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Hawthorn East (Australia)
10000+ employees
1914
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Retail
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Woolworths Limited, ALDI
Hungry and thirsty Australians can count on Coles. Coles Group is one of the country's largest food retailers with more than 740 supermarkets run under the Coles and Bi-Lo banners, 785 liquor (Liquorland, Vintage Cellars, 1st Choice), and 620 combination gas ... Read more

Coles Reviews

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    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Morrisville, NC
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    I worked at Coles (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work in team in coles were the best interesting part of my job . It creates people self strong , motivated , multi skill knowledge .

    Cons

    It takes a phenomenal amount of self-discipline to start work when you know you don't have to be at the office by 8 a.m.
    You are the only person around all day, so there is no outside pressure to be busy.
    You must be entirely self-motivated.
    You miss out on the camaraderie that stems from working with others day after day.
    There are no coworkers to go to lunch with.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Quality .

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Coles Interviews

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    Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hobart (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Coles (Hobart (Australia)).

    Interview

    I applied online for a Coles team member position. About a week later, I was contacted by email saying my Application had been shortlisted, and two days later I secured an interview.
    I got to the Coles, dressed up in a full suit, shirt, jacket, tie, slacks and shoes. I got there 10 minutes early. I met the manager and we went into the back room, another manager came into the interview two.
    The overall interview was very short, 15 minutes which was how long the email had said it would go for. They only asked me 2-3 proper questions, and asked more questions in relation to my answers.
    When the interview finished, I didn't ask any questions, as I'd just gone for another Coles interview at a different location, and I left. Today I contacted them asking about the progress of my application. The manager was in a meeting so I asked if I could leave my name and number.

    (NOTICE: As I'm writing this, I am still waiting to hear back about my application, I should hear back tomorrow or Friday, so I just clicked that I accepted the offer.)

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