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ASDA Overview

Leeds, England
10000+ employees
1949
Subsidiary or Business Segment
General Merchandise & Superstore
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Being Asda is who we are and who we want to be.

It means that when we are faced with a choice, we put our customers first. Each of us works hard as part of one team to reach our mission of being the nation’s most trusted retailer.
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Mission: Working together to help our customers Save Money. Live Better

Every day all of our colleagues share this one sole purpose as part of our mission to become Britain’s most trusted retailer. As we continue on this journey, we want each of our ... Read more


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Best Places to Interview: 2016 (#17)

Company Updates

  • Trying out veganuary? Here Asda innovations development chef Andrew writes about the new vegan Food to Go options and the inspiration behind our growing vegan range. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQU4m

    Chef Andrew reveals inspiration behind our delicious new vegan Food to Go range - ASDA Corporate

    Asda innovations development chef Andrew Johnston writes about the new vegan Food to Go options and the inspiration behind our growing vegan range. With more and more people adopting a vegan diet I wanted to challenge myself and understand what it's like to go vegan, so I took part in a seven-day vegan challenge.

  • There's just one more week to apply to the Asda Graduate Leadership Development Programme! If you’re practical, proactive and passionate about retail, we want to hear from you. You may even learn some unexpected skills on the way! Head over to http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQU4G before Friday 26th January.

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ASDA – Why Work For Us?


At Asda, we want to make lives easier. Happier. More fun. It’s why we’re all working hard to become the country’s most trusted retailer. But to get trust, we have to give it too. So when you join us, you’ll have the freedom to do what you do best. Give customers great service. Respect everyone. Strive for excellence. And act with integrity. You could be chasing innovation. Pioneering sustainable solutions. Creating designs for the whole country. Or putting a smile on the face of everyone you meet. Wherever you are in Asda, you’ll find everything you need to have a job that’s exciting, rewarding and enjoyable. And if you want more, you’ll get the training, support and development to chase what you want out of your career. After all, it belongs to you. We’re just here to make it better.

We're part of the world's largest retailer, Walmart, which operates across 50 states in the US and around the globe from Chile to China. 

Here in the UK Asda has stores and depots across the country. Our Head offices, which we call our 'Home Offices', are in Leeds (Asda House), London and Lutterworth (George House).

Leeds

Leeds is the UK's fastest growing city. It's a national hub for commerce and industry and a magnet for talent from all over the world.

By day, the city centre plays host to many of the UK's leading businesses in sectors ranging from retail to finance and from law to engineering. By night, the city centre is glowing with life and there is a vast array of restaurants, bars and clubs to choose from. Along with renowned theatre, there is a great scene for opera and ballet enthusiasts too. Finally, there's the sport! With Headingley Stadium, Elland Road and the John Charles Centre for sport, you can enjoy the rugby, the football, the cricket and even the swimming! 

A fast-flowing transport network makes travelling into, around and out of Leeds a breeze with the average morning commute taking just 26 minutes. Asda House is next to the train station in the city centre, and it's a stone's throw from the M62, the M1 and Leeds Bradford Airport. 

At weekends, you can escape to the Yorkshire Dales, enjoy the city centre's excellent shopping or perhaps pop to nearby Harrogate for a famed afternoon tea. 

Lutterworth

George House, the home office of George at Asda, is situated just outside Lutterworth town centre in Leicestershire. There's easy access to and from Lutterworth, being close to the M1 and M6. Leicester is 30 minutes away, Nottingham 40, and you can be in London in less than two hours. It's a thriving small market town with lots of shops, cafes and amenities within close walking distance. And the surrounding Leicestershire countryside is a rural delight, offering a wonderful quality of life and sensibly priced housing.


At Asda, anything is possible. We believe that talented and innovative people can adapt their abilities and apply their intellect to completely new challenges. 

Succeed at Asda and your development will be unstoppable. It can take you anywhere you like, at a pace like nowhere else. Remember, when you're part of Asda, you're part of the global Walmart family that now extends from the US and the UK to Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, India, China and Japan.

Our previous President & CEO, Andy Clarke, started out filling shelves. His predecessor, Andy Bond, joined as a graduate and went on to become CEO then Chairman. And because we're part of the Walmart world, the opportunities over time will be global. People who used to run stores are now running countries.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Everyone has the right to be themselves at work and this allows them to be at their best.  

Will you be part of the dynamic mix of talent that will lead us in a competitive world?


Ex-Armed Forces men and women fit right in

When you look at our culture, you will understand why so many ex-armed forces personnel build exciting careers with ASDA. We truly value the experiences that ex-armed forces people, veterans, reservists and their families can bring, so we are signing the Military Covenant because we're always looking for great talent. 

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ASDA Reviews

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    I worked at ASDA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good friendly company with great colleagues

    Cons

    Massive hours and work load. Stressful at times

    Advice to Management

    More support

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ASDA Photos

ASDA photo of: Customer Delivery Driver
ASDA photo of: The Big Asda Anniversary - Balloons, bubbles and a fantastic band to finish!
ASDA photo of: An amazing day at the Big Asda Anniversary yesterday. It was great to celebrate a combined 30,000 years of service and hear from our colleagues about their time with Asda.
ASDA photo of: Just 5 weeks until we welcome 47 new starters to our 2017 Graduate Development Programme. They’ll be starting their careers with us by rotating around our Retail, Commercial and Operational functions.
ASDA photo of: “Christmas in July” as we unveiled 150 new products to the press in advance of 2017’s festive season.
ASDA photo of: Lunchtime at Asda house - vastly improved by a spot of fundraising for Children in Need.
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ASDA Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at ASDA (London, England).

    Interview

    The interview was degrading, it was a group interview but nobody asked us about our ability to do the job, we literally just had to act out a silly "bad customer service scenario" just so they could tell us "this isn't how we do things at asda"
    Nobody questioned us on experience or anything relevant, i was offered a job at the end which i accepted but when i got to work it wasn't the job I'd applied for, i lasted less than a week before i couldn't mentally or physically handle it. Great if you need money quickly and aren't having luck with other jobs, but so much if you can afford to be picky.
    I turned down 2 other job offers for this one, what a mistake that was!

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ASDA Awards & Accolades

  • Woman of the Year, FTA Everywoman in Transport and Logistics, 2017
  • Top Company for Graduates to Work for in Retail, The Job Crowd, 2017
  • Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer, National Apprenticeship Awards, 2016
  • Top Employer, Top Employers Institute, 2016
  • Employer of the Year, British LGBT Awards, 2016
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