Co-op Reviews

Updated 13 May 2021

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Co-op CEO Steve Murrells
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Pros
  • "Good benefits, good pay, friendly colleagues(in 126 reviews)

  • "fair pay, friendly staff, flexible hours(in 71 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Can be long sometimes when working long hours like any other job(in 63 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance isn't always right(in 35 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Great company

      10 May 2021 - Team Leader 
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      Pros

      Membership discount is great for staff.

      Cons

      No significant cons in the role.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Part time role when studying

      25 Apr 2021 - Sales Assistant 
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      Pros

      Flexible hours around uni work

      Cons

      Long busy shifts and very short breaks

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      13 May 2021 - Information Security Manager in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ethics, teamwork, benefits, diversity and variety

      Cons

      Outsourcing, bureaucratic, volume of change, cost cutting

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good company

      12 May 2021 - Customer Advisor in Telford, England, England
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      Pros

      Good company and nice staff

      Cons

      made to book all holiday almost a year in advance

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good first job!!

      11 May 2021 - Customer Service Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly workplace, variety of different jobs, helps to build confidence and good pay

      Cons

      Not very flexible holiday / time off policy

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good for parents

      7 May 2021 - Customer Service in Norwich, England, England
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      Pros

      Good for school holidays and parents as you can have basic hours and pick up extra shifts when available, freeing up school holidays for childcare.

      Cons

      None that I can think of.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      If community is your thing coop is a great company to work for

      31 Jan 2021 - Team Manager in Southend, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      Ethical and community based company. Puts local community in the heart of what it does. Lots of avenues to progress through different parts of the business so you don't have to stay in store or in the food side of the business. The coop paid for my apprenticeship that has given me a recognised qualification that I could take away from coop if I wished. Internal progression programmes too. Each store that I have worked it always has a family feel to it, which I think is due to how the business is run. Pre covid I was able to work at the pop up store at reading festival anyone who works for the company was able to apply we had people from funeral care food depots and insurance all working under one roof in a crazy busy store.

      Cons

      Difficult to get pay increase that you're entitled to. With experience, qualifications, plus the store pay band and next in line for promotion. I am still below the mid point for my pay bracket whilst others with lesser experience, qualification, accomplishments and lower band stores are on higher. It seems do be ependent on whether your AM favours you or not.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A business for the local community

      4 May 2021 - Store Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good working hours, great ethos on helping local causes and community, inclusive, good career development, progression, good use of technology to operate the business.

      Cons

      Salary, labour model, no security in most stores.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      6 May 2021 - Team Leader in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Discount, most stores have a great team of people, loads of ability to progress

      Cons

      Like all retail customers, interns of coop some stores are understaffed

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Best part time job I’ve ever had

      4 May 2021 - Team Member in Wigan, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Teamwork is encouraged and therefore the efficiency to carry out tasks on the job is increased.

      Cons

      Some customers are the absolute worst

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