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Coles Reviews

Updated 24 Aug 2019

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3.4
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66%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
Approve of CEO
John Durkan
320 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay compares to other supermarket(in 118 reviews)

  • "flexible hours, lot of good staff to work with(in 70 reviews)

Cons
  • "may involve politics within team members(in 49 reviews)

  • "Long hours, unpredictable roster lack of communication(in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Coles full-time

    Pros

    Great always great never bad

    Cons

    Nothing is bad always good

    Coles2019-05-30
  2. "Great wages"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coles part-time

    Pros

    Great per hour pay, easy job, flexible shifts.

    Cons

    Ruthless budgets means management can change a lot in a short space of time due to firings etc.

    Coles2019-03-29
  3. "goodfirst job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coles part-time

    Pros

    Easy for a first time job

    Cons

    Sometimes understaffed during busy periods

    Coles2019-03-22
  4. "never clock watching"

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    Current Employee - Dry Goods Manager 

    I have been working at Coles full-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced, dynamic work environment Rapid career development Ability to change stores to suit location in which you live I.e. rural, coastal, interstate.

    Cons

    Long days Lack of professionalism received from customers and younger team members

    Coles2019-08-24
  5. "great company"

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    Current Employee - Duty Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coles part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours ad well compensated

    Cons

    certain periods are very busy and stressful

    Coles2019-08-24
  6. "Student job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier 

    I worked at Coles part-time

    Pros

    Generally local, pays alright. Good for students.

    Cons

    Rigorous work, physically difficult at times.

    Coles2019-08-23
  7. "Yay"

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    Current Employee - Online Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coles full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people who were working with me and the online manager

    Cons

    The store managers were sometimes insensitive

    Coles2019-08-20
  8. "It is what you make it"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Adelaide
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coles full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Very fast paced and busy work environment

    Coles2019-08-19
  9. "PAY"

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    Former Employee - C S R 

    I worked at Coles part-time

    Pros

    Best pay rate for casual workers

    Cons

    Growth is difficult at this organization

    Coles2019-08-17
  10. "Excellent for students"

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    Current Employee - Grocery Team Member in Woodend
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great pay considering effort, especially as a casual student

    Cons

    -Can get extremely monotonous and mind-numbing if working here for a long time and without a very social team

    Coles2019-08-16
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