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Current Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Melbourne (Australia)
Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)

I have been working at David Jones as a contractor for more than a year


Your co-workers. Theres always something to chat about, primarily how ghastly the job is.


Management are atrocious. Having worked in two stores over the course of a year I found management in both store over three departments terrible on the whole. The managers are constantly hounding staff to sell the DJs Amex card to customers, which all the staff know is a dog of a credit card but are forced to do so to keep there jobs. After working there over xmas I had sold numerous cards, whilst my fellow casual sold none. At the end of the period he was fired, yes fired. Although management did not tell him it was over a lack of card sales, it was blindingly obvious as all casuals kept on had sold at least one card.

Furthermore with the understaffing, pressure to sell cards and mismanagement you are getting paid next to nothing. Not even joking, co-workers in there 40s, 50s and 60s were earning $17.40 an hour!

After leaving DJs for another retail role I discovered most retail roles pay in excess of $20+ for someone under 21 like myself, let alone $17 for someone well beyond my age.
If DJs really wants its staff to respect the company, which I can safely say after working in two stores with dozens of staff, they do not, then increasing pay would be step 1 in resurrecting the shreds of respect the staff have towards the brand.

By doing so service to customers and staff harmony would vastly improve. If they don't take action now they will inevitably join the multitudes of other failed big brands in the history books forever more.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you want to get to the top prepare to sell your soul!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Counter Manager  in  Burwood, New South Wales (Australia)
    Current Employee - Counter Manager in Burwood, New South Wales (Australia)

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


    Dynamic culture and team environments
    Generous discount
    Career progression opportunities
    prestige ,first class atmosphere
    motivation for improvement


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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Interesting Recruiting Process

    Current Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Sydney (Australia)

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


    Very friendly and welcoming, nice for a change


    Too long a process, should not take 5 interviews

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