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Coles Reviews

Updated March 20, 2019
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  • "Good pay when studying full-time" (in 95 reviews)

  • "Great environment with flexible hours" (in 61 reviews)

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  1. "Coles"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    reasonable pay, advancement opportunities, good team environment

    Cons

    often not enough hours allocated to get jobs done


  2. "Good pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coles part-time

    Pros

    Work life balance and good pay

    Cons

    Very strict management, just work hard

  3. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 .


  4. "Controller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
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    I worked at Coles full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Boss was great. work exciting

    Cons

    Employees lazy . didn't work always complained


  5. "Front end supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Support students studying at uni, friendly staff, great public holiday pay and benefits

    Cons

    Supervisors don't get paid overtime to close store

    Advice to Management

    Pay supervisors to the time they click off.


  6. "Good and Reasonable"

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    Current Employee - Night Fill in Greenacres, FL
    Current Employee - Night Fill in Greenacres, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coles part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    clean and fresh environment to work in
    friendly co-workers and managing staff
    easy and quick to get a hang off

    Cons

    can get busy at times (especially X-MASSSS)
    fussy and angry customers
    coles theme songgg "coles little red quote" "down down prices are down" urrrgghh

    Advice to Management

    keep up good work. Reasonable wages and decent on flexibility. Reputable and well known company. Safe to say that I am happy to work at coles


  7. Helpful (1)

    "You'll Love Coles"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment has been significantly improved since Ian McLeod came on board - more open and friendly atmosphere, supportive teams, good leadership.

    Cons

    Insufficient parking allocations, poor catering, new open plan seating arrangements a little too cramped in some departments and very male-dominated environment.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more opportunities for lower level staff to participate in decision-making activities in order to get more involved in the business.

  8. "General review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coles full-time

    Pros

    Easy work
    Hours available morning and evening
    Variety of work if desired

    Cons

    Lack of communication
    Have to move for a formal promotion


  9. "Great first job and more"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coles part-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Fair pay
    Good training
    Good career progression

    Cons

    Sometimes working with people who don't want to be there


  10. "Team member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Darwin (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Darwin (Australia)

    I worked at Coles full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good teamwork environment and good paid for me as a student.

    Cons

    No cons. Good experience and I have learnt a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.