Cotton On Employee Reviews about "staff discount"

Updated 11 Jul 2020

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3.4
63%
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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. "Great Company to work for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great staff discount - Opportunity for progression

    Cons

    - Minimal hours available for casual staff

  2. "Christmas Casual"

    3.0
    Former Contractor - Retail Sales Associate in Sydney

    I worked at Cotton On for less than a year

    Pros

    good staff discounts manager was friendly

    Cons

    really short shifts really busy during christmas


  3. "Fine"

    3.0
    Former Contractor - Casual in Canberra

    I worked at Cotton On for more than a year

    Pros

    Good staff discount and people

    Cons

    The training given was insufficient

  4. "Very KPI focussed"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Sales Associate in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to meet and work with lovely people, the staff discount is great

    Cons

    Atop heavily focussed on KPIs, often have to endure some form of bullying from upper management when expectations aren’t met. Higher ups can be very cliquey and gossip about other employees. Awful lot of plastic waste in packaging. Management turnover was high. Sometimes given massive tasks that would be impossible to finish on time, many would staff back unpaid off the clock to complete them.

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  5. "Cotton on"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    KEY NOT FOUND: reviews.temporary-current - Retail Assistant in Sunshine
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cotton On

    Pros

    Great internal staff ,staff discount is great. Good wage

    Cons

    Only employ casuals ,three hour shifts

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

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  7. "Great place"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in Sunshine
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Responsibility given Staff discount Team environment

    Cons

    Lack of management Lack of organisation of shift covers etc

  8. "Fast paced and constantly changing"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in Essendon
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cotton On part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -amazing staff discounts -can move around locations easily -lots of opportunity to move up positions -the company holds respect for everybody very seriously, does not accept any bullying, is very serious about work-life balance and mental health, and they take all reports of injuries etc very seriously. -helps a lot with charities, offers lots of activities that you can take part in (like fun runs) -lots of on-going training -they have award nights to thank their staff and show their appreciation

    Cons

    -constantly changing environment- sometimes it’s too much when you have to change the store around a lot -you must try and up-sell with every customer -can do a lot of overtime if you dont get every task done on time -customers can be a nightmare but you still have to give them as much help as possible

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  9. "Terrible Christmas Casual Experience"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Castle Hill
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff Discount ( that’s where the pros end )

    Cons

    Poor and unorganised management of the store. Unprofessional workers.

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  10. "Beware of upper management"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager 

    I worked at Cotton On full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Retail store level staff are fantastic 50% staff discount Decent working hours

    Cons

    Tough to advance. They say they will train and help you but never actually come through. Upper management/ state team only care about the stores that beat budget (flagship) and rarely visit stores that need actual help.

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