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Cotton On Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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Pros
  • 50% discount, monthly(ish) uniform deals with better discount, clothing is mostly on trend (in 82 reviews)

  • Generous staff discount if you like said products (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of follow through is sometimes an issue from upper management (in 34 reviews)

  • less work life balance, tough and less fun (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "It's okay!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cotton On part-time

    Pros

    Has great retail experience and flexible hours. Plus discounts!

    Cons

    It's fast-paced but a lot depends on management for your experience.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to the concerns of your employees!!


  2. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Greta co workers. 50 % employee discount

    Cons

    Hours sucked and terrible pay.

  3. "Fun and Respectful Work Place. Change of Management Made Me Dislike My Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cotton On part-time

    Pros

    Coworkers, 50% off on Cotton On and Typo, fun merchandise.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great. Change of management ruined my experience.


  4. "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cotton On full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growing company with growth opportunists. Empowerment form corporate/ field management.

    Cons

    POS systems are outdated. Not the place for you if you crave structure.

    Advice to Management

    keep evolving, Cotton will one day be the most loved brand.


  5. "Recommended for the People, Not for the Pay"

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    Current Employee - Keyholder
    Current Employee - Keyholder
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cotton On part-time

    Pros

    50% Employee Discount
    Great Co-workers and Store Manager

    Cons

    Constant Visual Merchandising - Never ends.
    Almost always on one part coverage, often open and close alone.
    High expectations and workload but low pay.
    No room for advancement.


  6. "Best first job"

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are the best. Tasks are self-explanatory. Great first job.

    Cons

    Store can get really messy. Trying to find a flexible schedule can be hard when you are also a full time student.


  7. "Retail sales associate"

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

    I worked at Cotton On full-time

    Pros

    It was like a family we all got along and helped each other better ourselves with sales and customer service

    Cons

    they’re honestly wasn’t Any cons

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

  8. "Worst job experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cotton On part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Employee discount.
    There’s nothing else I can think of that’s positive and I didn’t stick around long enough to even take advantage of that.

    Cons

    Manager mass hires people at minimum wage then lazily trains them, leaving them on their own to figure it out and see who sticks around and who drowns. She cared very little for me and sat around and face timed a friend for a good hour or so of her shift instead of doing her own work or training me.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your managers.


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cotton On part-time

    Pros

    Good co-workers and easy to understand

    Cons

    very bad hours for new staff


  10. "Store Manager"

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

    I worked at Cotton On full-time

    Pros

    Great discounts for staff members

    Cons

    no cons, the job was awesome


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