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Cotton On Reviews

Updated 17 Jul 2019

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Cotton On CEO Peter Johnson
Peter Johnson
169 Ratings
  1. "A LOT OF ISSUES"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Half price benefit was amazing. Gained a lot of confidence at this job. I Loved this job until I became heavily stressed at work.

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of shifts after coming forward about bullying and harassment. Went to regional manager about my concerns to them have them tell my boss I had quit when I had not. Got back onto the roster to only have 3 hours shifts to then which had me raise concerns with boss as to why. One of the reasons given was that I had not said goodbye to her after a shift. Was victimized when had spoken up about my issues...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people, putting them on nearly 20 hours a week and not looking after your older staff. If someone isn't performing their duties, pull them aside and talk to them about it instead of using it as an excuse when employees ask why they are not getting more shifts. Look after your casual staff. PLEASE Investigate harassment and bullying allegations better.

    Cotton On2019-03-07
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Casual Sales Consultant in Chadstone
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were amazing and the manager was super understanding

    Cons

    Not enough shifts and sometimes we were very over staffed

    Advice to Management

    You guys were great

    Cotton On2019-02-14
  3. "Really depends on your manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cotton On part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    GREAT staff discount that can be used with Afterpay Lots of opportunities to work at other stores/brands across the Cotton On Group

    Cons

    You will get next to no shifts if you're not best friends with the managers, hard to complain to HR or area managers because they are all friends and don't believe you. Ridiculous amounts of tasks from head office to be completed, with 1 or 2 staff members on, even on weekends. Staff meetings were compulsory, unpaid and we had to pay for our own food/drinks at the tavern they were hosted at Poor communication, often...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff better and maybe you wouldn't have to replace the entire staff of one store because they all quit within 6 months of a new manager.

    Cotton On2019-02-13
  4. "Run"

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    Former Employee - Casual Retail Sales Assistant in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cotton On part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    50% Discount across all brands is good

    Cons

    Everything. It is a terrible company to work for. I've never seen so many people cry over a job that essentially sells underwear to twelve year olds. Lots of hard work and overtime has to be put in for either no reward or punishment. It is very cliquey and double standards are a regular occurrence.

    Cotton On2019-02-27
  5. "Supervisor"

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

    I worked at Cotton On full-time

    Pros

    Nice work mates Easy to learn

    Cons

    Horrible organised management Plays favourites Personal aggender

    Advice to Management

    Terminate management and be careful who they hire

    Cotton On2019-03-08
  6. "Customer service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bundoora
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and balance shifts

    Cons

    Lack of shifts for whole two weeks

    Advice to Management

    Good to have more shifts

    Cotton On2019-01-30
  7. "Senior Sales Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cotton On part-time

    Pros

    - 50% Discount across all 7 brands

    Cons

    - Limited employee training for growth purposes

    Cotton On2019-02-13
  8. "Christmas casual"

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    Former Employee - Christmas Casual 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy work nice coworkers clean environment great discount

    Cons

    limited shifts limited communication difficult to access shifts there was some issues with my payslips

    Cotton On2019-02-11
  9. "Head office Beware Serious Bullying"

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

    I worked at Cotton On full-time

    Pros

    Great discount Cafe and gym Lots of parking Dogs allowed in office

    Cons

    Bullying is rife in this company, especially among managers. Everything from the classic setting of unachievable tasks, deleting files, rumour spreading. I’ve heard my manager make many racist jokes or talk inappropriately about other staff members personal lives. Upper management are aware and do nothing. No bullying or harassment policy in place. Unpaid overtime required nearly every day. Good luck getting to the...

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    Advice to Management

    Weed out these awful people. Thinking of applying? Don’t.

    Cotton On2019-02-26
  10. "best job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cotton On part-time

    Pros

    great discount of 50% on all non sale items, great people and great culture working here, thoroughly enjoy working here

    Cons

    hours can be limited in off seasons if you are a casual

    Cotton On2019-01-21
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