Countdown NZ Supermarkets
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Countdown NZ Supermarkets Careers and Employment

About the company

  • CEO
    Dave Chambers
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Industry
    Retail & Wholesale
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Rating is calculated based on 360 reviews and is evolving.


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Work & Life Balance


Online Assistant in Whangarei, Northland
on 15 February 2021
Fun, nice people
Loved my experience there. would go back if needed. Lovely staff and very easy some days but some days are obviously going to be harder than others. 8/10 experience
Long Life in Bay of Plenty
on 18 May 2021
Don’t work at Countdown if you want to be valued
Easy flowing job, Good Diverse range of people, can be stressful if you let it. Would not recommend working at countdown if you want to be valued. You always are treated like a piece of dirt by store management & regional management. No growth within the company unless the store management take a liking to you and you do a lot of greasing up to them. They really don’t care about there staff only they’re “customers” and profit margins.
Long Life Assistant in Manukau, Auckland
on 4 May 2021
Poor management
A typical shift will be unloading a lot of pallets having to drop them in the aisles, cut and face up alone. Worse part is no one can help you when you’re struggling, you get given 4 aisles to do alone if done on time get given more work, the management is very BAD, they don’t appreciate the hard work of cod workers, unfairness. The workplace culture too much gossip, and no English is spoken on floor which is a must, the most enjoyable part of the job is meeting different kinds of people you work with who become good friends, when we have to stay back we don’t get paid extra, the pay is bad.. you either get the right pay or most of the time underpaid.
Longlife management in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
on 26 March 2021
Started as a alright job but each year just gets harder and harder. With hours being cut regularly your just expected to do more to cover it. They say safety is first but neglect the fact that reducing team makes it harder to remain safe. Polices get changed back and forth all depending on what manager you talk to.
Night fill & Checkout Operator in Hawera, Taranaki
on 27 December 2020
fun workplace that takes care of the employees
countdown was my favourite job i had as i was young going in and everyone helped me out and looked after me. i spent 3 years at Countdown and the experience was amazing meeting people of different cultures and ages being able to get an insight on other peoples lives
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Interview insights

Insights from 112 Indeed users who have interviewed with Countdown NZ Supermarkets within the last 5 years.

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I possess a high work ethic and loyalty to my employer,I'm a team player, and will contribute supportive manner to my workmates.

Shared on 26 July 2020

What is your favourite food and why? Where do u see yourself in 5 years? How do u motivate customers? Would you go extra mile to help a customer? How do u deal with upset customers? Are u a part of any community ? How will you be an asset to this company? Tell me a time when u exercised leadership? Have u ever increased sales?when? Have u worked in a team?what were your strengths and weekness in a team? Describe a time when u made a mistake and how did u deal with it? What changes have u made at work?

Shared on 8 December 2019

Are you on time you meet the standards of the customers work as a team hygiene workplace safety comes first do you enjoy people around you making sure the shelves are stacked safety label properly work on your own meet the guidelines

Shared on 28 October 2019
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