A great range of benefits is just another reason to start your career with Harvey Norman!
- DISCOUNTS ON RETAIL PRODUCTS - Take advantage of working around retailers of the latest product innovations and style for every room of your home. Employees are given the opportunity to make discounted purchases on a great range of products and services.
- SALARY PACKAGING - Employees have access to the latest technology such as laptops, tablets and smartphones.
After 6 months of employment, employees may be eligible to salary package from their pre-tax salary for the latest technology including a laptop, tablet or smartphone
- NOVATED LEASING - Employees can take advantage of a competitive, convenient and comprehensive Novated Lease program. This allows you to drive the car you want, and save on expenses and tax in the process.
- WORK / LIFE BALANCE - Harvey Norman celebrates and harnesses diversity and promotes job flexibility and a healthy work and family life balance.
Years of experience: 10 Years
Harvey Norman is not like any other multi million dollar public listed company, there is very much an open door policy. I have had great opportunities to talk with people, whom I believe if you were in another company would not have the time for people in store world.
Tell us about your career journey?
I started with Harvey Norman when I was in year 10 during a week of work experience.
My first official job was at the Castle Hill Franchise as an Electrical and Computers cashier Thursday nights, Saturdays and Sundays.
I then went to university in Armidale and became very fortunate to receive assistance from the Harvey Norman HR team in finding a job every time I came back to Sydney for my uni holidays.
These roles were in the following areas: Instant Images, Payroll, HR, Accounts and Computers
I then went on to roles in the Franchisor Office including a full time role as the Assistant Coordinator for Bedding before an opportunity came up to work on reception.
Three years ago I was given the incredible opportunity to go back to the Franchise to see if I would like to become a Franchisee.
As I had worked in the Franchisor Office I worked within all areas of the business to see which one I preferred to be a part of. I started in the Electrical Franchise, North Ryde, Domayne Bedding Franchise, North Ryde, Harvey Norman Bathrooms Franchise Castle Hill and Harvey Norman Furniture Franchise Liverpool.
During my time I had always felt I wanted to live overseas before I got to the point of ‘I should have’ or ‘I wish I had.’ I really wanted to live overseas but at the same time I did not want to leave the company (as you can see what the company and it’s people had already done for me).
A remarkable opportunity arose where I was able to go to live in Ireland and work for Harvey Norman in Swords. I had a spectacular time living, travelling and working there for a year. The people I met will be friends for a very long time.
When I returned to Australia I was given a remarkable opportunity on the 'Proprietor In Training Program' to work for the Harvey Norman Bedding Franchisee and his team at Auburn.
After spending time in various roles , I finally realised my passion is within Bedding for Harvey Norman and cannot wait to see what Harvey Norman has in store for me in the future.
I have met some incredible people along my journey who I will always thank for their time. Each and everyone has taught me something that I will carry into the future.
What support have you had in your career development?
Harvey Norman has given me the opportunity to find my passion. I have been very lucky in being a part of so many different roles. I was never 100% on what career I should take once I left school and Uni. Harvey Norman gave me the chance to search for that career.
I loved learning each one as it has made me see how the Harvey Norman puzzle pieces create the bigger picture. How one job flows onto another person’s job.
I think we participate in training everyday but the 'Proprietor In Training Program' is proving to be extremely beneficial. It’s a fantastic learning experience.
Harvey Norman is Australia's leading retail chain, with more than 195 stores (166 Harvey Norman, 15 Domayne and 14 Joyce Mayne) across the country offering a huge range of home, office and mobile products. Harvey Norman's energetic, positive and entrepreneurial spirit is reflected in its familiar slogan "Go Harvey, Go Harvey, Go Harvey Norman". Customers know Harvey Norman as a retail destination providing excellent customer service, wide product ranges, reliable advice, competitive prices and generous interest-free terms.
An ASX-listed company, Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd (ASX:HVN) grants franchises through related subsidiaries to independent business operators. The Franchisees retail products in the following categories: Electrical; Computers & Communications; Small Appliances; Furniture; Bedding & Manchester; Home Improvements; Lighting; and Carpet & Flooring.
The Harvey Norman success story began as a single electrical appliance store opened by company Chairman Gerry Harvey with retailer Ian Norman at the site of a former auction house in the Sydney suburb of Arncliffe in 1961. One of Australian history's most successful commercial operators, Gerry Harvey is a national business icon whose opinion and comments are frequently sought by mainstream media on a range of business, economic and social issues.
Over the past 12 years, Harvey Norman has expanded its presence with stores in Malaysia, Singapore, Slovenia, Ireland and New Zealand. – less