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Tesco Overview

Welwyn Garden City, England
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Grocery Shops & Supermarket
Unknown / Non-Applicable
One of the world’s largest retailers of consumer goods from food to fashion. Serving shoppers a little better every day in our stores and online is at the heart of everything we do.

Founded in 1919 by Jack Cohen using the £30 he received ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#20)

Company Updates

  • We believe every little help makes a big difference. Take a look at our Little Helps Plan which builds on the progress we have made so far to make a positive contribution to our customers, colleagues and communities.

    Tesco's Little Helps Plan

    Uploaded by Tesco PLC on 2017-10-26.

  • At Tesco, we’re committed to making it easier for colleagues and customers to make healthier choices. Read about how regular team walks have delivered some surprising mental health benefits for colleagues at Tesco

    Colleagues 'walk and talk" to help improve mental and physical health at Tesco

    How regular team walks have delivered some surprising mental health benefits for colleagues at Tesco.

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Tesco – Why Work For Us?

At Tesco, inspiring and helping colleagues to look after their whole wellbeing is really important to us, so they can feel great and work and at home. With over 400,000 colleagues globally, we have a responsibility to give everyone a great experience of working at Tesco.

We do this by offering more flexibility to balance home life with work, the opportunity to be part of a great team and make a difference to customers, as well as the chance to get on, do what you enjoy and develop your skills.

Opportunities don’t need to be structured – part time, job shares, there’s no limit. Working with us really can give you the best of both worlds – a career and family life. We're a big business with diverse shift patterns and many areas of expertise, which means we can find something that works for you.

Here at Tesco, everyone is welcome. Equality, diversity and inclusion is really important to us - whoever you are, wherever you work and whatever you do.

We aim to attract, develop and nurture talent wherever it exists, to build great teams that reflect our local communities and provide the best possible service for customers. We're committed to making sure differences are valued and all colleagues have the same opportunities.

The people we meet each day make our lives interesting, whether we’re at work or at home, so we know how important it is to network. That’s why colleagues in Tesco come together to create networks where people can chat and find out how others manage their careers, meet people in different areas of the business, or even just share ideas.

Our business was built with one simple mission - to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. Customers want great value products that they can buy easily, and it's our job to deliver them in the right way.

That's why we've chosen 'Serving Britain's shoppers a little better every day' as our new core purpose. As a business, serving customers is at the heart of everything we do - from colleagues in stores to supporting roles in our offices.

It’s our goal to make sure that the service is just a little better during every one of those customers’ visits.


Helping our colleagues succeed by providing them with the flexibility, skills and reward to ‘get on’

We’re proud to be a business full of varied opportunities. We give colleagues the tools to shape a career path that meets their own personal goals and aspirations.

Whether colleagues want to learn and grow in their current job, find a new role in a specialist area, or move to another part of the business to gain more experience, there’s a diverse range of career choices open to everyone working at Tesco.

We try hard to make sure that we offer a broad choice of benefits to make Tesco a great place to work and shop. Our aim is to provide colleague benefits that are easily accessible, simple to understand and great value for all, from day one.

Even though retirement may be many years away, we offer a Tesco Retirement Savings Plan when colleagues join where they can decide how much they save, and we match their contributions up to a maximum of 7.5%.

We also have a wide range of discounts and schemes designed to help colleagues save money on everyday costs and treats, from car tyres to theme parks. Tesco Mobile offers discounts to help make the most of their time out of work, and we’ve got great deals on days out and holidays.

Colleagues can also save on childcare costs with our childcare voucher scheme, stay healthy for less with our Cycle to Work scheme and enjoy national gym membership discounts and money off health plans.

Tesco Reviews

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Tesco Group Chief Executive Dave Lewis
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  • "Great place to work"

    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst

    I worked at Tesco (Less than a year)


    Lots of learning at Tesco


    There is nothing as such

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Tesco Interviews



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Getting an Interview




  1. Helpful (16)  

    Customer Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Tesco.


    The process involved a group interview where a range of situational questions were asked. We were then taken onto the shop floor for 20 minutes for a work sample and given an understanding of what our job would involve.

    Interview Questions

    • When was a time you helped someone?
      Name a time you encountered a problem and how did you solve it?   2 Answers
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Tesco Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Interview, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2017
  • Online Supermarket of the Year, The Grocer, 2014
  • Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
  • Top 200 of the Global 2000, Forbes, 2009
  • Top 200 World's Most Reputable Companies, Forbes, 2009
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