Harvey Norman Pay & Benefits reviews
Found 54 reviews matching the searchSee all 458 reviews
Indeed Featured review
The most useful review selected by Indeed
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.
Long hours, less time for yourself or family and very stressful.
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
Disount on purchasing products
Long hours lots of labour hard work
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.
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.
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!
See more jobs
Jobs at Harvey Norman
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 :)
Paid to do nothing - Plus the discounts
Paid to do nothing
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
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.
Sale staff nice, discounts on products
Unethical, not to fairwork standards, long hours with no pay
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!
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.
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
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.
45 min break, some nice staff members
Can’t sit even though there’s chairs for cashiers, poor management, doesn’t care for staff, bad salary
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!
The state of euphoria you experience when you leave.
Hard sales. 0 life balance. Angry, rude team/ bad culture.
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.
Too much pressure and competitive