Popular Book Co. (M) Sdn Bhd
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Stressful but a fun workplace

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- Job: stock taker - Job scope: Price tagging, receiving stocks - Learned how to communicate with co-workers - Co-workers might not be that friendly at first

Pros

New friends

Cons

Unfriendly co-workers, not much incentives
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part timer (Stationary) come from Agent (3 months)

I sign up from the Agency that helps me find a job so there find for me at Popular bookstore which is nearby and so on, overall I didn't like the workplace full of toxic.Nonlocal characters are the problem I disliked and also have been treating me badly as a new part-timer, furthermore on this is that there like to say a comment on me and judge me this way even now there are not nice people.Local is best to talk to and easy to work with and how much I have learned from as compared to nonlocal for treating me over for the past 3 months and also including the environment that is fast pace and stressful to work as retail assistance and serving customer is a lot hard to understand and answer their questions

Pros

good local company are the best to talk and learn

Cons

messy management, lack of manpower and also talking bad among the staff
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Okay to work with friends and with those near your age

I worked after my O Levels at Popular as a cashier and there were several other part-timers who were working there, same-aged as me thus it made the work more fun and interesting. Management itself had issues imo, and several non-local full-timers were really rude to us and would gossip about part-timers in dialect but they didn't know that some of us could understand what they were saying. Very exclusive environment, unless you have friends applying and working there with you. They'll help to at least add fun to the very mundane and repetitive work environment. Several local full-timers were very nice to us too.
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Productive and simple workplace

The job scope is simple: attend to customers and replenish stock when necessary. Workplace culture is normal. The management is not too strict and is understanding.
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Great woking environment

I'm enjoy working here as a part-time employees. Suitable for those who willing to enrich their profile etc.I recommend those who want to try out their first part time job to work here as you will gain much more experience than ever.Do note that sometime the pace is fast due to large pool of customer during peak hour.

Pros

Sufficient rest hours

Cons

Long working time
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Tiring with minimum benefits

As it was a part-time contract job found from a certain recruitment agency, the pay was relatively low and staff benefits were often kept to a minimum or no benefits at all. Working hours were long and constantly standing.

Cons

Long hours
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Mostly Busy

It was generally satisfactory, but as most jobs, tiring. I learned how to interact well with customers, but the hardest part of the job was the litlle pay per hour.

Pros

Not too demanding

Cons

Little Breaks
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work place

It's a place for people that is willing to work long hours like 12 hours straight with only 2 break time 1 hour each. It's a good experience as a cashier but it was tough as the working hour is long

Pros

discount

Cons

12 hours
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its a okay place to work at

if you like books then u better work there as people there are passionate about books even the staff.if im a bookworm ill will definatly consider working at popular as my dream job
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Life and learning experience

- Meet all kind of customers - Did job rotation during work, packing stocks, cashier duties - Flexible working time - Learnt a lot being as a sale assistant - Ordering stocks under manager and supervisor guidance
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Interesting Experience

A typical day at work was when I came in the morning for a briefing on new promotions of the selected items in the store. After that, I would proceed to my desk to start on keying in invoices and credit notes into the system. On Fridays, I would usually run a report of the overall invoices and credit notes that I have taken into account. During my time in Popular Bookstore, I realized that the workers played politics and incompetent. Why I said so was because of conflicts between co-workers and I was the middle man and there was one HOD staff was not doing her job. She pushed all the work to the retail associate under her. I found that was wrong of her to that because the other HOD staffs still did their part even though they had that title to their name. I think the hardest part of the job was that I had to finish up a 4-month worth of paperwork, that was left behind by the Admin due to her circumstances, in a short period of time. Every day I would get stressed because everyone was pressurizing me. However, I did enjoy my time at Popular Bookstore because of the close co-workers that I had, that would bring a smile to my face.
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Fun Workplace

- I have learn a lot of new thing there, meeting a bunch of good colleagues and having good store manager. - The hardest part of the job is to meet weird customer but from there, I have learn how to handle different customers. - The most enjoyable part is we can work and have fun together at the same time.
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Based on 90 reviews

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3.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.2 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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