Coles Group

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Coles Group Reviews

98 Reviews

3.4
98 Reviews
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Coles Group Managing Director Ian McLeod
Ian McLeod
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible Hours if you are a casual (write in your availability and they will work around it) (in 12 reviews)

  • Gradual change has made the work environment more pleasurable with less hands on management and more autonomy (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance does not exist (in 3 reviews)

  • If you wish to pursue a career in coles, be prepared to be treated like dirt and work long hours with no recognition (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    horrible employer do not work for them if you have a choice

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    there are no clear reasons to work for them, unless you enjoy poor conditions, poor pay and a bad work environment, steer clear of them as an employee especially as a middle manager

    Cons

    punitive time clock practices, poor ohs, pressure to work undesired shifts, overworking of staff general inefficiency, bad management skills, overworked middle management, no opportunities for progression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase OHS compliance, allow unions on site, increase pay, hire more staff and managers, reduce expectation of staff to work when sick and at undesirable times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overworked, used and abused. would not recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grocery Manager  in  Adelaide (Australia)
    Current Employee - Grocery Manager in Adelaide (Australia)

    Pros

    Good customers and team members, staff discount.

    Cons

    Do not go on salary. They think that means work 24/7, change shifts all the time and not pay you for public holidays. Make you work on day off when public holiday falls. Values and behaviours are only there to discipline team members and not adhered to by management. Old style dictatorship style of management. Work life balance does not exist. Injury is a real risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people at store level. Having a people meetings at regional manager and above level and not having active outcomes is useless. Adhere to your own policies and values and behaviours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

    Pros

    Some people within Coles are great to work with but some are just 'yes' men.

    Cons

    Totally unrealistic projects and timelines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop micro managing everything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Really disgusting and stressfull as well as low wages

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

    Pros

    Team member discounts and all items are available.

    Cons

    Stress, poor wages, long working hours, only results expected and just verbal support is supplied. Top management policies and decisions are made on assumptions that every team member is equally productive which is not true in practice which screws the good workers and drops their morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to earn people rather than running after money only.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very few, a big player in the local retail market so something to offer re experience

    Cons

    Politics, infighting, poor leadership, diabolical teamwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start working as a team ,apply some values e.g. honesty, teamwork, trust, transparency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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