Compare Coles vs Woolworths Group BETA

See how working at Coles vs. Woolworths Group compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Coles vs. Woolworths Group. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Coles

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Woolworths Group

Employee Ratings

  • Coles scored higher in 2 areas: Senior Management and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Woolworths Group scored higher in 3 areas: Overall Rating, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 1882 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 2323 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Coles Ceo John Durkan
80%
80%John Durkan
CEO Approval
Woolworths Group Ceo Brad Banducci
83%
83%Brad Banducci
Woolworths Group employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Coles employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
76%
% Recommend to a friend
77%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
63%
Coles employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 3% higher than Woolworths Group employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
60%

Salaries

Woolworths Group has 284 more total submitted salaries than Coles.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Coles Team Member261 Salaries
A$22/hr
Checkout Assistant58 Salaries
A$23/hr
Customer Service Representative59 Salaries
A$23/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Woolworths Team Member275 Salaries
A$22/hr
Longlife Assistant79 Salaries
A$23/hr
Customer Service Representative63 Salaries
A$22/hr

What Employees Say

  • Coles had 65 more reviews than Woolworths Group that mentioned "Good pay" as a Pro.
  • Woolworths Group had 10 more reviews than Coles that mentioned "Flexible hours" as a Pro.
  • Woolworths Group had 4 more reviews than Coles that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 229 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 127 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 164 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 137 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 80 reviews)
"Team members"(in 73 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 84 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 32 reviews)
Featured Review
"Fair"23 Feb 2021

Former Employee - Sales Assistant

I worked at Coles full-time

Pros

Laid back environment made me comfortable

Cons

Repetitive work made it a bit dull

KEY NOT FOUND: companyCompare.reviews.self_employFormer - Program Manager

I worked at Woolworths Group

Pros

Inspirational senior leadership team. Business turnaround over the past 3 years. Huge company, lots of varied opportunity

Cons

Faces the typical large company syndrome of silos, fragmented decision making and some experience of fiefdoms in supporting groups

Advice to Management

Embed a "challenge" and performance culture - "bottle" the recent behavioural changes that have seen such great results thru Covid-19 and the bush fires of 2020. Encourage the "lifers" to embrace a... "growth" mindset. Remove those who hide behind not making a decision.

Job Postings

Coles has 279 more recently posted open jobs than Woolworths Group.