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Could be better but they are tight
Daily work involves serving customers with technical needs sometimes using your own personal experiences to assist as well as maintain store and stock levels. Personally, have started at Jaycar as a sales assistant and made my way up to store manager so i have seen the full scope at store level. Jaycar has the potential to be a great company but due to management being, tight everyone suffers.

The culture is sometimes toxic but depends on your staff and managers. The hardest part of the job is living up to managements expectations as sometimes what they require from you is unrealistic, I am not also saying this because I was not good at what I have done but they really were ridiculous in there KPI's on occasions.


Most enjoyable was the new and emerging products which you got to experiment with and learn about.
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Turn of the century management
Management at Jaycar is one that operates from a time warp.

ALL decisions about anything are made from the Sydney head office.


Autonomy of management is a foreign entity.


Initiative is frowned upon and is seen as a time wasting exercise


Lip service to; Customer service, OH&S, staff amenity, comes freely.


The only focus and concern is meeting the daily target, even if the customer count is down.
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5.0
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Enjoyed working there.
It's good to work at and you get a staff discount once you have been working there for a minimum of 6 months. It gets very busy on weekends and during Christmas time as well as Black Friday.
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They work you hard and harshly
Hello,
I worked there as a Store manager for about 10 years at two different stores. Great business, but at that time a very hectic under staffed environment with a lot of pressure for sales and high sales targets.
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Productive and fun workplace
i had the opportunity to develop my skills and knowledge in the workplace and work closely with team members and customers. I also was able to manage my time well.
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Not the worst, but not the best
Upper (area+) management is delusional and numbers focused only, they give the impression that if you dont meet the sales targets your job is on the line.
Direct managers are usually very good and co-workers are nice so as long as your own manager isnt getting upper pressure its great.

For the skills, knowledge and sales experience we're expected to have you don't get paid like it.
Pros
Staff discounts on commonly used electronics
Cons
Management
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Nice if you are into gadgets and electronics but management involvement is a negative factor
I enjoy the other floor staffs company and helping customers with their need can be satisfying.

But the pay is very low and you are expected to work hard for it.


I would say it is a good stepping stone if you want to learn electronics and start a retail career. However, upper management expectation are too high considering the pay they give.
Pros
Freindly staff on the shop floor
Cons
poor pay and management are like headless chooks, training is virtually non existant
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When one door closes, another opens
The unfortunate closure of RTM in Campbellfield destroyed my employment situation, but Jaycar were able to put my current skills to use and give me a second chance.
Pros
guarenteed lunch time, vast array of products to learn, solid customer based interaction, sense of strong community in house
Cons
competitive store to store culture, figure based management ideology
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Productive and fun workplace
Learned a vast array of Knowledge for Payroll processing from start to finish for New Zealand. Provided opportunity to advance knowledge in Australian Payroll fundamentals. Workplace culture is friendly. Depending upon the department your working within you will find that Sales fcfcxxx
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Great place to work
while working at Jaycar the typical day started with cleaning the floor than stocking the shelves. what I learned at Jaycar was an attention to detail as some customers would leave items in the store just lying around. my co-workers were the most enjoyable part of the job.
Pros
decent hours
Cons
N/a
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Great colleagues poor management
Enjoyed every day working with the team, until management would get involved. Many managers are incapable of delegating tasks properly and the whole day devolves into a a mess.
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Jaycar is still living in the 80's
Store level staff are ok to work with but nothing ever changes as far as culture or procedures that are meant to make the workplace smarter. Training is left up to store managers who have no time to train you properly because of their ongoing expectations from Managers. If you want to earn minimum wage with maximum expectation then this is the place for you.
Pros
Good staff discounts on most items
Cons
Terrible pay
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Productive and fun, constantly changing environment
New gadgets constantly moving though. They forget we are a hobby electronics store and don't always hire the best staff.
Training is alright, with improvements coming.

Decent discounts across most products in store, however, branded items are not.

Typical retail store, with daily checks to be done, KPI's to be met.

