Our values give insight into everyday life at COS: they are based on a fundamental respect for each other and the world around us.
We are one team
We’re on this shared adventure together
We believe in people
Every one of us can make a difference
We are entrepreneurial
We will never be too big to try something new
We strive for constant improvement
If there’s a better way forward, we will discover it
We use our resources responsibly
We’re straightforward and open-minded
We’re open and honest, yet humble and respectful
We keep it simple
It’s as simple as that
We believe that learning and development goes hand in hand with being happy and engaged. If you are looking for progression, we will encourage you to take ownership of your career and help you to achieve your goals. As well as tailored training programs, annual appraisals and regular feedback, you’ll also have access to our custom online learning portal with hundreds of e-books, podcasts and video seminars.
Your benefits and extras
We offer all COS employees a discount across all the brands within the H&M group. As well as this, all of our in-store colleagues receive a twice-yearly clothing allowance. One of the ways we invest in you and show our appreciation is through the benefits we offer.
- 25% staff discount within all H&M brands
- Up to $1040 per year clothing allowance
- Start with up to 3 weeks vacation
- Company wellness pay
- Extended medical/dental benefits
- Registered retirement savings plan (RRSP)
- Short term and long term disability benefits
- Life Insurance
- Employee assistance program (EAP)
- Milestone awards
- Bonus program
Equality and opportunities
We are committed to being an inclusive employer. This is one of our founding principles. We believe in fair wages and working hours, freedom of association and equal opportunities for everyone.
I started working at COS in 2014 when we first opened in Richmond, London. Being an original member of the team has been a great experience and I have really enjoyed watching the brands progression. One of the best things about working at COS is the team spirit, everyone works together to make it a friendly place to work and new comers are always made to feel welcome. I would really recommend working for COS, so long as you are open minded and flexible there are so many opportunities. I have personally enjoyed supporting new store openings and hope to do more of these in the future, they give you the chance to experience a new city, meet people and introduce the brand to new customers.
I first joined COS as a sales assistant at Westfield London. I was studying for my degree in fashion design at the time and the clean and cleverly constructed products at COS really caught my attention. From my first day I knew COS was the right brand for me. After I graduated, I was accepted for an internship in the pattern department. Working as an intern I was able to really develop my technical skills and creativity. Since then I have worked on jerseys products and more recently the woven department. I feel proud to say I work for COS I feel really happy with support I have been given and the many talented people I work with every day.
When I joined the H&M Group in 2007 I could never have imagined the exciting journey that I would go on. From my first role as a sales advisor I have had opportunities to grow. After 5 years with H&M, I joined COS in 2013 as an area controller, responsible for budgeting and operations. At the time we had just 7 locations across China and Hong Kong, however we quickly expanded, opening in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. During this time, I had the chance to travel regularly. I met lots of new people from different cultures and experienced so many great things – language, food, weather. Now I am onto a new adventure with the e-commerce team in Shanghai as a business controller. I had butterfly’s in my stomach for weeks before the move, however I was confident that everything would be ok, my training and experience had prepared me for the challenge. I can’t wait to be part of the company growth in the next decade.
Believing in peoples potential and empowering them to meet their goals - this is what working at COS means for me. I joined COS in 2011 as a floor manager. I was attracted to COS because of the high level of design, sustainably, quality and also the unique way of presenting the collection to the customer. After a few years I was promoted to store manager and then in 2015 I had the chance to return home to Madrid where I became the HR manager for all COS stores in Italy, Spain and Portugal. I have been part of amazing and diverse teams throughout these years. My curiosity towards people and personal ambition have motivated me to keep developing myself. My managers at COS have always supported me on this amazing journey. They have inspired me with constructive feedback and they have always trusted me. Now I will start a new adventure in Hong Kong as a Regional HR manager, which is another great opportunity to keep doing what I like the most: now it’s my turn to give people the same opportunities that I have had.
I joined COS in January 2015. I applied because I really liked the quality of the clothes and the inspiration behind the collection. My first job at COS was floor manager in our Knightsbridge store, 2 years later I was promoted to assistant manager and then in 2018 I became the store manager for our Kings Road store. My favorite thing about working at COS is the company values, I have always felt appreciated and treated as an individual and not just a number. As a store manager one of the most important parts of my job is to make sure that my team feel the same way. Working at COS has been a wonderful experience, I have met some amazing people and I am looking forward too many more years at COS.
I joined COS five years ago as an assistant buyer on ladieswear after admiring the brand for its timeless yet innovative design and commitment to high quality products. Within COS and the H&M group, there are so many opportunities to develop or diversify your career, and one came my way when I moved onto the online team and was given the responsibility of setting up a buying function for the fast-growing e-commerce channel. This gave me the chance to work with a variety of functions across the business, which I absolutely loved, and I gained invaluable experience and knowledge. Now that the buying team is completely set up, I am the e-commerce buyer for ladieswear; working with the buyers to drive new multichannel working methods and optimise the assortment for our different channels.