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Bunnings Warehouse Reviews

Updated 21 September 2017
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Pros
  • Positive work environment with good team members (in 53 reviews)

  • Great team work, diversity and positive work environment (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Bank of Hours system (time in leiu) as opposed to overtime (in 28 reviews)

  • Team members are treated as children (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Great Team!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bunnings Warehouse part-time

    Pros

    - Wonderful team
    - Good pay
    - Very flexible hours
    - Many theme days and fun culture
    - Good discounts and bonuses

    Cons

    - Store culture deteriorated once store management changed


  2. "Great Place to work in - 10/10 Recommend!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bunnings Warehouse part-time

    Pros

    Lovely Staff
    Great Positive Customers
    Helpful Managers / Co-workers
    Great Money Managing Skills
    Bank of Hours
    Team Member App
    In-Store Cafe

    Cons

    Hot in Summer
    Strict Uniform
    Lengthy Job Application Process

    Advice to Management

    Re-assess Uniforms
    Make the Job Application Process as short as possible


  3. "Bunnings Warehouse"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Bundaberg
    Current Employee - Team Member in Bundaberg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bunnings Warehouse (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great People
    -Good Fun
    -You feel respected, this is good as i am 15

    Cons

    -Depending on the Warehouse you work at you can have a good or bad time.


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  5. "Review for Bunnings"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bunnings Warehouse part-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for.
    pay very well.

    Cons

    There are no cons as far as i am concerned.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Better than all other retail jobs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Sydney
    Current Employee - Team Member in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bunnings Warehouse part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company is very focused on team development.
    They really care about the employees, whether it be safety, schedule flexibility, etc
    Pay is decent
    The team member selection process means that most employees are awesome people.
    If you like helping people, you will love this job

    Cons

    There could be more emphasis on training about the products. Bunnings isn't just a shop, it's a place where people come to ask for DIY advice etc. For new employees, it is hard to learn about everything without a lot of proper training. (customers get angry/dissapointed)

    Advice to Management

    Keep it where it's at - doing well so far. More emphasis on product knowledge training would be nice.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "They suck the joy out of you."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Team Member in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bunnings Warehouse full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -The friends I have made from this job are amazing, however the biggest thing we have in common is that we hated working at this god forsaken shed.

    -If you're lucky and make budget you get a Christmas present. Something cheap and Bunnings branded.

    -Team discount. However it's very monitored and there are so many limitations and threats of dismissals attached to using it that it scared me from really harnessing the value. (you can only off the discount to people who live with you). I got in trouble for letting my nanna use my discount on her plants? Stupid. Not like they already make enough money.

    -Pay wasn't awful, but when I got moved into lower management I only earned $1 more than normal to do triple the work.

    Cons

    -I worked at Bunnings for 4 years. When I started I was so excited because I had always loved the company and thought joining the team would be amazing.
    For about 6 months it was great, people were fun to work with, job was fun. But as I got further in I realized very quickly that Bunnings plays favorites big time. Was being bullied and mistreated by my department managers and tried to report them many times but because they were all best friends with higher management team members, NOTHING HAPPENED. Ended up in tears on many occasions because of this. Was yelled at in front of customers on one occasion and a customer did more to defend me than my management did. Pretty disgusting if you ask me.

    -Had to beg and beg for months to be trained further. Wanted to join lower management and ended up being put in a position I wasn't trained or equipped for. Was then constantly ridiculed by management for not doing my job properly when in actuality, I didn't actually know what my job entailed.

    -Bank of Hours System - honesty the stupidest creation ever. Pay me for what I work, it's as simple as that.

    -Constant change of management - Your management team changes multiple times a year. Once you finally build a relationship with trust, you get chucked someone new and everything changes again.

    -They blame you for their mistakes, constantly! Expect you to do so much, and punish you when you don't. Inadequately train you and then harass you when you're not getting enough done.

    -Understaffed constantly! Tell you to call for help, but are always understaffed. Customers get angry at us, not management. Hated being yelled at for something that is out of my control. When you ask management to roster more people on, they say if we made more sales, maybe we could. Great outlook... NOT.

    - I could go on and on, but you get the idea. There's no respect and no recognition.

    Advice to Management

    -Actually lodge the have your say cards instead of ignoring them or ripping them up. Reward the people that get mentioned in them.

    -Do what you say you will do. Stop making false promises to your employees.

    -Train better. Stop expecting your team to know what they're doing if they haven't been trained for it?

    - Hire more people! One person cannot do the work of four people! Not fair, and not realistic.

    -Realize that without your team, you'd be worthless. Show them some respect.

    -Stop undermining your employees.


  8. "Support Team Member"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Support Team Member in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Support Team Member in Melbourne
    Recommends

    I have been working at Bunnings Warehouse part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The managers and other team members are very helpful and friendly, and are always eager and ready to assist each other, especially during busy peak times

    Cons

    Shifts are too infrequent. Not enough shifts


  9. "Potential growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Maribyrnong
    Current Employee - Team Member in Maribyrnong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bunnings Warehouse part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Highest pay in retail
    -Bonus base on milestone
    -great discount
    -great team work

    Cons

    -be thrown into the deep end


  10. "Team Member"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Team Member in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bunnings Warehouse full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for a easy job

    Cons

    Budgets are more important than the team.


  11. "Great People make it Worthwhile"

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    Current Employee - Support Services
    Current Employee - Support Services
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bunnings Warehouse part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Staff Discount
    Friendly atmosphere
    Generous pay rates
    Variety of work

    Cons

    No heating/cooling
    Standing for long periods of time
    Rude customers

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your Team members so they feel like a person and not just a worker to fit into a shift they need to fill. Acknowledge the efforts of hard-working Support workers who cop the angry customers at the registers, and the door-greeters who spend hours at their post in all weather conditions.


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