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Big W Reviews

Updated 23 Jun 2019

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Found 171 reviews

3.4
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71%
Recommend to a Friend
81%
Approve of CEO
David Walker
34 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, good stability and people(in 12 reviews)

  • "Great entry level role to gain customer service skills (recommend leaving after 2 years max)(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "No room for advancement unless you have a family member in the business or apply externally(in 7 reviews)

  • "(in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Big w warwick"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big W part-time

    Pros

    Well tailored environment for beginners

    Cons

    Not much room for potential promotions

    Big W2019-05-07
  2. "Big W Management"

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    Current Employee - Hardgoods Leader 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big W full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people are great Forever changing

    Cons

    Extra hours with no extra pay Expectations

    Big W2019-06-23
  3. "Recovery"

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    Former Employee - Recovery Associate in Gold Coast
    Recommends

    I worked at Big W part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy going Fast paced Friendly staff

    Cons

    rude customers interrupted breaks busy Short hours offered

    Big W2019-06-16
  4. "No bad"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Big W full-time

      Pros

      Team work and nice customer

      Cons

      Low hour rate, poor management

      Big W2019-06-21
    • "Nice place to work, work."

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      Current Employee - Checkout Operator in Ballarat
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Big W part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Good good good good good

      Cons

      Need more communication between manager and staffs.

      Advice to Management

      Improve the efficiency of staff members.

      Big W2019-06-03
    • "Completely depends on your team"

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      Current Employee - Assistant Fill Leader in Melbourne
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Big W full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      If you're team is good, work will be too. The work is by no means difficult, but it can be tough if you don't have a good team.

      Cons

      Long and late hours, especially during holiday seasons

      Big W2019-06-02
    • "Good"

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        Current Employee - Filler 

        I have been working at Big W part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Easy to work with peopl

        Cons

        Long hours and very tiring

        Big W2019-06-09
      • "Optical Business Manager"

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        Current Employee - Optikcal Business Manager in Auburn, South Australia
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Big W full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Good company - good salary - always take care of employees

        Cons

        too pressures sometimes and a lots stressful sometimes

        Big W2019-05-15
      • "A joke"

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        Former Employee - Team Member in Canberra
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Big W part-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        make some good friends, good job for casual employment in terms of experience and hours, 5% off at woolies and 10% off at big w,

        Cons

        Rude entitled customers Poor management procedures that make no logical sense no loyalty to staff members, can be quite petty if they want to be so much drama between staff, what is this, high school?

        Advice to Management

        Maybe actually care about your staff, especially if it involves harassment.

        Big W2019-05-29
      • "sales assistant"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Big W part-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Great place to work

        Cons

        Too many management changes

        Big W2019-04-19
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