Co-op - Unpleasant Experience | Glassdoor.co.uk
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    "Unpleasant Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Co-op for more than a year

    Pros

    - 10% General staff discount, 20% once a month. - Overtime usually available if employees want it. - Manager usually sorted out holidays when requested and was even flexible in terms of short-notice holidays/switching shifts. - Some customers were nice and fun to talk to.

    Cons

    - Anti-social hours, my contract shifts included working till 11PM every Saturday and Sunday. - They give low hours part-time contract and supplement with overtime, so you don't get as much holiday as you should. - No 2x or 1.5x pay on bank holidays and they still open normal hours on (most) bank/national holidays (7am-11PM) - Colleagues very unprofessional, immature and cliquey. Will make life difficult if you...

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    Advice to Management

    - Security guards are not only to prevent goods from being stolen, they are help staff members physical and mental well-being. The sooner you realise this, the better. - If a staff member comes to you with a legitimate concern you should take it more seriously instead of dismissing it. Especially when it's something as seriously as being phsically threatened.

    Co-op2016-05-11
  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Media Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers are really supportive Great work life balance Clear strategy and goals Lovely colleagues

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Co-op2019-07-05

    Co-op Response

    July 12, 2019

    Thanks very much for your review. Lovely feedback!

  2. "Great"

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      Former Employee - Customer Assistant 

      I worked at Co-op part-time

      Pros

      Very engaging and interesting place to work

      Cons

      Cam be time consuming and very demanding

      Co-op2019-07-22

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