Co-op Reviews

Updated 1 Jun 2020

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3.5
62%
Recommend to a Friend
77%
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Co-op CEO Steve Murrells
Steve Murrells
235 Ratings
  1. "Good Employers"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Customer Sales Associate in Norwich, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Co-op part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay Support from the company Respectful higher ups

    Cons

    Standard downsides to any job in retail

    Co-op2020-02-27
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good first experience of work life."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floor Staff in Shenfield, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Co-op part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good to experience the work life having gone straight from school. Somewhat flexible work hours and a decent pay rate.

    Cons

    The work was not great. Regularly understaffed. No recognition as a worker and no pay review. High turnover of staff. I can only speak for my store but the hygiene wasn’t great and it was left unclean quite often.

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    Co-op2020-03-09
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Too many favourites"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Co-op full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Progression if you want it

    Cons

    Out dated systems, you’re just an expendable number

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    Co-op2020-03-10
  4. "Not bad"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Shipston on Stour, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Co-op part-time

    Pros

    Community Atmosphere Realistic goals In depth Training Good pay for a student

    Cons

    Tedious work on tills Little to no opportunity to develop

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    Co-op2020-02-26
  5. "Customer Team Member"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Team Member in Plymouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Co-op part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay for my age (21).

    Cons

    With the stores being so small they are over reliant on you. Made to feel overly guilty about taking a sick day and finding cover is always a nightmare due to there being so few members of staff. At my store I've found that we always seem to be understaffed but they rarely every take anyone on for example if two people leave then one person might be taken on but this will take ages, putting a lot of pressure on everyone.

    Co-op2020-03-09
  6. "Good team environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Salisbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Co-op full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Team atmosphere, good community, progression available

    Cons

    Sometimes old fashioned, unsociable hours, head office decisions

    Co-op2020-03-09
  7. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Co-op full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours and some good people

    Cons

    Hard to move up the ladder unless your face fits

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    Co-op2020-02-22
  8. "Mental Health"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Team Member in Stone, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Co-op part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay, generous workload, customer facing

    Cons

    Lack of support with mental health

    Co-op2020-03-06
  9. Helpful (1)

    "working for co-op"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Customer Service Team Member 

    I have been working at Co-op part-time

    Pros

    very flexible, good hours and job rotation

    Cons

    set hours so they don't change on a weekly basis

    Co-op2020-02-16
  10. "CTM"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Team Member in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Co-op part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Experience, teamwork, organisation, rewarding, fun

    Cons

    Work life balance, long hours

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    Co-op2020-02-19
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