DISTRIBUTOR (Former Employee) – Sydney NSW – 13 November 2018
When working as a distributor for Salmat, you can gain quiet a muscle... I actually enjoyed working there, since the job helps to become stronger and it provides you with the so necessary weekly physical activity! Even though sorting the brochures out and putting them inside of each other can be boring, you can just do it in front of TV.
Distributor (Former Employee) – Queensland – 7 November 2018
No one should accept this job so they have to pay more. 5 hours folding the brochures and 5 hours delivering, so the payment is 4 dollars per hour. If you use your car and the air con you will spend gas ( specially that the gas is expensive now) so the total is you work nearly for free.
Targeted Media Delivery (Former Employee) – Brisbane QLD – 3 November 2018
As a salmat targeted media deliverer, I achieved my goal of returning to regular exercise. It was effective to have accountability twice a week with the flexibility to break the walking into manageable segments at anytime during the day.
As income, it is obsene exploitation averaging around $1- $5 per hour & possibly up to $10/hour. For example, my average weekly payment was up to $40 for 2 x deliveries consisting of collating x2, delivering x2, receiving and dispatch of media products. Not recommended as good source of income.
It is a handy exercise to prepare for a first job or returning to the workforce with valuable skill development including self-paced prioritizing, organisation, accountability, time-management and manual handling.
I am grateful for the opportunity of a fun way to return to regular walking around my neighborhood. I am also grateful that I'm now finished with super low paid exploitation and constant flow of papers around the home.
Self paced within 2 day time frames, Accountability to walk or prepare for employment, Early peeking into approaching specials.
Extremely low $$, space invasion in the home during collating preparation, Area manager that rarely responded and grumpy when he did, Very heavy loads requiring manual handling techniques and delivery equipment-not provided by Salmat.
Not sure (Current Employee) – Sydney NSW – 2 November 2018
My kids were doing the weekend run, and as they did a good job and used the App, they got a small bonus each week since starting last year. Bonuses suddenly stopped and after a couple of weeks queried this with the area manager. Was told that Head Office ordered stoppage of bonuses. Has this happened to others?
Storeperson (Former Employee) – Moorebank NSW – 26 September 2018
Rather than ask you to work back you are expected to. I wouldn't have minded had the hourly rate been better. Hatd manual labour required too. The guys work with you are good guys though so that a bonus. Other than that. Only good if you're trying to break into the warehousing industry.
Do overtime or ypu have no job. Low wage for very hard work conditions.
Delivering papers (Former Employee) – Joondalup WA – 13 September 2018
Flexable working times, your able to take your time doing it as long as it was all handed out by the middle of the week, The weather was a bit of a pain when it was raining or when it was too hot. other then that it was ot too bad. definatly an easy job for just walking around.
Easy work with flexible availability but not much else going
IT Help Desk (Former Employee) – Tooronga VIC – 26 August 2018
I worked in this company for three years. They were very good with allowing flexibility to take certain days off for my university studies. The work was difficult at the start but the training you got was reasonable.
The salary was pretty poor considering we were the backbone of Coles IT and other related jobs would pay a lot more. Management had plenty of issues from the start and this would flow onto to team leaders etc.
If you wern't good mates with someone higher up or with someone on a secondment then getting any form of promotion was pretty much impossible.
The culture at first was a really good one with plenty of motivated staff their. But as problems occured and people realised we wernt going to get better remuneration it went down hill. High staff turnovers meant they tried to recruit sub standard staff in the hope they would stay.
Overall I did enjoy my time at Salmat but would only reccomend working for them part time in conjunction with studies or as a 2nd job.
Good training, learn to use lots of different programs and web tools.
Poor pay, poor management, lack of opportunities for promotions.
Business Development Manager (Former Employee) – Canberra ACT – 13 August 2018
Salmat was a great place to work. Terrific management and very supportive. Biggest challenge for me was working from home and growing the BPO business in the federal government market. Very small sales team who supported each other very well.
This would be a great job to do if your someone with some spare time. I did enjoy the job however it was at times difficult having to distribute so many catalogues, and was starting to interfere with school and other commitments. Overall it was a good job, just didn't have the time to commit to it.
Sales Representative -ORIGIN ENERGY (Former Employee) – Brisbane Australia – 7 August 2018
The best thing about me is that I can mould myself according to the role and the responsibility bestowed upon me. I want to keep learning and the best way to do that is to diversify my knowledge and my working style.
Cataloge delivery (Former Employee) – Perth WA – 19 July 2018
Great work place environment ,good salary, develops team building skills and communication skills. Understanding management ,down side is the amount of catalogs and it can be very heavy to carry during a big load.
Casual Employee (Current Employee) – Wantirna South VIC – 2 July 2018
I help my parents fold these brochures and I find it very time consuming and not really worth the salary. It takes up to 2 hours to fold all 6-9 stacks of brochures. I think I can be doing better things with my time than this. It is an easy way to make money especially for ones who are studying or just want a casual job for some easy money but I don’t think it really is worth it. I thought the delivering part of it was already difficult by itself even though you get a lot of time to do it and now I just found out that I have to fold them as well. Do you know how long it takes to fold them and to deliver them as well. I’m working with my siblings on them so 3 of us work on it and it takes, as I said, 2 hours. Delivering with 2 people takes an hour. Honestly, or the money, I wouldn’t recommend this job at all. It’s just way too time consuming. Maybe if the salary was higher it would actually be worth it.