Platypus Shoes Employee Reviews
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This was a place that i learnt the most in to this day. I learnt how culture can sometimes overtake work place mental health. I didn't enjoy it and found that it was more focused on being the right kind of sales vulture opposed to hard-working ethical people. This took a toll on me but i did learn a lot about inventory management which i am grateful for.
B*tchy immature and incompetent management ruin what would otherwise be a nice job. The environment has so much potential to be a fun workplace, but the way management carries on and treats their staff, I wouldn't bother applying if you have any self-respect.
I got hired as an ASM and they literally never trained me. Decided to ask for some and they complained I didn’t pick it up quickly enough and just palmed me off to another store to train- where the manager there was the rudest bat I’ve ever met; absolutely didn’t train me at all and picked up on the SMALLEST mistakes that weren’t my fault and never gave me praise for having the highest KPIS. B*tchy upper management and area leader and it seemed like they hated all their staff.
Casuals were nice
Kpis, area managers, store managers, workplace structure
Worked at platypus for just over 3 years, I know so surprised I lasted that long.. the reason why I did stay that long was because of the team! I started off as a casual and then became the full-timer. For a casual, your job is not as stressful but being a part of the management team is absolutely ridiculous. - The expectations they have, are shocking. - They do not listen to you and your store's needs. - You constantly get phone calls daily from area manager complaining because your store is not achieving and if you do hit target, you barely get praised. - Have stupidly high UPT expectations - If you are having a slow day and theres not much foot traffic in the shopping centre they do not care and will ask you what you're going to do differently to get people in store.. (most frustrating thing when theres nothing you can do because the centres dead ) Over all such a negative place to work. I left this job to focus on my mental health and happy to say id never to back. Two good things I have to say is the team I worked with I consider really close friends now and the discount is 40%.
I really enjoyed working for Platyus because of the great culture between fashion and customers was amazing. The management was mostly good for the most part but could have been a little better in my opinion. The fact live DJ's played in our Pacific Fair store was amazing !
Good Staff Discounts
Long demanding hours however the atmosphere and likeminded team make up for this, very strict workplace despite what it seems almost makes you feel uneasy about thinking outside the box, easily the lowest paying job I’ve had to date while requiring by far the most hard work and effort, again the atmosphere makes this somewhat tolerable, I haven’t been paid correctly once in all my payslips and have been ignored when questioning this, the company tries their best to save where they can I don’t feel my long hard hours and experience is truly valued, awesome job if you’re a casual worker while doing something else on the side but management and a career path is pretty tough on the mental state, growth in the company seems quick as their turn over of positions is so frequent.
Mediocre discount, fun working environment
Long hours, terrible pay, questionable work ethics
It's a very competitive environment and is highly sales focused, to a fault to be honest. But outside of its sell at all costs mentality its an enjoyable place to work the pay is standard but is boosted by commission putting it above most retail jobs. there is also a 40% discount of the rrp for staff which is a mediocre discount seeing as normal sales are frequently better than the staff discount.
above average pay (when comission is counted), ok staff discount
aggressively sales focused where it can ruin the team atmosphere
Very disappointed to see the disgustingly poor management skills in store. I have found this company to be very dog eat dog, not caring about staff and even stealing sales to boost their own stats. Since the management are tight knit amongst themselves, there is an obvious favouritism, causing a clear divide between managers and casuals. This reduces team cohesion and as a result I do not feel like I belong in the team. Very clear that the managers are out for themselves and don’t care about who gets stepped on along the way
No sense of belonging, no team work
Platypus is a wonderful workplace when all factors are taken in. All staff are amazing as well as the team that work together to encourage and motivate each other. Platypus is a great place to work to build new relationships, be more confident, and gain new skills. Talking to customers has become one of my favourite things to do at work as well as making sure they leave the store with a smile.
team and management is great, motivation, vibe, teamwork
can be stressful at times
My experience at Platypus shoes over all was generally always fun,l great team vibes and culture, always having great music playing to keep your energy levels up. Can be a little, favorable to certain employees in regards to head office management.
fun place to work
Great team communications within store and productive workplace with likeminded staff. Flexible with casual hours. Loved working with the Chadstone and Southland team ! Always received positive feedback from all customers with my customer service skills and communication.
I've gained sales techniques that will stick with me for the rest of my life. State and regional management were regularly onsite, providing us with constructive criticism. This was always a new lesson in itself, and allowed me to try new management techniques that allowed my team members to learn and share their opinions. Loud music created a fun environment, that allowed us to have fun whilst working towards KPI's and targets.
Staff discounts and consistent product knowledge
Management was not the best but the vibe and meeting unique people every shift was definitely a highlight. More shifts would have been better and less pressure to sell a certain amount of shoes during non-busy days.