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Awful!
Sales Consultant (Current Employee) –  Melbourne VIC6 August 2019
Bad culture from the top down, don’t bother it’s entering the biggest retail recession. Awfully treated from senior management in HO and GMS/CEO. Salaries cut from stores so far so that staff cannot keep up with customer demands and get abused by customers due to not enough staff coverage.
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not enough support for staff
Assistant Manager l (Former Employee) –  Karrinyup WA6 August 2019
left here cause I had a nervous break down, staff wasn't supported enough as manager changed way to much. otherwise would of been an amazing place to work
Pros
you can move up in your role, good staff benefits and great discounts
Cons
not enough support
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Nice place but cold during winter
Logistics Assistant (Current Employee) –  Hay St. Mall WA5 August 2019
Nice environment very friendly staff, helpful, understanding.
The nice part of my job was the early start and earlz finish but the work always the same which I found it a boring after a while.
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foi um otimo aprendizado
Assistente de Logística (Former Employee) –  elizabeth street, sydney 200031 July 2019
Tive bons gerentes e aprendi bastante, é uma empresa muito grande, entao muita coisa acontece.
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Great discount and brands to work with...But awful, awful management and training
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Sydney Central Business District NSW24 June 2019
Awful management, too many inexperienced fresh out of school assistant managers on power trips who bully and micro manage hard working staff into leaving.

Also doesn't matter how many KPIs you achieve on sales targets and customer capture, how many thousands of dollars of stock you can sell a day, and how good your customer service is...if you can't sell an AMEX card say goodbye to your job.
Pros
Great discount, great pay, workplace always clean and safe, lovely to work with nice brands, most of the staff is lovely too.
Cons
See review
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Good training but pressure on Selling Credit Cards
Sales Assistant (Part-time) (Former Employee) –  Perth WA18 June 2019
The staff were really friendly and if you got involved there was a lot of training given to you based on what department you were in.
Staff parties were usually just in the food hall but nice that they invested money in the food.
Quite often understaffed particularly after 4pm so you are unable to go on your break in the last 3 hours of the day or have anyone cover you to go to the bathroom.
You have to sell David Jones cards and if you do not sell them you are put through multiple trainings until you are able to sell at least one a month so if you do not like pushing credit cards on people then this is not the place for you.
Was also impossible to move up in the business unless you were exceptional at selling cards, most managers/supervisors came from outside the business
Pros
Training, Staff Parties
Cons
Selling David Jones Cards, Understaffed, Job Advancement
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Orst culture brand only interested in gossip
Brand Representative (Current Employee) –  Sydney NSW15 June 2019
Work for s brand partner within DJs and haven’t in my 30 years of working experienced such a bad culture from David Jones.
In particular the miranda location is disgusting so much gossip not enough work creating the worst culture to be around.
Pros
Discounts on all brands
Cons
Gossip, culture, bad environment, management involved in gossip too, no support
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Wasting time
Accounts Clerk (Former Employee) –  Headoffice6 June 2019
poor management,Double standard, poor teamleadership, low pay. They do not appreciate for your effort and contribution. I won't recommend any job in DJ to my friends as they deserve a better job.
Pros
staff discount? sorry, not to contractor
Cons
poor system, high volume of work and never to be end
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An experience
Christmas Casual Retail Assistant (Former Employee) –  Melbourne City Centre VIC5 June 2019
I definitely learned a lot by working here. I was lucky enough that my managers really did love me and had a great team I could work with. But they also put a lot of stress on managers who would then put a lot of stress on us.
Pros
great people to work with
Cons
selling credit cards, asking to subscribe to emails, entitled customers, pushy managment
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Excellent Working Environment and Culture
Sales Professional (Current Employee) –  Sydney NSW31 May 2019
Best work place culture. It's a fun place to work at with amazing colleague who always have your back. The amount of things you learn at work is a lot and very beneficial for enhancung your communication skills and boosting your confidence.
Pros
-Good Salary -Good Management -Good Work place culture -Supportive Colleagues
Cons
Tough to work if you do not have fairly good communication skills
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Productive and fun and a very good experience
Photographer, Part time (Former Employee) –  Wollongong NSW28 May 2019
My days working with David Jones was busy, insightful and fun. I'm so Hppy to have had the chance to work with David Jones. I learnt how to use a camera, how to edit photos on a computer and time management under pressure. The hardest part of the job would have been the agitated and angry customers however I was able to explain to them and apologise for any inconvenience. The most enjoyable part of the job would be working with the team and talking to the customers.
Pros
1x free Santa photo
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Pressure beyond job description.
Sales Expert (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW1 May 2019
The expectation is very much that you will live and breathe the brand. The team is lovely to work with, but stretched incredibly thin. Extreme pressure is placed on employees to push customers to apply for the David Jones American Express cards.
Pros
Great team
Cons
Low remuneration
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A generaly confortable enviorment.
Sales Assistant/Cosmetic Consultant (Former Employee) –  Burwood NSW19 April 2019
Always (mostly) enjoyed been at work.
Interacting with colleges, focusing on costumer service/ new product knowledge .always interesting .
Making sure of product replenishment, stock control.
Awareness on KPI s .
Maintaining a clean, healthy, secure work environment for staff/colleges as well as costumers.
Changing of supervisors/floor managers somehow challenging at times.
Pros
satisfied costumers, financial reinbursment.
Cons
daily challenges, difficult situations.
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Productive
INVENTORY ADMIN (Current Employee) –  Silverwater NSW7 April 2019
Every day at work is a brand new day and you will be able to learn new things and have new tasks and responsibilities. I've been able to learn how to manage employees, also meet daily targets.
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Terrible!!! Do not apply here!!!
Assistant Buyer (Current Employee) –  David jones28 March 2019
Absolutely terrible place to work. Discrimination at its finest. All they care about is money and what YOU can do for them. No one cares about your family or personal life, they just want results. They drill down to every single sale/store result with a fine tooth comb and hold you responsible for everything.


