Countdown NZ Supermarkets
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Countdown NZ Supermarkets Careers and Employment

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    Dave Chambers
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  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Industry
    Retail & Wholesale
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Online supervisor in Auckland
on 19 January 2022
Fun, family feel, supportive, can be stressful, not enough pay
I've been working here almost 10 years now and would say it can be good, the people you work with make the working environment great, it sometimes can get very stressful and fast paced, some Countdowns are too clicky and can definitely have a bad impact on the working environment with favouritism etc. The pros are the staff discounts, you can have some fun at work and I think it's a great way to learn people skills and customer service, You are able to move up if you are wanting to work your way up as there's a decent amount of opportunities. Can have a lot of issues with staffing and can lead to being overworked- especially working during lockdowns etc it gets very hectic, on the other side they can be very flexible with after school care or appointments you need to attend to and can work around you if needed.
Assistant in Auckland
on 12 January 2022
Very cooperative, lovely collegues
Company never pay good money however all my colleagues bring their families to work togetherAlmost of employees blamed the company never satisfied but employees take their friends, siblings to work together.
Nightfill Supervisor in Nelson, Nelson
on 7 January 2022
Fun place to work, staff are wonderful to work with, Nice and handy to where I live,
I like working at countdown.It's hard work most of the time esp around Xmas, but as a nightime supervisor I try to make it worthwhile for my staff.You can if need too, transfer to other countdowns
Checkout Operator in Huntly
on 4 January 2022
Working at CD was a very big eye opener for me. There was good and not so good things. That's the reality of retail for you.
A typical day at work if you're a checkout operator is expect to do more than being a checkout operator... Here's what I mean. You will be expected to do checkouts, get online orders, trolleys, put back returns, handle money, get ALS to approve alcohol. It varies. But I will say if you're doing checkouts majority of the day expect your legs to hurt so do little leg stretches once in awhile. Yes if you're new you will be trained to a certain extend but expect to do more by yourself. I did learn a lot of patience especially with elderly or getting a ALS to approve alcohol if store is busy and its a very good skill that I lacked but now I've mastered it. Countdown is very moderate to fast paced when it does get busy but other days you'll be waiting at the checkout for awhile. I don't think there was a hardest part or easiest part of the job, I think its more of I'm practicing and I'll get better at them and that's exactly what I did. I believe the most enjoyable time for I think all workers is clocking out. Its the thoughts of " Yes, I did my best today, now I get to rest for the night". And, then the routine continues the next day. Management could be better a little minor things but that was about it. I will say don't take things personal and if you're struggling at something, ask for help or trial it yourself to get better! But the best part of my day was assisting the elderly!
Grocery Assistant, check out operator in Papamoa, Bay of Plenty
on 30 November 2021
Dramatic work place
Work was pretty busy, they over work you and made you rush things management refuse to hire more staff.The problem while I was working there that I often got me down was the drama and gossip especially by management

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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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