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Cotton On Reviews

Updated 16 Jun 2019

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Found 658 reviews

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51%
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69%
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Cotton On CEO Peter Johnson
Peter Johnson
164 Ratings
Pros
  • "50% discount across all brands, flexibility with shifts (especially helpful for university students)(in 121 reviews)

  • "Great staff discount that can be used(in 70 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management can push unreachable expectations(in 53 reviews)

  • "Few hours for casuals if working in small store(in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Great to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Cotton On part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great incentives great environment to work in

    Cons

    Pushing charity donations to customers

    Cotton On2019-05-20
  2. "very flexible and good weekend rates, but short hours"

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      Former Employee - 2IC 

      I worked at Cotton On part-time

      Pros

      penalty rates were quite good on weekends

      Cons

      short hours ranging from 3 to 6 hours usually

      Cotton On2019-06-16
    • "working at cotton group"

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      Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Werribee, Victoria
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Cotton On part-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      friendly, good discount, great work life balance

      Cons

      not always alot of shifts but are improving

      Cotton On2019-06-06
    • "Fun place to work"

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        Former Employee - Team Member 

        I worked at Cotton On part-time

        Pros

        Fun, lots of opportunities, great staff members

        Cons

        Shifts vary, some managers need more training

        Cotton On2019-06-04
      • "Prepare to be overworked"

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        Current Employee - Inventory Assistant in Sydney
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Great relaxed atmosphere Team are friendly

        Cons

        Prepare to do A LOT of overtime and not be compensated in any way for it Expect everyone to give you a ridiculous amount of tasks that are impossible to be finished or completed with the little staffing they give you or the hours in the day you have to complete tasks

        Advice to Management

        Pay your staff accordingly! Reward them for their efforts, they will feel valued. Don’t wait for people to leave to offer them more money or change things they’ve already brought your attention to.

        Cotton On2019-06-14
      • "Sales Assistant"

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        Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Sydney

        I have been working at Cotton On part-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Everyone is flexible and always become part of a family

        Cons

        Too many updates in short periods of times. Deadlines make you forget our customers come first.

        Cotton On2019-05-23
      • "Inclusive but high expectations"

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        Current Employee - Shift Supervisor 

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

        Pros

        *great team member perks * Fair casual pay * Managers are passionate about business

        Cons

        * barely any shifts a week *Constant changes especially VM and markdowns can drive store chaotic and induce stress

        Cotton On2019-05-16
      • "So good"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Lovely team to work with - great benefits (discount) - loved working there

        Cons

        - Sometimes demanding and sometimes are put under pressure

        Advice to Management

        - Give more praise during visits

        Cotton On2019-05-13
      • "Overall decent casual job"

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        Current Employee - Sales Assistant 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Great flexibility and very understanding manager.

        Cons

        Big emphasis on KPIs and making comps. Sometimes ver unattainable and couldn't control

        Cotton On2019-05-27
      • "Great discount but negative retail staff members"

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        Former Employee - Supre - 2IC 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at Cotton On part-time

        Pros

        - 50% discount was great - The cotton on charity values

        Cons

        Negative, unfriendly management Excessive emphasis on unrelevant things

        Cotton On2019-05-24
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