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You sometimes get over worked but for all the right reasons yes there are very little opportunities to excel in or maybe its was the period at with i joined. Being here, working at Cotton on has became a great influence to drive myself forward
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No growth opportunities and environment is not progressive in terms of making one feel valued for the work they do and credit goes to management only and wellness of a team member isn’t taken into consideration
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The company pays sales staff far too little considering the amount of things they have to do. Some people work in stores that are FAR bigger than others with a lot more work but are earning the same money (R27 a hour) as people who do so much less. The trading hours are extremely long and some months payroll doesn’t bother to pay people what they are owed. In store the store management is great . The staff are friendly and get along well with each other.
Pros
Free Clothing
Cons
Terrible Pay
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5,0
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The best retail experience you can ever get. There's a lot of recognition and the environment is fun. You are allowed to be yourself and express what you stand for as a person and their values are more aligned with personal values
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Lengthy hours
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Deadlines, kpis and loss prevention must all be taken into Consideration and be on top all the time, it's very competitive deadlines are short and your kpi performance is checked on a regular basis but when you walk outta typo I'm sure thers no industry you can't handle
Pros
Learning for managemenet
Cons
Very competitive and inconsedirate with deadlines
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Imagine getting 50% discount on clothes, as a varsity student that was a great perk. The hours we flexible. Standing the whole day was just not for me. The pay was okay but it could have been better. It’s a great company to work for,
Pros
Discounts, cool management
Cons
Standing the whole day.
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Worked at Typo (Gateway) as a P/PT and it offered me a chance to learn more about the job, about myself and also open up myself for more to others from different walks of life, great salary package + overtime is granted and company benefits are excellent.

Advancement opportunities are available although the hours you have to put in, on the job, are treacherous as they drain the life out of you!
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Great learning experience, management is very thoughtful, 1 hour lunch break, company benefits include medical aid after 6 months, Uif, Pension Fund etc and advancement opportunities are available.
Cons
Long hours, merchandising of store is done ever so frequently and it's a fast-paced environment.
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The management is very friendly during training, on the job they become a bit harsh unnecessarily. I was always anxious cause my manager was always shouting and frustrated and it affects how you work. I would still work in retail and in the same store but for a bigger salary and different management. My colleagues were amazing, cool people.
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Management has a lot of favoritism, little growth opportunities. Big stores a preferred over small stores, hard work is not recognized because of selfish managers who take all the glory for themselves
Pros
Free Clothes
Cons
Long hours
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Long retail hours, it takes time to get used to.
They pay very generously and appropriately to the work you out in.

Its generally a fun environment to work in.

Working during festive season is exhausting as its a demanding season of the year.

Great style of management and great work benefits
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nice uniform for staff
uniform for staff its cool

KPI idea lack competition for staff

Late shift without no transport in peak-season

Wifi for staff not given

environment offers growth
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Very fun and productive, can be challenging and can get a bit too much but you will have a great support system from management and co workers as they are caring
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The manager in the Springfield branch likes to favour specific staff that he can get into bed with. There's way to much racism and management makes working there so unbearable if things don't go their way. I would never recommend anyone to work there. Off days don't come easy and as for leave days, highly impossible to take leave. Over worked and never appreciated.
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The Cotton on environment is accommodating to all its candidates, it’s a relaxed, easy going environment to work with but also keeps you on your toes the employee discounts are a great way to help you have enough disposable income remaining to cover your needs. Great team !
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Accommodating, self-growth
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Just okay long hours and the pay wasn’t that satisfying but overall a chilled environment to work in. Made a lot of friends. It’s just for part time not something I’d want to do full time.
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Cotton on is very unique, the people I worked with were full of love and it made it easier for me. We all worked as a team and made sure everything was going accordingly
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I was employed as a Store Planner for the Property Team. There is a lot of emphasis on team culture, work-life balance and self improvement. I had left there with good memories only.
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When I started working for the Cotton On Group, I enjoyed the whole experience until there was change of management, which only cared about numbers than our well being.
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A typical day at work would include flat packing, stock taking, racking up, re-pricing, housekeeping and working the till. During the festive season it gets busy and you knock off late
Pros
staff discount
Cons
long hours
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Worst experience when it comes to being a December Christmas Casual sometimes you go a week without being called in to work. Unreliable company. Dont go there thinking you have found a job
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You are well treated and fairly treated you are more respected and requested to love and respect your job too working hours are very good and days are also good
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None
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None
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