Big W Reviews

Updated 2 Aug 2020

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3.4
58%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
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Big W Acting Chief Executive David Walker (no image)
David Walker
49 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, good stability and people(in 16 reviews)

  • "flexible hours, fun work, met new people(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some days don't roster many employees so you have to work hard yourself(in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. "Big w"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Supervisor in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment Great team and management

    Cons

    there are no cons to working at big w

  2. "Only room to grow if managers favourite"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Assistant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -can work in many different areas -mostly great staff -good staff discount -flexible working hours -some room for progression

    Cons

    -only people that seem to get promoted are mangers favourite -not a lot of support from store management team

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  3. "Overall decent place"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly team Sensible hours Fair work load

    Cons

    Bad training Poor managers Constant double handling

  4. "Easy job when a student"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fill Associate in Booval
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy to do job with limited responsibilities.

    Cons

    Dealing with incompetent workers on a regular basis.

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  5. "big w"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chermside
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment. Decent pay

    Cons

    don't get recognised for hard work. Continuous change of management

  6. "big w"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Big W full-time

    Pros

    Well known Business good pay

    Cons

    Not the best place to work

  7. "Average job"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Night Fill 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Big W part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Decent money - Good Benefits & Discount - Supportive company

    Cons

    - No longer nightfill - Very favouritism focused (Shifts are based on how much they like you not your actual work ethic)

  8. "Pay rate is good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good manager and co workers are friendly

    Cons

    Not getting permanent shifts or a contract.

  9. "Working at big w"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 

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

    Pros

    great team and managers good pay good environment

    Cons

    lack of opportunities to move up

  10. "nice"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in Adelaide
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Big W part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great perks and flexible hours

    Cons

    repetitive, management can be rude

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