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Cotton On Reviews

Updated Oct 15, 2019

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Cotton On CEO Peter Johnson
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198 Ratings
  1. "Wow"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales 

    I worked at Cotton On full-time

    Pros

    50% clothes Make friends in miserable conditions

    Cons

    Constant casualization of workforce in full effect Not paid correctly for hours done repeatedly Unreliable store managers High staff turnover Poor training and high expectations

    Cotton On2019-07-01
  2. "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
  3. "Great to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Great incentives great environment to work in

    Cons

    Pushing charity donations to customers

    Cotton On2019-05-20
  4. "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
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. "Good during uni"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good flexible working hours during university

    Cons

    limited internal growth, but is expected

    Cotton On2019-05-10
  8. "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
  9. "Bad pay. Great on resume"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good on resume, fast moving company, good people

    Cons

    Low pay, little acknowledgement, managers think they are above everyone, expectation to work unpaid overtime

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your staff more and pay better if you want to retain them instead of just wanting money money and more money

    Cotton On2019-05-19
  10. "High expectations for casual workers"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Lovely co workers, room for growth

    Cons

    rude management, extremely high expectations for KPIs in smaller stores where customer numbers are low, pressure put on casual staff is unfair

    Cotton On2019-05-16
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