A really satisfying place to work because of what they stand for and what they are trying to do. Their values of community and fairness extend into their treatment of employees as well. Good people, a lot of fun to be around, extremely nice and supportive. Working times are flexible, and work from home is encouraged for the most part.
Lack of adequate staff to keep the lace running. This can put a stress on your work load at times, especially during holiday seasons when it can get most inconvenient. There is a tendency to overplay the co-operatives ethics and the philosophy of the movement.
Need to stop talking about the philosophy and start putting things in action a lot more.
The Co-operative Group is a business, but more than this, it acts together to meet the common needs and aspirations of its members, sharing ownership and making decisions democratically. Our values influence the products and services of each of our businesses, showing that quality and value do not have to come at the expense of honesty and social responsibility. We are a business that genuinely does things differently and have been providing high quality products and services for over 150 years. Our top priority is to provide the best possible services and to invest in the communities where our customers live. This gives co-operatives a unique character and influences what we stand for. With over 5,000 outlets across the UK, as well as a significant online presence, we are involved in everything from food to financial services, travel to healthcare, legal services to motors. Find out more at www.co-operative.coop For information on current vacancies please visit www.co-operative.jobs