Coles careers in Perth WA
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Storeperson in Perth WA
on 2 November 2022
Productive yet boring at timesNot good. Not bad. The overall experience of Coles is a productive and busy company in every store. There is a culture of diversity yet relationships between team members and management is somehow neutral and unresponsive at times. The salaries provided are appalling given how busy the stores are. Hence, the level of attention does not measure up to standard of pay provided by the retail giant.
Team Member in Perth WA
on 24 May 2022
Average retail job with staffing issues and overall disorganisation.I work at Coles as a casual employee, in several different departments. Hours can range from 5 to 40 hours a week. I’m always offered more than enough hours, sometimes too many. Pay is decent, in that you probably wouldn’t get paid any more at any other level 1 retail job. Not enough staff, too many jobs to do — they will have me running from one department to another throughout my shifts where I am meant to only be working in one department. I will be asked to stay longer to work a 2-3 hour shift in another department after a full 8 hour shift, even though it’s stated that the maximum length of a shift at Coles is 9 hours. Department managers also have a lack of communication surrounding rosters as I will be called in to do a shift in a department while I’m already there, working in a different department. I will also be called in on my days off and asked to come in within the hour which is unrealistic. Rosters consistently change throughout the week, so you are not given much time to turn down a shift with notice or make adjustments to become available. Everyone there is stressed 90% of the time, specifically management who also somehow at the same time seem to not really care about the disastrous state of the store. The environment is relaxed in a way that just makes it seem like management just doesn’t really care, they’re just bossing everybody else around to do unmanageable amounts of work in short periods of time. Employees working in areas where they have little to no experience are often expected to work in a department alone without supervision or help from senior members, sometimes even on their first or second day of the job. I also never received basic training in any areas, which I thought was because of my experience in working in supermarkets but my younger coworkers who have never had a job before have also had the same lack of training, in areas where training such as hygiene practice, food safety, cash handling etc. are essential. Management members and even owners/store managers will often be forced to help out in different departments due to lack of staff. That said, most managers and people who work there are reasonably friendly even if unhelpful and uncommunicative. There’s also always free food and snacks in the break room.
Customer Service in Perth WA
on 3 May 2022
Good way to get into the workforceIt is a good way to get into the workforce and learn some customer service skills for young people.Management was pretty good and co workers easy to get along with.
Team Member in Perth WA
on 13 April 2022
Fast-paced, mundane, unreliable management, good team.I've been working nightfill on a part-time contract for the past 1 1/2 years.Depending on how you treat it and the management you have, it can be a fun job. Always keeping on your toes and moving around, though ends up becoming pretty mundane. Helping customers before close, or 'splitting' the load (Unpacking pallets and stacking cartons onto cages) keeps it interesting. You can get away with putting earpods in after the store closes and just zone out whilst stacking shelves. Management is iffy, even though it's a big company like Coles, they are stingy and will try to save as much money off of you as they can. For example, not paying you sick-leave unless you follow up and really press them. Telling you that you only have a 30 min break when in actuality it's two 15's and a 30. Ask you to work over-time and not pay you for over-time. Ask you to fill in for nightfill manager and not pay you the extra rates. Seen a bloke accrue 2500$ in owed money from not being paid correctly.I'd say there's a lot of room for moving up the ranks, say yes to every shift, work till you're cold with sweat, try to learn everything about the store, stay unpaid to finish the job. I've seen 18 year olds with no experience move up to 2IC in less than 3 months. Though this depends on how desperate the store is.My current store has a large breakroom and regularly provides food like cereals, bread, milk, etc., as well as cans of soda in the fridge. This really depends on the store though. You can get a 5% discount off purchases at coles, which will go to 10% during Christmas. They offer 'hot deals' on the mycoles website, might save you 50$ on a 1000$ phone.Hardest part of the job is dealing with poor management, it's hit or miss depending on who you have. Some people are lazy, unreliable, or just have no clue how to manage a team effectively. In less than a year, we had gone through 4 nightfill managers, 2 of them quit or were fired from Coles entirely.The team members make it the most enjoyable, you can meet some interesting characters there. Working nights is good for getting to know your team, especially after close. It can be entertaining just listening to people ramble on.
Team Member (Casual) in Perth WA
on 15 February 2020
A Welcoming WorkplaceWhile my experience was mostly good, it was ruined due to poor management and exploitation of staff. However, employees often come together to help one another, and altogether it is a very welcoming workplace.
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