Coles Group
3.4 of 5 82 reviews
www.coles.com.au Tooronga, Australia 5000+ Employees

Coles Group Reviews

Coles Group – Australia – “Driveway”

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3.4 82 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

Coles Group Managing Director Ian McLeod

Ian McLeod

(34 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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horrible employer do not work for them if you have a choice

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Coles Group

Prosthere 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

Conspunitive 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 Senior ManagementIncrease 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overworked, used and abused. would not recommend

Grocery Manager (Current Employee)
Adelaide (Australia)

I have been working at Coles Group as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGood customers and team members, staff discount.

ConsDo 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 Senior ManagementInvest 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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terrible

Human Resources Manager (Former Employee)
Melbourne (Australia)

I worked at Coles Group full-time for less than a year

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

ConsTotally unrealistic projects and timelines

Advice to Senior Managementstop micro managing everything

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Really disgusting and stressfull as well as low wages

Department Manager (Current Employee)
Melbourne (Australia)

I have been working at Coles Group full-time for more than 3 years

ProsTeam member discounts and all items are available.

ConsStress, 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 Senior ManagementLearn to earn people rather than running after money only.

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Terrible

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Coles Group

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

ConsPolitics, infighting, poor leadership, diabolical teamwork

Advice to Senior ManagementStart working as a team ,apply some values e.g. honesty, teamwork, trust, transparency

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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