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Co-op Reviews

Updated Nov 14, 2019

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3.4
60%
Recommend to a Friend
77%
Approve of CEO
Co-op CEO Steve Murrells
Steve Murrells
202 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, decent hours if you stick with it long enough(in 62 reviews)

  • "Staff discount on all coop products(in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours that are often understaffed - stressful at times(in 39 reviews)

  • "Hours of work leave a poor work life balance (in my personal situation)(in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Associate Insurance Advio 

    I have been working at Co-op full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefit ,great vibes, Nice environment, room for growing

    Cons

    nothing but very good, lots learning but it is very essential

    Co-op2019-10-04
  2. "Working at co-op"

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Co-op full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, decent hours if you stick with it long enough.

    Cons

    You put up with the same stuff as any jobs, lazy coworkers, closing shifts etc.

    Co-op2019-10-13
  3. "Employee focused atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager 

    I have been working at Co-op full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Low turnover rate. Focuses on community investment.

    Cons

    Co-operative is ran by the board.

    Co-op2019-09-02
  4. "Needs Improvement"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Co-op full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The benefits for full time are exceptional. There are many employee events held monthly available for all to join. Opportunities for advancement are available.

    Cons

    Toxic workplace. Having so many different departments form employee cliques. Staff room is always abuzz with gossip about other members, inappropriate language and swearing. Travel pay is sometimes not fully received and it takes some poking around to get something done about it. Scheduling is an absolute nightmare- based on seniority, managers tracking your absence and non flexible schedules. Under staffing for the... pharmacy is also an issue.

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    Advice to Management

    Introduce more team building exercises for all departments, and address conflicts in the workplace properly. My coworkers in the pharmacy are being treated unfairly by the customer service department and we are not sure why, and as such it is hard for us to acquire supplies through them without them being rude about it.

    Co-op2019-04-04
  5. "Stock boy"

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    Current Employee - Stock Boy in Iqaluit, NU
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Co-op full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hands on work, cooperate with co workers

    Cons

    To much garbage not worked on

    Co-op2019-03-09
  6. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Co-op part-time

    Pros

    Not hard work for the money

    Cons

    Management is infuriating as is the union

    Advice to Management

    Cut the deadweight and listen to your employees

    Co-op2019-02-27
  7. "Associate Financial Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Associate Financial Advisor in Sarnia, ON

    I have been working at Co-op full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growing opportunities, and benefits,

    Cons

    Too much service work and not enough time to quote new policies

    Co-op2019-02-07
  8. "Sales/cashier"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Paddockwood, SK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Co-op part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    HR does a good job of hiring team oriented people

    Cons

    Pay tops out low at smaller locations. Very seniority based, as opposed to skill based.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Co-op2018-03-12
  9. "very good"

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    IT Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Co-op

    Pros

    very good company to work for

    Cons

    nothing bad to say about this position

    Co-op2016-09-14
  10. "Life Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Co-op full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance and co-workers.

    Cons

    Cannot move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    nthing

    Co-op2016-09-20
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