Woolworths Group Software Developer Reviews

Updated 23 Dec 2020

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3.4
49%
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Woolworths Group CEO Brad Banducci
Brad Banducci
5 Ratings
  1. "one of the best places i've worked"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Surry Hills
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Woolworths Group for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance, no politics in the engineering team. Everyone knows what they are doing and how to achieve things along with the goal.

    Cons

    A lot of squads in the organization and sometimes there are too many meetings and best to have a no meeting on Friday so can focus on work.

  2. "Software Engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Woolworths Group full-time

    Pros

    Great training Exposure to multiple areas

    Cons

    As with any large company, you start to feel like an employee number. Red tape.


  3. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Developer 

    I worked at Woolworths Group part-time

    Pros

    Good people to talk to and character building

    Cons

    Long hours and boring work sometimes

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  4. "Woolworths"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Adelaide
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Woolworths Group part-time

    Pros

    Stable Job, Good Pay, Good Hours

    Cons

    Hard Work, Bad Communication, No Respect

  5. "Heavy work load"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Woolworths Group full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Long extra after-hour work under great pressure

  6. "Work Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Woolworths Group part-time

    Pros

    Good and safe work culture

    Cons

    Working full time for students will affect studies

  7. "Average Systems"

    4.0
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Woolworths Group full-time

    Pros

    Vibrant workplace with a very responsible team. Performance and pay are average.

    Cons

    Old systems and some of the systems upgrade can take forever.

  8. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Woolworths Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    was a good place to develop

    Cons

    working for a massive co operation

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    "Very bad work culture"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Woolworths Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are some smart and decent people to work with and learn from

    Cons

    Software engineering role is very much an order taking role, with little opportunity to provide business or design inputs, in spite of the role being advertised otherwise. There is always lip service around eliciting others' inputs but in the end, only those that conform to the leaders' beliefs are accepted. Hard work and effort is poorly rewarded. In fact, those who practised the dark arts at work have ascended. eg taking credit for other coworkers' work, claiming undue credit for a contribution on the finishing line, stepping on people's toes, antagonising the team under the guise of seeking better outcomes, power play during meetings. As mentioned above, leaders with questionable level of ethics, instead of empowering their "subordinates", prefer to engage in hierarchical power plays and build themselves up more and more. Workplace is very stressful because engineers are constantly micromanaged and monitored. There is little trust in engineers' ability to think and execute. So most of the work is reduced to estimation and churning code. Communication channels are conveniently selective and half truths are very much acceptable as a means to demonstrate superiority in knowledge.

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  10. "Inexperienced Leadership"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Woolworths Group full-time

    Pros

    People can be nice at times not always that stressful.

    Cons

    1. Vast majority of workers in STEM roles are foreign born, and mostly Chinese. Huge lack of diversity, they are not employing Australians. 2. Poor pay, the whole organisation has been setup to pay the CEO and general managers, meanwhile Australians pay the cost of a monopoly food market. 3. Senior level and leads generally seem inexperienced compared to other companies. People are getting promoted through popularity and racial favouritism, the only thing that matters at Woolworths.

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