Wm Morrison Supermarkets

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Wm Morrison Supermarkets Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
220 Reviews
2.7
220 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The only positive I got out of working for Morrison's was the staff Discount (in 40 reviews)

  • Most of the staff are friendly and helpful however, not all of them (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of staff was an issue whilst I was working there (in 10 reviews)

  • senior management appear to be working against the staff, showing no support (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    its always good to work with people who are great at what they do and like it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Croydon, England
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Croydon, England

    I have been working at Wm Morrison Supermarkets full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Chances to move up the ladder , good rate of pay and bosses who thank you for your hard work

    Cons

    It can sometimes hard to work in a place where you have to deal with the public but with the training you get you learn how to deal with them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust your staff more to get it right and keep us in the loop on new things coming up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Has good and bad points, but for a student its a decent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Leicester, England

    I have been working at Wm Morrison Supermarkets part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff discount, very easy work, meet people like yourself and gain friends, possibilties of going further in the company if thats what you wanted, teaches you how to interact with customers and learn life skills.

    Cons

    Work hours are inflexible, holiday router is always full so you don't get the weeks you want, you do all the work while most management don't, even though you try your hardest to satisfy the customer if the manages don't order the correct amount of stock the customer will complain and makes your day a lot harder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The supervisors and dept managers all need to learn communication, work ethics in terms of getting the most out of there workers for example the managers in the store in work in the current managers don't do anything on the late shift i work, but recently we had a managers swap from another store. He changed the way i wanted to work, because he put the effort into working close with me and other colleagues

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    There is no I in team!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Glenrothes, Scotland
    Current Employee - Cashier in Glenrothes, Scotland

    I have been working at Wm Morrison Supermarkets part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I feel that I am appreciated in my job. I am well looked after by my management team. Any problems are sorted out straight away. I get bonuses in April and December, as well as a 10% discount on my shopping.

    Cons

    I would like to achieve personal growth and promotion. I feel that personal reviews are not frequent enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities for career advancement should be put in place. More training in different areas for each employee would make staff more flexible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    one big family

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    Former Employee - Checkout Supervisor in Loughborough, England
    Former Employee - Checkout Supervisor in Loughborough, England

    I worked at Wm Morrison Supermarkets full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    working for morrisons was a massive part of my social life, i got on with everyone in the store, we would go out for monthly meals or go bowling, even go on nights out with the managers. there is always a way to progress you just have to show your potential.

    Cons

    to be honest morrisons doesn't have that many restrictions on what you can and cant do. the only issue i ever had was the understanding of some of the managers when ringing in sick was a bit unprofessional. you felt like you were lying and wasn't aloud a day of ill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more understanding with people, if a colleague is ringing in sick be understanding ask them how they are when they come back not just fill in the back to work paperwork.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good memories

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Counter Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Counter Assistant in Birmingham, England

    I worked at Wm Morrison Supermarkets part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good as a Saturday job or weekends, full-time is okay too as hours are flexible. positive work ethics "can do" policy. get to interact with different types of people, always someone to talk too, also most managers are easy going, approachable, senior management is pretty human too! Each department manager gets a lot of autonomy to manage in their own style. Good staff canteen, cheaper and well-cooked food. Male and female changing rooms and lockers, lots of parking. Plenty of overtime, value long term staff wage rises with time. Staff discount. Can shop there after work- saves time. Customers can be funny you won't get bored. ..

    Cons

    flexible hours so depends on managers and supervisors but you could end up working till late or last minute shift swaps with colleagues, can be annoying but you can be firm if can't do it. also 12 hour shifts not unusual but can be good as get more days off if work longer days! Too much gossip and work politics at times as so many staff and regular Customers. Long days hard work just like any other job really.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure interviews better- informal would suit company better. Experiment with selection methods and develop consistency. Update induction process if not already done so -it's boring and pointless. Also need pharmacy induction material or mentor-led training as currently too much work for pharmacists to train counter assistants from scratch.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fair employers

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    Former Employee - Deli Assistant in Rotherham, England
    Former Employee - Deli Assistant in Rotherham, England

    I worked at Wm Morrison Supermarkets part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is a great sense of camaraderie instilled among the workers. This, to me, is the most crucial element to ensure smooth operation. Training is given to a high standard so everybody knows both how to efficiently do their job and how it fits into the bigger picture.

    Cons

    The higher-ups - i.e. the store's general managers - often come across as unapproachable and quite intimidating. Without a department supervisor to act as a mediator, it can be difficult for a department assistant to communicate with them. There are exceptions, obviously, and I understand that this is necessary to a degree in a managerial role, but it sits at odds with the rest of the work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to see yourself as one of the team instead of somebody looking down from above. It would make for a much more efficient, constructive environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not too bad

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Leeds, England

    I have been working at Wm Morrison Supermarkets full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, Decent morales But poorly implemented.

    Cons

    Poorly planned changes and restrictions on recruiting have lead to many staff taking sick due to stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let us actually recruit staff for our shopfloor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    senior manager

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    Current Employee - Deputy General Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Deputy General Manager in Glasgow, Scotland

    I have been working at Wm Morrison Supermarkets full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Hard place to get on although my role primarily is the engagement of department heads and encouraging good performance. Surrounded by excellent people who have a very hard job.

    Cons

    Not enough money spent on wages. We are just getting by but the customer is the real focus and we are not doing enough to make them happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can we focus on the £3000 perweek waste on our fresh depts and get more money into payroll

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not a bad job but recently has been getting annoying having to do jobs for other departments due to lack of staff

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Sidcup, England
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Sidcup, England

    I have been working at Wm Morrison Supermarkets full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really good people especially in my store, they have a laugh and will usually help you wherever they can.
    Good break system but long hours usually to get the breaks.
    Discount and discount extra days are well worth it.
    Good setup for holidays.

    Cons

    Very little in the way of promotions that can occur especially with the management shift around.
    To few staff across the store meaning shelves are sometimes empty and customers get annoyed.
    Lack of forward thinking on the level of area and company management: they micromanage the stores and this creates many issues within the stores.
    More emphasis on filling the checkouts than filling the shelves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ more staff in stores and save money by having what customers want on the shelves at all times, if people need to cue then that is what they will have to do.
    Higher management needs to let the stores run as they see fit, every one is different so the managers should know their stores and how best to make them work properly, e.g. employ the right number of staff instead of being given a wage bracket to adhere to.
    Refit stores especially just the checkouts or other visible systems and parts of the store which customers can see all of the time. It need to look right as much as possible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    3 years shelf stacking

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FFPP Assistance in Manchester City Centre, England
    Current Employee - FFPP Assistance in Manchester City Centre, England

    I have been working at Wm Morrison Supermarkets part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, reasonable breaks. Holiday policy is good

    Cons

    Management becoming detached from the assistants that make the business run. "too many chiefs not enough indians"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually work with the staff, realise there job is worthwhile and don't give jobs that demean the assistants. Eg taking something where you're already going.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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