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I enjoyed my time working at CD and progressing my career. One downfall is if your store doesn't meet profit target store managers expect you to cut your hours below your contracted hours. There isn't any good benefits either, only 5% off when I was working there. Also if you work in a management role you are expected to work at least 1 weekend day which interferes with your social life if you are young. Opportunities for over time were good. And the pay doesn't add up. Being a 2IC you expect a higher wage then someone scanning food at the till considering all the extra work you do in a days work and your higher standing in the company but with the minimum wage constantly going up and noone else's salary going up to match that it makes it very disheartening, may aswell demote yourself do less work and basically get paid the same

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Nice people to work with

Cons

Weekend work
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Leilablackler

Countdown is a good and fair company to work for countdown have a good work environment nice staff members always give good instructions and always give you a fair go
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Productive and good team work

I am happy working for countdown bakery department. Countdown progressive company gave a good opportunities for working bakery department and learning how to make bread and cakes, muffins and also good customer services as well. Always nice and tidy up for bakery department and shop too. Log on and off on time. Be quickly and also be polite for the stuff and the customers everytime. Listen very carefully when people say to me. I would like to move on Auckland next. Keep working bakery department because I will move to Auckland with my family next month.

Pros

Free coffee and tea

Cons

Flexible hours
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Fun and quirky job

For an all day/overnight job, it was fun and great time for communicating. Considering it happens annually, it’s a quick and subtle job. Best done at home around family members.

Pros

Free food when the job is done

Cons

No cons, just laughs
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Fast paced

Good hours, usually starting at 9, was workable until i started studying. Was in charge of the alcohol section and freezer dept, made sure the displays were tip top, i'd say working here has made me a better worker

Pros

5% discount card

Cons

sleeping pattern affected
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mechanical

I worked in Ambika engineering after my graduation, it was a nice experience for me. I learned many things like how to work in group and to manage the things also I learned how to work in under pressure.
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Productive, fun workolace

Structured, productive Learnt new forms of communication via instore shoppers through to online communicating with customers Thinking on your feet, problem solving Knowledge of products Management supportive Team environment healthy and productive Hardest part of job ....for me was when I left to go to Australia I would still,be working within Countdown Online Most enjoyable Team, job satisfaction and opportunities to move up within the structure of the workplace

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Managers support
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Produce assistant

Produce assistant at countdown is not very well paid but only an entry level job/during school job
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Nice company, bad management

It's a good place to work if you want to get into management and boss the workers round pretending you know how to do their job and giving them unrealistic tasks.

Pros

Secure job, not bad money

Cons

Bad management, confusing and excessive systems of doing things
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Good place to work for

Being part of the team gives me an all round appreciation of how the grocery industry performs.It is a very integral part of our life..I take pride in my work and enjoy job satisfaction
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First job

This was my first job, I had a lot of fun at this place. I was a grocery assistant, thus my role involved stocking the shelves. Each shift began and ended with a team meeting in the storeroom. My colleagues made this job enjoyable but I eventually had to leave because I was only 15/16 at the time and management would constantly extend my shifts from 10pm finish to 11pm which meant I never got home until after midnight on school nights.

Pros

Great team and environment

Cons

Late hours
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Good place to work and good place to start a career friendly staff,good pay,good hours of work,training provided

I was there for a period of nearly nine years and after that time decided to move on and further my skills here in Brisbane along with my wife and two daughters to support me

Pros

Good food at the cafeteria fresh and healthy

Cons

No cons
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work place

i happy to work with your company. there management system is very good. all co- workers behavior is very cooperative. i love work here because wages system is very nice. i learned lot of communication skills.

Pros

nothing

Cons

nothing
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Nightfill

I really enjoyed working and making new friends and working and making money

Pros

making new friends

Cons

finishing at 12am
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Good place to work. Great Staff

I enjoyed working at countdown. Very busy place but still had time for a laugh with other team members plus the management were fair and usually came down to work along side us.

Pros

good group of people
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Its not a fun place at all.

I dont enjoy anything about this job anymore,management arent good at all and as for co-workers well they need a big wake up call.

Cons

no appreciation at all.
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