Cotton On

www.cottonon.com.au
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Very Different!

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

I have been working at Cotton On

Pros

Great Room for Growth Opportunity, and room for Advancement. Hard work will pay off. No bonus program for Management, but Excellent Compensation packages. Opportunity to help set up new stores, as well as travel outside of the Country.

Cons

NO HOURS!!!!! You are given the amount of hours for the full time manager and one key holder. High turnover for associates due to no hours that can be given all year. No censors on clothing, and you will be left in the store for a significant amount of time ALONE. Work off Clock for hours end because of no payroll hours. High Shrink because no coverage. Very Upset at the opportunity this company have but wont allow. Store Managers are not allowed to recruit hire or fire. H.R team in Corporate Handles this, which is NOT good.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please add hours on to the teams and stores. You will have a less turnover from Store Managers, ASM and Sales Associates. Please start providing some knowledge of how to make more profit. The store concept is excllent, as the clothing makes money on it;s on but with no Hours you can never MAXIMIZE FULLY! For this is the reason why im Searching for another company only after being with you guys for a Few Months. Very Disppointed.

Disapproves of CEO

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    Just ok

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

    I have been working at Cotton On

    Pros

    It's an hourly position so when you have to work OT you will get paid for it. Lots of freedom managing your own team. There is room for growth but only if you are willing to be in certain cities.

    Cons

    Communication could be improved. Most communication is done by fax.
    Payroll is as low as can be. Employees are underpaid and overworked with unrealistic expectations from senior management. Health benefits are just ok. Little freedom over how to merchandise the store. Everything must be exactly how corporate dictates. Don't believe it when they tell you they will soon be giving store managers bonuses for meeting sales goals. It's not true. They also don't give reviews, annual raises, or focus on your leadership development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your team annual reviews and raises. Focus on team development, not just every task that needs to be completed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Mixed Emotions

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

    I have been working at Cotton On

    Pros

    I am passionate about the product and work with a great manager who has trained me in everything from VM to operations. Great pay compared to most retailers.

    Cons

    My store was consistently understaffed even though we were the highest volume store in the area, and whenever we got fully staffed we had a drastic hours cut that gave the key holders and associates only about 21 hours to split each week. Bad music selection. Very chaotic... there was always something to do but they would make us complete VMs on the weekend or change a table in the middle of a Saturday night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before building any more stores, make sure that the rest are organized and fully functional. Clearly every part of management is overwhelmed, which often makes the job more stressful than it should be.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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