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 3 areas: Compensation & Benefits, Culture & Values and CEO Approval.
  • Tesco scored higher in 2 areas: % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 4 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, 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 4437 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 11722 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.2
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
80%
80%Steve Rowe
CEO Approval
Tesco Ceo Dave Lewis
78%
78%Dave Lewis
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
72%
% Recommend to a friend
75%
Tesco employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Marks & Spencer employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
47%
Positive Business Outlook
51%
Tesco employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than Marks & Spencer employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Marks & Spencer salaries averaged £7,814 higher than Tesco.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Assistant1231 Salaries
£9/hr
Sales Assistant241 Salaries
£8/hr
Team Leader45 Salaries
£23,450/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Assistant3049 Salaries
£9/hr
Sales Assistant249 Salaries
£9/hr
Checkout Assistant356 Salaries
£9/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

Current Employee - Customer Assistant

I have been working at Marks & Spencer part-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Completing various tasks Working with mixed personalities Opportunities for extra-involvement

Cons

Tasks can be repetetive Progression oppportunities are scarce

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.

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