The hardest part of the job would be dealing with customers who have no idea what they need and expect us to be mind readers.

Customers thinking we are technicians and then losing it when we tell them we cannot help.
Pros
Some cool gadgets to use, decent staff discount on most items, relaxed, work can be interesting, seeing projects develop
Cons
not many hours, open 7 days a week, No discount on branded items, abusive customers, backwards policies
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4.0
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Place where one in respected
Polite people were around. No harsh word heard and nobody ever showed any disrespect. The environment was quite friendly and i learnt a lot from my colleagues. The regional manager used to come and he participated in all chores ats he was one of empolyee like us. People used to come were from the electronics domain so they were also the source of learning for us. Manager and especially my assistant manager was a nicest person.
Pros
eg
Cons
less salary
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3.0
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Good while it lasted
I was hired by Jaycar as extra help over the busy Christmas period and was only ever given a handful of shifts over the course of several months with no real communication as to when and where I would work next. The work itself was rather light and my coworkers were easy to work with but management's lack of shifts meant that I had little money to show for my efforts and I was not given a reference when I was laid off.
Pros
Work was easy and enjoyable.
Cons
Nothing to show for your efforts
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4.0
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Challenging retail for problem solvers
Open shop, plan work day for employees, merchandising, receiving of stock, head the sales, assist in sales, problem solve with customers for their issues, communicate with customers and head office.
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Normal Job, Difficult Customers
Really? You Reviewed this and apparently its not up to standards? I cant even continue with this because you're being painful and forcing me to write something here
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A great place to work if you don't mind being berated
I've never met a single staff member at that company that didn't make me smile. They're mostly all pretty competent at electronics there, mostly all good salespersons. The store managers are, for every one I've met, amazing and giving people. Happy to drop what they're doing with a smile and put your concerns first.

The management above store level is, almost without fail, abhorrent. Pretty much all of them are sycophantic sadists.
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Interesting workplace. Despite the name, we dont sell car parts we sell electronics
If you are interested in learning about electronics or have a project you wish to complete, Jaycar can help to acheive that as we sell loads of specific parts. a typical day at work will involve opening up the store, marking off stock and putting them away, answering phone calls and physically assisting customers with their queries and general assistance such as cutting wire, and helping with school or uni related projects. I have learned quite a fair bit working in this industry, I had no prior knowledge of soldering, or resistors, or capacitors, or solar panels etc. The hardest part of the job would be remembering all the technicalities, there are still things i need to learn and every time i come to work, i learn something new. The most enjoyable part of the day is when the shop is closing and we have reached target for that day it feels like we have achieved goal. and I get to go home and relax.
Pros
Christmas work party cruise
Cons
Early morning starts
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Not a great culture of work
Highly overworked and not properly compensated, expected to perform long hours and often without correct breaks.
Learnt many technical things while working there, however nothing a quick internet search wouldn't have told me.

Management are a "Boys Club" often sexist.

Co-workers were a variety of highly skilled and complete morons, neither particularly socially adept. A few workers were great but often leave quickly.

Hardest part of the job was dealing with overly technical questions as though we were expected have a degree in electronics and be working as electrical technicians or engineers.

Most enjoyable part was having a sense of accomplishment when you were able to help a client with their project and they brought photos or videos of what they had constructed.
Pros
Heavy staff discount
Cons
Overworked
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4.0
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A thoroughly enjoyable place to work
Joined Jaycar after high school without much customer service experience but my team were very helpful and have since managed to get me up to speed. There's always something to do in a Jaycar store, whilst the job is generally relaxing, the tasks are non stop. The staff are truly excellent, we even meet up outside of work.

On the other hand, there's always tough customers who will throw you off with a weird question and the pay isn't great for all the assumed knowledge, technical advice and occasional observations of customers various projects. Most of the staff have an engineering degree and it comes in handy on a daily basis.
Pros
Excellent work environment, great staff, interesting things to learn all the time
Cons
huge amount of assumed knowledge required, pay isn't that great, occassionaly customer with a random question
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