Woolworths South Africa
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They give you proper training through all the things done at work. The management is good and always motivating the staff about doing great work. The intergrity is what Woolworths is good at. Woolworths take responsibility to everything that concerns customers issues
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Working for woolworths was great and if the retail industry was better paying it would have been a great company to work for but overall I enjoyed the whole experience.
Pros
Cheap food for stuff
Cons
Short hours so the salary was also short
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Working at Woolworth was an experience of a life time. I learnt a lot during the time I worked there and about customer service and Woolworth different an work ethic, got to know more about food and beverage as I am a culinary chef. As consultant I helped with food paring and sometimes will also ask to shop with them and choosing grocery for a event maybe. So all in all I had a great experience with them.
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Waste and free wifi and Woolworth can send you to school
Cons
Salary
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Best place,company benefits,room for growth,given the opportunity to study further,endless trainings to improve customer service,friendly environment to work in.
Pros
Discount for clothes and food
Cons
No housing subsidies
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This is a very good company to work for. The collaboration from the staff is really helpful and welcoming. The benefits are great including the discounts that we as the staff receive.
Pros
Free coffee and tea plus benefits are awesome
Cons
Long hours
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Well I enjoy working there because I gain experience in the business industry. As much as I feel the salary is not enough for me to reach my needs. But I really appreciate the opportunity I have at Woolworths.
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8 hours
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I enjoyed my 3 years being at Woolworths, however I felt what led to my resignation was not properly dealt with .I stood alone ,I was highly pregnant and had to face enquiry
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Long hours
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i learnt how to self manage myself due to the trust i earnt from my leaders.Managers they never make you feel they superior than you and start disrespecting you.
Pros
we did get free time of lunches when one has done more than they are expected.
Cons
we are not overworked
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If you are looking for a good reference and experience i would recommend it.There is too much pressure especially when they are promitions and sale. You find that you are short staffed and the supervisors are on your neck about being quicker to keep the customers happy, knowing very well that if you make a mistake and get any discrepancies on your cash or get cloned cards you will be dismissed. Salary wise i think they can do better.
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Staff discount
Cons
Less pay and to be dismissed if you get a discrepancy
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I've trained for a day and the next day I started working as a cashier, I learnt fast and I enjoyed working for them, I got the best customer experience, customers were so kind and welcoming.
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Fun place to work in,alot of growing opportunity within the company, sometimes you get free lunch if you hard and the store looks nice.they will also recognised you as a care champ for a month, you will get a certificate and and maybe a food voucher
Pros
Free lunch at times
Cons
Working very early in the morning
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Exstreamly stressfullFast pacedLong hoursA lot of training and studies Never satisfiedUngratefullRude customersDid I mention long hours?But salaries are good and benefits
Pros
Perks
Cons
Long hours
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I am very humble I can also handle pressure and difficulty at work able to work other pressure and also able to learn a lot and I focus a lot in my job.
Pros
Goggle
Cons
Long hours
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There good management skills within the group managers, and consideration for all those who works within the company's premises to be heard and assisted where possible.
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My typical day was always exciting with open door Management and Senior Management, and respectable and hard working staff. It was always a pleasure working for this company. My Line Manager was and energetic and fun loving individual, with an professional outlook within his department. This Business will change your whole outlook on Supply Chain (FMCG). Five star International known Company that's always first in and last out.
Pros
Included great home cooked meals, excellent and inspiring accredited workshops / training
Cons
24hr 365 day working schedule with off days (Not actually a con)
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Really a great company to work af ,great values and staff. Theres a lot of growth If you apply yourself and also stay determined . They do send you for training too
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I Learned Slot Of Skills At Woolworths And I Just Set Higher Goals For My Dream Job.I Would Like To Improve My Skills Further More And Help A Business Grow Further More.
Pros
Truck offloading
Cons
Flexible
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A typical work day at Woolworths would consists of meeting the morning the starting the work day. Then tea time after 10am for 15mins depending on your shift roaster.Then well work in a very good environment till lunch at about 12:30 for an half an hour till tea time at about 3pm for 15mins. up until 5:30pm till the end of the day there was always the option of working in extra hours after your shift has ended.
Pros
Lots of prizes to be won, free lunches from time to time
Cons
the typical day when none is interested in the product you had to sell
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If you are not connected with the right people you wont grow in the company.their is also a lot of favouritism in the company...e.g if you are not liked you wont enjoy working their
Pros
Waste
Cons
Making great friends
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I enjoy making sure that everything is done accordingly on time. managing daily sales is enjoyable because you always have a target to achieve. time management, willingness and customer service are the key steps to achieve goals.
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
long hours
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Great working for the company They up skill you Motivate you You are able to buy food at reduced price staff benefits only It feels like your part of a big family
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Lots of policies
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