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Graham R. Bennett
I worked at Southern Co-operatives part-time for 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 Senior Management – Reward the Staff appropriately and have in store managers notice good customer service as customers are unlikely to bother with submitting compliments or online.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2012-07-22 16:45 PDT
I worked at Southern Co-operatives part-time for 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 Senior Management – 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.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2014-04-01 10:26 PDT
I have been working at Southern Co-operatives part-time for 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
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-04-09 14:54 PDT
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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 Senior Management – Improve information sharing both within and between departments. Provide better benefits to the rest of us.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2012-01-17 11:40 PST
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