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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.

Pros

Pay rise after a year

Cons

Busy work load
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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

Pros

Nice people to work with

Cons

Weekend work
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Potential to go further with a great attitude toward the job

Countdown is a fun place to work. If you have the right attitude toward your work mates and customers being top priority, you will do well and go further with whatever you are seeking in job satisfaction.

Pros

One card, staff card discount, part of a team.

Cons

Not enough space in the Gisborne store
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Very nice when workplace with positive people.

I most enjoyed my co workers as they were very helpful and I can confidently say at the end of the day I’m left feelings more positive than I did coming in.
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always busy, and taking care of our customers

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

Pros

always have somthing to do

Cons

certain areas of the job can be very hygenic
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Too clicky for me

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

Pros

good pay

Cons

inconsistant
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Awesome job

Always enjoyed my team and the costumers, never felt like i was clocking into work even on stress full days because the work was consistent and everyone helped everyone

Pros

People, friends and well organised work
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working in a supermarket

Was an enjoyable place to work, especially because of the people there. One of the few downsides was the repetition of the work and often unreasonable requests from higher up. Overall, was a nice place to work while studying.
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Would recommend if you are desperate

They will take advantage if you let them - i am rostered on for 28 hours a week but sometimes work 60 hours as they constantly want me to cover and will guilt me into doing it and try to force me by saying no one else can work and if i say no they get annoyed at me. One of the departments i work in everyone is so catty both to me and each other, it's worse than high school and it is a horrible environment to be in. The other department is a lot nicer and i have friends there. Pay is good and it is easy to pick up and drop hours if your circumstance changes.
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Overall my opinion

Countdown the valley was my very first experience in the work force. My personal opinion was that it wasnt a very friendly place to work, everyone was so judgmental, my work mates were never very nice or polite towards me. The only thing that put me off working there was the people. Hours were ok and pay was good, other than that I found a lot of the people who worked there very unfriendly.

Pros

Pay

Cons

The people that worked there
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Countdown Dunedin Central - good productive busy, place

It is a good busy place to be working in. Meet lots of different people especially in cruise ship season. Always something to do, good environment to be in
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fun work place

> always a challenge > learnt something new everyday > enjoyed working with a friendly team most enjoyable part of the job was satisfying the customer an making a high standard for the department
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positive or negative feedback black board was helpful

Always challenging and rewarding meeting new people, I learnt a lot of new things for example gap scans, temperatures, meat caps, printing out gap scans on the computer, and a new way of the running in the deli. Management were very helpful and mostly friendly. The workplace was multi-cultural and fun. The hardest part of the job for me was the cold freezer, and the enjoyable part was the cool staff.

Pros

now and then free lunches

Cons

not enough hours
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great place to work

I enjoyed every moment working here. Was sad to leave. It was a great place to work, a very friendly enviroment with amazing people. Good, fair bosses
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Worst job experience

Awful work environment. Really loved my job, but then a new manager came in and my feelings changed. Gossip galore and the most ridiculous management, not only in my department but throughout the store. Went to my superiors with issues and was constantly let down and swept under the rug. So glad that I've been given the opportunity to get out. So disappointed with the way I was treated working here. Would not recommend to ANYONE.

Pros

Pay was more than minimum

Cons

Poor management, lack of respect for workers
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Worst job

It's the worst job I've done in my life, it's non-stop, there's always something to do. Managmemt is usually down hill in most stores. Gossip is high. Some stores sell old products that shouldn't be sold. I don't see how it can be fun. It's non stop cleaning, re stocking and serving. Not such a good pay rate, i don't think this job is worth $18 an hour let alone $15.69. Thumbs down for me.

Pros

Break time

Cons

Always get called in though I'm not a casual, Get pressure from manager, too much gossip, not great.
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Was ok.

I found it to be a busy place to work at and always on the go. However I felt that some of the staff members handled things poorly when I was going through a grief of a close family member.
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very good company to work for

serving the customers filling the food cases deep cleaning the fridges cooking the chickens wrapping them having out on time checking that they are not going to run out how important it is to check food dates making sure myself and work area is clean at all times got on well with management got on well still keep in touch deep cleaning the fridges being in work force to be my self to be happy and helping the customers

Pros

a great team to work with

Cons

hours for my son
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Average Place to work at

Early Start and standing for long periods of timeI learnt to work with stock and preparing fresh food

Pros

good money

Cons

bad c.o staff
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