Woolworths (South Africa) Reviews

Updated 24 May 2021

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3.8
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Woolworths (South Africa) CEO Roy Bagattini
Roy Bagattini
10 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very good training if you want a career in retail(in 7 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and perks, overall a great company to work for(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours, personal balance can be a challenge(in 11 reviews)

  • "work life balance is difficult for employees due to long working hours with just one off day in every 7 days(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      pre good

      12 Apr 2021 - Night Shift Stock Replenishment 
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      Pros

      it was good I enjoyed

      Cons

      none, it was good no complaints

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Okay casual job

      24 May 2021 - Customer Service Cashier 
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      Pros

      Not much responsibility is put on you.

      Cons

      Pretty boring job, mundane work.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Unreal culture and team

      15 Mar 2021 - Marketing Coordinator 
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      Pros

      Great culture and team within the company

      Cons

      Lack of career growth in the marketing team

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work at

      20 Nov 2020 - Senior Business Development Manager in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people and work environment

      Cons

      Long hours and lots of travel

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Difficult

      14 Jan 2020 - Cleaner 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      lots of benefits, alright pay

      Cons

      physical work, long hours, lonely

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good job

      6 Oct 2018 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good managerial support and pay

      Cons

      Water Cooler jokes could be better

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Woolworths team member experience

      16 Sep 2018 - Team Member in Bankstown
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly staff Flexible hours Easy and simple work

      Cons

      Minimal breaks Repetitive work Difficult to career progress

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Woolworths review

      25 Aug 2014 - Cashier in Brisbane
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I started at Woolworths in an 'after-school' job but ended up staying for quite a few years. Everything is done 'according to the book', so you were always confident that the pay would be correct, workplace health and safety good, etc. I wanted to progress into supervison, etc but they could only guarantee 15 hours per week and I needed more hours to meet my financial commitments, so I moved to a new job. I would have liked to have progressed through the career ladder if I could have been guaranteed more hours.

      Cons

      Give hours to younger employees to save money

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      BWS

      23 Nov 2015 - Sales Assistant in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      BWS has a fare pay and the hours can be quite flexible. I found it a really good part time job as you could really fit it around university

      Cons

      Late on weekends can be a bit difficult with drunk people around. Obviously you're not allowed to serve them if they're intoxicated but they can be rude / annoying / disruptive.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Team memeber

      13 May 2017 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working with friendly staff motivates you to work harder. Atmosphere is nice, hard work is noticed and praised. Enjoyed learning new skills.

      Cons

      Some of the downsides of working will be customers taking advantage of customer first rule, where they may be rude to you knowing you have to be respectful back

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