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Fast paced and fun
A typical day was full of work stress but great atmosphere and a goal orientated team dealing with random request of customers.as part of management i had to ensure that the daily running of the sales floor was kept at a high standard and handle customers in a professional manner.
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Productive Fun Working Place
Very Nice working here, lots to learn, Management always friendly and helpful and the working culture is very enjoyable. Wish salary was more working hours not bad
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Good
Good company to work for. Alot of potential to grow in the industry. New flaship stores gives brand brighter future and better word of mouth in the community.
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Its a nice place to work in
Good place to work. You have to be a hard worker. Some departments need you to have muscle there's lots heavy lifting. Customer service is very important.
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Great company
Working at buco was not what I expected at all it's not yore normal retail trading store.its always busy but u learn so much from customers it's amazing specaly if u hands on guy.all in all it's a great company to work for
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The environment was really amazing
Despite the work load on a daily basis, the atmosphere made everything seem minor. It was a fun-filled place to have worked at. I also gained majority of my experience through this job.
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The good this about working at Buco is that i've gained more experience on the other departments like Admin and Reception.
It was a challenge when I had to learn the system, working with their outdated facilitie, short of staff and their products often scanned wrong prices. But believe the company can improve on that.
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Productive and 50% fun workplace
Stock orders. Suppliers. Customers service, Answering of phone. Faxing, emails and filing. Daily customers and supplies queries. Sales on system as per supervisor request. I learned to have strong customer skills. Telephone skills. Team work. Communication skills. Supervision. I'll say management is average. The hardest part is to stay positive after we were bought by another company a lot of staff benefits have been taken away. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with my department supervisor and team.
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None
Cons
No confidence in staff for internal promotions. Vacancies always fiiled with external people
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working conditions
preparing to get to work by doing K53 and cleaning the truck Loading, offloading and Delivering of building materials to BUCO customers. working hours was from 7H30 to 17H00.
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a typical day
Enjoyed the work culture and the people i worked with became friends, learned alot, enjoyed what i did, staff is helpful and friendly and clients was friendly too most of the time, enjoyed being able to assist
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I gave 1 star because that's the lowest you can give. I would give minus stars if I could
Thing may have been good at branch level (judging from other comments) but that may be because most stores are franchised.

At the head offic, conditions are terrible, systems archaic (the only company I know that still uses invoice books with carbon paper)


Management. Wow. Don't have enough words. Awful is an understatement. I would discourage anyone from applying for any roles here. Staff are only cogs. Decisions are made behind closed doors and not discussed. Expect to be expendable by any means necessary. And I do mean by any means.


They know every loophole too. You will always be outsmarted and outnumbered. The fact that they are part of steinhoff should already sound alarm bells.


I suffered extreme psychological distress after my time there.
Pros
None
Cons
Too many to list.
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Productive,fun and keeps you on your toes
Work day is always full of learning at Buco but with great management and amazing work collages the pressure was always lifted a bit

The most enjoyable part of working at Buco was customer satisfaction and being able to help out where I can


Working at Buco was always full of laughs and excellent and exciting people
Pros
The management are always there to help
Cons
Stock take:-) hahaha
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4,0
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Very productive and a fun,exciting place to work at
It was great working at Buco hardware Kathu,reason being that was my 1st job that I've worked for so long ( 3 years ). I knew nothing about reception work but Buco taught me that and it was an honor for to grow.

We worked as a team for the job to get done and management was also part of that team,they supported the employees.


The hardest part of my job was having to deal with colleagues that didn't hand in POD's on time and I had to wait for days to get it and clear it off the system.


The most enjoyable part of my job was being able to assist people in every way I could more espeacially customers calling.
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Very good place to work for
Famaly orientated and striving towards costomer being happy ang making sure that the customer gets what thay need and is happy with the shopping experiance
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A gpod overall work place
Good place to work for thay ar alwais there to help and asist you with what ever you need and will go the extra mile to get what you need if thay do not have it in store
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Productive and fun workplace
I had the opportunity to work myself up in this company they look well after their staff. Every single person in this company matters and they first give opportunities internally. They give everyone the freedom to live their live to the fullest in the company as well as understanding personal matters. I loved working for this company
Pros
Good hours no weekend and public holidays
Cons
None
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was excited to be in retail
looking to being at work,tidying up the shop before customers came in .Keep the office area clean and ensuring that employees clockings are accurateness management .hardest part is dealing with difficult and rude customers who still have that tendency of saying a customer is always right.enjoyable part is getting more customers,making sales, reaching targets and giving specials to customers on a monthly basis and ensuring that employees are well paid.
Pros
team building lunch
Cons
working on sundays
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Productive and a learning experience
I'm a team player and eager to learn new things. Problem solving skills and listening to my superiors I'm good at. Assisting customers with queries as well. I'm also willing to put in extra time to see problems are being solved by the staff. Learning new skills and develop my self through courses and uplift my fellow team mates
Pros
Assisting where posibble
Cons
Overtime
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Hard working and enjoyable
I've been working for this company for almost an year now as a weekend and holiday job as a Truck driver and it's hard work but also amazing. U meet new people every day.
Being in the truck section is hars work because you get very heavy loads to work with to offload, especially if you have to do it by hand.

I always do an inspection around the truck to make sure its safe when moving off, ropes must be tight and boxes must be secured and locked.
Pros
Overtime
Cons
Long hours
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Relaxed but productive space
In the short space of time I had to work there I grew up in leaps and bounds thanks to the management that is conducive, if it were not for extreme reasons I wud still be employed there
Pros
Relaxed management
Cons
Few rest days
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Good
Poor MD


Branch Management at the top is very unproffesional but managers under him is the most caring ,strict and understranding people. Joy to work for floor and project manager
Pros
Loved what i did
Cons
Branch manager is worst
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Overall rating
3,5
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