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Co-op Group Reviews

Updated 12 October 2017
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Co-op Group CEO Steve Murrells
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Pros
  • Work/Life balance is good and very much in your control (in 14 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 17 reviews)

  • about not working every singleweekend so I could see my kids - and yes I did bring this up with senior management (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Caring Co-op"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Middlesbrough, England
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Middlesbrough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant benefits
    Caring employer
    Flexible
    Best organisation I've worked for as there are no shareholders and all the profits go back into the business

    Cons

    Be better at letting people know what a great place the Co-op is to work

    Advice to Management

    Open listening with your teams

    Co-op Group Response

    10 Nov 2016

    Thanks very much for your feedback. We'll communicate this great feedback to the relevant team. ^Sophie


  2. "I am happy with this company,because give me better opportunities in my life."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operative in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operative in Bristol, England

    Pros

    Good team, and nice environment
    Good salary, and compensation package
    Trainings and inside jobs

    Cons

    Sometimes to much pressure on the people's.
    Some of the team leaders is really grumpy.


  3. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Co-op Group full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff in the store

    Cons

    Pay and conditions not great


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  5. "Test Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, many opportunities. 30 days holiday and decent pay

    Cons

    Old fashioned company, not great communication between departments and very reserved on trying new things


  6. "My best job!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Team Member/Baker in Brighton, England
    Former Employee - Customer Team Member/Baker in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Co-op Group part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good hours, easy work, excellent management, great people

    Cons

    Work can get repetitive, sometimes understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Reward your stores more - my last manager was fantastic and kept his team well motivated but there was no real praise from anyone higher than him. Our store almost always outperformed other stores yet all we could be happy about was a scoreboard with nothing in return.


  7. "CTM"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CTM in Nairn, Scotland
    Current Employee - CTM in Nairn, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Co-op Group part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy job and you meet lots of new people.

    Cons

    Dealing with the public can sometimes be challenging.


  8. "Time at cooperative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Co-op Group part-time

    Pros

    -Good team
    -Very helpful with choosing hours

    Cons

    -Was put on tills frequently, can be tiring

    Advice to Management

    None

    Co-op Group Response

    21 Sep 2017

    Thanks for your feedback. ^Sophie


  9. "Team Memeber"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Co-op Group part-time

    Pros

    Good starting salary. Warm welcome and given more responsibility if needed.

    Cons

    Management is not concerned in staff or customers and can come across rude. This led to a high turnover of staff. Minimal training given e.g. 5 minute talk yet high expectation.

    Advice to Management

    Greater recognition of hard working. More empathetic.


  10. "Hey"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Discount. Friends, offers. Sales, job

    Cons

    Pay, fiends, cat, hat, help

    Advice to Management

    Give people better hours

    Co-op Group Response

    25 Sep 2017

    Hi there, thanks for the feedback. we'll make sure this is passed on for you. ^Scott


  11. "With the right staff its a good time. The company is quite disorganised but it is what you make of it"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CTM
    Former Employee - CTM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Co-op Group part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for under 25s
    Relaxed atmosphere
    If you do the work and are nice to managers generally a good experience
    Good for part time work with college or school
    Flexible shift patterns
    Good at giving training or help when progressing or stuck
    Worked in 3 store and found most of management to be enthusiastic and easy to work with
    Shifts can be good fun with the right people

    Cons

    Where stores are short staffed you get late notice for shift cover. Small stores have more work per colleague as there is less staff on per shift. Depending on the supervisor/manager you are in with you can either know exactly what you are doing or be a little lost and not have much to do at tills. Due to the rebrand and how disorganised the overall company is some managers have become dissatisfied with their jobs

    Advice to Management

    Better stock management and rota work

    Co-op Group Response

    7 Sep 2017

    Thank you for your feedback. We are working on these issues with our leading the way program. If you're interested in knowing more you can contact us through our Co-op Colleagues Facebook. Thanks... More


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