Culture at Coles

Please describe your company's culture both in the office and after hours. Let us know about the structure and hierarchy, cooperation and teamwork, and socialising amongst colleagues.

Being a graduate it's very easy to network with others over lunch and for Friday night drinks. All team members at Coles are passionate about the work that they do, so you'll find that they're always interested to chat with you and meet up over coffee - I think that's what I actually love best about working for Coles!
Graduate, Melbourne
My team is fantastic. They are helpful and supportive and I enjoy working with them all. The graduates are great as well and most of us get on really well both in and out of the office. The hierarchy is a lot less pronounced than at other companies that I have worked for
Graduate, Melbourne
I think the culture in the building is really good. We take the work very seriously but not ourselves too seriously. Simple things like taking coffee breaks and lunches are encouraged which I find helps me not feel too stressed and to be able to work more productively. Socialising tends not to be company led but as part of the Graduate Program, there are plenty of group activities and fun things organised.
Graduate, Melbourne
There is a great grad culture here, the grads provide a great support network for each other and often socialise out of work.
Graduate, Hawthorn East
It feels like an extremely collaborative environment, where team members are always keen to help one another out with work, and also celebrate birthdays and other social events. There is also a constant flow of extracurricular activities being organised for team members to partake in, both in and out of office hours. There is an amazing sense of community particularly among the graduates, for example at lunch time it is never difficult to find a table of graduates to sit with. But even outside of the graduate program, team members are able to socialise with one another as equals at all sorts of events, whether they be graduate social events, stream specific sporting events, or even the annual Christmas party.
Graduate, Melbourne
All levels of management are approachable and do not have any designated / special offices they sit in regular cubicles with the rest of us and appreciate and encourage us to approach them anytime.
Graduate, Melbourne
The culture here is amazing! Everyone is very passionate and enthusiastic about the business and the work that they do. It is a very social business and there are a lot of opportunities for afterhour�s events, which contribute to building better teams and relationships.
Graduate, Melbourne