ASDA Career Development FAQ

Read what ASDA employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

ASDA has a career opportunities rating of 3.

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8 English questions out of 8

7 October 2021

How are the career development opportunities at ASDA?

Pros

Good pay, helpful management and good progression opportunities

Cons

Lack of social events and team bonding

Good pay, helpful management and good progression opportunities

7 October 2021

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8 April 2021

What kind of career opportunities exist at ASDA?

Pros

Benefits of working for Asda I would say the flexibility given when studying, the hourly rate was above industry standards and the opportunity to enhance on non-cognate abilities for students is invaluable.

Cons

Micro management was the primary concern.

Advice to Management

The specific store I worked in was centralised, support from management was limited and the employee turnover was high. At the time you rather train new employees than invest in the current workforce.

Benefits of working for Asda I would say the flexibility given when studying, the hourly rate was above industry standards and the opportunity to enhance on non

8 April 2021

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16 December 2019

Does ASDA have any sort of mentoring programme?

Pros

Good hours Decent training and opportunities

Cons

Average pay Low job security as well

Decent training and opportunities

16 December 2019

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2 June 2021

Why do ASDA employees quit?

Pros

- On a good day, this job is honestly great fun. I worked mainly on front end, so I would get deployed on self-checkouts which were my favourite place to be. The pace was fast, sometimes frenzied, but you were almost never left to simmer and as such shifts went by very quickly. - Largely (never 100%!) you will grow to have great camaraderie with your fellow colleagues. I still keep in touch with loads of them and will sometimes go out of my way to get my shopping from my old branch to say hello. - Pay is good and section leaders and managers will work with you on your hours if you're flexible - I was on a 16 hour contract but regularly worked 38 to 54 hour weeks and reaped the rewards on payday. - A 10% discount card for use on your store-bought groceries, which is a nice-to-have.

Cons

- On a bad day, this job is trudging. Beware of the manned till, which lazy shift runners and section leaders will dump surplus colleagues onto. Being stood or sat in one spot for up to 9 hours is one of the duller aspects of the job and I hated checkout ops. - Apart from working with you on your hours, management/section leadership is not good. You will in all likelihood be talked down to as though you are a child - don't expect to earn brownie points or any kind of respect from your superiors. Eagerness to progress or help out in something that management don't want you in for one reason or another will result in being literally told off and made to feel 2ft tall. Likewise, there is an alarming lack of transparency (you will be left in the dark on matters 'above you', even if they concern you), and sense of favouritism with section leadership, so one person may get perks and you don't. - A real lack of permanency. Temporary contracts are given out willy nilly under the corporate promise of "People start out on a temporary contract on the tills and end up in head office!", then colleagues, no matter how skilled they are or vital to store operations, will get terminated with the click of a manager's fingers. These points are a real shame, as otherwise Asda is a lively and energetic place to work. However, after having my contract terminated once and restarted days later, taking numerous tellings-off for not staying in my lane and approaching a once-again uncertain period, I decided to leave for another company, which again promised the world but failed to deliver.

Advice to Management

It'll never happen, but a top to toe weeding-out of the toxic infantilisation of colleagues and favouritism would make Asda a far better place to work; and doing away with the genuinely awful temporary contracts - even putting in place a system where temps can apply to transfer to other local stores! - would help enormously.

However, after having my contract terminated once and restarted days later, taking numerous tellings

2 June 2021

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15 October 2020

How are promotions handled at ASDA?

Pros

All colleagues are super lovely and friendly, great pay, opportunities for promotion and to try different departments

Cons

Poor communication to part time workers

All colleagues are super lovely and friendly, great pay, opportunities for promotion and to try different departments

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