Compare Tesco vs Primark BETA

See how working at Tesco vs. Primark 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 Tesco vs. Primark. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Tesco

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Primark

Employee Ratings

  • Tesco scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Primark scored higher in 2 areas: CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 7318 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 3417 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.2
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Tesco employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than Primark employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Tesco Ceo Dave Lewis
73%
73%Dave Lewis
CEO Approval
Primark Ceo Paul Marchant
81%
81%Paul Marchant
Primark employees rated their CEO Approval 8% higher than Tesco employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
72%
Tesco employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than Primark employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
49%
Positive Business Outlook
50%

Salaries

Tesco has 4,741 more total submitted salaries than Primark.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Assistant1065 Salaries
£9/hr
Store Manager78 Salaries
£38,171/yr
Sales Assistant99 Salaries
£8/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Assistant50 Salaries
£7/hr
Retail Assistant495 Salaries
£8/hr
Sales Assistant349 Salaries
£7/hr

What Employees Say

  • Tesco had 628 more reviews than Primark that mentioned "Good pay" as a Pro.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Tesco.
  • "No discount" was the most mentioned Con at Primark.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 873 reviews)
"Flexible working hours"(in 352 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 245 reviews)
"Overtime available"(in 126 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 303 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 144 reviews)
Cons
"No discount"(in 133 reviews)
"No staff discount"(in 132 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Backdoor

I have been working at Tesco part-time

Pros

good staff working here that are always helpful

Cons

not much bar the lack of hours

"Cash Office"27 Jul 2020

Current Employee - Cash Office Assistant

I have been working at Primark part-time for more than a year

Pros

I am a current employee at Primark and this is the second time I've been employed by the company. The first time I worked here full time and the hours became too much due to my work/life balance... (but I do have 2 children). This time being part time, it's much better. I can't speak for all Primark stores but the one I work at is a lovely place to work. The management are lovely and super accommodating/supportive. The store is kept clean and tidy and is a much tidier than most Primark stores. The pay is really good, especially for Under 25's as it's way above minimum wage. Break times are also generous.

Cons

Working in the Cash Office should be a Supervisor position because it's so much extra responsibility than working on the shop floor but you are paid the same amount! Usually work alone so all... problems/discrepancies are usually left for you to resolve which can be stressful. Can sometimes be lonely and tedious.

Advice to Management

Please make Cash Office a Supervisors role!

Job Postings

Tesco has 604 more recently posted open jobs than Primark.