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Kaufland Reviews

Updated 11 Jul 2019

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3.6
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Kaufland CEO Patrick Kaudewitz
Patrick Kaudewitz
44 Ratings
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  • "Lange Arbeitszeiten, sonst gibt es keine Kontras(in 19 reviews)

  • "man muss sein restliches Leben auf die Arbeitsszeiten anpassen(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Satisfied"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Kaufland part-time

      Pros

      Good Pay Rate Friendly Management Good colleagues

      Cons

      Rude Customers sometimes but successfully dealt

      Kaufland2018-06-07
    • "dinamic enviroment , overall good place to work in"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Kaufland full-time

      Pros

      you do not get bored, good salary,

      Cons

      none that I can think of

      Kaufland2017-11-27
    • "Good company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Kaufland full-time

      Pros

      Well organised, friendly colleagues and lots of different things to do. Things usually go smoothly even on busy days. Definitely a good company to work for.

      Cons

      Not enough room for career advancement, company uses too many mini-jobbers.

      Kaufland2017-07-21
    • Helpful (1)

      "okay"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwich, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Kaufland full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      really good payment and very beautiful place to work. A place close to the sea and nice weather.Very friendly staff.

      Cons

      too many hours, really long day at work. The owner it was too hard and not so friendly.Too much screaming and complaining

      Advice to Management

      He should change the way that he manages his business. He should think more of his employees .

      Kaufland2017-03-22
    • "Great team, great people"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Kaufland

        Pros

        Great mentality of personnel, very team driven, but also lots of administrative overhead which helped improve cooperation and smoth things as everyone knew exactely what to do and when to do it.

        Cons

        You don't have your moment of shinning, you just need to do the same thing every single day with very few . It is difficult to get promoted in such an environment.

        Kaufland2014-07-18
      • Helpful (1)

        "Fantastic opportunity if you put in the work"

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        Current Employee - Shared Services in Melbourne
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Kaufland full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Entrepreneurial is the best way to describe it. Big backing from international retailer but operating like a start-up. Fast-paced, a lot of opportunity to progress if you prove yourself and work hard. No micromanagement. Great culture, everyone is friendly. Transparent feedback and communication.

        Cons

        A lot of opportunities but expectations are high. You're not expected to work long hours but the expectation is that you stay back if you have deadlines. Flexible working (work from home etc.) isn't available yet. Salary isn't as competitive as other retailers, but they want the opportunity to outweigh money.

        Advice to Management

        Keep up the good work so far. As the company grows make sure you look out and see what other businesses are doing to keep employees engaged. Otherwise, a lot of people will leave after a year or two.

        Kaufland2019-06-11
      • Helpful (1)

        "Executive Assistant"

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        Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Mount Waverley
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Kaufland full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Great team environment Clear structured growth plans Being a start up environment, you can be exposed to parts of the business you wouldn’t normally be involved in, so you can continuing learning and growing Great leadership team willing to nurture and develop people Fantastic brand new office with amazing facilities

        Cons

        We are growing so fast so you need to keep up with all the new faces Dealing with our international colleagues can sometimes slow things down

        Advice to Management

        The best part about working for Kaufland Australia is that management give you their 100% trust from your first day. It’s yours to lose. This is something that management should never change. It’s very empowering for us employees

        Kaufland2019-06-11
      • Helpful (1)

        "Poorly managed"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at Kaufland full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Large parent company and great to get some contacts in the industry Some talented people in the mid-management

        Cons

        Low pay, long working hours and minimum benefits Poor IT systems, frugal infrastructure but rigid processes Management is quite difficult to approach and ideas are most often turned down Very uncertain future with CEO exiting in the last month and the parent company facing financial problems in home markets

        Advice to Management

        It one thing to run a company and another thing to start a business. There is clearly a lack of leadership who can bring the energy and drive to the team. Working here feels slower than working at established biggies like Woolies and Coles already. Not a great sign

        Kaufland2019-05-09
      • Helpful (2)

        "Property - Kaufland Australia"

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        Current Employee - Property Developer in Sydney
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Kaufland full-time

        Pros

        Small Sydney office, with head office in Melbourne.

        Cons

        Poor career development and support. Senior Management lack direction, do not have the skill set to lead and inspire a team. Bad culture - Long hours, poor remuneration packages (compared to other property & retail companies). Would not advise working for this company.

        Kaufland2019-05-28
      • Helpful (1)

        "I wouldnt recommend"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Kaufland full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Expansion plans in the next couple of years so there might be scope for growth Some employees are provided with cars and fuel

        Cons

        Very hierarchical company with a conservative outlook Lack of innovation and transparency is quite evident at every level Hire and fire is quite common with scores of employees asked to leave every quarter before thier 6 month probation Long working hours and stressful work environment overall

        Advice to Management

        Provide direction and purpose to each function Decentralize decision making to be able to react quickly

        Kaufland2019-04-26
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