Countdown NZ Supermarkets
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Countdown NZ Supermarkets Careers and Employment

About the company

  • CEO
    Dave Chambers
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  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Industry
    Retail & Wholesale
  • Link
    Countdown NZ Supermarkets website
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 392 reviews and is evolving.



Nightfill Assistant in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
on 15 May 2022
Stable Job
Easy work, the people I worked with were awesome. I worked Nightfill stacking shelves once the store closed so didn't really have anything to do with customers
Produce Supervisor in Christchurch, Canterbury
on 6 May 2022
Good workplace but very hard work
Pros: great people to work with, decent payCons: Very long hours ( I work about 10 hours each shift ), VERY UNDERSTAFFED, makes it very difficult to work in produce as 1 person at my store works each shift so it’s a huge amount of heavy lifting for the entire shift and lots of multitasking and back and fourths and getting things done, 10 hours seems like a lot of time but it’s not enough to get my workload done all by myself. I come home still stressed about my day at work. They refuse to hire new people and I don’t understand why, They can definitely afford it.
Customer Service Representative in Greenlane, Auckland
on 2 May 2022
loved it
Was great. Challenging but great working environment. had lots of fun and made lots of friends. management was helpful and really looked out for me heh
Online Assistant in Auckland City, Auckland
on 1 May 2022
Productive and keeps you busy.
A job I never wanted to leave. If you have a strong mindset to do the work and go home, then you’re already winning. Bonus: the people you work with (depending where you’re situated) was the best thing. The support you get is unreal, you’ll feel like you never want to leave. Know your co-workers, get a long and communication goes a long way in this company. Maybe a bit political - but opinions can vary at some point. It’s just the best.
Checkout Supervisor in New Zealand
on 27 April 2022
Overworked and underpaid
Countdown may pay well for a supermarket job but that's no excuse for all the times I've cried because of this place. Not only because of the customers but because of the overwhelming stress and pressure. After working across multiple stores it's always the same. Poor management, understaffed and the staff that are there are poorly trained. Most managers prefer to hide in the office or go home early instead of being in their department and supporting their team.

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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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