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Updated 22 Jun 2019

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Co-op CEO Steve Murrells
Steve Murrells
15 Ratings
  1. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Nuneaton, England

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

    Pros

    10% discount relaxed job great management

    Cons

    sometimes can be a little slow-pace

    Co-op2019-06-17

    Co-op Response

    June 20, 2019

    Thank you very much for your review. We are really pleased to hear that you are enjoying our benefits and the management support you are receiving.

  2. "Nice job but be careful to the right of your breaks"

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    Current Employee - Customer Team Member in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No rush punctual payment every 4 weeks

    Cons

    Low pay 8.31 £ hour for London

    Advice to Management

    Rise the wages in London

    Co-op2019-06-20
  3. "Really enjoyed it"

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    Current Employee - Customer Team Member 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I look forward to coming to work. Positive work culture, approachable colleagues. Plenty of support and training. No pressure to meet impossible targets or be perfect at everything. Lots of opportunities to learn new things. Early and late hours can be tiring but have fit in really well around my studies. Very flexible with taking on more hours than I'm contracted for. Pay is fantastic and plenty of holiday leave.

    Cons

    Often understaffed on the shop floor which makes it hard to keep standards up and complete tasks properly. Get the impression that full-time supervisors and managers are overworked.

    Co-op2019-06-18

    Co-op Response

    June 20, 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are really pleased to hear you would recommend us as an employer and are happy with our positive culture and flexible working hours. We wish you the best in your studies and your career with us.

  4. "Enjoyable experience, clear structure in place."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Team Member in Worthing, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - There's opportunities for promotion if you have got the work ethic, commitment and desire to move up the ladder. - Enjoyed engaging with customers. - Staff were friendly.

    Cons

    - At times, it was understaffed. At many situations, there was only 2 staff in - someone at the till and a team leader/store manager on the shop floor. This made it very difficult for the store to run efficiently.

    Co-op2019-06-17

    Co-op Response

    June 20, 2019

    Thank you very much for your review. It's lovely to hear that you would recommend us as an employer. We are always taking on feedback from our store colleagues and hopefully the introduction of MyWork is helping to streamline processes in store.

  5. "A company in dire need of fresh ideas."

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    Former Employee - Team Member 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Co-op part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work A company with decent ideas

    Cons

    Anti-social hours Overworked Older staff base means people are set in their ways and are inflexible No room for progression No overtime Stores are dangerously understaffed

    Advice to Management

    I was the youngest staff member in store by 9 years when in my early 20s, young staff don't feel appreciated compared to more experienced members of the team. Move on older staff or at least give youth a chance, inject youth into company with fresh ideas, not only onto the shop floor but into management also. Keep culture of being run by customers but don't allow stagnation.

    Co-op2019-06-22
  6. "Not the best but was okay but wouldn’t recommend has effected my health."

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    Former Employee - Customer Team Member in Northampton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most customers were understanding and patient even though I suffered from dyslexia .

    Cons

    Their was some training but sometimes when you asked for help they say something like it’s easy to do when you haven’t been told and mangers moan.

    Advice to Management

    When you get taken to office for something wrong you do and they say they will talk to you about it they should, also being mentioned by your manager you didn’t tell them about your Disablity when you did it’s awful to feel like you a liar , managers need to give more time for people with Disablity it’s our right under the equal opportunities act 1995. Manager also said she hired me as I worked as a team leader in another...

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    Co-op2019-06-06

    Co-op Response

    June 12, 2019

    Thank you very much for leaving a review. We are very disappointed to hear about your experience. Our HR team and Employee Assistant Programme is always here to support our current employees who are facing difficulties.

  7. "Its alright (short term)"

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    Former Employee - Team Member 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Social-able if you have good people on shift

    Cons

    Regularly took responsibilities of team leaders/ managers. Guilted/ Forced to do more hours in order to keep up with delivery (sometimes till 2am)

    Co-op2019-06-04

    Co-op Response

    June 12, 2019

    Thanks very much for your review. We would always encourage our employees to speak to their manager if they are having issues.

  8. "Good all round"

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    Current Employee - Customer Team Member in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good discount and Incentives for staff.

    Cons

    Poor management in my particular store

    Co-op2019-05-10
  9. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Customer Team Member in Chester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Co-op part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good staff, fun job

    Cons

    Can get hectic but its manageable

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Co-op2019-04-26

    Co-op Response

    May 2, 2019

    Thanks for your review. We are really pleased to hear you are enjoying life at the Co-op.

  10. "Management team can make or break the experience of working there"

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    Current Employee - Customer Team Member in Perth, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, unions close by in the business, always kept busy

    Cons

    The structure of the business focuses entirely on sales, ethics goes out the window depending on the store you work at.

    Advice to Management

    Store managers get hammered for not hitting goals, bad managers will take that out on the staff.

    Co-op2019-05-09
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