Compare Marks & Spencer vs Tesco BETA

See how working at Marks & Spencer vs. Tesco compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Marks & Spencer vs. Tesco. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Marks & Spencer

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Tesco

Employee Ratings

  • Marks & Spencer scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Culture & Values and CEO Approval.
  • Tesco scored higher in 2 areas: % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance and Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 5156 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 14118 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Marks & Spencer Ceo Steve Rowe
81%
81%Steve Rowe
Marks & Spencer employees rated their CEO Approval 12% higher than Tesco employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Tesco Ceo Ken Murphy
69%
69%Ken Murphy
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
70%
% Recommend to a friend
73%
Tesco employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Marks & Spencer employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
46%
Positive Business Outlook
51%
Tesco employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than Marks & Spencer employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Marks & Spencer salaries averaged £9,997 higher than Tesco.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Assistant1150 Salaries
£9/hr
Sales Assistant311 Salaries
£9/hr
Manager49 Salaries
£30,000/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Assistant2542 Salaries
£9/hr
Sales Assistant387 Salaries
£9/hr
Shift Leader180 Salaries
£11/hr

What Employees Say

  • Tesco had 803 more reviews than Marks & Spencer that mentioned "Good pay" as a Pro.
  • Tesco had 285 more reviews than Marks & Spencer that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Staff discount"(in 441 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 440 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 1243 reviews)
"Flexible working hours"(in 480 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 147 reviews)
"M amp s"(in 122 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 432 reviews)
"Poor management"(in 180 reviews)
Featured Review

KEY NOT FOUND: companyCompare.reviews.temporaryFormer - Retail Assistant

I worked at Marks & Spencer for less than a year

Pros

Amazon people Really take good care of staff Good pay Holiday pay Lovely staff canteen Very well managed Offer multiple bonuses

Cons

Wish I could have stayed there longer

Advice to Management

Need to give themselves a pat on the back for they’re amazing work

Current Employee - Buying Manager

I have been working at Tesco full-time for less than a year

Pros

Benefits, work-life balance, range of projects, fast-pace and senior-leadership accessibility. People focused and a growth mindset culture (especially leaders).

Cons

Diversity, inconsistent development plans, internal feedback culture, lack of structure in meetings. Feels relatively hierarchical sometimes.

Advice to Management

Keep up the great work around listening to colleagues and promoting employee wellbeing.

Job Postings

Tesco has 2,190 more recently posted open jobs than Marks & Spencer.