N/A in Johannesburg, Gauteng
Fast paced environment, lots of pressure but you'll build valuable skills quickly Overall experience is very much dependant on which department you're in. The general company culture is quite healthy & laid back. If you really want to proce that you handle pressure well, can multi-task & provide quality work in a short amount of time - this is the place for you. Cons-Salary-Benefits-WFO
picker/packer in Jet Park, Gauteng
It's a stressful environment Salary is not enough and it's sad that they can pay more but choose not too. The moral of the staff is low. If the management can invest in their employees aloy of things can improve
warehouse assistant in Boksburg, Gauteng
Good learning experience Friendly co-workers , small salary and long hours ,they offer free lunch benefits are limited to permanent workers only few workers get permanent positions, management doesnt value and respect workers.
Horrible work life balance and minimal compensationThe main selling point of the company is the culture, the people they hire are (for the most part) the best aspect of Core. The teams are encouraged to work together and develop bonds in and outside of work which was the only redeemable part of the company experience. On the negative side of thingsThe vast majority of senior management are like an "old-boys club" where you either 'fit in" or "get out". Subordinates are treated as such and if you are brave enough to raise concerns about your treatment, work / life balance or team, they are often seen to with haste and abandoned a few weeks later. If you do not embrace the horrible deadlines and inconsequential pressures put on you, the management will laugh and joke about how it is "the core culture" and "not everyone can crack it". This in itself creates a horrible and toxic idea; that you have to be willing to sacrifice everything in order to "fit in". No work - life balanceWhen required to work 10 - 16 hour days (which happened weekly), to meet the unnecessary deadlines put forward by seniors, you may have the pleasure of being greeted with a text saying anything from "thank you" to "see you tomorrow at 8:00am" with absolutely no concern for personal matters or that you are leaving the office only to return less than 10hrs later. When sickness or family responsibility strikes, the care is very much on the onus of your direct manager. HR sees nothing beyond contracts and disciplinary cases. If your manager is caring, you will be granted time off, if your manager hasn't bothered to learn where you live after almost a year, you will most likely be asked to come in or log on from home. PaymentAlthough according to 'market' the company pays competitively. Once they have you into a fixed contract, inflationary increases are a suggestion. You may get them, you may not. And the best way of getting a livable increase is by leaving the company and returning. The benefits are good, but if you receive an RA, be sure to check the totals with the service provider, administration is not a plus point for the group. Medical aid is decent and well worth the role. Systems and operational requirementsFor a tech firm, they are operating straight out of the early 2000's. The systems used are a hodge-podge of everything that works just-well-enough to keep the place from falling apart. Though you work on Macs (and are reminded continuously how lucky you are to work on a marvelous apple machine), much of the warehouse is still managed through a remote server, which requires an indestructible internet connection and a decent VPN. Every month a new internal messaging service and desk service is rolled out, tested and revoked. Staff facilitiesThere are no microwaves, fridges or amenities for staff to store and heat food in. All cups and plates have been removed for covid related reasons and it is near impossible to hunt down cutlery during your lunch break. And despite having beautiful gardens, there is little-to-no staff seating away from one's desk and especially during periods of harsh weather. In the rain, staff are expected to sit outside with nowhere to eat or drink. The chairs are often wet and the grounds muddy.
Sales Consultant in Pretoria, Gauteng
Fun at times there is just soo muxh pressure because of the product we soldI think for the amount of money that we are expected to bring every month we are not compensated. Fairly. If theu can change that i think it would be a fun working place. And some hierarchy could change treating people like they are nothing. Recognize hard work and dedication