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Coles

4.5
  • #1 in Retail, sales and consumer goods
  • 50,000 - 100,000 employees

Coles Reviews

Based on 33 surveyed graduates working at Coles. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.5
Based on 33 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • Many learning opportunities available, always challenged and pushed out of your comfort zone, the great support network.
  • Flexible Work Hours. Passionate Teachers.
  • Firstly, people! Most people are great to work with and there's such a fun, relaxed but high performing culture. The office is pretty cool too.
  • Strong support culture Lots of opportunities available for personal growth and career great working from home support and facilities.
  • Friendly people and safe, inclusive and collaborative culture. There is room to learn and grow every day, professionally and personally.
  • There are so many roles throughout the business that it can be difficult with the number of people you need to go through to get a change made.
  • Sometimes things can feel a bit unorganised and disconnected e.g. one area working on something similar to your area but not collaborating. This is improving.
  • Sometimes hours can stretch into the night.
  • Currently working from home which is hard. Sad to think I've missed out on a full Grad experience and meeting so many new people.
  • The amount of bureaucracy and red tape. Large organisations are very hard to make agile

What Insiders Say

8.3
Career Prospects
8.3
Career Prospects
This is the aspect of the job that I am least satisfied with. The graduate program is a 2-year program; however, there is no job guarantee after this time. This has been mentioned specifically in relation to the legal team.
8.9
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.9
Corporate Social Responsibility
The company has a number of programs that benefit the community, including working with Second Bite to feed the needy, community grants and programs and generous pay and benefits for store level team members.
8.8
Culture
8.8
Culture
Fantastic. We have access to all team members, as Coles has a flat hierarchy. We are able to reach out to General Managers, Heads Of or even Chiefs when and if we need.
8.8
Diversity
8.8
Diversity
Extremely focused on inclusivity. Offer TMs to complete training to be an LGBTIQ ally.
8.8
Satisfaction
8.8
Satisfaction
Your role as a Graduate can be flexible depending on what skills you would like to develop. Once day-to-day tasks are taken care of, you can decide what focus areas you want to work on in your category.
8.7
Management
8.7
Management
The managers are excellent in checking in. They also strive to recognise achievements as they happen, to ensure the team knows they are valued and their work is appreciated and understood.
9
Office Work Environment
9
Office Work Environment
The office is modern, with great facilities i.e. hub which is I suppose the fancy Coles only food court. Dress code is smart casual, lots of Cole’s polos in the office.
8.6
Recruitment
8.6
Recruitment
I was asked questions about: - My studies; - Why I want to work for the company; - An innovative idea I have to make a change to the company; - A time I have shown leadership.
8.9
Salary
8.9
Salary
I think that for a graduate role I am compensated quite well in comparison to what graduates at other companies get paid.
8.5
Training
8.5
Training
Induction, courses that are mandatory based on your function, always people coming from inside and outside the business to speak on programs and how we can utilise data and insights.
8.7
Work Hours
8.7
Work Hours
They are quite flexible - as long as you finished your required tasks in a given day. It also depends on the team as to whether they are a small team with lots of work to do or a larger one with ample of people and work can be distributed evenly.
8.8
Sustainability
8.8
Sustainability
You'll see our efforts to sustainability all around the office. Many initiatives also are in the works as per the website.