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David Jones Reviews

Updated 17 Jan 2020

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3.2
54%
Recommend to a Friend
60%
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David Jones CEO  Iain Nairn
Iain Nairn
82 Ratings
Pros
  • "Staff discount, great brand incentives, large team(in 115 reviews)

  • "Good work environment, making long term friends and relationships(in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pressure to sell AMEX cards versus the hours allocated as a casual(in 28 reviews)

  • "Heavy focus on individual sales and credit card sales(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Designer Apparel"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at David Jones part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great to work with lovely ladies who love designing. Was nice working in an intimate space.

    Cons

    The Manager was abrupt.

    Advice to Management

    Jo and Jillian rum the teams from Sydney very well. Great overall experience!

    David Jones2019-10-04
  2. "..."

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    Current Employee - Retail Makeup Artist in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at David Jones part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company to work for very fair

    Cons

    No consistency with management

    David Jones2020-01-18
  3. "great"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at David Jones part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good student job, good pay and nice place to work

    Cons

    long hours can get boring and weird management rules

    David Jones2020-01-11
  4. "Decent Casual Retail Job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at David Jones part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Generally quite a lot of hours available, Team was mostly friendly, Staff discount is nice

    Cons

    Consistently understaffed which leads to quite a lot of hate from customers. Management pushes you to sell the American Express cards so hard that you are going to feel guilty whenever you haven't sold one. They encourage you to lie to sell them and to take advantage of old people who don't really understand what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    The current framework for your Amex card sales is unethical.

    David Jones2020-01-07
  5. "Dirty politics"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at David Jones part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary Few good colleagues

    Cons

    Bad Management no career progression no appreciation from management

    David Jones2019-12-29
  6. "casual job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant 

    I have been working at David Jones part-time

    Pros

    had a good team so was somewhat enjoyable

    Cons

    rude customers, sometimes not a lot of staff

    Advice to Management

    have better managers

    David Jones2019-12-09
  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales 

    I have been working at David Jones part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Discount 20% on most products

    Cons

    Sales period may be crazy

    David Jones2019-12-05
  8. "Cosmetics"

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    Current Employee - Counter Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at David Jones part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff discount, room for growth and training, great colleagues, great product range

    Cons

    Constant change in upper management, stock takes too long to come in

    David Jones2019-11-26
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Assistant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at David Jones part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, flexible shifts, good staff discounts.

    Cons

    No enough staff in most stores. So work load is an issue.

    David Jones2019-11-22
  10. "Unrealistic targets but easy work"

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    Former Employee - Technology Sales Associate in Sydney

    I worked at David Jones part-time

    Pros

    20% staff discount stacks on top of sales items, really easy work and sometimes even fun

    Cons

    Targets were set to unrealistic levels so commission was never made

    David Jones2019-12-06
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