Midcounties Co-operative
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It’s a good place to work
My typical day is starting in the morning, doing banking, checking emails, ensure everyone has things to do, then on the shop floor do a normal production maintaining.
Good side of the company is that you can do progresses in a short future if you are interested and suitable. There are lots of apprenticeship opportunities as well.
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Awful to work for
Avoid at all costs, poor management, CSA’s are treated like slaves while the management take all the praise, would not recommend anyone to work here. If your face fits you can go up the ladder but if it doesn’t you are treated like a nobody
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Co-operative
Learn and understand the Co-operative movement if you want to achieve at this organisation. Values are important. Dedication and ongoing cooperation are important with all stakeholders as is understanding of the society values. Enjoy your work and strive for perfection.
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Productive
On a typical day at work my roles would include: dealing with deliveries, handling cash, managing the team, shelf stacking, facing up the shop and counting stock.
Most enjoyable part of the job, is working with the team and having staff morale incredibly high.

The hardest part of the job was having to deal with shoplifters and confronting them if they were caught.
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If the Face fits
Depends on management, if your face fits
Have experienced bullying

First 2 months was alright, got on well, but then the bullying started

being stuck on the till for hours, while your colleagues are doing a variety of jobs and learning new skills, attitude not great, back stabbing
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Caring Profession
Caring for deceased an providing a high standard of funeral services. Most branches open from 9am to 5pm each day, working Monday - Friday. Competitive Market
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Fast paced
A typical day involves cash management, organising staff, stock replenishment, stock deliveries.
Hardest part of the job is staff shortages

Most enjoyable part is interaction with satisfied customers
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Work
It’s an ok company to work for, hard work for all. Sometimes you are working one on one in store that can be a challenge at times. Opportunity to train for different skills and to progress in the company.
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Staff training poor, lacking a mentorship programme.
Terrible company to work for with very unprofessional lower and senior level management. Company happy to promote the least able as opposed to those with actual talent and qualifications. Would not recommend investing energy working for midcounties.
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Fair, but need major improvements
As a company the management lacks the management to run it properly. You’d think a company with that much history would be good, unfortunately not. The prices are ridiculous for someone like me.
Pros
Friendly staff
Cons
Poor management, lack of variety of products.
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Hard work can be rewarding
If you get the right people around you the work can be rewarding. Targets and support from management can be patchy. Smoking college’s can be decisive when breaks are not monitored.
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Culture needs modernising
Its a nice place to work as long as you are not shocked by the inappropriate nature of working with others. Senior management are related which makes things a political mine field.
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If your face fits!
Poor management, they pick and choose who to offer career progression- let’s just say your ‘face’ has to fit.
Avoid Childcare! Very clicky, very bizarre to see. Management is very poor, expect a little and offer very litter in return.

Head Office - poor parking.
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Good if your liked
I was and am loved by all customers and colleagues bar the current manager kim i felt i was being bullied and picked on but i am a vulnerable adult with autism so i had to quit for my own mental healths sake but all the csa staff lovely tracy the team manager she isnt bad overall was a lovely place to work in until recently
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It was a good company to have a paper round with.
They paid fairly and gave you a good pay. they also gave us large rounds so we had a lot to do. Unfortunately, I was made redundant but I would definitely recommend working for them.
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Good
Lovely staff, shifts a bit all over the place but not bad. Only close Christmas Day and everyone is expected to help out with shifts. Positive working experience overall.
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Bog standard retail work
And I couldn't put it any simpler. Like most supermarkets, but managed and ran in a different way. Depends mostly on its regulars and faithfuls, but they are trying to shake off the cobwebs.
Would recommend for a start in retail.
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Awful
Awful place to work
No flexibility anymore always short staffed but expected to do work like you had full team.

No training

Rubbish wages

Used to be good until kronos took over
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Great Colleagues
People are great to work with management was awesome. Working hours were good no weekends. Job was challenging very busy and strict to meeting targets to achieve the overall goal reduce debt figure
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Benefits good, work-life balance not so good
Staff benefits are good, but some medium to senior roles mean work-life balance is seriously affected, with backdated technology holding back some roles.
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An ethically based employer that supports the local community.
You have the opportunity to work with and meet a variety of people. My job is varied from day to day which allows me to engage with a number of different people.
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