issues with fairness and how situations are handled by senior staff. being spoken down to by senior staff as if our job doesnt matter, being asked to do jobs on top of usual work and expected to complete them but wont be paid if we work past contracted hours.
From my previous experience in Countdown I felt it added growth to my personal and professional development. As a checkout operator we are constantly engaging and interacting with customers, which aids in enhancing ones leadership qualities, confidence, communication skills, ability to build and maintain friendly, warm relationships or networks to name a few. My time and experience has served as a solid foundation for progression into more advanced roles. The hardest part is dealing with rude customers, however I remain calm and still show love and kindness because I strive to put the needs of others before myself in my work and outside of work. The most enjoyable part is being apart of a positive team culture where you can be yourself, feel valued and establish and maintain relationships with customers and colleagues. It would be a great honor to be a part of a team like countdowns again.
Deli assistant (Current Employee) – Christchurch City, Canterbury – 28 April 2018
The deli is always busy. making sure to clean up everything as it causes sickness to the workplace environment. hardest past of the job is to make sure that u use the right techique to pull out hot chicken from oven as it can cause danger, and hazard. I really enjoy the people i wok with, and the customers
Checkout Operator (Former Employee) – Tauranga, Bay of Plenty – 22 April 2018
Countdown Greerton has a warm and welcoming vibe. I shop there because the staff is friendly and it's easy to find my way around the store. I enjoy shopping here because it is convenient for where i live
Online Shopping Manager (Former Employee) – New Plymouth, Taranaki – 22 April 2018
Work was busy. Plenty of customers to shop for in Online Department. I learnt a lot by how to manage a department of 16-20 people. Management is there but most of them didn't really help as they didn't really know about the department. I knew more. I enjoyed the people at the store. Hardest part of the job was trying to find workers to help with the busy work load and management not helping
Discount in store
Long hours never did my contracted we were too busy
Countdown has a lot of benefits, good pay, Staff Discount card (very handy). Can easily make friends and can pick up heaps of extra shifts as needed. The hardest part of the job would be dealing with angry customers.
Free food in staff room, staff discount cards, heaps of extra shifts
Deli Assistant (Former Employee) – Putaruru, Waikato – 13 March 2018
I wouldn't recommend for any body to wok in a small town store franchise. Being new in the workplace is hard enough, let alone in a town where everybody knows everybody and is talking bad behind backs. I found that a lot of the time there was two to five different sets of rules for certain people and you feel almost shunned. I will say no more