Cotton On Employee Reviews about "50 discount"

Updated 29 Jul 2020

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3.4
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Cotton On CEO Peter Johnson
Peter Johnson
272 Ratings
Pros
  • "Of course the 50% discount is amazing aswell(in 154 reviews)

  • "Super attractive staff discount across brands under the group(in 102 reviews)

Cons
  • "Atop heavily focussed on KPIs, often have to endure some form of bullying from upper management when expectations aren’t met(in 69 reviews)

  • "Manager attitudes towards casuals flexibility varies, but for the most part they’re great(in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Best company to work for."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Sales Assistant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cotton On for less than a year

    Pros

    Really good discount-50% off. I started as a Christmas Casual and I was welcomed into the store. I've made so many friends working there and I've been getting pretty decent shifts. The store manager is extremely nice and encourages us to meet KPIs without forcing us.

    Cons

    Very cliquey and gossipy especially across other stores in the area. Area managers and VM team often quite harsh on store layout even though the prescribed layout doesn't always sell best.

  2. "Great company to work with"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - 50% discount on seven different brands

    Cons

    - management is not very helpful


  3. "Good Discount"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    50% discount across 7 brands

    Cons

    no more perks, not very supportive management

  4. "Repetitive, boring, and ageist"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cotton On part-time

    Pros

    50% discount, is pretty much the only good thing, but only if you are under a size 14, don't bother ordering online

    Cons

    Ageist, repetitive, you will only get hours if you're beasties with the bosses.

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  5. "Good job, Poor Upper Management"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Customer Services Representative in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cotton On for more than 5 years

    Pros

    50% discount, store team generally great to work with.

    Cons

    Corporate greed, and lack of care or empathy for store employees by upper management and head office.

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  6. "Lovely team"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Casual Sales Assistant in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cotton On for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing coworkers Great products Positive reinforcement Friendly KPI competitions (run by manager in-store) State and nation-wide competitions with prize incentives 50% discount Monthly uniform deals Good experience (customer service/ communication) Charity donations (and you get to see where the money goes) Lovely regular customers

    Cons

    Not selective enough with managers or don't train them enough- positive/ negative experience is highly based on who your manager is High pressure to meet sales targets for managers (some pass on the pressure to the casual staff) Higher managers/ head office very condescending towards casual staff, but visits aren't often Can't work your way up past your store

  7. "Horrible Management, Worst Job I've Ever Had"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Casual Retail Sales Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cotton On part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Literally only the staff discount (50%)

    Cons

    Terrible store management - Poor rostering: some people get 4 or 5 and others get none - No communication - Rude: calls people out in front of everyone, lies to employees - Super fake: so friendly in store when they are on show to customers but then employees dont get rostered and manager doesnt answer phone calls and seens messages Because of large team size, exclusivity within some employees

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  8. "Not Great"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Christmas Casual/Sales Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cotton On for less than a year

    Pros

    - 50% discount - Pay rate

    Cons

    - Barely gave any shifts

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "People first? WHAT A JOKE"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cotton On full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    50%off discount is literally the only thing going

    Cons

    area managers do not care about their store managers and 2ICs, theres never any follow ups, never any real training provided, and they don’t care about any of the issues that are reported. The only time that they care is when a store doesn’t hit comps or budgets and their managers are on them for that! Its a purely selfish work environment. Unless you are personal friends with management you WILL be forgotten about! Dont come into the store only ever saying negative things, when 90% of the time our feedback and our issues aren’t even thought about twice. Such a beautiful company that has been ruined by area managers who lack basic people skills, poor Nige has built such a wonderful purpose only for it to be teared down by people chasing $$$ Thanks for all the tears

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  10. "COG Casual Retail Assistant."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Produktmanager Indoorcycling / Gruppenfitness in Port Macquarie
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cotton On for more than a year

    Pros

    The sociability of the role is a huge pro for me as im a very social person. Of course the 50% discount is amazing aswell.

    Cons

    Being a casual a con would be not having set hours/shifts. Not having that financial stability and security is a con.

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