Part Time Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Manukau City, Auckland – 17 July 2018
I found working at cotton on a okay place no doubt i enjoyed the learning as this was my very first job ever and staff were very patient and helpful , the environment and amazing staff discounts but the only thing to take account was being paid fortnightly which was difficult in a sense of budgeting for two weeks and also resigning was a 4 week notice which i think is way to long. The difficult thing about working in a small store with only 3 other workers was the amount of work that was given and only having one worker stay till close on a weekend
Retail Assistant Sylvia Park(current) (Current Employee) – Sylvia Park, Auckland – 26 March 2018
organised fun day being set by our management. Making sure all our tasks are done for the day, meeting new people everyday and most enjoyable helping customers, and getting great feedback from them about our world class experience.
discounts amazing great work environment, awesome staff
Inventory Manager (Former Employee) – Nelson, Nelson – 28 February 2018
If you want to feel over-worked, underpaid and under-appreciated this is the perfect place to work. The head office is very unprofessional and I when I was younger there was 5 seperate times a head office member had made me cry. The is not a single manager in Nelson that works under this company that could tell you their experience has been thoroughly good.
Senior Part Timer (Current Employee) – Christchurch City, Canterbury – 2 February 2018
Career advancement seems to only be for those who are well liked. If you aren't buddies with the regional or store manager then you basically just get hours and basic responsibility. Your store gets very little help from head office and your regional has no power to help improve the store. most people are amazing though super friendly to work with and the store has a nice vibe about it.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Wellington City, Wellington – 30 January 2018
I didn't enjoy working for Cotton On, one of the reasons being i lived about 64kms away and they would only give me a 3hr shift, i had always asked for more hours but never got it. it wasn't worth going all that way for money that was only paying my fare to get there which was $19 a day. I would only work one day a week which also wasn't what id prefer.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Wellington City, Wellington – 6 December 2017
A typical day would be turning up, folding t-shirts and jeans for a few hours then going on a break only to return back to the same thing. I learned how to fold my jeans, the management is positive. The hardest part is the fact that it doesn't really teach you much. Most enjoyable part is talking to people
Casual Christmas sales assistant at the time working there, They had a lot tasks to be given out which meant there is a lot of work to do, you are never really doing nothing. There is always something you could find yourself doing.
A lot of different ethnic group of individuals which is good.
Hardest part of the job.. will have to be that there are hardly any space and for employees to interact on breaks.
in CBD, open to a lot of space and stores to wander
big store, repetitive task everyday, same disc music everyday
Quiet, chill, and a good to place to work that's stress free.
Stocktaking (Former Employee) – Manukau City, Auckland – 22 November 2017
On my first day, I was fortunate enough to work along side my sister's best friend who was a manager there. She showed me around, and depleted most of my shyness around the people there. The workers there were great, and would try to strike up conversations with me when I'm quiet. I was pretty shy on my first day since I knew virtually no one there, but a couple of workers did strike up some conversations with me and teaching me how to use the stock taking device. I learned how to stock take and work cooperatively in an environment where everyone is practically focusing and doing the same work as me.
Hardest part of my job is standing up for a long period of time. That can get very tiring, especially when the clothes are at a higher level. My shoulders got tired, and keeping my arms up was hard. On the brighter side, I enjoyed the people there and how happy they seemed to be even after how depressing the job is.
Free lunch (pizzas), adequate pay rate for a student
manager (Former Employee) – new zealand – 5 September 2017
great management team and a very involved company, work hard and theres a lot of room for progression. can be quite demanding on setting up VM with low numbers of staff which can be an issue, and starting really early before store opens.
I was a christmas casual so i only worked there for 3 months and in that time there was a lot of issue with management , the store manager changed three times while i was there. But it was fun to work there and help people with their christmas shopping or just with fashion advice.
lonely when working on your own with no customer coming in
retail (Former Employee) – Auckland, Auckland – 16 April 2017
A typical day in Cotton on was fun and chilled yet it did get busy fast which required quite abit of hard work, overall, the culture and the most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new and exciting poeple everyday.