Amazing colleagues, amenities trump most workspaces and pay is better than most in the valley (was)..
The sales floor used to be a buzz of activity with celebrations and sales left and right with meaningful solutions for our clients. However, those are of the past where now is a desolate floor where you could hear a pin drop.
The senior leadership in Scottsdale and upper-management in New York have made the job a predatory landscape in a matter of 2 months. Leaving to mass firings and senior reps, and top performers leaving in a heartbeat. The push to be a Fortune 500 has left most of the company's values to the wayside.
A new product emerged within the company and it was forced upon us, the account executives, to be the BDRs for the product with an inadequate compensation structure. It's being shoved down SMBs throats with costs that are inappropriate for businesses of that size and the reps being put on plans if the numbers are not obtained. Quotas are starting to become unattainable with zero insight on how they are created although it's been asked to expose this from the reps. There are TWO CRMs being used with duplication of the same records to be inputted taking up time. The hyper-growth of hiring QoQ is starting to reflect in reps books were worked through accounts appear more and more leading to dead-ends, but the same quotas expected.
it was a nice place to work to,people were very friendly,it is a very orginised and professional place.it was a great experience i got there
on my first day at work i was bit nervous as i was not used to such an environment but since i am quick to adapt,it didn't take long to get used to the place.
I learned a lot there, i learned to interact very well with co-workers, to value other people's opinions and to manage my time properly.
the management at spar was very amazing, they created soccer league inside work place so that workers could get time to relax, forget about more work that they'd face and refreshes their mind.
working with people from different cultures was a very great experience because you learn a lot about various tribes and their culture,co-workers were very polite and helpful to one another, they were like a family that i was very proud to be part of it.
the job was very challenging because the distribution center has to look nit at all times, so there was no time to relax, it was always hard work.
the most enjoyable part of the job was that every morning we would have a team talk, discussing the job that has to be done that day and to raise concerns and giving compliments where it was due.
Prosevery holidays workers receives free break fast and free lunch
Consther were no long hours, we worked exactly the time the company gave us
conduct an onsite visit to a retail store, where i would meet with the store owner who will then share his/her frustrations and a problem about the system that he/she is encountering.
i have learnt to discuss these concerns with retailer to ensure that i properly understand the issue that initiated the visit. I then do a diagnostic of the problem and discuss findings and recommendations with the store owner. At the end apply these recommendations, implement,test and review.
the hardest part about the job is not getting the support and resources needed in order to implement or to be able to assist in fixing the issue at hand.
most enjoyable is getting a buy-in from retailer after offering a solution, where in-turn the owner will offer a feedback on satisfaction of the service i just rendered and him/her sharing his/her happiness about improvement in overall system and ultimately the efficiency of the system after my visit.
I have been working in an environment where working as a team is regarded highly. As colleagues we would share information freely and assist each other because of differing level of expertise.
Prosregular knowledge sharing meetings
Consunlimited hours depending on criticality of a store's problem
My job was not always the colours of the rainbow, but it was not terrible either.
We never had a typical day at work - yes you have your order and deliver schedule, but there is never a dull moment. The general typical day was basically trying to improve everything we possibly could.
My co-workers were also hard working, but everyone has their off days. Generally we all got along very well and treated each other with the respect that we would expect from each other.
The hardest part of my job was having to handle a lot of different situations all at once and having to prioritize what needs attention first and implement that through the staff. It gets easier, but never less challenging.
The best part of my job was the relationship that we all had as an employee body. We always celebrated birthdays and did nice things for each other.
For me the most enjoyable and heartfelt moment was on my birthday in 2014 - everyone from the staff put money together to buy me a beautiful watch and a birthday cake. I truly felt blessed and loved, they really went to a lot of effort to make my day special and to say thank you for being myself.
