Based on 33 surveyed graduates working at Coles. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
Based on 33 reviews
Pros & Cons
Many learning opportunities available, always challenged and pushed out of your comfort zone, the great support network.
Flexible Work Hours. Passionate Teachers.
Firstly, people! Most people are great to work with and there's such a fun, relaxed but high performing culture. The office is pretty cool too.
Strong support culture Lots of opportunities available for personal growth and career great working from home support and facilities.
Friendly people and safe, inclusive and collaborative culture. There is room to learn and grow every day, professionally and personally.
There are so many roles throughout the business that it can be difficult with the number of people you need to go through to get a change made.
Sometimes things can feel a bit unorganised and disconnected e.g. one area working on something similar to your area but not collaborating. This is improving.
Sometimes hours can stretch into the night.
Currently working from home which is hard. Sad to think I've missed out on a full Grad experience and meeting so many new people.
The amount of bureaucracy and red tape. Large organisations are very hard to make agile
What Insiders Say
This is the aspect of the job that I am least satisfied with. The graduate program is a 2-year program; however, there is no job guarantee after this time. This has been mentioned specifically in relation to the legal team.
The company has a number of programs that benefit the community, including working with Second Bite to feed the needy, community grants and programs and generous pay and benefits for store level team members.
Your role as a Graduate can be flexible depending on what skills you would like to develop. Once day-to-day tasks are taken care of, you can decide what focus areas you want to work on in your category.
They are quite flexible - as long as you finished your required tasks in a given day. It also depends on the team as to whether they are a small team with lots of work to do or a larger one with ample of people and work can be distributed evenly.