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Good pay but stressful environment

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When I started working there it was great, but one by one the people who made work enjoyable started leaving, and I couldn't blame them. The store in general is messy and unorganised when it comes to stock and displays, which leads to impatient customers and annoyed managers. Some of my colleagues would swipe sales under my nose, but then never do any cleaning or merchandising and leave that to the casual workers, further weakening their chance of making their weekly targets. Shifts would be taken away or added at the last minute, where I would either not have a shift for weeks or would work almost every day for a month. The store is in an odd location meaning you will not be getting many customers, and therefore will not likely make your target. Managers would try to be nice and reasonable, but they can only do so much, and come off as quite two-faced.

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Good pay, especially with casual rate and commission

Cons

Very unorganised, and some nasty colleagues
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not good experience

The not friendly work environment lots of internal politics, very unhuldy culture There are few good peoples as well HR team is good but some departmental mangers are not good
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The Best Workplace I have ever worked at The Good Guys

I have been involved in selling all of my life and moved to retail sales about 9 years ago when I took up my position as a whitegoods/cooking Salesperson at The Good Guys, Maitland NSW The Management Team are hard but fair and are flexible for example they will roster you off to give you time to go to say a wedding. The Management Team both in our Store and at Head Office encourages personal growth and are very supportive. If you put up your hand for help it is there. The Store is like a family to me very helpful and friendly. From my experience, The Good Guys is a great place to work. There are no factions or backstabbers.

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Very supportive working environment, praise offered for a job well done.

Cons

You have to meet sales targets continually but that is sales in a nut
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Productive and fun working space

A fast paced environment Learnt skills in admin and sales hardest part is learning the tasks and duties as they could be quite overwhelming most enjoyable part is working in team through positive and supportive environment
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Friendly satff

The Good Guys culture was to respect all others in the company. Friendly atmosphere was great. Work life balance was great. Support all stake holders internally and externally.

Pros

Meeting singers promoting their CD also Fresh fruit boxes

Cons

No open communication Support from mamangement
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Shark eat shark

Its become a very competitive shark eat shark company. No longer feels like a family or team. And the stress levels just arent worth it for the pay.
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Working in a warehouse

This was my first workplace and it was a good place for a first job, it included responsibilities such as stacking shelves, sorting though inventory and occasionally dealing with customers questions
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great but no real room to grow

It is a great business but they really push the selling of warranties. The more experienced staff will take the big sales and the fresh employees will get the crumbs.
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I'm not sure if the pay rate is even legal

They pay you as a retail work,(base $19 an hour) when your actually a storeman ( warehouse worker). A store should receive at least $26 an hour as per the award, so you tell me if it's a good place to be working at
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Fun and rewarding place to work

Working at the good guys is a fun and rewarding experience that has taught me a lot in the way of sales and have a very positive reward structure making you want to work harder to be rewarded.
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Fun and challenging workplace

Working at the good guys is a fun and rewarding experience that has taught me a lot in the way of sales and have a very positive reward structure making you want to work harder to be rewarded.
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All the Good Guys have A different work culture

Best part of the job meeting and greeting customers. Making amazing friends Having 2 days off Commission based Worst part of the job unrealistic KPI and targets
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I am looking forward to having a permant job

I am looking for a more reliable and permanent position, I enjoy the physical work and the comradary of the staff. I am an offside to the driver delivering and installing furniture and white goods
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Some of the workers were good, some weren't

Management needs to address the situation that all employees are paid the same yet some get away with doing a whole lot less than others. Share the workload.

Pros

Staff discount

Cons

Management indecisivness
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Fun working with employees

The other employees at TGG are all extremely nice people, and very easy to get along with. This makes completing tasks much easier and more enjoyable.

Pros

Commission

Cons

Sales targets very high
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Exit

Being a fast paced, fast changing industry, it is important to have the support of all. From National Managers through to all team members at store level. Systems and procedures in place to allow for this to occur.
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Excellent place to work with plenty of room to advance

The team was treated with respect and we were like family. The owner worked in beside us . I enjoyed working with the manager because he would show me how to improve my salary and advance to where I wanted to be.

Pros

My family would come first

Cons

Long hours
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Administration

It was okay i can't really comment as I was only a causal over Christmas period Its difficult to say i wanted to stay longer however a lot of staff were let go of after the Christmas busy period
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happy, hardworking and fun bunch to work with

lots of manual loading and unloading with sack truck, installation of white good and recycling old goods and verifying information, details and collecting signatures
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An experience

Worked there for 6 months whilst on a Woking Holiday visa, manager was a nice guy external to work but wasn't a pleasant manager (mostly due to cultural work place differences).
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Good Guys

training offered to become management Salary is what you want to earn, depending on sales lively environment Job advancement available Good commission
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