A very good company and was worth the time i spent there acquiring the experience that i have now
Most of the day would be spent going to meet retailers planning for their everyday facets especially the service departments were the highest GP are. i would if the need be plan and provide training for the stores in all particular departments where it was needed.
i learned how to diversify training and also tailor make it. how to deal with different personalities and egos. learn new languages and communication strategies based on culture differences.
initiate change where change was not thought to be necessary.
train management that thought knew it all
hardest part was telling a store owner of his failings without creating a difficult working environment and proving I am right without bruising egos.
best part meeting new people and getting new challenges everyday
Prosseeing different parts of the country, creating new business connections
Consaway from my family most of the week, missing graduations or first steps or first birthdays
Work was okay and I kinda enjoyed it cause I love working with people, I learned that sometimes even if your Boss doesn't appreciate you the customers will, And I learned that you need to speak up if you wanna be heard , They don ttreat people equal if you liked you lucky but if you not liked you need to just focus on why you still working for them and that to servive and for family its not always nice to work with people but you learn how to do so, hardest part of my job was that I never had time for my kids and family and I did not even get a salary to show to them why I can never be spent time with them and thta sometimes you need to be strong if you work at spr you dont even get christmas but your owners are home not far I now,
was having customers tell you that they love the way you treat them at work and that sometimes we would learn things from other people who are strangers, how to handle different kind of people and resolving problems you did not no you could do.
ProsNo Free Lunch not even Staff price where i worked
1- Received weekly age analysis- did journals- calling for outstanding debt
2- Going the extra mile for clients actually made me a stronger person, in knowing how and when to calm a client down, showing empathy
3- Had a very good relationship with my Manager- was able to when i had a personal issue get valuable and sound advise, always pushed us to do more.
4-The culture was phenomenal, I experienced and learned how to get along with most types of people, loving and caring, looking out for each others best interest.
5- When new management was brought in, the department was downsized.
6- I loved what I did even if it cost me having to do company visits, build sound relationships with my stores that I was dealing with. made sure that their orders are correct and if changes are sent through late for delivery, I would ask management if we could send out the deliveries with the next days order.
ProsWas able to purchase groceries from work on a monthly basis- Bonus
ConsRetrenchments when new management was put in place
- Report for duty at starting time
- Get assigned a teller from which I will be working
- Attend customers as they come and resolve any challenges they might have
- Cash out at the end of my shift and report back to my supervisor
I have learnt to handle queries from customers and with more experience I have gained I have learnt not to always go to my supervisor but have ability to resolve challenges as they present themselves. With my co-workers I have learnt that they all come with different personalities but I must still learn to work with them. The hardest part of my job is when I am not provided with adequate resources to do my job and have to handle irrate customers as a result. I hate not being able to provide explanations or assistance to clients. Fortunately, with experience I have gained there is less of that happening now. The most enjoyable part of my job is getting a "thank you" from a customer.
a typical day at work when you meet one of the rude customer who wont even understand you when even if you being polite and trying to explain how the sales work .what i have learned is how to work with people as team how to keep your customers happy the meaning of teamwork the love and respect of each other and how we should treat our customers .the management is good runs the store very well looking out for the staff to and teaches them to respect one another at all times .and our work place culture you must be on time for your shift dress properly always be neat and keep your work station clean and tidy at all times the hardest part of the day its only when the shop is not busy and you have done everything and now you just sitting and waiting for customers. the most enjoyable day is when you get to work and everybody greets with a smile even your customers showing the love that will be the day to enjoy .
A typical day at work was 7-9 ours on my feet with 15 minute break. Get up at 5 o'clock go to work at 6 sign in go to post and get started . then at 4 or 7 o'clock you sign out and leave . I learned good communicating skills and learned about the everyday life of a shop worker and that its much harder than people play it out to be . management is good keeps the plays going but little unfair because i work there 8 months without any contract and they keep hiring people to work for them and give them contracts and they have never work at any shop before rather than giving me a chance to get one and to survive .My co-workers where the best co-workers any one can ask for made me laugh and we good times . the hardest part of my work is standing for 9 ours on one place without moving anywhere but back and forth or side to side . the most enjoyable part is break and when we are pulling stock .
I started working for this company about a week ago and the daily schedule for me is to start work at 22.15 and finish at 8.00.
On a typical day I would be told to be on the tills to accept money from customers and organise the products around that area which is good as I will learn some things.