Parking is also a nightmare. Arriving at 7:30am does not even guarantee you a car park. When asked if I could receive a car park in the building I was rejected and told that car parks are given based on your job title...DISCRIMINATION!!!!!!

Do not work here, please avoid and do not accept any job offer from them. Everyone is miserable and are trying to get out. I don’t know one person who enjoys working here.
Pros
Nothing. Not one good pro
Cons
Nothing
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Great Teamwork
Logistic Assistant (Former Employee) –  Perth WA1 March 2019
David Jones work was a great experience as the team I was involved in worked relentlessly in providing great support to the store, the attitude was friendly and the team was nice and dedicated. Management was also helpful.
Pros
Meal Breaks
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Bad working experience over DJ
Chef (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW22 February 2019
be careful if you want to join their Food Hall Team!
Very surprised that such a big company has such a bad working culture and body really care their job. Disgusting management and bad pay.But if you just wanna hand around and get ready for your retirement, not a bad place to choose:)
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Great staff however management was horrible
CUSTOMER CONSULTANT (Former Employee) –  Brisbane QLD12 February 2019
Great staff and environment however management, pressure and total neglect for staff wellbeing at times is unacceptable. manager was not willing to give casual staff a day off 3 weeks in advance. Manager is very hard to negotiate with.
Pros
Great staff, long lunches
Cons
terrible managment, terrible culture
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Not secure, not enough hours, unappreciated
Sales Consultant SLEEPMAKER (Former Employee) –  Chatswood NSW10 February 2019
There wasn't enough appreciation of the work and effort we put in as staff. Not having job security turned out to be a big issue and not being given enough hours during the week made it difficult to find another job, so really there was no back-up plan whilst working there.
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fun workplace
Logistic assistant (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW16 January 2019
Work place is fun to work but with limited career opportunity. Colleagues are friendly and management listens to staff. Sometimes work pressure is overwhelming as only limited number of staff are assigned.
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