My journey with Edcon
Working for Edcon has been an Adventure for me . I consider myself very lucky as I started from the bottom and all the way up. Edcon is a Retail company thus making it a business that operates everyday especially on a store level. I have learnt a lot from the company as I have worked on different departments in the company. I have worked with different people and that boosted my communication skills as I sometimes worked with foreign stores with countries such as Namibia, Zambia and Botswana. What I enjoy the most is seeing progress with the tasks I am being given and a positive response from co-workers as we all know that team work brings excellent results with regards to productivity. The most challenging aspects of the Job is shot notice deadlines as they put one under pressure and not that I don't cope but it compromises my time to do other work related tasks .
Pros: Staff discount on all edcon stores and an oppotunity to learn other jobs within the department as we multitask
Cons: No HR placement and promotions are very scarce
Excellent learning opportunity for growth
It gives an individual to grow and unleash your talent and your potential at the same time. I joined this company with an admin position compared to the previous company which was small in terms of the ledger. This one was three times bigger than previous one. I started managing huge number of employees and developing my surbodinates for their level of competencies. There is a lot of workload which helps you to have more focus and on the other hand it equips you with knowledge as one encounters different challenges daily.
Pros: There is a great opportunity for one as I have been store manager since 2012 thrpugh hard work.
Cons: we are mostly working long hours with the intensions of mantaining the standards
Good challenging enviroment
Retail its vey unpredictable and changing working environment , its always applying yourself with new changes in the market and always bringing solution that are short term and long term working towards company objectives and vision.
Pros: Great bebenifts and friendly enviroment
Cons: Finaancial unstable
Willing to Learn
Its great working for the Company there is a room for growth , I enjoy working with my co-workers as we make a great winning team working together so far I learnt to work with SQL system ,Toad ,Retek and Remedy for online queries and I enjoy working with Oracle system as it is a live system for information is always correct and average unless its offline. Most challenges I get its when the system is offline the information wont be correct of which is crucial for the business
Pros: Great opprtunity for more knowledge
Cons: going an extra mile for customers
Excellent company to work
It is a great opportunity to share the experience I have worked in Edcon for 11 years I have enjoyed all this years in Edcon. I didn't have any experience in using a computer but my Manager taught me how to use it and how to answer the phone . I am passionate with my work and can cope well with my co-workers.
Pros: It is a big company and i love it and it made me to improve my skills and experince
Cons: I love Edcon because it is a Private company and it takes its employees to training when needed
Edcon has given me great opportunity to learn and to empower me with knowledge.
My work day is always busy as I am responsible for the whole store concerning risk and assisting in the running of the store. I have a good working relationship with our staff as I understand the constant need to encourage our staff. Alwa s giv it your all. Never give up. Be humble and be ready to serve others. Serving others.
Pros: great benefit s
Cons: Having only one Sunday off
Excellent job opportunity
Customer service is an important aspect of any business to succeed,as any potential client is an opportunity to turn into a patrone of a successful business.excellent service is achieved from knowledge of the product,brand and benefits offered,in order to be a good consultant one has to aquire product knowledge and the customer that's being targeted.
Pros: a new outlook and new working eviroment,great opportunity.
Cons: long working hours
DEALING WITH COMPLAINS FROM CUSTOMERS, CHALLENGING WORK LOAD.
TO WORK FOR A BIG COMPANY LIKE EDCON IS VERY NICE, ACTUALLY IS THE BIG PLESSURE FOR ME , BECOUSE I LEARN ALOT OF EXPERIENCE JUST LIKE HOW TO SOLVE PROBLEMS AND DEALING WITH CUSTOMERS EVERY DAY. AND THE MOST CHALLENGING PROBLEM IS THE WORK LOAD BECOUSE AS I AM WORKING TO THE STOCKROOM I HAVE TO SORT THE STOCK QUICKLY AND DO STORE INVENTORY DAILY. WHAT I ENJOY MOSTLY IS TO WORK UNDER PRESSURE AND DEALING WITH CUSTOMERS BECOUSE I LEARN DIFFERENT BEHAVIOURS OF THE PEOPLE AND ALSO TO ADAPT IN DIFFERENT SITUATIONS. I ALSO LEARN TO WORK AS A TEAM AND ENDIPENDENTLY SOMETIMES AS WELL AS HOW TO ACCEPT AND FORGIVE SOMEONES MISTAKES.
Pros: YES INDEED PROMOTION IS SOMETHING THAT DEPENDS ON YOUR DEDICATION FOR WORK AS WELL AS KNOWLEDGE.
Cons: 08:30 TO 22:00 IF THERE IS A VISIT OR PIC TRADE TIME
I am currently on Wholesale & Retail learnership program
Working at Edcon as a sales a assistant made me realise that there are opportunities within the retail industry. It helped me to be a strong person as I interact with different customers on a daily basis. Acknowledging and assisisting customers professionally. The challenge I came across is my schedule getting changed without being consulted. The relationship with other stuff members is good though not all of them. The most typical day is working at fitting room and when it is time to be relieved for tea break or lunch there is no one.
Pros: As a disabled person I'll be happy if I can be permanently employed
Cons: Late shifts
nodal admin specialist
Make sure that daily admin is reconciled. Make sure that all deliveries are received and unpacked .floor ready.Give daily feedback on all discrepancies found .Make sure that department hazard counts are done and discrepancies are investigated. Hold morning meetings with staff to motivate and communicate budget. Provide training to staff where needed.I enjoy being a team player and leading as an example. Developing staff in areas of needs and motivating them.I have learnt to treat every individual based of their strengths and weaknesses. The most challenging thing is when the store is not meeting their budgets.My relationship with my co -workers has grown as we have one on one discussions on how to archive our goals.I have grown to to store visits with my regional operations manager .Make sure that my feedback is delivered on time
Pros: store manager at a premium mall
Cons: long working hours
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