After 2-3 years of working with the Cotton On Group, I found the communication between upper management and the workers to be rough at best. There is little room for moving up and stores don't have enough hours to properly manage their staff or get the required work done.
RETAIL CREW MEMBER (Former Employee) – west covina california – March 13, 2018
I can only base my opinion off of seasonal work.Not much to do but fold clothes and talk to customers. Seemed like a place to advance if you put work in but minimum wage at first. didn't make very much money and i think i spent all of it on clothes with my checks and 50% discount
co workers, employee discount, opportunity for growth
Team Member/ Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Friendswood, TX – March 12, 2018
A typical day of work would be folding clothes and working the register. I learned I am not cut out for retail. Management was fair and the work culture was medium paced. Hardest part of the job was doing returns. The most enjoyable part of the job was the employee discount.
Sales Associate/ Cashier (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA 23510 – March 8, 2018
If I got paid more and received more hours, Id never want to leave. I enjoy my 50% off but considering that I only make $7.25, it doesnt measure up. Minimum wage should start @ $8. Anything less is a child's allowance.
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Roseville, CA – February 27, 2018
It’s good but don’t do Seasonal hardly any hours very stingy about who they want to hire. But overall it was a good job but hen again seasonal jobs are no good working here try for a long term but then again it’s part time
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – February 13, 2018
while working at cotton on, I took a lot of experience home with me, it was very informative and fun. the coworkers were very nice and easy to work with. the managers were sweet and understanding. my favorite part about working there was the fun activities the staff did together, we got on well.
General Manager l (Former Employee) – California – February 13, 2018
No consistent training, favoritism, unhealthy work/life balance. Unrealistic expectations. They don't follow their own values or leadership competencies. Gossip environment from corporate office and trickles down to the stores.
overworked, unrealistic expectations, HR is unhelpful
Sales Associate/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Temecula, CA – February 12, 2018
I really liked working with my coworkers, although the store manager did not have a clue as to what she was doing. People got laid off at any given moment, including myself, when I was promised a permanent role as a sales Associate. You get almost no hours as well. Although I had lots of fun and everyone else was really cool in management, and in general. Just other than that the store manager was in my opinion unprofessional. Also, you don’t get holiday pay either. I learned that by getting the same minimum wage and I worked every single holiday. Even though I did like it here and the benefits, I wouldn’t work here again.
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Torrance, CA – February 7, 2018
Typical day at work is fast paced, good energy, positive customer service and helpful managers and co-workers.The best part was engaging with customers as well as learning so much from the managers and Full-Timers. The hardest part for me was trying to explain to customers some of our store policies that they did not agree with. A typical work day for me was clock in and jump right in usually tidying up the store and stocking or jumping right on cashier and sometimes staying there the whole shift if it's a busy day. I would constantly be busy and keeping on my feet.
Sales Associate/Assistant Manager(temp) (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – January 15, 2018
A typical day always started off with being caught up on the daily sales and promotions going on by the manager. There was always music playing in the store to make the shopping environment more enjoyable to the customers. The hardest part of the job was having to remember all of the sales numbers and sometimes dealing with difficult customers. The most enjoyable part was having a fun and safe place to work at.
cotton on was a great environment to work in. it was a great environment to make friends and meet new people everyday. i didn't agree with the schedulaing but also it is impossible to grow in this company
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Arcadia, CA – December 29, 2017
i loved working at this cotton on store! our days consisted of making sure the store was organized and clothes were folded. on slow days it's honestly just pretending to do something. the managers are the coolest people you'll meet and aren't stuck up when they tell you what to do. super flexible schedule, i was a seasonal worker but i'll be applying again in the future.
50% discount and 70% once in a while, very cool managers and atmosphere
Everything was fine until I found out I got paid four dollars less then the other in the same position . Hidden agendas, and rude Corporate. Clothes were cute but would shrink super quickly. Learned a lot though.