Coles Reviews | Glassdoor

Coles Reviews

To filter reviews, or .

Found 904 reviews

3.5
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
66%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
Approve of CEO
John Durkan
269 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay compares to other supermarket(in 107 reviews)

  • "Great environment with flexible hours(in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • "may involve politics within team members(in 47 reviews)

  • "Long hours, unpredictable roster lack of communication(in 44 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Coles"

    StarStarStarStarStar
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Coles

      Pros

      reasonable pay, advancement opportunities, good team environment

      Cons

      often not enough hours allocated to get jobs done

      Coles2016-09-19
    • "Good pay"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Coles part-time

      Pros

      Work life balance and good pay

      Cons

      Very strict management, just work hard

      Coles2017-11-02
    • "Supervisor"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Shift Lead in Morrisville, NC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Coles for more than 4 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 .

      Coles2016-12-05
    • "Controller"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Coles full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Boss was great. work exciting

      Cons

      Employees lazy . didn't work always complained

      Coles2016-11-16
    • "Front end supervisor"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Coles

      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.

      Coles2016-10-02
    • "Good and Reasonable"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Night Fill in Greenacres, FL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Coles part-time for more than 2 years

      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

      Coles2016-02-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "You'll Love Coles"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Coles

      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.

      Coles2009-09-22
    • "Great job, Great people"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Brighton, Victoria
      Recommends
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Coles part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Some jobs are quite chill and get to hang with people all shift (in deli department at least)

      Cons

      people not pulling their weight

      Coles2019-05-18
    • "Coles Part Time Experience 2016"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Team Member in Melbourne
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Coles part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Friendly work environment and my manager was understanding.

      Cons

      The shifts could get lengthy sometimes

      Coles2019-05-16
    • "Good Place to Work"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Coles part-time

      Pros

      - Friendly and supportive team - Relatively good pay - Flexible roles across the store - Reward good work

      Cons

      Sometimes hard to get shifts as a casual team member.

      Coles2019-05-14
    Found 904 reviews