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 3 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Primark scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
  • Both tied in 5 areas: Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 13583 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 5708 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.2
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Tesco employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than Primark employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
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
3.5
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Tesco Ceo Ken Murphy
63%
63%Ken Murphy
CEO Approval
Primark Ceo Paul Marchant
85%
85%Paul Marchant
Primark employees rated their CEO Approval 22% higher than Tesco employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
74%
% Recommend to a friend
72%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
51%
Positive Business Outlook
51%

Salaries

Tesco has 12,390 more total submitted salaries than Primark.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Assistant2461 Salaries
£9/hr
Store Manager140 Salaries
£38,589/yr
Sales Assistant375 Salaries
£9/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Assistant109 Salaries
£8/hr
Retail Assistant1132 Salaries
£9/hr
Sales Assistant681 Salaries
£8/hr

What Employees Say

  • Tesco had 911 more reviews than Primark that mentioned "Good pay" as a Pro.
  • Tesco had 279 more reviews than Primark that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 1243 reviews)
"Flexible working hours"(in 480 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 332 reviews)
"Friendly staff"(in 158 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 432 reviews)
"Poor management"(in 180 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 153 reviews)
"No discount"(in 139 reviews)
Featured Review

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.

Current Employee - Retail Assistant

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

Pros

I really enjoy how rewarding it can feel to help the customers whilst also continuously improving on your department. Fixed hours with optional overtime. Managers and supervisors are friendly whilst... still being able to take control of difficult situations. Opportunities for career development. The pay is good and the hours are nice. 10% staff discount on select weeks in the year. A really great first job.

Cons

Strict 28 day policy in requesting time off. Holiday requests sometimes rejected.

Job Postings

Tesco has 4,823 more recently posted open jobs than Primark.