Cotton On

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Cotton On Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
146 Reviews
2.2
146 Reviews
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Ashley James Hardwick
36 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 50% discount, great music, had the opportunity to work with a great in-store staff (in 35 reviews)

  • Great discount and meeting fun new people (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • They would make us do floorsets during the weekends when customer service was important (in 14 reviews)

  • There are under 9 stores in my district and half don't have store managers (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    The opportunity is there

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cotton On

    Pros

    The company is improving and the dedication is amazing.

    Cons

    Some people are stuck in thier old CottonOn ways but even with that said they are still trying to grow with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All General Managers should be Salary !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Store manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Cotton On full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun work environment, great discount, freedom to dress and be who you are, tattoo and piercings are welcome

    Cons

    Over worked, unorganized, low payroll hours, you work on one part coverage for several hours, floorset to be completed during business hours, No support from district manager this company still has a lot of growing to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Definitely start caring about the needs of your employees, more payroll hours and stop doing things at the last minute:floor changes, markdowns and shipment and lastly dont forget to show some appreciate to your employees and work on their growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great fist job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Keyholder/Sales Associate in Westminster, CA
    Current Employee - Keyholder/Sales Associate in Westminster, CA

    I have been working at Cotton On part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large corporate company with a small business feel, great communication throughout nearby stores and very team oriented values.

    Cons

    Coverage when unable to work
    Difficulty laying off bad employees
    Horrible hours
    Slow foot traffic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase coverage by increasing hours or staff

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A joke.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Pembroke Pines, FL

    I worked at Cotton On full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great discounts of clothes
    if you are friends with corporate you are good.

    Cons

    Horrible Hours.
    Worse managers
    No communication with Corporate
    Not worth the Pay
    Late nights and early mornings for VM
    Managers get away with anything if they know how to sweet talk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees especially when they have been there longer than most of the higher management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Quick file for unemployment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Cotton On full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flex sch,time off,discounts promotions, lealdershot

    Cons

    Lack trainning,short staff,technology upgrade,better district team,no hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Terrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Nyack, NY
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Nyack, NY

    I worked at Cotton On part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I had great coworkers, the discount was good.

    Cons

    Work alone a lot, can do things right but upper management never agrees or likes it. Company is kind of all over the place. They expect you to be able to do 150 boxes of shipment in two days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like human beings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Must be the worst company to work for. Company looks good with Global Citizen but really tears apart their employees

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

    I worked at Cotton On full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    50% off employee discount. There, I entered more than 5 words.

    Cons

    work 18 hour days
    Most of the time you are alone in the store..have 1 other associate on a good day
    company only pays for 5-8 associates including management..but never work together all at once
    Store manager does everything from stock room control, process shipment, registers, end of day deposits, monthly visual merchandising, window displays, taking care of ft. rooms, training team if there are people not quitting, loss prevention control...yes while you are alone in the store you have to take care of the registers, customer service, ft rooms and you also have to stalk customers if they are trying to steal..all at once!! It was truly my dream come true to work for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its not the management its corporate. While you have to do all of the above by yourself 95% of the time, you also have corporate belittling you, yelling at you, making fun of you and the store and making sarcastic remarks. VERY HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT..even customers have complained about how corporate treats their teams..and I am talking mainly about the regional visuals of the company...sorry but not sorry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Horrible place to work at due to management not being professional.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Ysidro, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Ysidro, CA

    I worked at Cotton On full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The discount is great, clothes are cool.

    Cons

    Management at Las Americas mall is awful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Its okay

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

    I have been working at Cotton On part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The work environment is great and relaxed, you meet so many nice people and the clothes and discount are great.

    Cons

    I worked here for about 2 years and I'm still in my same sales associate position. The upper management is not grateful for the lower staff and how hard they work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Cotton on is a cool place to work if you're into fashion.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Cotton On part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The fashion and the employee discount.

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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