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31 English questions out of 31

October 26, 2018

Does Co-op have a pension plan?

Pros

Competitive benefits including staff discount, pension scheme, health schemes, free funeral if you die in service. Nice to work in small communities.

Cons

Not getting breaks - if you take your breaks there isn't enough time to get jobs done and you get picked up on that. Meant to be customer focussed but have so few hours we don't have the time to give customers our full attention. Salaries are not competitive.

Advice to Management

Skip this one. Constant cuts to the number of hours stores are allowed to use and then boast about how high the profits are. They have integrated lots of time-saving systems, but then cut all the time that you saved so you don't end up any better off. I could understand cutting some of the time saved, but the rest should be re-invested to helping customers.

Competitive benefits including staff discount, pension scheme, health schemes, free funeral if you die in service.

October 26, 2018

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September 28, 2020

Does Co-op offer employee discounts?

Pros

Soon to be 20% discount on co op products and 10% discount on other brands and 20% on everything pay day weekend Good pension scheme Flexible hours - great whilst studying

Cons

Management could improve in their roles Will actively put you through the Boost programmes to help progress colleagues yet don't provide the job roles for qualified staff Average pay and benefits Been very slow as a company to react to COVID-19

Soon to be 20% discount on co op products and 10% discount on other brands and 20% on everything pay day weekend

September 28, 2020

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November 22, 2019

Does Co-op offer life insurance?

Pros

Benefits eg life insurance Bi-annual health check Holidays Flexibility

Cons

Culture - empire building Poor at performance management Behaviours don’t always represent values Easy to go from hero to zero and vice versa

Benefits eg life insurance

November 22, 2019

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June 19, 2018

How are senior leaders perceived at Co-op?

Pros

Good people. Good ethos. Staff discount/double discount once per month.

Cons

Not enough budget. Not enough hours. Not enough people. Shops are strained. Store managers are great, senior managers are not.

Store managers are great, senior managers are not.

June 19, 2018

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July 31, 2019

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at Co-op?

Pros

Stable environment, but has been a long wade of restructures

Cons

Not everyone knows what they are doing

Advice to Management

Know your staff

Stable environment, but has been a long wade of restructures

July 31, 2019

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31 English questions out of 31