'One of the best experiences of my life!'

Maitland, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

The best thing about worrying at Woolworths is the fact that every single day is different. Not one shift is ever the same, which makes the job so much fun. The staff are...

The challenges

Dealing with rude customers are always very challenging. Luckily we are well trained to deal with numerous situations.

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'Welcoming atmosphere, professional and'

Plainland, Queensland, Australia —

The good things

Everyone is very welcoming to newcomers, you can fit into your role with ease. Managers have been supportive and shown good leadership skills. You have a decent wage comp...

The challenges

Only working as a casual team member at the moment, challenging to earn enough every week to pay bills so hopefully I will be able to step up into a better role soon.

'Big game = Big experience: Woolworths Ltd treated me professionally yet personal...'

Bella Vista, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

If you can deal with the scale of it, it's like entering another world working at the headquarters in Bella Vista NSW. Cafes, soccer teams, it really was a 'next level'ki...

The challenges

There was just too much travel time to-and-from work for me (i didn't live near Bella Vista; the M2 constantly had isruptions so added an extra hour in the car either way...

'I loved my time in the corporate environment, they were firm but fair'

Perth, Western Australia, Australia —

The good things

There was a strong dynamic team who worked together to acheive business outcomes. They were flexible about hours and whether u could work PT as long a u acheived results....

The challenges

Outside of the corporate environment staff are stretched with little reward. Limited flexiblity with working hours and family balance.

'If you like fast pace, a steep learning curve and can adapt quickly Woolworths c...'

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

Dedicated and passionate people, a lot of comraderie, lot of opportunity to broaden your experience and take on challenging work.

The challenges

Size: the org has yet to fully mature in terms of the tools and processes it uses to communicate, collaborate and make decisions within such a large scale business.

'Woolworths provides amazing opportunities to anyone who is willing to put in the...'

Bella Vista, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

Woolworths offers amazing opportunities for anyone who is willing to listen, learn and work hard.

The challenges

Extremely tough environment to break into. You'll know within the first six months if you'll be able to handle it or not.

Very difficult to achieve a work life balanc...

'It was stressful but i gained a lot of experience'

The good things

The people at the store were very nice, friendly and welcoming. They showed me how to complete all the easy and difficult tasks, showing short cuts. Other team members wo...

The challenges

Very stressful working environment and customers were very rude. You would come home drenched in water among other things as you have to do a lot of cleaning. I had to wo...

'Poor work/life balance'

The good things

Many varied career opportunities and ability to work across brands
Good internal development programs

The challenges

To do the required amount of work pressure to work excessive hours - not uncommon for people to work +60 hours per week
Culture very challenging at the moment - sense of ...

'Mostly it was great. Toward the end it was impossible to make any impact though'

Beaumont Hills —

The good things

Being part of a huge machine. Fair amount of opportunities across the country. Meeting great people along the way

The challenges

The company has turned into a political nightmare. Effort is now spent more on playing politics and covering your backside. This company is longer interested in listening...

'Management is not good.'

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

To some extent there is work life balance but depends on team you work with.

The challenges

No functional overview for someone who is new to this domain.

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'One of the best experiences of my life!'

Maitland, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

The best thing about worrying at Woolworths is the fact that every single day is different. Not one shift is ever the same, which makes the job so much fun. The staff are...

The challenges

Dealing with rude customers are always very challenging. Luckily we are well trained to deal with numerous situations.

Have your say

Contribute to the discussion about working at Woolworths Limited. Have your say and leave a review

Write a review

'Big game = Big experience: Woolworths Ltd treated me professionally yet personal...'

Bella Vista, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

If you can deal with the scale of it, it's like entering another world working at the headquarters in Bella Vista NSW. Cafes, soccer teams, it really was a 'next level'ki...

The challenges

There was just too much travel time to-and-from work for me (i didn't live near Bella Vista; the M2 constantly had isruptions so added an extra hour in the car either way...

'I loved my time in the corporate environment, they were firm but fair'

Perth, Western Australia, Australia —

The good things

There was a strong dynamic team who worked together to acheive business outcomes. They were flexible about hours and whether u could work PT as long a u acheived results....

The challenges

Outside of the corporate environment staff are stretched with little reward. Limited flexiblity with working hours and family balance.

'Woolworths provides amazing opportunities to anyone who is willing to put in the...'

Bella Vista, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

Woolworths offers amazing opportunities for anyone who is willing to listen, learn and work hard.

The challenges

Extremely tough environment to break into. You'll know within the first six months if you'll be able to handle it or not.

Very difficult to achieve a work life balanc...

'Poor work/life balance'

The good things

Many varied career opportunities and ability to work across brands
Good internal development programs

The challenges

To do the required amount of work pressure to work excessive hours - not uncommon for people to work +60 hours per week
Culture very challenging at the moment - sense of ...

'Management is not good.'

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

To some extent there is work life balance but depends on team you work with.

The challenges

No functional overview for someone who is new to this domain.

'Welcoming atmosphere, professional and'

Plainland, Queensland, Australia —

The good things

Everyone is very welcoming to newcomers, you can fit into your role with ease. Managers have been supportive and shown good leadership skills. You have a decent wage comp...

The challenges

Only working as a casual team member at the moment, challenging to earn enough every week to pay bills so hopefully I will be able to step up into a better role soon.

'If you like fast pace, a steep learning curve and can adapt quickly Woolworths c...'

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

Dedicated and passionate people, a lot of comraderie, lot of opportunity to broaden your experience and take on challenging work.

The challenges

Size: the org has yet to fully mature in terms of the tools and processes it uses to communicate, collaborate and make decisions within such a large scale business.

'It was stressful but i gained a lot of experience'

The good things

The people at the store were very nice, friendly and welcoming. They showed me how to complete all the easy and difficult tasks, showing short cuts. Other team members wo...

The challenges

Very stressful working environment and customers were very rude. You would come home drenched in water among other things as you have to do a lot of cleaning. I had to wo...

'Mostly it was great. Toward the end it was impossible to make any impact though'

Beaumont Hills —

The good things

Being part of a huge machine. Fair amount of opportunities across the country. Meeting great people along the way

The challenges

The company has turned into a political nightmare. Effort is now spent more on playing politics and covering your backside. This company is longer interested in listening...

SEEK has not verified the truth or accuracy of these comments and does not adopt or endorse any of the comments posted on this page. SEEK collects and posts the comments for what they are worth and for information purposes only to assist candidates to find employment through www.seek.com.au.

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