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Updated 19 February 2018
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Pros
  • Good pay, nice working environment (in 61 reviews)

  • Flexible hours if you have other commitments (e (in 48 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is close to non-existent (in 18 reviews)

  • Management are not fully aware of performance of individual team members due to lack of communication (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Baker bris coles"

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    Current Employee - Baker in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Baker in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coles full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good job pay eh

    Cons

    could be better paid eh

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Not bad for a start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coles part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent hours

    Cons

    Hard work, not enough trolleys for customers

    Advice to Management

    Trolley collection needs more investment, such as more trolleys and more people on during they day.


  3. "Great opportunities for students and young people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coles part-time

    Pros

    Flexible
    Decent pay for what it is
    Opportunity to move ahead

    Cons

    Can be shifted between departments
    They avoid firing bad employees, and you need to pick up the slack


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  5. "Casual team member"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coles part-time

    Pros

    Great work culture all the time

    Cons

    Not any cons as such


  6. "Full on"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coles full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Australian company, and good culture in some pockets of the company

    Cons

    Lots of UK workers there who don't really care about culture

    Advice to Management

    Care about the customer, and also employees... very much treated like numbers in head office


  7. "Decent Management, Easy job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Coles part-time

    Pros

    Stable employment, good hours and ability to move up if wanted

    Cons

    Communication was not always the best in the company


  8. "Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coles part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible rosters, managers try and accomodate everyone's availabilities

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  9. "Retail"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coles part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Frontline customer service and daily interaction with each and every customer.

    Cons

    No downside of working with Coles.


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    "SHELF FILLER"

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

    I worked at Coles part-time

    Pros

    Earning income is the only pro

    Cons

    Horrible co-workers, staff is disorganised, stock room is dirty and has a disgusting smell to it.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with more respect.


  11. "Decent Part-time work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service
    Former Employee - Customer Service
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coles part-time

    Pros

    -decent pay for the work, particularly for casuals.

    Cons

    -management turns over on average once a year. (could be good or bad)


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