Proceed with EXTREME caution
Visual Merchandiser (Volt alkalmazott) – Adelaide SA – 2019, augusztus 19.
This company is one of the most vile and horrible workplaces I have ever had the misfortune of working for. In particular the Australian arm of H&M is unprofessional, unsupportive and fosters a culture of workplace bullying.
To the next department managers and visual merchandisers of the Adelaide store be very wary before applying, there is a disturbing level of intimidation by upper management that included foul language, spying on staff, random intrusive locker searches through your personal belongings, extreme micromanagement and very intrusive interviews after a sick day where you are asked what your symptoms were, what did your doctor say and if/what they prescribed. You will feel too intimidated not to answer these questions despite it being a complete breach of your privacy. These are done to make staff feel too intimidated to take their sick days.
I raised all these issues to a HR representative, the area team who all put down this store managers behaviour as a ‘personality clash’ and did nothing to protect staff despite that fact that they had voiced that they felt unsafe, intimidated and bullied. They insisted that his behaviour was not a form of bullying but rather part of his ‘driven’ management style.
This company does not care about its people, it is run by extremely unqualified people who rose up in the company simply because they stuck around long enough and knew the right people in head office but don’t have any formal training or qualifications in management, effective communication, leadership or empathy.
Excellent initial training
Bad company culture