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Co-op Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 17 Jun 2019

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  • "good pay and not much pressure from work force(in 40 reviews)

  • "Nice customers and staff discount(in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Shop assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cockermouth, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, close to home, variety of tasks, sociable.

    Cons

    Understaffed, poor communication intermittently, long hours (10+)

    Co-op2019-04-25
  2. "co-op"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Aldershot, England

    I worked at Co-op full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Overall team built good culture despite pressure

    Cons

    very long hours and extensive time required for solution

    Advice to Management

    lower turnover rates

    Co-op2019-02-25
  3. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, great team to work with and always good interacting with customers

    Cons

    Can be quite repetitive - same schedule everyday - sometimes long hours so can be really tiring standing in the same position all day

    Co-op2019-02-14
  4. "Very friendly staff and customers, pay could be better for the hours."

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

    I have been working at Co-op part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice staff and management Customers for the most part are very friendly and nice ( mainly regulars) Pay is good .

    Cons

    Long hours that are often understaffed - stressful at times Breaks could be longer - only 20 mins break for working 7 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Bring up the break times,

    Co-op2019-01-27

    Co-op Response

    February 4, 2019.

    Thank you for your review. It's great to hear you enjoy working alongside your Co-op Colleagues, and that the pay is meeting your expectations. ^Sam

  5. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Team Member in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Co-op part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    20% off monthly, uniform supplied, extensive training

    Cons

    long hours, pay quite low

    Co-op2018-12-22

    Co-op Response

    February 4, 2019.

    Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you would recommend Co-op as a place to work and train, and that you are benefitting from the discounts available to you. ^Sam

  6. "A lovely place to work, but has downfalls"

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    Current Employee - CTM in Eastleigh, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely team of colleagues. Management all get involved in work. Really can make good friends at work here. Lots of customer interaction.

    Cons

    Short staffed a lot of the time. Terrible self scans. Very little support from head office. Long hours. They rely too much on only a few members of the team. Everyone else can get away with what they want. Unreliable delivery times. Never get any visits from anyone from head office.

    Advice to Management

    Employ more staff. Put more hours back into the stores. Stop having 'favourote stores' while letting other stores suffer. Get rid of upgrade the selfscans.

    Co-op2018-11-07

    Co-op Response

    November 30, 2018.

    Thank you for your review. It's great to hear you recommend Coop as a place to work, and that you enjoy working alongside your colleagues. ^Sam

  7. "Hard work ,a lot expected of you ,with few staff to achieve this."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Co-op full-time

      Pros

      Good team work and manger works on shop floor with us.double discount after pay day.Friendly customers and good quality products.

      Cons

      Long hours Often working one on one ,with one staff on the till and one on shopfloor. Unrealistic targets and demands by higher management. Shoplifting and rude customers . Work/life balance.

      Advice to Management

      Invest in your stores and staff levels to make things better.

      Co-op2018-10-23
    • "Long hours, no work-life balance"

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

      I worked at Co-op part-time

      Pros

      decent pay, that's about it

      Cons

      long hours, no flexibility, expecting too much

      Co-op2018-10-02

      Co-op Response

      October 16, 2018.

      Hi, thank you for your review. If you ever had concerns about your hours you can always speak with your manager about availability. All the best with your future career. ^Sam

    • "Working for co-op"

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      Current Employee - Team Leader in Guildford, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Co-op full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Great pay, loads of benefits and always a different day

      Cons

      Long hours and can be stressfull

      Co-op2018-08-18

      Co-op Response

      October 16, 2018

      Thankyou for your review. It's good to hear you enjoy your role and would recommend to others. ^Catherine

    • "Custer assistant"

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

      I worked at Co-op full-time

      Pros

      Easy Friendly Good pay Supportive management Staff discount Nice break room

      Cons

      Long hours Difficult customers Ugly uniforms Can't talk to other employees Strict timekeeper

      Co-op2018-06-07

      Co-op Response

      June 8, 2018Social Media Content Planning Manager

      Thankyou for your review. It's good to hear that you enjoyed your role at our Co-op and enjoyed the colleague benefits. Regarding speaking to other colleagues, this isn't a policy that we have in place and very much encourage colleagues to work together to build a fun and supporting ...

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