Woolworths Supermarket
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Can get quite busy but we’re always short staff yet no support around you. Boring sometimes but stressful in management sides. People don’t seem to care in assisting each other.

Pros

Free food

Cons

Management
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Great place to work

Great team and leaders very easy to complete tasks able to pick up and learn all the time The team is very helpful and always willing to give a hand and help with teaching new skills to complete the job successfully

Pros

Great benefits occasional breakfast options for early starts supplied in lunch room

Cons

Often not enough shifts available or much hours
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Good place to work

It's good place to work. I can work with different people from various culture. Fair and good communication from woolworth manager. I can balance my work and family.

Pros

It's good place to work with different people from different culture

Cons

None at the moment
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Supportive workplace

A great team environment to work in, lots of training and support from management. Friendly co-workers and friendly regular customers. Could get busy and fast-paced but there were always enough team members rostered to share the work

Pros

Great early career or first job

Cons

Not enough shifts
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Great Beginner Job

Woolworths is an excellent job for someone with a little spare time and no experience. The wages are low for students ( $11.34/hr for 16 year olds and under. ) but penalty rates make up for it. Usually shifts will be created in a way where the company can avoid giving you a break. (eg. 3 hours and 45 minute shifts with no break instead of 4 hour shifts with a 15 minute break.)Overall I enjoy it, it can be really busy on weekends but weekday afternoons are really slow and relaxing so you won’t be on a checkout the entire time.

Pros

5% Discount with a 10% discount on one purchase a month. Great penalty rates.

Cons

Low base wages, sometimes management isn’t great, the job can be quite boring (standing at the same checkout for almost 4 hours straight.)
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Changed

Woolworths has changed. They no longer Care fo their staff. Your a number to them. There’s no support when we are short staffed and we are always short staffed.

Pros

Staff discount

Cons

No support when short staffed
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Not bad for first job, just unlucky

It was a great first job, made lots of friends, and developed a lot of social skills with customers. Working at Woolworths helped my customer service skills and taught me about work culture and such. One thing that made it a hard place, was the management. When I say they were shocking, they were.

Pros

Good selection of food for break, discount and good team members

Cons

Long hours, very little pay, treated worse if younger than others
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Management sucks

Woolworths is a place to work if you’d love getting tricked into part time pay and no hours. Management are bullies and pick favourites, customers abuse you and the pay is the worst ever. Just don’t work there

Pros

None

Cons

Bullying
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Good hours, but no variety

Had good hours even for a casual which I was grateful for. However, I was always made to do the same thing every shift, rarely worked in other areas of front end, always on large registers. Rosters were done 2 weeks in advance but they'd change or add shifts without asking which was hard for work/life balance.

Pros

Hours, friendly team members, always busy

Cons

Management sometimes spoke down to you, and didn't like when you stood up for yourself and your rights
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Nice place

I am almost 3 years work at Woolworths. As immigrant with English my second language, it’s challenging for me to adapt every new thing at the store. Early first month, I didn’t have enough hour, so I asked my manager for more work hour. Then she put more hours and then now I am part time permanent. I am so grateful have a great team at deli. They’re all accepting my as they’re team and family. Not always smooth but we are good team.Thank you Woolworths for opportunity for me as your team work.

Pros

Every Christmas, Easter and Mother’s Day always get chocolate 🍫… so appreciate about these.
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Friendly coworkers but management is a hit or miss

Setting up deli but the more you work, the more they want out of you for same pay, to the point of doing 2ic work as a team member.Ended up doing some temporary manager duties because we had none no fresh con manager for a few weeks.Coworkers are nice and friendly but can be lazy/do whatever they want because there is no punishment or followup besides a talking to. Managers lack info on what happens in each department
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Not the best

The job it's self is easy enough however your constantly called in last min for shifts or you could be called in for a shift the 20 mins later they cancelled it on you.

Pros

Alright discount

Cons

No work life balance
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Fun workplace for a first job or while studying

ProsFast paced at times depending on which department your in very safe workplace where they correct you immediately if your not doing your job safely with correct equipment or chemicals for cleaning etc.Cons Management or supervisors not being helpful or rude towards staff members
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Good management

Already a year with company and I feel that I belong here very positive productive environmentOur management very helpful and cares about all team members.
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Entirely dependent on who your Managers are.

My entire experience at this company has overall been a good one, with a steady amount of shifts for the most part.Of course, this is dependent on how competent/fair your managers are. I've had managers that were too easygoing and the lack of leadership created numerous leadership related issues. I had a manager who couldn't be bothered doing their tasks and delegated them to me, only to complain that I didn't get them done, despite the deadlines passing before delegation. A typical day at work is often irritating as you need to constantly bring up cleaning as you go, because most people will just leave waste/trolleys lying around, even in a fresh food department. They have one specific role called "safety Team leader" which they don't cost in, (unlike literally every other job or role) yet you'll be expected to just make time for.

Pros

- Depending on how proactive your store manager is, birthdays, special holidays and other events are remembered and celebrated by the team, - Despite the Government deciding to scrap retail and hospitality penalty rates, you still get paid penalty rates, - Considered essential work

Cons

- Casually being threatened with dismissal, because as a salary worker you signed out a little too late or worked a little more, all the usual cons that come with working in retail
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Heartbroken waisted to many years.

Toxic customers, toxic management, toxic environment, not a good place to work at all they don’t wanna see you progress. The more toxic the manager the better.

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Mental health destroyed, anxiety issues, toxic work environment.
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Good starting job

Decent work cultureCoworkers were very helpfulMinimum wage payWork wasn’t too difficult Worst thing was bad customersGood training programAble to move up to higher positions
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The staff are nice but management can be better

As said the staff are nice but management and wage cuts seriously need to be looked at. And they don’t follow deep cleaning Covid protocols it is expected of staff to clean
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Alright place to work at but management needs work

Working at Woolworths Supermarkets was an okay experience however my boss/manager couldn’t take into account that I was in my final year of high school and required time off to study for important exams which lead to me quitting.
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honestly good

woolworths allows you to have balance between social life and work life. it gets super busy during weekends and crazy busy on public holidays. public holidays are the worst
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Relaxed work environment

Its simple work, follow the daily routines and stack the shelves, occasionally you are called to help customers find products but overall the work is relaxed.

Pros

long breaks

Cons

Rude customers
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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture
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