Working at Pickles
Benefits of working at Pickles
Pickles is a great place to work because we are a values driven company, committed to building strong relationships, with a culture of innovation and integrity. We have a national reputation for integrity and high standards of business conduct. Pickles is committed to competitive excellence with unyielding commitment to ethical conduct with all key relationships. We are also committed to supporting our local communities including workplace giving, skills sharing/volunteering and corporate sponsorships.
We have an energetic, high quality leadership team that constantly assesses our strategic direction and plans. Every member of our National Executive team has more than 10 years experience with Pickles Auctions, several with more than 20 years in the auction industry. Best practices are developed observing current industry standards and activities in the global corporate market. We are committed to the ongoing improvement of our own processes and the auction industry overall.
We believe that everyone who works at Pickles should feel valued and appreciated and we love to celebrate success! To attract, motivate and retain the most talented employees Pickles offers not only a competitive salary, but a performance bonus. Employees who are eligible for the bonus scheme have a portion of their annual compensation tied directly to business results to ensure our people receive the appropriate reward. We also offer: reward and recognition for high performance and commitment to Pickles Values, an Employee Years of Service Program and complimentary financial planning services.
Career Development and Learning Opportunities
We are committed to providing learning and development opportunities that enable our people to realise their individual potential. Employees can access a range of e-learning opportunities via the Pickles Intranet. On-the job training and systems training support is also offered. All employees participate in an annual performance review and development planning session with their manager. This process involves identifying career goals and relevant learning activities to close skills gaps. Our Educational Assistance Program provides financial assistance and study leave for employees to complete courses leading to the award of academic or vocational qualifications at recognised educational institutions. Pickles Auctions also offers a Mentor Program annually for top performers and high potential employees. With 23 locations across Australia we are able to provide promotional opportunities from within the business including temporary interstate assignments and permanent relocation. The learning and development initiatives at Pickles reflect our commitment to promoting an environment of learning and fostering innovation.
We are committed to maintaining a workplace culture where our people are encouraged to achieve a healthy balance between work commitments and family life; it’s one of our key values. We offer flexible work practices including part-time work, job sharing, working from home, flexible work schedules, and contracting*. For employees who have completed 12 months service, a range of flexible leave options may be available including purchased annual leave, career break schemes and job swap arrangements. Our employee assistance scheme is designed to promote employee well being and personal development and volunteering leave provides the opportunity to participate in an activity or initiative for a community organisation or charity. All full time salaried employees also enjoy an additional 5 days paid leave per annum after completing two years service. Salaried leave allows a Pickles employee to spend more time with their family or schedule personal appointments during business hours.
* The range of options available may vary according to role and location.