Southern Co-operatives

www.thesouthernco-operative.co.uk
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Southern Co-operatives Reviews

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  1. A dead-end job with no respect for their employees!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Bournemouth, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Bournemouth, England (UK)

    I worked at Southern Co-operatives part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues at my store, opportunities to gain extra qualifications and training!

    Cons

    They continuously changed my contract without prior warning, lowered my pay without permission then asked for the pay difference back before I had shared my half of the "legally binding contract".
    HR is also useless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort your pay roll out!
    Stop treating your employees like trash,
    Take complaints seriously,
    Do not change your employees contracts without prior contact then ask them to financially reimburse your mistake.
    Do not call your employees every single day asking to cover someone else's shift.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Pretty decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Brighton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Brighton, England (UK)

    I have been working at Southern Co-operatives part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff, nice and considerate manager, energetic environment

    Cons

    No growth, it's good for part time job but no room for improvement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Southern Co-Operatives Ltd

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Southampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Southampton, England (UK)

    I worked at Southern Co-operatives part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The staff were friendly and shifts were at reasonable times of day. Plus the staff discount card was a nice bonus.

    Cons

    The benefits are not great and there is sometimes a misunderstanding between day and evening staff in terms of job commitment. Also delivery can be overwhelming when short staffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the Staff appropriately and have in store managers notice good customer service as customers are unlikely to bother with submitting compliments or online.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Expanding, but no rewards for hard work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Southern Co-operatives

    Pros

    The company is expanding at a fast rate, probably leading to an increase in the number of roles available, both stores and head office. The company genuinely cares for the local communities it trades in and raises and donates considerable sums of money to local causes.

    Cons

    Information sharing is atrocious. This is both within as well as between departments. Some employees seem to take pride in being "in the know". There are virtually no benefits besides the bonus-share, which is low in comparison to others. All benefits are aimed at the very senior management with nothing for the rest. Pay is also below that of other retailers. Progression opportunities can be quite limited due to the size of the organisation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve information sharing both within and between departments. Provide better benefits to the rest of us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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