On the other hand there is so much things wrong with such as:
1. management of this company is so bad as everything is just shoved into one are without any organisation of the product in the stock room. For example: the cleaning supplies of the company should be placed in the same area not in the staff toilet with other equipment/products such as: post cards, floor moping equipment etc. Furthermore, the staff room is just a small dirty "kitchen" with nothing but rubbish everywhere.
2. Security of the work place doesn't really care about what's happen. I know that security are just door man but there was this one time that a customer payment didn't go through and without the security stopping them I had to chase them down and I asked the security guard if they saw where the person went and the response was I don't know. This caused me to think that my safety in the workplace is very questionable and a possiblity of being at danger.
3. There is no training days/ weeks as I just started and it's my first real job I expected them to provide training for me. How ever, they didn't provide any training which meant that I had to learn it on the go which caused me to be very slow.
ConsLong hours, low pay rate, only one break allowed( night times only), no organisation, staff room & toilet not clean, products in the staff toilet, risk of safety
Bei dieser Firma wird man von der Früh bis Abends nur Schikaniert und durch den Vorgesetzten bedroht.
In dieser Firma bist du alles andere als ein Mensch.
Kann die Bewertungen der anderen nicht nachvollziehen, wahrscheinlich wurden sie von der Firma genötigt das zu schreiben!!! Hände weg von dieser Firma, nicht einmal bei der Sparzentralle in Salzburg wird dagegen was unternommen, außer das man schneller gekündigt wird als man schauen kann und das wiederum mit Betrohungen der Vorgesetzten!!!
Zuerst arbeiten bis zum umfallen und drotzdem wird man betroht und gekündigt. Kein Bertiebsrat keine AK niemand hilft einen bei diesen Bertrohungen. Betriebsrat und AK sagen das man still sein soll und die Situation nicht verschlimmern soll. Meine Mitarbeiterinen wurden alle betroht und dann vom Vorgesetzten gekündigt mit der Drohung: "Einvernehmlich zu kündigen da man sonst alles verliere". Die AK weiß von dieser Gangart und sagt einem nur das man still sein soll und die ganze Angelegenheit nicht verschlimmern soll. Meines Erachtens gehört die AK die von den Mitarberter-innen finanziert wird aufgelöst, da sie den Steuerzahlern nur viel Geld kostet und absolut nichts für den Arbeiter, für den sie ja dasein sollte, unternimmt oder macht.
Das was in diesen Konzern abgeht kann und darf nicht geduldet werden und somit meine ich das da die Politik gefragt ist und diese sollte diesen Konzern zusperren. Geht aber nicht da die ganzen Politiker nur Hampelmänner sind und außer Geld in den eigen
A casual job as a storeperson, serving customers and putting away stock.
A typical day of work would be coming in, either opening up the store, or just taking over someone's end of shift, and mostly serve customers when they need to purchase things. When there are no customers, stocking items that have been delivered is the main priority. As is tidying up the store, arranging all items in a presentable way, and counting all merchandise to make sure it is always up to stock. When low on items, I was required to order some of them, more specifically, dairy items, cigarettes, confectionery and some deli foods.
In this job, I learned to handle cash, operate a till, serve customers efficiently and with proper courtesy and charisma, stock and order items, open, clean and maintain the store, change pricing and adding item PLUs to the database, and to work independently.
Personally, the management was very poor, having not met the head of company (owner of store) for quite some time. Some co-workers could be slack and do a lot less work than other employees, and yet get the same paycheck as someone who worked harder and more efficiently. Though at the end of the day, most employees were nice to talk to, and helped when asked.
The hardest part of this job was managing to complete a list of tasks assigned, and serving customers, and handling calls, during a busy hour, while working alone. This was very stressful, as trying to manage several things at once can be quite difficult.
