Edcon
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I loved my job and tasks the responsibility of them some are Management so you gain good experience completing the store Financial Reports is a great feeling

Pros

Store Achievements and Awards

Cons

Less promotions to higher management
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Interesting workplace

A lot has changed since I had last worked for Edcon, from ownership, management and policies. Back then it was more structured and the enrichment was mostly relaxed but with competitive edge amongst co-workers and/or stores

Pros

Salary was great and market related for management positions

Cons

Retail hours
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productive

Good working environment, great staff to work with, room for growth, more opportunity but you have to be patient and wiling to learner. Good communication between staff and management.
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Fun working place

Working at edcon it was a great experience ever, meeting new people with different views, knowing them again it was a great experience..And it teached Us how to count stock and also it was a great time indeed.i wish it could come back because we used to have money because of edcon Eve though we used to get small amount of money but it did helped there n there.so I am really greatful I have learned a lot because of edcon so I so wish nje it can come back

Pros

Free snacks but depends on which shop is it

Cons

8 working hours
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Great team members with amazing drive & desire for perfection.

Edgars side was filled with politics & indecisiveness - no solid consistent strategy as it kept changing every year. High mistrust culture & too much focus on merchandising as opposed to managing financials

Pros

Exposure to different business units

Cons

Inconsistency - leadership could not manage the income statement at all.
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You were allowed to give your own input and if it benefits they company it was aacepted

It motivated you to better yourself, there was also the opportunity to better yourself.Very diverse environment and a culture that would suit almost everyoneThe hardest part is competition amongst everyone to prove you the bestThe most enjoyable was to be recognized as a hard worker
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Target driven, fun and competitive

Employees were continuously and consistently trained and developed to match the ever changing and competitive retail environment . The organization encouraged collaboration. We attended seasonal workshops to ensure that there is uniformity across all stores. Information on the organization performance was shared openly to encourage more output from all employees. All employees were made share holders.

Pros

Share allocation scheme
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productivity was one of the key performance indicators, we had competitions where high performers will be rewarded

Customer centricity was our core. i have learned a lot about working with different types of people and it help me to have different approach to individuals. Management style was very style was very strict so that we meet our customers expectation within a certain turn around time. the hardest part was when you cannot provide what customers requested based on policy and procedures. The most enjoyable part was when we met the service level agreement and all get rewarded for that, and also when the closing the call with a satisfied customer.

Pros

Improve written and verbal communication of individuals, have a sense of urgency in everything that you do, and treating people with care and respect. also company growth

Cons

based in tight policy process and procedure, loss of customer base.
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Productive and calm working environment.

Working there was good, I only did not understand why my colleagues were given better opportunities and not myself, I’m still battling with that situation because I thought I worked just as hard as my coworkers.

Pros

Good working hours with transportation provided for people leaving work late.

Cons

I still struggle to get a job till now, have no understanding why.
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Clean

That store was very big,each department has a manager.i used to work at the intimate nd casual.Intimate end up as my department I enjoyed nd make it looks perfect tillgit promotion at cell phones as a specialist but also helping at men's formal till I got retrenched.

Pros

We used to bought our lunch.

Cons

Normal hours
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Workplace

It was okay. Nothing to really complain about actually. Cant really complain about anything. You had room to grow within the company and make a difference
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It was friendly and good environt to work in, also we had insentive, we had fun ectivities, competition, rewards

It was good environment working in caring for community creating job opportunity within South Africa give good quality services also have benefits of the shares

Pros

Free coffee and tea

Cons

Long and flaxible ours
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Healthy work space

Great to work. Healthy environment, however,people switch up when you start being comfortable. I guess any workplace is like that. Otherwise I enjoy working with them
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Great and working department is great

They have good service and great treatment for employees they serve their best for their people customer always come first they take everything to a consideration and good employees benefits
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The company is it self it productive because as employees you have target that u have to reach daily

Edcon it's productive company and growth is there ,the is lots of challanging in the department so you have to bring your A game and be flexible

Pros

The is free lunch until you done with training land thank you gifts

Cons

Work hours a reasonable 8 to 5 for day shifts monday to Friday then Saturday half day
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Productive and funny working place

I loved working at edcon because I get an opportunity to learn more about the company. Every time when the is some changes they make sure that we do workshop.

Pros

Free lunches

Cons

No long hours they will inform us if they want us to extend hours.
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Competitive and very challenging

It was a great company to work for one of the greatest things that I have learned over the years with edcon is that know your customers it will be easy it will be easy to serve them ⁶

Pros

Bonuses

Cons

Too much paper work
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Fun and productive Company to work on

Fun and productive Company to work on. Theres diversity and people and management are great.The company cares about the well being of its employees.

Pros

Incentives and stuff discoubta

Cons

None
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Good company

It's a good company to work for, has stability and security, salary not too bad but based on how you meet your monthly targets. Managers are bad though, they think they own the company.

Pros

Free lunches

Cons

Targets
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Productive and fun

8-4 in officeStore hours in the store.Free work environment, no shoulder surfing.Spacious work environment. Desk drawers that lock. IT requests are slow.

Pros

Free environment, work/life balance

Cons

No job security
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fun workplace and productive

I really enjoyed to work for edcon ,nice benefits,overtime and good management team if feel like asking for something they won't give problems I feel like it was my home ,I worked 7 years, and I was going to work more but I got Retrenchment

Pros

free lunches

Cons

flexible hours
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Based on 966 reviews

Ratings by category

3,3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2,9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3,1 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3,4 out of 5 stars for Management
3,5 out of 5 stars for Culture
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