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Work hard, reap the rewards
Salesperson (Former Employee) –  Otago18 March 2019
There's a lot of money to be made at Harvey Norman, but it can come at the cost of selling things you absolutely hate. The focus is to sell products with lots of margin that will make the company the most money, not to look after the customer.
The 4 departments plus Warehouse guarantee you're surrounded by many, many people and you will make friends. There's a bit of casual workplace sexism and racism which is not nipped in the bud though.
Pros
Team oriented so you'll always make friends
Cons
Early morning meetings, after work meetings daily, weekly and monthly, selling your soul for a dollar
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good chance to make good money
Salesperson (Former Employee) –  Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui5 April 2018
At Harvey Norman, the wages weren't that great, but the opportunity to earn commission was. Sometimes, it was very difficult, but with the right attitude, you could make very good money.
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Monotonous and death by a thousand cuts
Electrical Salesperson (Former Employee) –  New Zealand4 March 2018
I've been at a few stores over 15 years.
Starting in the early 2000's when an Electrical salesperson was getting their 10% share of healthy profits, and able to establish an income of 65-100k+ if you've got the goods and work hard.
Since those year head office found every way to destroy the income and moral of all salespeople.
Using (increasing rebates) behind the cost, whereas the salespeople only have their 10% commision at the front-end which the carve up for you.
Payrises are always met with "sell more" despite you working your butt off.
Red tape making the job painful as possible.
GM (who gets paid a multi-million dollar salary) and other head office staff make more and more while we rot.
Feedback is "NOT" appreciated either constructive or blunt.
The best salespeople are gone or just broken, with exception of a few plodders.
Many great people have worked the and still do but many have been broken along the way, tread carefully.

Oh and forget your weekends, they're not yours anymore
Pros
Ok money if you workhard and have thick skin
Cons
Soul crushing
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too much pressure from the proprietor
Salesperson (Former Employee) –  Auckland, Auckland4 November 2016
a typical day at work was fun,to fulfil the needs and wants of the
customers,with full of enthusiasm.

I learned that,like always that come customers first.

management is an imbalanced management

my co-workers always snatched and encroached on the customers
that I was serving.

the proprietor never respected right or wrong

the most enjoyable part of the job was that when I served the
customers,they always came back to me,and recommended their
family members,relatives and friends,always.
Pros
No free lunches
Cons
Long hours which I can handle
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Informative, lively and friendly environment
Full-time salesperson (Former Employee) –  Palmerston North26 February 2015
A typical day starts off early at 8 30 am with team meeting and review of the previous day.
It is then followed by setting of goals for the day .
Usually the days are really busy with customer flow.

I have learned various things through my experience my harvey norman. Values of customer service, building rapport and ways of closing deals.

The management of the company is smooth and the coworkers are really friendly and supportive.

The hardest part of the job was to balance my personal life due to long hours at work.

the most enjoyable part of the job would have been talking and interacting with customers the whole day and achieving goals that were set in the morning meetings.
Pros
work on commission plus hourly basis.
Cons
less days off
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first regular job
sales person (Former Employee) –  Manukau City, N22 November 2014
position is introduce the product to customers.

enjoy the job, reason leaved the job is need to finish my study, can't control all things.
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Each day is a challenge to do better than the day before
A typical day at work is a quick morning group meeting to check all is running smoothly.Then the big tidy up from the day before ie
30 or so dressed bedrooms to straighten up and somtimes change,
dis assemble any beds or funiture that has been sold off the floor /
and bring out and assemble new.Just sort the floor out first ,But any
sale take fist priority,Then check out all of your own sale in your
list ,make sure they're all going to plan ,ie orders ,deliverys
fianace,bookouts ect .Just keep it all running smoothly .
Keep The Customer Happy.It's Great to have a happy team
to work with .A happy team males Happy customers.
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