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Co-op Team Member Reviews

Updated Dec 10, 2019

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3.6
73%
Recommend to a Friend
81%
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Co-op CEO Steve Murrells
Steve Murrells
22 Ratings
  1. "Friendly staff, good place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Customer Team Member 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customers were nice and friendly, never had any thefts or situations that couldn't be revolved quickly.

    Cons

    No other English workers, made it hard to connect with co-workers.

    Co-op2019-11-01
  2. "Good Company to Work For*"

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    Current Employee - Customer Team Member in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, which rises after 6 months Respectable ethics Friendly upper management team Good if you like to know your local community

    Cons

    Not the best choice in store managers Deliveries have a tendency to be late High standards can create a bit of stress

    Advice to Management

    Be more personable and treat the employees in your store with more respect. Saying "everyone is replaceable" isn't a good way to keep up morale.

    Co-op2019-12-10
  3. "Friendly Team but limited hours."

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Whitchurch, Hampshire, South East England, England

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

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and In-depth training provided

    Cons

    There can often be limited hours

    Co-op2019-11-23
  4. "Enjoyable"

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    Current Employee - Customer Team Member in Dumfries, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really enjoyable atmosphere, would recommend

    Cons

    Shifts can often be different daily

    Co-op2019-12-04
  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Plymouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, not too difficult, hours were good.

    Cons

    Staff could be difficult at times.

    Co-op2019-11-13
  6. "Solid job at a trusted brand"

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    Current Employee - Customer Team Member 

    I have been working at Co-op part-time

    Pros

    Good job to have alongside studying e.g at uni Flexible on hours as long as you give plenty of notice

    Cons

    Most training is online, didn't suit me as I prefer to see it done in person.

    Co-op2019-11-06
  7. "Bad management"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The policies put in place by the Co-Op are great and the company itself I have no ill feelings towards

    Cons

    . The policies put in place by the Co-Op are in some parts completely ignored by management . No proper training despite repeated requests. Got more training from team members than management . Doing same task again and again . Office politics :/ . Cons can very much vary by store but this is just my experience

    Advice to Management

    Make sure people are doing the job they are being paid to do

    Co-op2019-11-17
  8. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Team Member 

    I worked at Co-op part-time

    Pros

    People, good team leaders, location

    Cons

    Working hours, management, understaffed, benefits

    Co-op2019-11-14
  9. "Does the job"

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    Current Employee - Customer Team Member in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everybody gets paid the living wage or above regardless of age and they are reasonably accommodating when compared to other employers.

    Cons

    Manager is disorganised and shifts can be busy. Often understaffed but that’s not different to other jobs in food retail.

    Advice to Management

    Be more organised and get colleagues involved more

    Co-op2019-10-15
  10. "Generally a pretty bad time"

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    Former Employee - Customer Team Member in Brighton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There wasn't a whole lot to do, so it wasn't hugely stressful. Also, frequent breaks were allowed.

    Cons

    It was a hugely bad experience for me but this was 90% due to the other staff there. Generally horrible people who ignored all of the rules implemented by the actual company, were on their phones constantly, took smoking breaks every twenty minutes, and refused to let me do anything other than sit on the tills. One of the staff members was constantly very inappropriate, and when I mentioned this to the manager, she... blamed me. I left shortly after. I imagine if you work in a Co-op where everyone follows the rules and hold each other accountable, it's probably fine.

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    Advice to Management

    Hold your staff more accountable, and check in much more regularly in the weird little rural shops. That's where all the bad service is.

    Co-op2019-10-24
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