Worked in Auckland for 2 years! Management was horrific. Huge bullying and toxic culture. You get no training and have to deal with difficult situations and people constantly. They did however, give breaks on time, and an hour long. You get a 50% off discount which is good and 'uniform deals' every once in a while which is better than 50% off. Doesnt exactly make up for the fact you're treated badly, but helps soften the blow. Good starting point for someone entering the workforce, they seem to take anyone regardless of experience, but be prepared to be grow thick skin.
Overall my time at Cotton On was short-lived due to a few main concerns. The biggest being that the pay for the job I was doing was ridiculous. I was being paid close to minimum-wage in a leadership-based role. My role consisted of managing teams on average of 10 people, varying from team sizes of 10 minimum to close to 30+ alone. The job itself was reasonably manageable but I did not have all the assets I needed. For example, I was expected to travel all over Auckland using my own car and I was not given a fuel allowance and could not have my mileage reimbursed. Try travelling all over Auckland every day doing a supervisors job and then only getting paid minimum wage. Doesn't sound too appealing, does it? On top of that, if you're someone who is creative and loves to try new ideas in the workplace then Cotton On isn't for you. I was expected from my managers and higher-ups to basically follow a script for every single task and suggesting new ideas was basically discouraged. If I had to say anything good about my time at Cotton On, my manager and majority of my teammates were very kind and understanding people who very easy to get along with. Other than that, I cannot recommend working this position at Cotton On. For the level of work and level of importance that this position holds, there should be a higher wage than just minimum. If you were applying for a manager's position at a decently sized and highly respected company where you would be managing a decently sized team you wouldn't really expect the starting hourly rate to be a dollar above the minimum would you?