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sales sales sales
selling is the main thing that you are constantly told, be polite to customers at all times, do not like you having to have personal appointments eg doctors during work hours, but you have no say in when the doctor etc is free.
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Bad culture within the company.
Not a great place to work for very stressful & had to work with incompetent managers. Pay was depressing for those who had worked there for 15 years+.
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Feeling like ine big family
Great working conditions
Lots of learning

High Health and safety awareness

Good management

Very good system reduce mistakes and avoid misconduct

Farmers your department stor
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fun workplace
hello, I worked here for my gateway at selywn college. amazing place to work at :) will be looking forward to working here again some day if possible.
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stressful
varies from day to day
enhances customer service, cash handling etc

stressful because we are often under staffed

when fitting room is full and there is only 1 staff to attend to customers

break time when 1 is able to relax for awhile
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Currently still work at Farmers
Enjoy my work environment and am challenged in my role as Assistant store manager however feel that entering my 20th year with the company I need to experience and push myself in a new work environment and company.
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Fun and enjoyable to start with. The longer I worked there, the worse it got. 16yrs took a huge toll on my mental health due to a few members of Mng
Staff are nice people to work with, however, the Minority of Management just ruined my whole experience. After 16yrs, there was no respect for my knowledge. The Company taught me a lot, which all went down the tubes because of a few members of management.
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I Had Awesome Experience in Farmers Trading Company working 5yrs
I Have loved my time working in Special Eye consultant for 2yrs and promoted to work Clarins Counter Manager .I am really proud of my successful events and meeting sales target that our store one of the top ten Sales for Clarins.With the support of our Cosmetic Manager and Store Manager. But time has changed to leaved company because
i have job offer Clarins Melbourne .
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It was an amazing experience
Farmers has taught me a lot of things. Consistency and paying attention to detail are one of the most important things I have learned there.

Management there is very friendly and effective. Manager are always ready to help you with any customer difficulties. Plus once you have reached store target you get many benefits reached
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Farmers is not the same as before back then was much enjoyable
Being with the company so many years they never promote you to any positions but they hired people from overseas there is no such thing work from ground up anymore our hours been cut down still fighting for leaving wages
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When the going is good it's really good but when it's bad well it's really bad, don't even think about climbing the ladder. Ain't going to happen
No appreciation for team no recognition for anyone and a hole lot of terribly handled situations that could have easily been avoided. Not good enough to be a manager but good enough to train all the new ones hired externally. Too many secrets and when you find out it's most likely no longer relevant as yet another policy has been handed down to contradict 5 other core policies that had no relevance either. Some really awesome people yet the good ones are always expected to do more and the slackers are just left to their own devices
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Used to be an awesome, family orientated and fun place to work.
FTC seems to have lost it's way recently ( 2 - 5 yrs). Training for new, existing employees and Management is extremely poor. Everything is focused on sales, and staff's state of mind/health & feelings are not a priority.
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None
Cons
Lack of Training for new, existing & Management Team Members
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Typical big retail company
Great work/life balance
Not looking to update or advance any initiatives or processes/systems like most major retailers... stuck in their old ways

Management is great and will support you in all decisions

Development of skills is not a strong suit of Farmers
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A great family owned business to work.
A great place to work, good working culture, great people that make it a fun place to work.
There are some days that can be very hectic but overall there's a good work balance and team support.
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Great family orientated company to work for
Awesome atmosphere with friendly knowledgeable people to learn from.
As mentioned, a very family orientated company being a family store.

Great product with new fashion and styles coming through all the time.
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3.0
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Staff Family Values
A typical day at work would involve lots of customer service and tidying the shop. I learned lots about products and management were very friendly and understanding of everyone's needs. The culture of the workplace was very family-like and everyone felt at home. The hardest part of the job was trying to stay productive so most of the shift would be very long. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the satisfaction of the customer when you genuinely help them find what they are in need of and giving them a pleasant experience.
Pros
Nice workmates, staff discount
Cons
Minimum Pay, Not very productive
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I want to work in any way
I have sent many requests for work in this field and always repeat it because I love this work and I love migration and know new traditions and other bans
Pros
Nothing
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Nothing
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Excellent
Farmers Trading Company is more like a family environment to work at. Customer Service is highly recommended in the industry and have a reliable system for training and also team have the ability to progress to different role

Management are very supportive of their team and be the service for the team
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stressful and bullying by manager, some staff and loss prevention officers.
has a bullying mentality overall.
Most enjoyable serving customers.

Management don't communicate with each other or staff.

Lots of heath and safety issues.

I learned not to work for Farmers.
Pros
Some staff were friendly. nice staff room.
Cons
no discussion or meetings concerning extra hours, bullying culture.
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Enjoyable place to work
Honesty, Trust, integrity, enjoying dealing with customers. Caring for the needs of the customers. Respect for customers. Approach
customers with a smile.
Pros
Certificate Awards for preformance
Cons
No cons to report. Very pleasenant company
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Friendly and warm
They are great! Everyone is helpful and friendly, and they work hard to care for staff and customers. Every time you need help, you can count on management and other team members to help you.
Pros
There are days where there are rewards for employees who have provided exceptional customer service
Cons
Short staffed often, but manageable
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3.9
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