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Good if your desperate for a job, otherwise I wouldn't recommend.
Good staff to work with, friendly and helpful. Fairly unorganized company overall, stressful place to work if you like structure and routine. Hours can change from week to week.
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4.0
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Comfortable Place to Work
Countdown Supermarkets was a comfortable place to work with understanding and helpful management. I learned how to handle cash and engage positively with customers.
Pros
Flexible work hours, understanding of mental health
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4.0
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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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Good Place to shop
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
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Countdown The Valley
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
Pros
Discount in store
Cons
Long hours never did my contracted we were too busy
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4.0
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the people working with are awesome
5 am start 5 days a week going round picking customers orders for delivery or pick up. i have my own shift on sundays. making sure orders are correct and done on time
Pros
christmas club
Cons
far too long hours
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3.0
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Free lunch
I’m good working and hard working and friendly and face do face always on time and I got more experience and and I can work any department and make sure customers happy
Pros
Share lunch
Cons
Long hour
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5.0
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Good team work
Good place to work as a team member. And also very friendly atmosphere really enjoying those who are passionate...good package for the starters..Really good to get study more about industry.
Pros
Good friendly atmosphere to work
Cons
Long hours
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Very stressful and not enough staff!
only having 3 people to do an entire stores worth of filling is imposible And then Still Get scalded for it not getting done management is pathetic at the best of times do not recommend at all
Pros
friendly teamates
Cons
garbage managment and not enough staff
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5.0
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good fun and learn lots
it's good fun and enjoyable work place and all manger are supportive as i was fresh in this department and still i run this department very smooth and achieved all sale and health and safety target
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4.0
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Fun place to work.
Countdown supermarket was a great place to work.
Obviously a lot of people interaction which I enjoy.

I worked in many areas of the supermarket but mainly customer service an checkouts.
Pros
Meeting people. Helping people
Cons
None that I can really think of
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2.0
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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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4.0
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Fun workplace
Nice and good environmental to work in. Sometimes is quite stressful to work. But at the end when you get things done it isrelaxing and you feel happy about it.
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5.0
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awesome work place
When I was working for countdown Gisborne I loved my job, I learnt alot new skills. i got to meet lots of new people through customer service. the stuff were excellent and kool to work along side with.
working with the gisborne countdown crew was awesome.
Pros
not that I remeber
Cons
no
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5.0
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Love to be part of company
Best supermarket, reason behind always ready to help customers. According to me company is not humble or kind only with customer but also take care the employed people who so ever working in there.
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5.0
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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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5.0
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Great start in retail
As a young woman this was a great start into retail
Being a supermarket I was able to work in difgerwnt departments and learn new things. Many happy memories.
Pros
Money
Cons
Work load
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4.0
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Good work environment
I found countdown a good environment to work an always learnt more. Any issues I felt comfortable being able to talk with management an be resolved, new policies within the store we explained to me clearly
Pros
Team environment
Cons
Trolleys when raining
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5.0
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Good place to work,awesome staff.
had a few management issues as we were going through a lot of staff members because we were expected to do so much in a little time with hardly any staff available.
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5.0
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Lovely
I loved working here, the customers and my co workers were so nice and welcomed me with a smile and were happy to have me on board. This was one of my favourite jobs. Plus incentives were amazing
Pros
Discounts, christmas gifts
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2.0
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Understaffed & Overworked
I work in the deli & there is not enough staff to get through the required work load - making it impossible to do your job to an acceptable standard without having to skip breaks, start early or finish late (all without pay). This is because it is "not in the budget" to have the amount of rostered shifts & staff that we need.
It is very common to have to work down a person, do double shifts & work on your days off, because if someone is sick or on annual leave there is no staff to cover them. If you don't help out the department manager will be expected to work all the extra shifts, without ever having a day off - & they already have to work excessively long days because even when everyone is there we are understaffed & the work has to get done somehow. Several deli managers from stores in the area have quit due to burn out.

It seems to be the same story no matter which department you work in, & staff morale is low. People are exhausted & have had enough.

This used to be a great company to work for, but not anymore.
Pros
Slightly higher pay rate than other supermarkets
Cons
Not enough staff & staff fatigue
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