The most enjoyable part of this job would be interacting with cu
My time at SPAR has been very productive as I have gained an large amount of skills as I have worked there for 5-6 years. I started off to work as a cashier where I would work at the till where I learnt a lot of interpersonal skills, problem solving and communication skills. I also helped with deliveries and unloading them and stacking them on the shelves. I gained a lot of organisation skills and working with others as we had to communicate with each other as we all had different roles so we didn't want to get in each others way. I also had the role of doing paper deliveries for the company and producing end of day reports, banking and paying off bills. I would also be involved with the administration side of the business by producing letters and cheques and emails. Within the last two years, I have been assistant manager so I would be supervising all the staff when the manager is not here and I organise the staff rota and conduct small staff meetings where we discuss any existing problems in the work environment and any new promotions that are in place and festive occasions.Being Assistant manager has given me a lot of leadership skills and the confidence to work independently and encourage others. The most enjoyable part of the job is working along with other people and talking to customers as every day is never the same, there is always something new the next day however the hardest part of the job is during rush hour when everything becomes stressful and you ave to work
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working for CJ Lang Spar and the reason for this is that this company invests heavily in marketing, staff training and provides fantastic oppurtunities for it's employees to better themselves in order to progress throughout the company. They take great pride in customer service and ensure staff are fully and regurarly trained in order to upkeep high standards of customer service. They are a very competitive company that offers many services for customers other than grocerys.
A typical day at work for me was always filled with enjoyment of some kind kind. Because of the high standards set by the company there was always plenty of work to do and I personally enjoyed motivating my colleages to get stuck in and work together as a team so we could all feel like we had achieved something. There was always excellent communication within my tea of staff which was important to keep things running smoothly.
The hardest part of the job was ensuring that all tasks were completed withing the duration of the shift and sometimes this could be a challenge as the store could get extremly busy.
I learned that strusture, preperation and self-discipline were key in dealing with times like this and if everyone stuck together as a team and retained a positive attitude difficult and stressful periods were always much easier to cope with. It presents a good example and rapport with customers when they can see a well organised team able to stay calm in stre
Productive working space, with friendly staff and initiative support
A typical day at work
I would start by usually arriving 10-5 minutes early to read the shifts task and greet other staff members.
Taking over the other staffs position and wishing them on their way
Either serving customers/ restocking of inventory on the shelves with in an enthusiastic and strategic manner.
Small talk with other staff members and cleaning while store is quiet
Direct and receive reminders of tasks to be completed
Close the store, with final cleaning, signing of registry and balancing and bagging cash, and other small jobs etc.
What I learned at Spar
1. How to operate a cash registry
2. Confidence with customers
4. Methodology with tasks
6. Working under pressure
The best I could say a management is that it was fair. As long as you were showing enthusiasm, had a positive attitude, performed required tasks and were timely they looked after you. They were also were reasonably flexible in adjusting work around with my personal life.
Generally, I got on with all my co-workers. Some of them even being long-term friends. Some younger and older, they mentored me and showed me respect which created a positive and relaxed work place. Discipline was given subtly.
The hardest part of the job
Was working in either in conditions of high pressure with lots of customers.
The most enjoyable part of the job
Having a laugh with fellow co-workers and building confidence with const
Лично в том магазине, куда попала я коллектив очень хороший, за исключением пары особ, но они особо не напрягали. Руководство изначально не волнует какой график вы выбираете и готовы ли на подработки, они будут это требовать от вас и обижаться, если вы отказываетесь выходить не в свои смены. График 2/2 по 12 часов, личных вещей при себе нельзя иметь никаких, даже кошелька (а оставлять его где-то в подсобных помещениях опасно, воровство никто не отменял и оно, так скажем, процветает). Поток большой, график тяжелый, бесплатного питания нет, льгот никаких, скидок на продукцию так же нет. Оформление не по ТК, а по договору. Мед книжку не компенсируют, отпуск/больничный не оплачивается. На 12 часов в совокупности получается около 45 минут перерыва, хотя по ТК полагается не менее 1,5 часов. На деле же получается так, что на всех кассиров дают часа 2, за это время вы все по одному должны успеть отойти пообедать. Конечно, находится какой-нибудь друг/брат/сват руководства, который ест 1,5 часа, из-за него у остальных кассиров не остается времени и все задерживаются. Собственно, за это и получают. Если по каким-либо причинам ты не можешь выйти в смену (заболел, умер - никого не волнует), штраф. Штрафы частые. Когда нужен старший кассир по каким-либо вопросам - бегай три часа ищи его по всему магазину и по курилкам, на своем месте никогда не найдешь, а очередь стоит пыхтит (ну это у меня так было).
