittle old fashioned management approach for a "supermarket".Staff are pushed to go harder for not alot of positive growth.It's fine if you are just a job until you find something better. Not a great place to look for a career
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Not recommended workplace.

I believe every store is managed differently, it depends on how the store manager run the shop. They don't follow exact company rules or the general retail award. In my opinion, it's poor management.
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Great place to work

I was a casual sales assistant and it was great. Good benifets (25% of discount), met lots of people and had fun. The staff were lovely and I worked only 1-2 days a week
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Anxiety inducing work place

This was a horrible place to work. Management frequently spoke rudely to staff, made staff come into work whilst sick, fired staff for no particular reason or if staff complained about behavior of management they were fired. Underpaid and denied time off when requested. Extremely understaffed and staff that were there would have a much higher work load, usually uncompleted at the end of most days as there usually is never enough staff.

Pros

Free lunches

Cons

Understaffed, underpaid, unkind behavior from all management, negative work environment, unwanted pressure, unprofessional
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Really good

Busy retail industry but great team culture. Only reason I left was because it was too far from my home. Generous staff discount, good training.
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Productive and enjoyable workplace with good people and good culture.

Fun workplace where you can take a lot of pride in delivering the best experience to the local people and thus the community.I enjoy the "footy" or sports team vibe the company likes to give off. (Even having hoodies that say "team Darby st" or "team "north manly ".Management are approachable and professional and allow you to input ideas and personal touches with your product and services.

Pros

. Great team vibe . Staff discount . Creative freedom

Cons

.Must willing and available to do 60hr weeks if you wish to further your career into management.
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Fast paced workimg environment but friendly staff

The staff are lovely and friendly, I would say the only real inconvenience is when they change my work schedule on such short notice. Other than that I really love working there, they gave me a great working opportunity and I'm grateful for that.

Pros

Free fruit up $2 for lunch

Cons

Long hours, short notice of work times and always changing work schedules
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Horrible work environment

Harris Farm had long hours and terrible management. Management yelled at you, did not give any background information or help you on your first day. Not welcoming at all and you only get respect if you have been there for a long time or are of a certain age. Disorganised workplace with messy interior and no care for new staff. Nothing was good about this job, I dreaded going to work and did not get any assistance or help with any of my jobs. Was expected to know how to do and find everything and when you make a mistake, you get in trouble with your manager, who doesn't even try and fix it or make you better. Never take complaints or questions seriously and you feel like a burden.

Pros

Free lunch

Cons

Long hours, terrible management
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cold environment, long shift

have to cold environment long time is difficult, long shift - in some works, transport near, multi-culture friendly team, regular shift, busywork environment

Pros

team work

Cons

cold, long hours
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not good family to worke for

i like warehouse job before they make a big bad changenow everything not good and warehouse does not function better everything worse , why make such a stupid mistake to make this change , why make your company worse best part of the company was the transport team and warehouse workers now they made stupid change everything gone bad very big stuff up mess. managers bad this company gone very very bad don’t work here , they don’t care about workers they care to made stupid decisions

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none

Cons

bad management
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When I get this job everything was fine.

But now company has been moved and they changed me in another section I cocheese section. Over there I always feel uncomfortable, stressful and too much headache. Because over there no good management they make a teamleader only twenty year old girl she don't know nothing she just doing study she have not manegment course no knowledge how she need to talk with older and yenger looked.

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Nothing
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Great workplace environment

It is a supportive workplace environment. They were very accommodating to my needs and the staff were all great. The management was very good, my manager was very approachable. Pay was good, hours were good, everything was above board.

Pros

Free fruit and 25% discount
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No management.

No management in the online department. It’s managed by people that don’t care about people. They never responded to emails/inquiries. They had to pay us 3 times every week because they couldn’t make a correct payslip. Hours were missing and they had to fix it every time. Huge lack of intern communication and consideration
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Bad communication. Stay away from them!

When I first started, they didn't even have any induction or tell me any important things like how I will be paid, if I have to sign a timesheet, when is my shift (have to kept asking managers daily if I will be wanted the next day), no show around warehouse (I have to figure where the toilets are by myself), and didn't even inform me about compulsory working conditions like I have to work in a freezer (and the supervisor got upset when I didn't bring my jacket on the first day in order to work in there). Unclear and bad coordination between office and warehouse management and there are a serious flaws in their job description about the role. They generally didn't care who they hire and usually bulk-hire (mostly backpackers, student visas, and very young people) when they are desperate and most of them are friends or living in the same dome. They do this because they could get rid of them easily and tell them we don't have work for you after 2-3 weeks. So if you want to work here, be prepare to get send home after 2-3 hours or tell you that don't come anymore after a few shifts. Yet there are still work available for selective people who is friends with management. Some people who work here for long are quite rude indeed. I've heard people yelling across the freezers, scream at other people, and got upset with new staff for minor mistakes. If someone left a mess before they go home but bad luck you are the next person to work in the area then you will be blamed and accused that it was your mistake. Some supervisors will generally mistrust new staff. When they hire, they will - 
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Nerd to know your fruit &vegs just go

Good place to learn about fruit and vegetables it's a hands on job but I can say it's a interesting place to work meet people from different countries and you can work anyway in the store from pick&pack to behind the counter serving customers , rotating the stock on the shelves they's things to do to keep you busy to. Mibusybusybusy.andyoucould
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Productive workplace

Harris Farm was my first 'proper' job. I really enjoyed it and I learnt a lot. My typical shift experiences included: interacting with customers about products, stacking shelves, rotation of in store stock, mark downs of products, discussing objectives with others in my section/team and getting to know products and their placement.
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Not a bad job but very political

Be careful who you work for. Great as a part time worker but don't look for a job in management. Often understaffed and under supplied in the butchery with a lack of care by the owners shown. However, the produce is good quality and the workers are excellent people.
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Difficult to communicate in a stressful workplace

Very difficult to obtain the job nevermind work there, wasn't too enjoyable due to the complete lack of communication while I was there. Good luck to anyone there
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Diverse and friendly environment

Harris Farm is an extremely diverse workplace in all aspects, staff are very open, friendly and welcoming to new staff. Shifts range in pace, some days are fast-paced and busy however help is always available. As my first job, Harris Farm positively introduced me to a functional and positive working environment and would recommend it to those wanting an active and flexible work experience.
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Tolle Erfahrung

Sehr nette Arbeitskollegen, coole Arbeitsatmosphäre
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Better not to say

Don't work there. First they pay very good, then they would change your section. Next, decreasing your hours until the condition that you would like to leave because of low income
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Based on 74 reviews

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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.9 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture
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