The Just Group Careers and Employment
- Company size5,001 to 10,000
- IndustryRetail & Wholesale
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WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT in Wiri, Auckland
on 21 May 2021
Fast paced - no mucking aroundTypical day at work was fast paced. You have a target to meet and you are required to finish it in the day, which was fine because it was something to work towards. The big boss always made sure there was work to do when the daily targets were met which was also a bonus. I guess the hardest thing for me was the work culture. There was always issues brewing and it affected me mentally being there with gossiping within the staff. I enjoyed my hours. I worked 5:00 - 1:30pm which was suitable for my daughters schooling arrangements. The big boss was very compassionate to those struggling or dealing with personal issues and so were the admin staff. I learnt admin work, picking, dealing with computer issues, and being apart of the team that dealt with daily returns of packages and products. I started as a temp and worked for 4 months before being employed as a full time warehouse assistant. Overall my experience was a good one. I would just say that the work culture within the shifts operating are poor.
Manager in Bay of Plenty
on 2 October 2020
Run!I worked for the Just Group for over 3 years in 2 different brands, as an Assistant Store Manager and then as a Store Manager. Assistant Store Managers are paid 50c more than Keyholders but are expected to basically do the same duties as a Store Manager who is paid roughly $5 more. Quite often the expectations are so ridiculous and unattainable due to very low base roster hours and also lack of head office support. Regional managers are very good at gaslighting people and are very unsupportive. There is a lot of pressure on the store management team to train junior team members but regionals are terrible at training the management team. There is a bullying culture deeply ingrained in the company that no one wants to address or even acknowledge. There is no recognition for hard work or achieving targets.
Manager in Bay of Plenty
on 9 June 2020
Was an....experienceWorked as a ptimer for just 5 months then became manager. Was never probably trained and when I wanted to leave to persue a better career they SIGNED a perminant contract in my behalf. I was working under NO contract pretty much my whole time of employment non working security cameras. Non working toilet. Non drinkable water onsite. Estremly cold during winter because no heating. Extremely hot during summer because no AC
Sales Assistant in New Zealand
on 24 November 2019
Worst groupCons: - understaffed - high expectations - bad pay - no rewards - hard tasks - high stress - little support from regionals worked here for 4 years and never had a pay rise???? and within the whole stress, I was overworked and underpaid. There have been many times I have managed the store and got no appreciation. I have worked so much overtime and was never compensated for my hard work, or given recognition. Pretty bad with shift hours to, 3-hour shifts to, if you have to travel it's not worth it. People will throw you under the bus like it's your fault if you don't make the targets for the day. Individual and group KPI can be unreasonable sometimes. I have worked in many stores and was never rewarded for my success, or given some recognition for making great sales and exceeding budgets for the day. Unless you want to be underpaid, highly stressed and be in an intense work environment I would look elsewhere.
Store Manager in New Zealand
on 27 October 2019
Overworked and Under Appreciated- I was employed with The Just Group for just over 3 years. Zero or little care was showen towards their loyal and hardworking staff, overworking them to utter exhaustion without a thought to the mental and physical state. Regionals and Senior members will throw store management under the bus rather than looking closer at the real issues as to why not all tasks were completed on time especially during busy periods (school holidays, Easter and Christmas break). - EXTREME pressure placed on myself and team with ridiculous and unrealistic expectations due to constant staff shortages and hours being trimmed down to “CUT COSTS for the business” to only a 3 hour cover for a second staff member to help and allow for a lunch break (which more often than not was not taken) due to all the daily tasks which include: - 20+ boxes of stock to unpack. - Steaming product and tagging. - Greeting all customers in store and providing a A grade service aswell as monitoring any loss prevention issues. - Constantly striving to hit unattainable budgets and keeping all members motivated with little reward from Head Office. - Don’t expect to ever get paid for any of you over time, which unfortunately you will need to put in if you wish for your store to be successful. Sometimes even staying behind till 10pm, or any gratitude as Regional managers are quick to point out that it is your choice to stay behind and/or go in early, however pressuring you to make this decision by comparing your figures and tasks that were unable to be completed that day with other stores who have far more hours and staff on hand due to them having other brands support nearby.
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