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Fast paced environment, lots of pressure but you'll build valuable skills quickly

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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
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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
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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.
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Horrible work life balance and minimal compensation

The 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 - 
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Fun at times there is just soo muxh pressure because of the product we sold

I 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
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Fast paced environment, but worthwhile experience

The environment needs you to be on your toes especially month end and launch days, expect the unexpected, build friendships that turn into family. Core Group (iStore) is the best company to work in
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Productive

Lots of work I learned data analysis Management style is alright No workplace culture, just work Hardest part was working with a slow computer No enjoyable parts
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Productive and fun workplace and teamwork.

I learned capturing of Client information onto All service Providers if need be and into Apple Database, selling of Apple products according to clients needs and setting up of devices and new Lines and Upgrading Contracts. There's excellent team work and everyone looks out for each other. Management has good leadership skills and they also listen to your concerns.
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Everything at core is fine except for not paying their employees well and that everyone is a warehouse assistant

Working at core group is well with me as we get the chance to gain experience in many thing but I'm not happy as the management does not care about us as workers

Pros

They food is not good at some point

Cons

Can't complain
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Relaxing and Workable

We are a small group of less then 30 employees working together assisting customers with day to day queries and create a great working vibe in a productive manner

Pros

yes Monday to Friday

Cons

8 hours
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Work is work. No messing around like it should be in a work place

I just felt I was not a good fit due to 1 specific person I report to as he is set in his ways and is not willing to listen to new ideas or suggestions. Had no leadership from this person and up skilling takes place to assist me in bettering myself or carreer.

Pros

Free lunch

Cons

Not flexible
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Productive

Typical work day is busy, but you learn everyday with new challenges you face. You are pushed everyday to strive for the best you can be and to adchieve new goals. Work/ Life balance not to par, but new structures being put into place to assist.

Pros

Free Lunches
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we go trips for refreshing on holidays

I enjoyed working with evryone and i had more fun ang started new friendship.you work with expensive staff,verry expendive but the salary is not sertisfuying ,i like the job but um crying about the salary

Pros

We had free lunch and enough tym

Cons

they hire after six months of agent but they stop you before six months
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Productive and relaxed work environment

Productive and relaxed work environment, self knowledge empowerment is vital. Product knowledge training provided visually if there's new products available.

Pros

Free lunch

Cons

work on public holidays
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Procductive

Very busy, fun place to work at friendly people, and you get to make new friends everyday. You get an insight on how different people are and why people are willing to spend so much money on goods

Pros

You get paid extra on public holiday

Cons

Long hours
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Its a fun store work for

I've learned how to use apple products - new units we get along with each other at the store. i get so happy to see my customer leaving the store happy.

Pros

we get to the products before other customer can see or touch them.

Cons

doing Stocktake, robberies
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Standard

Standard workplace, free lunch was provided daily which was a plus. High pressure environment due to the nature of the product being distributed. Overall, not a bad place to work
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Fun exciting products, tough organisation

Exciting products and environment, if you are willing to put up with excessive, somewhat unreasonable demands, while job security is not great. Level of organisation, training and structure also much lower than what you would get in a big company. Hierarchy such that employees are not clear on what or how many jobs they are filling. Good for those liking more of a 'cowboy' culture.

Pros

Exciting products

Cons

Disorganisation, lack of training and HR skills, high demands
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senior sales consultant

productive, have great product knowledge and have been exposed to alot i never knew about technology and telecoms, management is not fair most of the time feel like they had their favourites

Pros

free lunches

Cons

long hours
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Great company where hard work pays off

ore group is a lovely company to work for; I am so grateful for the opportunity they have given me. I have wonderful co-workers who have shown me the in and outs of the jobs and who have being very patient with me. Management have their employees best interest at heart and are easily approachable. What I love the most about CORE GROUP is that their CEO is very humble and willing to accept suggestions from employees. There is a very much open door approach to the organisation.

Pros

Great organisational culture

Cons

long hours
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Work hard

Having to multi task and achieve deadlines on daily basis. Work in a fast paste environment assisting staff and ensure daily store running's. Ensure world class customer service and adhere to apple standards.Co workers are a joy to work with never a dull moment

Cons

long hours
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3,0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2,8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3,1 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2,6 out of 5 stars for Management
3,1 out of 5 stars for Culture
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