Coles Group Reviews

Updated April 6, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    You'll Love Coles

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

    I worked at Coles Group

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment has been significantly improved since Ian McLeod came on board - more open and friendly atmosphere, supportive teams, good leadership.

    Cons

    Insufficient parking allocations, poor catering, new open plan seating arrangements a little too cramped in some departments and very male-dominated environment.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more opportunities for lower level staff to participate in decision-making activities in order to get more involved in the business.

  2. fast-paced

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Support Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Store Support Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Coles Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    lots of customer interaction, autonomy to please customers

    Cons

    easy to skip lunches as it's always busy, long hours, have to work every second weekend, and work on public holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting talent from within, as it can be very demotivating to be stuck in the same role year after year after year!

  3. Helpful (1)

    Enjoyable and rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coles Group

    Pros

    Networking, team, staff perks

    Cons

    If casual hours can be 3 hours-10 hours
    Stepping up to become a department manager can take a very long process!

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  5. Great people. Good culture.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coles Group

    Pros

    A wide variety of work challenges to keep things interesting.

    Cons

    Such a large company, finding the right combination of people can be challenging.

  6. Make the most out of your time.

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

    I have been working at Coles Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coles has a wide number of opportunities for team members to develop themselves if they choose. The company is moving to hiring more and more grads which will encourage more skilled people to stick with the job that supports them through school. There are many areas of the business to try out and if show potential you will be encouraged to take on new challenges.

    Cons

    The business can be inconsistent with management and business initiatives. Some stores struggle with underinvestment. You can be required to work long hours to develop your business.

    Advice to Management

    Build talent pipelines.

  7. Youget what you put in!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Coles Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great career progression program's for those who work hard for it
    - Ability to work between cross functions (Between stores and support roles)
    - Fast paced and autonomy for store management
    - Technology being used in stores to assist with work/life balance

    Cons

    - Sometimes hard to achieve timelines

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to stores on feedback

  8. "Mostly chilled out...mostly."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Coles Group part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work
    Meet lot's of nice people
    Good way to interact with the community

    Cons

    Monotonous, management can make a lot of errors with rostering,
    Get's boring quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know staff

  9. Great time stacking shelves at the local Coles

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coles Group part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was a good fun place, no one was hard or anything. Good work environment and good people. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Pay was not fantastic, I would like to earn a little more than I did. Sometimes it was boring.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to advise really, they did their job, managed a group of young people well.

  10. Fun working environment with great team members

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coles Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Flexible hours and roster
    -Great team members to work with

    Cons

    -Not much career opportunities
    -Routine work

  11. Rewarding and engaging job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Safety Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Safety Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Coles Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Your ideas are listened to and acted on.
    There are opportunities to move up the ladder
    Hard work is noticed and appreciated

    Cons

    Like any large corporation, it may take time to get through official channels

    Advice to Management

    If the talent is worth keeping, find them a position to stay with you. We won't wait around for months whilst you make a decision.

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