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Coles

3.9
  • #6 in Retail, sales and consumer goods
  • 50,000 - 100,000 employees

Coles Reviews

Based on 65 surveyed graduates working at Coles. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
3.9
Based on 65 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • Scope of work is huge. We take on real projects and work with real tangible outcomes to our team and customers.
  • People - great culture. Robust and fast-paced. Given a lot of responsibility as a graduate
  • Very flexible work. It feels like they are constantly trying to improve for their employees. I feel welcome and supported by my team and personnel.
  • The pay is competitive, the work is challenging but rewarding and there is plenty of opportunities to leave your mark on the business.
  • Working in a small team of like-minded people, I am exposed to a vast range of projects, tasks and challenges. Despite being only four months into my graduate program, I already feel a sense of worth amongst my colleagues.
  • The autonomy I am given and the versatility of my role
  • Technology can be slow at times
  • It is a large organisation so if you are not proactive then you can get lost.
  • At times there's long working hours - but you'd get that in any workplace!
  • Distribution of resources. Some departments are overworked, specifically merchandise.
  • The amount of bureaucracy and red tape. Large organisations are very hard to make agile
  • At the moment, there are no standouts, but it does seem like a small minority of employees can fall into the trap of being quite inward-looking (avoiding direct competitors and showing bias)

What Insiders Say

7.1
Career Prospects
7.1
Career Prospects
There are many opportunities to "climb" the ranks here. There are ex-grads that are General Managers. There are ex-grads that have been here for 10+ years too. There is a strong focus on building your skills, especially for graduates.
7.7
Corporate Social Responsibility
7.7
Corporate Social Responsibility
Organics recycling to reduce food waste (I have been involved in), donating leftover food to Secondbite to reduce waste
7.3
Culture
7.3
Culture
Everyone is always willing to help out and fill gaps in knowledge. Enjoy celebrating the milestones - big and small. Give back to the community. Great place to build network, in and out of work hours.
7.8
Diversity
7.8
Diversity
Diversity is great with focus on minority communities & high levels of respect exists across all types. Freedom to be yourself.
7.6
Satisfaction
7.6
Satisfaction
Given a lot of responsibilities and variety in work to give the best learning experience
7.7
Management
7.7
Management
Very open communication and they recognise achievements
7.3
Office Work Environment
7.3
Office Work Environment
Location is convenient, great we have parking. The introduction of a "dress for your day" dress code has been great.
7.4
Recruitment
7.4
Recruitment
The interview process was a lengthy one. The initial application was followed by a psychometric test, video interview and an assessment centre with a final interview.
8
Salary
8
Salary
Pay is more than competitive compared to the industry average for grad
6.5
Training
6.5
Training
Training is very much to learn on the job, some cool extra training offered here and there which is good
7.4
Work Hours
7.4
Work Hours
Extremely flexible. Work hours start and finish are what suits you (dependent on conversations with managers & given you fulfill hours). Working from home is also very flexible.
7.1
Sustainability
7.1
Sustainability
Environmentally friendly initiatives, recycling etc. rolled out both in the support centre and in stores.