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Co-op Group Reviews

Updated 14 December 2017
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38 Ratings

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Pros
  • Work/Life balance really good and flexible (in 15 reviews)

  • Benefits such as staff discount (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • As with all Food Retail management jobs the hours are long and it can be difficult to find a good work/life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Senior management selected their favourites (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Co-operative Food Store"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Team Member in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Current Employee - Customer Team Member in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Co-op Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    above minimum wage, standard retail, small stores giving a community feel, lots of opportunities to get involved with the local community

    Cons

    Management expect you to be available 7 days a week from 06.30 to 22.30

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to be as at least half as flexible with your employees as you expect them to be for you


  2. "General summary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Co-op Group full-time

    Pros

    Pension benefits 10% discount given

    Cons

    Unreaslistic work loadexpected of you

    Advice to Management

    Praise staff


  3. "Customer asssistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Co-op Group part-time

    Pros

    Friendly opportunities felxible multicultural

    Cons

    Less benefits staff shortage


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  5. "Great, enjoyed my time with the coop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Co-op Group part-time

    Pros

    Fairly flexible working hours, useful as a student.

    Cons

    pay could be somewhat better


  6. "Paperboy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Co-op Group part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff. Good hours. Great pay.

    Cons

    Terrible pay. Incompetent management. Terrible colleagues.


  7. "Coop review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Co-op Group full-time

    Pros

    great culture, fantastic state of the art head office, opportunities to progress within departments or move to new departments and great benefits

    Cons

    long hours and a long commute


  8. "Co-Op proves very disapointing"

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    Former Employee - CTM Bakery in Harpenden, England
    Former Employee - CTM Bakery in Harpenden, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Co-op Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    fellow staff members are friendly and hard working

    Cons

    poor pay, not enough staff so always stressed, unpaid overtime, don't reward additional skills

    Advice to Management

    support staff more, say thank you, allocate hours better across departments


  9. "Not a great company if your a hgv driver"

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    Current Employee - Hgv Driver in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Hgv Driver in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Co-op Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is ok, team managers are good. Decent vehicles.

    Cons

    Long hours, top managers don't like drivers, not flexible, don't get any praise from top managers for all the deliveries that are made on time and in inclement weather conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Praise the drivers more, listen, engage with us.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Team Manager"

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    Current Employee - Team Manager in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Co-op Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People you work with are amazing overall

    Cons

    Work life balance, Bassically there is none if u want to work 50h + weeks only be paid 39 and on a low job this is the place for u. They under staff the stores purposely making it impossible to complete all the task they say need to be done affecting customer service and availability in stores. No reward and recognition for the hard work u do, don’t care about staff security unless u are in head office. Staff are generally demoralised and over worked.

    Advice to Management

    Bring more people into stores most only need around an extra 20 to 30 hours and will make staff much happier, stores better and allow us to offer a better service and make place a nice place to work once again.


  11. "Good in patches"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Co-op Group full-time

    Pros

    Angel Square is a delightful building

    Cons

    Co_op Insurance is a bit of a mess managerially

    Advice to Management

    Get people who care about the company to plan its future rather than contractors

    Co-op Group Response

    6 Nov 2017 – Social Media Content Planning Manager

    Thankyou for your review. It's great to hear you like the area that you work in. Regarding contractors planning the future of the company, as a Co-op we all have a responsibility in working together... More


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