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Co-operative Group Reviews

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87 Reviews
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Co-operative Group Interim Group Chief Executive Richard Pennycook
Richard Pennycook
29 Ratings

    Positive and friendly atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Co-operative Group full-time (more than 3 years)


    I think the ethos is ethical and that translates into how the group conducts it's business.


    One challenge is to undo the negative press which has been in the media of late.

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Co-operative Group Interviews

Updated Sep 21, 2014
Updated Sep 21, 2014

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    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Co-operative Group.

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    I was not successful but I did not feel this was due to me interviewing poorly or being unprepared -Rather I was left feeling that the decision had already been made to appoint someone else. This perception was due to the interviewers lack of attention to what I was saying alongside a lack of probing questions. This created an environment where I was repeatedly trying to provide my suitability through selling myself. After a while I grew tired and demotivated with what I felt was a tick box exercise interview to say the role was opened for all.

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Co-operative Group Awards & Accolades

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Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
UK's 50 Best Places to Work, Great Place to Work, 2009

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Headquarters Manchester, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1844
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors J Sainsbury, ASDA, Tesco

The Co-operative Group cares for its customers from the cradle to grave. The hodgepodge of businesses run by the world's largest cooperative society includes farming, food and drug stores, travel agencies, banking, insurance, financial and legal services, and funerals. It is the UK's largest commercial farming operation and its fifth-largest grocery retailer with more than 2,880 food stores. Overall, it operates some 5,000 outlets on high streets throughout the UK. Financial services include insurance, investment and retirement planning, as well as traditional and online... More

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