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3.4
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73%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
Approve of CEO
David Walker
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, good stability and people(in 12 reviews)

  • "Great entry level role to gain customer service skills (recommend leaving after 2 years max)(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "No room for advancement unless you have a family member in the business or apply externally(in 7 reviews)

  • "(in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Optical Business Manager"

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    Current Employee - Optikcal Business Manager in Auburn, South Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big W full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Good company - good salary - always take care of employees

    Cons

    too pressures sometimes and a lots stressful sometimes

    Big W2019-05-15
  2. "Big w warwick"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big W part-time

    Pros

    Well tailored environment for beginners

    Cons

    Not much room for potential promotions

    Big W2019-05-07
  3. "sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Big W part-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great place to work

    Cons

    Too many management changes

    Big W2019-04-19
  4. "Not a recommended employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big W full-time

    Pros

    Business starting to do better than before

    Cons

    Highly political Merit doesn't necessarily imply recognition Poor work culture

    Big W2019-05-02
  5. "Big w Recovery associate review"

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    Current Employee - Recovery Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Big W part-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    great people, loyal to their workers

    Cons

    little to no training, no ability to move up in your role

    Big W2019-04-30
  6. "The change of work environment"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Canberra
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Big W part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Simple Job tasks, depending on which department you work in.

    Cons

    The work environment and the patience of tolerating customers.

    Advice to Management

    The management of Big W has absolutely went downhill this year. The loss of investment towards their apparel department has exceeded which results in managers pushing extreme effort on their employees. The once big family of Big W has turned into a toxic pit. The amounts of pressure that workers have to deal with is tremendous. This has resulted into loss of workers and loss of money. It is as if the staff that represent...

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    Big W2019-05-21
  7. "Good in store, but lacks direction"

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    Former Employee - Service Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Big W part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with on the floor; lots of room to move between departments and find something you like; pressure to meet sales targets was minimal.

    Cons

    Company policies (eg. returns) changes 1-2 times a year; Management could never get rosters out on time, to the point of being given maybe a day's notice for when you were working; store visits were basically a time to pretend things were going better than they were.

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent. Personalised KPI's for all staff and not just management would help people feel like they're achieving something and not just a "cog in the machine"

    Big W2019-04-26
  8. "Good for a casual job"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Big W part-time

      Pros

      Pay is decent, work is pretty easy

      Cons

      During less busy periods you might not get many hours

      Big W2019-04-04
    • "Worked in all departments."

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      Current Employee - Part Time Team Member in Sydney
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Big W part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Some good people, variety in tasks, flexibility.

      Cons

      Pay is okay, management is average at bet, a lot of dead weight carried in the store. Once you reach the ceiling it's hard coming into work.

      Big W2019-04-12
    • Helpful (1)

      "Friendly environment"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Big W part-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Staff are awesome to work with

        Cons

        Work can get boring when there aren't many customers. Customers can sometimes be abusive

        Big W2019-03-02
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