В общем и целом, понтов много - толку мало. Не рекомендовала бы работу в данной сети. С
As I became weekend-supervisor over the past few months my typical day at Eurospar consists of making sure the day runs smoothly, as in making sure every till operator has enough change in their tills, the scratch cards are all full and the cigarette machine is topped when needed.
I have learned many different skills from working at Eurospar, for example, how to deal with customers, how to answer telephone call and in general overall my skills have been improved especially my time management skills as i have to get all my individual jobs done within my working hours.
Although i do love my job as i get on really well with all of my co-workers everyone gets on really well and the majority of them are very good hard working people so it is easier to work with people with good initiative.
I do find my job difficult at times, but i also enjoy a challenge. When i took over the role of weekend-supervisor i didn't know what it entailed of but fortunately i am a fast learner and could understand how to do the reports and got the flow of things almost immediately.
The most enjoyable part of my job is knowing what you do matters whether it is dealing with a customer who has a problem and satisfying them, or just making sure everything at customer service is running smoothly to prevent any problems occurring.
ConsChange in roster, working too many days in a row e.g 8/9
Jeg likte min jobb på SPAR veldig godt, de er veldig hyggelige folk og hjelpsomme når man trenger det.
En typisk dag for meg er å komme på jobb og begynne vaske med en gang, fordi det er veldig mye vasking i ferskvaredisken. Jeg måtte vaske grillen, varmeskapet, kjøla, fiskedisken, gulvet, benker, oppvask, gulvet i butikken og til visse tider måtte jeg også vaske gulvet på lageret. Jeg måtte også fylle opp varer i butikken og hjelpe til med salatbaren hvis ingen i butikken kunne. Det var mye jobb, men det var gøy å jobbe litt under press. Man måtte lære fort hvor alle ting skulle og hvordan man gjorde ting.
Men alt i alt så er en slik jobb veldig gøy, du får mye kontakt med kundene og får gi de tips til middag og mye annet.
Jeg har lært meg mye om hygiene i denne jobben, noe jeg får stor bruk for hjemme egentlig og kanskje i min nye jobb. Jeg fikk også ta en HMS test og en annen kvalifikasjons test. Takket være hjelp fra de ansatte og opplæringa så klarte jeg prøvene med minimale feil.
De ansatte var også veldig nøye med å gratulere hverandre når de hadde bursdag, klart eksamen eller andre ting, det var en hyggelig atmosfære helt enkelt.
Prosgod opplæring, mye hjelp å få, kan få gratis brød i ny og ne.
ConsMye vasking(ferskvaredisken), kan vær mangel på varer i butikken, uregelmessig lunsj pga av mye arbeid.
Questions And Answers about Spar
Why did you leave your job at Spar?
Asked 17 Mar 2017
Answered 20 Jan 2020
I wanted to further my studies and now I'm done
Answered 17 Dec 2019
What is the company culture at Spar?
Asked 15 Mar 2017
Spar Good For you there is always opertunity to grow yourself Spar will create space for there people what you put in is what you get out Spar was a White owned brand but culture have changed and I was prevelidge to work at the first black Spar Khayalitsha and set a new trend in the Spar culture Go Spar
Answered 05 Jul 2019
To keep the costomers happy everyday
Answered 16 Jun 2019
What would you suggest Spar management do to prevent others from leaving?
Asked 17 Mar 2017
Prevent contract making them permanent
Answered 25 Nov 2019
Respect your staff like you want to be respect be a good listener reach out towards staff support structure is very important if must start a prayer time for your staff you don't kno what problems they stugling with at home always motivate your staff create a good working inviroment a happy staff is a productive staff
Answered 05 Jul 2019
What is the interview process like at Spar?
Asked 14 Mar 2017
Short and sweet straight to the point
Answered 05 Jul 2019
Short and understanding and
Answered 29 Jun 2019
What would you pay a teen working from 15:00 - closing on a Friday and for Saterdays and Sundays from 09:00 - closing?
Asked 11 Aug 2017
I would like that because I know and I want not broke the rules this method is well.