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 overview

Rating is calculated based on 365 reviews and is evolving.


2IC Perishables Countdown South in Dunedin, Otago
on 9 October 2021
Good place to work if you like being busy, they pay $1 or so more than me but you work hard for it .Better crew because everyone is in same boat. Chance of advancement low if you don't promote yourself from day one
Produce Assistant in Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
on 16 October 2021
Always taken advantage of
Management refuse to hire new staff. Started with a large team but eventually everyone left to find somewhere better to work. Those who were still working there get taken advantage of and pressured to work even after saying no. Countdown do not value their staff. Management would always tell on you for the most minor reasons and put you down. Had several meetings organised by management bringing the team together saying we weren't performing well enough during peak Christmas time, where in fact we were, only for them to be sitting in the office on their phones doing absolutely nothing. Benefits and job advancement are non existent. Horrible place to work. I do not recommend working here.
Nightfill Assistant in Timaru, Canterbury
on 4 October 2021
Boring and long
Started working there in 2020 and it was fun for a while but now it’s boring and we all have to work in the same ale at a time when there’s about 4-5 people working including the flat deck with the stuff on it, there’s not enough room.
Checkout Operator in Claudelands
on 24 September 2021
Stressful work environment
I worked for countdown for over 2 years and they never took me seriously in moving up into a higher position. They made me feel insignificant within the job place and I was just another number in the payroll to them. They don’t respect the staff. And it was hard to take time off even when it’s a family emergency. They make you feel guilty for taking sick days when you are sick and expect you to work over your normal hours every day.
Deli Assistant in Upper Hutt, Wellington
on 16 July 2021
Busy good bonuses.
After working for a year at Countdown you pay will becom the living wage $21.15. After 8 months of working there my lay went up 40 cents. Always extra hours laying around and can also learn and take opportunities in different departments.

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Interview insights

Insights from 130 Indeed users who have interviewed with Countdown NZ Supermarkets within the last 5 years.
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Interview is average
Process takes about a day or two

Interview Questions

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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