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Dick Smith Reviews

Updated 12 November 2018
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  • "Friendly other staff; good pay and enough shifts; hours fit with university study" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Great place to obtain work experience" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "One of the best jobs ever"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Morwell
    Former Employee - Sales in Morwell
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dick Smith part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great manager, fun job, good pay, amazing team, learnt a lot.

    Cons

    The high ups of the company got us closed

    Advice to Management

    Re open for us


  2. "Key Holder"

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    Former Employee - Keyholder in Sunshine
    Former Employee - Keyholder in Sunshine
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dick Smith (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you have a great manager work/life balance is great

    Cons

    Upper management make poor decisions

  3. "Online content coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dick Smith full-time

    Pros

    Amazing work culture at Ds

    Cons

    Got shut so no more DS


  4. "Company"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Helensvale
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Helensvale
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dick Smith full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with

    Cons

    Went into receivership in 2015


  5. "Was OK."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dick Smith part-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers
    Good manager
    Decent discounts
    Customers were decent

    Cons

    Corporate collapse
    Horrific upper management
    Bad bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Stop buying private labels and train us more


  6. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dick Smith full-time

    Pros

    career progression work life balance

    Cons

    the company closed, unfortunately. other wise id still be there

    Advice to Management

    no advice to give them


  7. "Great company, shame it has gone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    World famous in Australia
    Great IT team

    Cons

    The company doesn't exist anymore

  8. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Canberra
    Former Employee - Sales in Canberra
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dick Smith (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great workplace, Environment and people to work with

    Cons

    lack of progress in business conpany closure

    Advice to Management

    be better at profit management


  9. "Store manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dick Smith full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great team to work with

    Cons

    Senior management had no clue


  10. "Decent job whilst in high school and university"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Assistant
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dick Smith (More than a year)

    Pros

    Chill team at my store, didn't get heaps of work to do because everyone wants to go JB Hi-Fi anyway, sometimes they would have pretty good promotions and employee-specific promotions

    Cons

    When Woolworths sold D*** Smith, the company which took over made many money-hungry changes. They increased prices on everything, especially accessories (to maximise profits), almost virtually removed casual employment (I had to sign a contract for part time work otherwise as a casual, I would almost never get shifts unless someone went on holiday or to cover someone who called in sick), cut down hours significantly, increased our sales targets, etc.

    NOTE: Glassdoor forced me to remove the company name because it was 'bad language'

    Advice to Management

    Well its closed down now but if ever they resurface from their current online presence with Kogan back to a physical store, I'd say don't be money-hungry.