Distributor (Former Employee) – Auckland, Auckland – 9 May 2017
On a typical days work we would come in and have a morning meeting everyday with the whole team to show what is needed to be done for the day then we go and do what is needed and if there was time we would do extra so that the next days work load would be lifted a little. While working for Hallensteins Brothers I have learnt so many things, when I first started I was a pick/packer and then I continued to move my way up and started to do things on my own like stock control and also some admin work in the office. It was a good 2 years there, I have leant a lot and made some good friends while there.
Third in charge (Former Employee) – New Zealand – 5 October 2019
Typical day you start out with a heck of a lot of stock and most of the time a massive store change which sets the tone for a stressful day Get massive targets which are sometimes unachievable but the team you get to work with are amazing, and they really become family. Pros- The team become your family You accrue leave, not just a set amount of Leave per year Staff discount Cons- Head office really don’t care about you They take take take but never give anything in return Hard to get pay rises
Hallensteins was a great company, this was my first job in retail and all of my co-workers were so helpful and lovely. My manager was Lovely and did everything in her power to ensure all of the employees were happy in their roles. Only let downs would be in regard to the head office as they wouldn’t let you take time off sometimes even for family events which is a bit disappointing but what you can expect in retail. Also sales targets were unrealistic and hard to reach, they put a lot of pressure on and at points resulted in conflict among the team. Also they pay really low for the amount of money you bring in for them along with the amount of work you are expected to do.
Other than that a 10/10 company who i would recommend to anyone wanting a job in retail.