Overall Reviews at The Cotton On Group
Department Manager | Gauteng | 12 Oct 2017
fun and productive workplace
my typical day at work, serve the best customer service, make sure all products are on the sales floor, have a big smile on your face throughout the day.
I've learned how to adapt to different environments, how to handle pressure, how to be a good leader and loving your job.
I rate management 4/5
workplace culture, work hard but smart, have fun while doing it.
Getting used to the different shifts was the hardest part.
Visual merchandising was the most enjoyable part of my job.
Prosfree coffee and tea
Assistant Store Manager | Durban, KwaZulu-Natal | 05 Oct 2019
An overall roller-coaster of physical and emotional as well as mental molding my character. Upbringing of personal and public values, skills and morals that benefited both myself and the company. Well absorbed and certainly and outstanding experience and also a pleasure to be apart of the Group.
Seasonal Associate | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 01 Jun 2016
fun and vibrant
Working for Cotton on was a great experience for me, I got to meet different personalities which taught me how to adapt to all types of personality, it was really fun working with other young individuals like me I loved the discount I got at Cotton on for being an employee, over all it was not bad working there.
Prosdiscounts good salary
General Manager | Somerset West, Western Cape | 02 Oct 2015
Learned to be really flexible and to be independent when doing tasks.
To be prompt and accurate in task delivery. Able to withstand high pressure and a lot of last minute changes. To think out of the box and be resourceful.
I was exposed to many high strategy meetings which gave me insight on how mass retail is planned and executed.
Enjoyable part of the job is when I have successfully solved people's problems e.g. getting vendors paid , organizing big events and conferences.
ProsGreat location and colleagues
Sales Assistant | Fourways, Gauteng | 28 Jun 2018
Had a very tough and good time at my stints at Cotton On Kids, met some people who i developed good relationships with which all was built because of the companies culture and how they take care of their employees.
Seasonal Associate | East London, Eastern Cape | 06 Jan 2017
Busy, but fun and very learningful experience.
Cotton On was a pleasant experience amd I learnt a lot on how to deal with people, negative and postive people. It was a retail job, so there was a lot of sales and marketing of the products and promotions involved. I had to have an inviting face at all times on the floor.
I learnt how to do visual merchandisimg and interacting with customers and store hygiene.
ProsFlexible lunch hours
ConsLong work hours standing
Seasonal Associate | City of Tshwane, Gauteng | 10 Oct 2019
Overworked with little pay
Management does not value stuff and really doesn't reward them as they deserve. There is no guarantee of advancement unless you are a favorite and belong to a certain race group. Staff is not treated nor rewarded equally. No employment benefits for long term stuff. I couldn't wait to finish!
Retail Assistant Manager | Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape | 01 Aug 2018
While working for the Cotton On Group, in the Factorie store, I experienced the dynamic qualities of both the specific brand and the company as a whole. The Cotton On Group offers great growth opportunities within in the company and always strives to empower the employees who show potential and are willing to learn.
Higher management always showed an avid interest in the lives and wellbeing of all employees and offered comprehensive benefits because of challenges faced by employees.
The company initiated a fun working environment which motivated employees to do their best; incentives were also given.
The hardest part, initially, was the long hours that store management staff were required to work. But after revision of mall hours the store hours changed and made the task more manageable.
While working for The Cotton On Group I learned that one can truly find management groups who truly care for their employees. I also learned to be more assertive and goal-orientated.
ProsClothing deals/discount uniform deals
Sales Assistant | Cape Town, Western Cape | 05 Nov 2017
fun place to work
it was a fun place to work because i was very young and had no serioous financial obligations. The staff were all young and the working times suited my 22year old schedule very well.
Prosflexible working hours
Consnot much more to learn
Visual Manager | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 03 May 2016
non formal enviroment
day at work is highly pressurized, management is not formalized,
hardest part of my job is the lack of work life balance, i enjoyed the international exposure of the brands in my portfolio, i was extremely passionate about the training and development which i gave to the retail teams.
Prosencourage innovative ideas & concepts
Consno work life balance