Harvey Norman
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Very dynamic and fast paced environment. Lots of back stabbing and snaking amongst staff due to wage structure. Commissions were the only way you could make above average. And just making average wage made you a target for being fired. They expect a lot from you in the store. Burn out happens a lot to people who work there.
Pros
Staff incentives/discounts.
Cons
Long hours, less time for yourself or family and very stressful.
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Good for work experience and for young people looking to gain experience.Pay wise for working at Harvey Norman warehouse is at retail rates and not of the warehouse standards
Pros
Disount on purchasing products
Cons
Long hours lots of labour hard work
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What you learned and enjoy day at work, good relationship with customer and suppliers, great manager, and good opportunity to learn and have a carrier.
Pros
Free lunch, Discount
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Seemingly perfect environment but very competative, stressful and clicky. If youre not in sales you will never recieve above 45000 a year even in if you want to work in administration.
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As a casual worker, it was made obvious that my job was not really a priority. I enjoyed the work that I did there, but being placed alongside full-time employees that saw me as their own revenue raiser (pawning off bad sales), and management who couldn't care less about that it was hard to make a commission.
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Min wage. But don't ask for reference when you leave. They will stab you in the back even if they promote you before you leave. Long hours for min pay. No safety in warehouses. Would not want to work there.
Pros
Staff discounts
Cons
Two faced
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the pay is very low struggle to live on especially for warehouse worker and what they expect of you I worked 3 different stores pretty much the same treatment at all stores hard work for very low dollars and not much work life balance.
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it's a physically demanding job, lots of moving boxes and pressure. customer service is at the forefront and reliability. need to be available over public holidays.
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Good commission structure, difficulty to move up management wise. Alot of head office involvement in each store in what to be sold and what not to be sold.
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Good place to work if you dont have kids. As a mum, I was forced to work every single saturday & sunday every single week in addition to the 3 weekdays i worked for 3 years straight, so not a great work/life balance! Also i was expected to go to training after hours for work at least once a month, sometimes it was paid, sometimes not!
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The pay was really minimum wage, for working in the administration part of the company. $20 an hour for full time accounts role is not enough. We now know where they make their profits from.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Pay rate. Non professional
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Management has gone through some changes since I've started, which was mostly good. There is inhouse drama as there is in any workplace but regardless its there. Most of my coworkers are lovely to work with, other stores can be very full-on though and sale hungry. I've received consistent hours and genuine encouragement but it doesn't seem like this job will really go anywhere. On weekends theres a coffee machine representative so free coffees on weekends :)
Pros
Paid to do nothing - Plus the discounts
Cons
Paid to do nothing
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A good space to learn about products in an encouraging environment. Benefits such as insentives which encourages you to sell more and therefore receive more money
Pros
Insentives
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You can’t have ethics in this department, you must point the customer to the product that give you the most commission. If a staff allowed a customer to return a product, that stuff would have to pay the loss. FT - 38 hours any more and you will not be paid extra... that is no time in lieu, no over time, no penalty rates etc. because you earn high commission it’s expected you’ll make more than penalty rates... (lies). However you are working 48hours a week... therefore one day unpaid.. for a new person this is an absolute joke as you got minimum wage, worked the most hours and got little commission due to knowledge. No training, expect for an imbecile of a man on a video trying to ‘teach you how to sell’. Thrown into the deep and expected to ‘butterfly’ within the hour. If resignation notice is handed in within the 6 months of probation, the manager will have a meeting to say you failed probation therefore not having to tell HR why you left... It is not busy until holidays periods otherwise dead af.
Pros
Sale staff nice, discounts on products
Cons
Unethical, not to fairwork standards, long hours with no pay
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Condescending and arrogant Franchise. Who expected the world from his employees with little to no appreciation or reward for your efforts. Need a day off ? Don't even think about it. Call in sick? Good luck Want to work overtime without being asked? You got it Weekend Rates? Mate your dreaming Decent Commission? If their is a sale and its below a certain profit percentage you literally have commission deducted from you. To recap, if you love being spoken down to, have no life outside of work, enjoy working hard to rarely make upwards of $5 in commission on a single purchase, than this is the job for you!
Pros
You can earn upwards of 55k and thats about it which isnt bad for a retail job, its a simple minded job, get to talk to people.
Cons
Management are rude and simple minded, weekend work, no time off throughout chrissy period, work public holidays, in comparison to other ''Sales" jobs the pay is terrible
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it is a job secure place with the chance of moving up in position does have its benefits of staff price and management are good with family engagements
Pros
staff discounts
Cons
too many too list
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Did a cashier role where they didn’t even know exactly what date you started and therefore didn’t get my extra days of pay. They were so confused that it confused me so I just left it at that. Later realised no I still did work extra days that wasn’t counted in my first pay as it should have as the following week it’s still extra days but only got paid for 5 days. Both franchises seemed like they needed guidance on their jobs. The one I was under didn’t even give me my pay slip till the next week then said it was because he couldn’t find it. Customers come in and most the time there’s no one to help in the sales department then get annoyed as cashiers can’t help sell them anything. Inconsistent, unorganised place. Made me slack off a bit on my job.
Pros
45 min break, some nice staff members
Cons
Can’t sit even though there’s chairs for cashiers, poor management, doesn’t care for staff, bad salary
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good organisation to work for, nice culture, good salary. good management, competitive organisation and lots of potential to grow. works a s team and takes everyone's opinion into consideration
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Worked at the Cambridge Park location for a short period. The bickering between staff over sales & targets created a moody/negative culture within the store. The term "boys club" springs to mind, most of the existing staff have been in the role for 5+ years and stick together. An unprofessional mindset from the leaders and franchisee e.g passive aggressive attitude towards employees to meet numbers, team meetings before and after work with no benefits in which most meetings were very negative, putting down staff, peer pressure to do tasks. Absolutely 0 life balance, working 6 full days per week without benefits. Constant shift changes without adequate notice. If given the choice to either work for Harvey Norman or take out a campfire with my own face the choice is simple! GET THE FIRE WOOD!
Pros
The state of euphoria you experience when you leave.
Cons
Hard sales. 0 life balance. Angry, rude team/ bad culture.
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Fast paced, targets, but no advancement. Weekend work. Long hours all year. working on public holidays. Overall. Great environment. good if you are a university student and studying full-time to manage time.
Pros
Easy workplace
Cons
Too much pressure and competitive
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salary/compensation is commission based so sales ability is a must. Staff was fun to work with but management does expect sales and profits so there is a lot of pressure
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