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Salmat Reviews

Updated 10 March 2019
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  • "Pay is minimum wage, with terrible commission structure, does not promote ambitious selling or performance" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Majority of team leaders completely incompetent, toxic culture, zero accountability or potential for progression/upskilling" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance and freedom

    Cons

    No into my knowledge. All good

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  2. "Many fond memories, but glory days look well behind them."

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    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture to build friendships and lifelong connections. Many former employees have gone on to be very successful.

    Cons

    Wasn't a great work life balance in a Sales Account Manager/ Coordinator role. By 2017 it was as if management were happier to see staff resign then pay them commissions. Unrealistic growth targets in a declining industry meant that many staff in the letterbox distribution arm of the business missed out on commissions, whilst taking on significantly more work as other people around them resigned.
    The company became so focused on short term savings it led to a long term reduction in overall revenue and now the company is just a shadow of it's former self.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the staff that bring in and keep the revenue, don't make their lives harder. Let salespeople have a say, not just the finance team.

  3. "Collaborative, inclusive environment where you can really add value and make a difference."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, personal environment, friendly, encouraging of new ideas. A number of changes in the last few years resulting in a more focused and clear strategy.

    Cons

    Significant change in recent years has caused uncertainty in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating, continue to recognise people and reward high performance.


  4. "Poor leadership and not enough focus on their most important asset (people)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Salmat full-time

    Pros

    Still some good people left - but not for long

    Cons

    - No new thinking
    - Investing in wrong areas
    - Doesn't value people
    - Poor workplace culture
    - Weak senior leadership
    - Lack of autonomy


  5. "Flexible working hours but not much more benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Salmat full-time

    Pros

    Good colleagues and most people are friendly and helpful. The hours were flexible as long as you got your work done.

    Cons

    They are big on timesheets even though it doesn't add much value since it was never really acted on. New managers don't seem to get the correct management/leadership training and so the team suffers from poor management and staff end up leaving. Performance reviews were a waste of time as there was never any personal development.

    Advice to Management

    Provide the new managers with some leadership training before promoting them. Stop allowing managers to add whatever goals they feel like such as those where managers are meant to perform themselves. If you are going to do yearly reviews, act on them so that employees feel there is a purpose.


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I worked at Salmat (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    main office located in north sydney

    Cons

    no salary reviews in 2 years


  7. "Great Community"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Salmat full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Overtime always paid.
    Great people. Very helpful

    Cons

    No cons if you ask me. But, make sure to take a vacation at times, since I burned out after not taking a vacation for 13 months.

  8. "Customer service for salmat medibank"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salmat full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues
    Good location near trains

    Cons

    New team leaders thinking they above everyone else power tripping


  9. "Up's and downs of Salmat"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Salmat full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Recognition and reward for great work
    Excellent people creates a fun work environment.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of change in the company over recent years which has led to uncertainty but I think we are back on track now.

    Advice to Management

    Remember female employees add equal value to a business as the blokes.
    Remove poor performers from the business, they only hurt morale.


  10. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Salmat full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, excellent work/life balance, great culture

    Cons

    Lack of socials - you don’t know many other people beyond your immigrate team