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What is the best part of working at the company?Just to be part of a team was a great thing hard work but rewarding What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Having a child at home why I’m at work night fill 3 pm till 12 pm wasn’t ezy What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Not good cut throat lots of back stabbing Management with no ideaWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Get in get it done and keep the speed up a box a minute just do the job your being payed for minimum fuss
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don't bother

not worth the stress. pay is okay on it's face but you won't be given enough hours for it to add up anyway so it doesn't matter. culture is terrible, bad communication between departments, management is useless allllll the way up the line. half the people in charge don't understand the work that the people below them are doing because they've never done it, so the way they manage them makes no sense and frustrates the workers. constant cuts to hours, budgets etc. no help from higher management when it comes to things stores need (i.e. needing more trolleys - they never get fixed or ordered)


free food in the break room, the everyday rewards extras are pretty okay, pay isn't terrible


not very flexible, bad management, bad communication
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Typical day at work is okay Learned allot Management okWorkplace culture kinda toxic Hard part of the job is being nice to idiots Kinda ok tho not bad money
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Great team, Very supportive and helpful. Upper management were proactive on the floor and always keen to lend a hand. Cant recommend working for the company enough
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Meh place to work

When I started out at Woolworths, I really enjoyed it and was getting the shifts I asked for. However, there came a point were they did a massive hiring and I started getting less shifts until the point I only got 1 shift a week. As a student about to graduate high school, this is incredibly annoying. I think the reason they don’t give me many shifts anymore is because the people they hired, though around my age, most of them don’t do school and have much more availability than me. Also I am constantly asked to work on days I have said I was unavailable (I am a casual worker) and turning them down makes me look bad but I have too. Also there isn’t really any work culture, well at least from my view which kinda sucks. But ehh


The rewards card benefits, the casual pay rate


Long hours, shifts are limited, no work culture, expected stuff outside work hours (as casual)
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Fast paced environment

Great place for focus on career development if you want it. Fast paced environment. Workplace culture needs improvement as unrealistic expectations and toxic management can occur but can also be treated.
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Easy going workplace

Good experience. The manager was very friendly and it was easy to get along with the other staff members. Would recommend as a first job for anyone..
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Fun busy workplace

Fun place to work meeting lots of different and interesting people. Busy but makes the shifts go faster always something to learn. Must like people as interacting with customers is important.
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Good work if your casual or part-time.

Upper management such as state managers and regional managers are power hungry and all politics. Department managers depending on store are okay, again the same with store managers. Work load is okay if you are casual or part-time, pay also okay. However if your full-time, dept manager or assistant manager you are not paid enough compared to your work load.


Pay is okay for work load if casual or part-time. Can create great friends.


Upper Management never listens or protects their managers or workers. Rare recognition for efforts.
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Fun workplace

fun nice friendly people, flexible, good part time job for uni students as they offer good hours, great work environment and good for a first job!!!!!
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Fun fast paced active job

I really enjoyed working at Woolworths. Online Personal Shopper is a great job for those who love to be on their feet and being active for upto 5 hours.
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Great place to work for people of all ages

What is the best part of working at the company?Reliability, reputation for quality and ongoing customer satisfaction What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Shortage of products and frustration at spiralling costs and prices What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Very good. Employees do care in the vast majority and it is pleasing to be part of that What is a typical day like for you at the company?Hectic. In the meat department I had to think on my feet and respond quickly and accurately
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Company is only concerned with growth and profit

Management can make or break your job, unfortunately I was in a store where management broke it.Company's concern is not customers or team members- wages and profits are the important aspects of the company. Team members can be amazing, met some great people at Woolworths.Range of hours is great if you cannot work standard hours
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Challenging but Rewarding

Pros: working in a healthy competitive environment with friendly staff and diverse backgroundsCons: highly physically demanding job when under the pump
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Tidy Workplace with good environment

Clean Tidy workplace. Great Woolworths to work for, flexible hours and nice bunch of people to work with. Would recommend location for someone wanting to work at Woolworths.
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fun workplace

Working as a team member at Woolworths Supermarket has been a fulfilling and valuable experience. This position offers a great entry point for those looking to gain work experience or start a career in the retail industry.One of the most positive aspects of this job is the supportive and inclusive work environment. The management team is approachable and supportive, making it easy to seek assistance or guidance when needed. The teamwork and camaraderie among colleagues create a friendly atmosphere that makes each workday enjoyable.As a team member, you're responsible for various tasks, such as restocking shelves, assisting customers, and maintaining the store's cleanliness. This role offers the opportunity to develop essential customer service and time management skills. Additionally, the flexible scheduling options make it suitable for students or individuals with other commitments.Woolworths Supermarket also provides training and growth opportunities. You can learn about stock management, cashier operations, and even progress into leadership roles if you're willing to put in the effort.
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Productive and fun workplace

Great people and great management. Overall I was very happy during my three years there and made many friends. Customers are also very kind in the area.
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I’m sure there would be other stores that are better than ours

What is the best part of working at the company?Discounts and the flexible hours What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The politics of it all really gets everyone frustrated What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Not that great, sometimes it’s okWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Frustration, annoyance and cleaning up after others and fixing their mistakes
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Lots of sucking up to progress in the company

A great place to work if you are young, not great to pursue a career in, a lot better out there for a lot better $$$Work is easy enough, most customers are friendly and respectful
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Good exercise and pay is just okay

get to do workouts, but sometimes can get overwhelming , just do work and everything would be fine. help other team members out because is a teamwork effort
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Great place to work

Great company to work for. Been with the company for a while now. Management care for all their workers needs. Great working environment, training opportunities for all team members, no matter the amount of experience they have.
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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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