Woolworths Supermarket
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A decent workplace for students or young people to grow a strong work ethic whilst also being exposed to the ins and outs of the day to day operations of a retailer.
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Workplace culture was non existent

Like working for any large company, you are a number and nothing more. Immediate managers were great, but as soon as you got above store management, you were looked at like a freshly stood in dog poo Avoid, please don’t do this to yourself
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Good place to start

Pay is okay, good if yoi are starting off but better being casual then full time. Depends of what store you work at and what type of manager you have.
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It's ok

It's OK but if you want to work night and weekends the rest of your life then this is the place to be. Nice people to work withYou can move from department to department for a change
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Not good

Not great at all used to be great now it’s all about the money at any cost. Staff thrown under the bus half the time we have no staff it’s just really bad.
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Isnt a terrible job, it seems to get worse as time goes on though. Hours are consistently cut shorter and shorter every week, making it very difficult to meet company expectations as there arent enough staff on at any given time
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Things got stressful during busy hours. The challenges include handling rude customers from time to time. Although the colleagues were very nice to work with.
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Decent place to work but had some issues.

If you have a physical/mental disability which limits your hours, they will try and push those boundaries. If you don’t give in to this and push yourself past your limit, they will start to give you less and less shifts. Your value as a worker is less on how good you are at your job, but more about how many shifts you can fill and commit to.Rostering isn’t all organised in advance. you’re always being called in to work the morning of rather than earlier. This made it hard to balance other commitments with work due to the lack of predictability. Even if you record in advance that you’re unavailable on certain days, they’ll still roster you on for those days.You do get good training at the start to ensure you succeed and coworkers are always motivated to help out. If you don’t have a disability or other study/work commitments, Woolies is a great place to work.
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Working at woolworths is just okay. Most managers do not care about your wellbeing or how you are doing, and everything has to do with the bottom dollar. It would be nice if the company cared more about their employees than just the money!
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Great place to work

Great place to work and start your carrier journey. Can be challenging at times but you get plenty of support from managers and colleagues. great internal benefits and discounts
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not bad

I've been working at Woolworths for the past two years, and I must say it has been an incredibly positive experience. From the moment I joined the team, I felt welcomed and supported by my colleagues and managers.One of the best aspects of working at Woolworths is the sense of teamwork and camaraderie. The company places a strong emphasis on collaboration, and everyone is encouraged to contribute their ideas and suggestions. Whether it's during team meetings or daily interactions, I always felt that my opinions were valued and taken into account.Another standout feature is the focus on employee training and development. Woolworths invests in its employees' growth by offering various training programs and opportunities for advancement. I've had the chance to attend workshops and seminars that have not only enhanced my skills but also boosted my confidence in my role.The company culture at Woolworths is one that promotes work-life balance. I appreciate the flexibility in scheduling, which has allowed me to manage my personal life effectively. Moreover, the management has been understanding and accommodating when it comes to unforeseen circumstances, making it a truly supportive environment.The benefits and perks at Woolworths are also commendable. Apart from the competitive salary, there are employee discounts on store products, which is a fantastic incentive for team members. Additionally, the health and wellness initiatives have been instrumental in promoting a healthy lifestyle among employees.Of course, no workplace is without its challenges, but at Woolworths, I - 
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It's good for while, but somethimes the work is tiring and the managers are okay, but the hours and pay is honestly not thats worth it, but good if there is nothing else
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Toxic p

What is the best part of working at the company?Some lovely staff in my team. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Toxic management who bully others!Very poor training but big expectations. Most staff are desperate to leave!What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Toxic, bullying, poor management and big nasty cliques! What is a typical day like for you at the company?Busy, repetitive and couldn’t wait to leave.
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Decent workplace

Great workplace overall; a good part-time job for students and those with other commitments. Lots of opportunities for growth (if desired). Somewhat flexible work environment as well.
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Good flexibility

Great job while you are a student. Good flexibility with hours and shifts. But managers make you feel awful for calling in sick. Sustained a back injury while leaning in the deli case all the time.
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Great place to work

I loved working at Woolies! its great for after school and whilst at uni/study. I worked there for 4 years and loved it!There is always opportunities to learn new things, move up in your team and opportunities to take on extra shifts
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Good place to work had great experiences and learned what I needed to learn to progress. Great managers and perks of using your staff discount we’re awesome.
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Puts money in your pocket. Hours are flexible

If you get a good team leader your day will move quickley. It's an easy job and its easy to get promted. work hard. keep your head down and put in the hours that way you will reak the benifits.


easy job


sometimes bad managment
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I used to love coming to work.. for years... Management changed.. things just declined from then on, not enough staff, staff on hand are over worked

What is the best part of working at the company?If you don't have an opinion, if you don't stand up for your rights, this is NOT the job for you. I worked for this company for almost 16 years, gave them everything, worked opens and closes, one issue with my back after a refurb and had to fill smoke shop for over 3 hours and ended up with a sore back and chiro said take a couple of days off to rest your back... medical cert required, given but not accepted as monthly adjustments needed (regular chiro stuff)was told by Management if I cannot do my job 100% then I need to rethink my position, ended up having almost 3 months off due to stress... came back to having more stress and bullying by one particular staff member, only to get sick and ended up with a heart condition due to stress from my jobIf you can work and not have a voice... maybe its for youWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Management expect way too much from their employers, too much work so little hoursWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Toxic and uncaring, no empathy towards staff with health/mental issuesManagement have a lot to answer for... even contacted the Union and they were surprised but did not helpWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Busy, understaffed, under stress due to big demand in online shopping and no extra staff to help
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Great workplace nice people good life balance had fun learnt a lot wonderful training close to home easy going people extremely nice and welcoming nnn
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Good but not steady

My typical day includes serving customers and occasionally running errands. It can be super stressful dealing with difficult customers and the management can be rude. The pay isn’t the best either.
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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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