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Tesco Overview

Welwyn Garden City, England
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Grocery Shops & Supermarkets
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One of the world’s largest retailers of consumer goods from food to fashion. Serving customers 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

  • At Tesco we are really proud to be working on Diversity and Inclusion in Grocery. In an industry first we have come together with Accenture, CCEP, Mondelez and P&G to join forces on Diversity & Inclusion, supported by Grocery Aid. If this event sounds of interest to you, click here to find out more information:

  • Increasing customer interest in fortified foods has prompted our business to uniquely start boosting fibre content in some of its most popular snacks. In a move to help customers increase their dietary fibre we have started to boost fibre to own label foods starting with pies, pasties, sausage rolls and chilled breads. It follows Government guidelines which recommended that the average daily intake of fibre needed to nearly double in order for Brits to lead a healthier lifestyle. Angela Hughes our Food Developer who has overseen the move, lost her beloved grandfather to bowel cancer and her father also has the disease. When Angela’s doctor said there was a strong chance of her also contracting the hereditary disease she asked colleagues if she could use her expertise to try and help others avoid the same fate. Read the full story here:

    Tesco begins boosting fibre content in its own label foods to help Brits lead healthier lifestyles

    Increasing customer interest in fortified foods has prompted Tesco to uniquely start boosting fibre content in some of its most popular snacks. In a move to help customers increase their dietary fibre Tesco has begun boosting fibre to own label foods starting with pies, pasties, sausage rolls and chilled breads.

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Tesco – Why Work With Us?

Technology at Tesco

Are you up to the task of solving real-world problems on a global scale? For tech challenges greater than any game, read on and start your career with us today.

Within Tesco Technology we’re looking to envisage, design and create the future of retail. We solve real-world problems for hundreds of thousands of colleagues and millions of customers worldwide, whether they choose to shop with us in store or online. The work we do is critical to the business, and we’re looking to broaden our teams to help us to iterate, innovate and deliver more quickly.

Tesco Technology is made up of people from a number of different backgrounds with a shared interest in harnessing innovations in technology. Whether they’re making products, software or systems, our teams each focus on a particular area. They take strategic ownership of the architecture, design, testing, deployment, infrastructure, operation and security of the systems in their domain, to ensure agile, smooth and safe operations, and maximum business impact. Teams refine their internal processes to best fit their own needs, working to build core capabilities in application and services. We collaborate across teams to build end-to-end customer-facing solutions, as well as to share knowledge, experience, tools and techniques.

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Tesco Programmes

We’re passionate about serving customers a little better every day and colleagues are at the heart of that. We want to nurture talent, so we run a range of successful store, distribution and office programmes for Graduates, Interns and Apprentices.

We believe that the most rewarding way to develop is through real-life business experience, which is why our grads, apprentices and interns join our teams by hitting the ground running, with the opportunity to have a real impact from the start.

No two days are the same at Tesco and this, coupled with our collaborative culture, is something we’re really proud of.

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Working in the office

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

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Working in store

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. And the one time they’re most likely to engage face-to-face with Tesco is when chatting at the checkout, or asking for help on the shopfloor. Our Customer Assistants, get on by being right at the heart of our in-store customer experience. Putting their abilities to the test, showing that ‘Every little helps’ by doing their bit, with the friendly, flexible approach needed to make a difference to our customers.

There are lots of different roles on offer: from the shopfloor or checkouts to becoming a personal shopper, as well as the opportunity to multi-skill in some of our more specialised areas.

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A place to get on

It’s our people who make our business and in the UK, there are over 300,000 colleagues bringing to life our purpose of serving Britain’s customers a little better every day.

We all get on by helping customers and getting on can mean different things to different people.

Tesco has always been a place where colleagues can get on regardless of who they are, and we want to make sure that continues. Because when our colleagues succeed, then they can serve our customers better and the business succeeds too.

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Tesco Reviews

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    I worked at Tesco part-time (Less than a year)


    Good pay for what you did


    Can become stressful especially during long hours

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Tesco Interviews



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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    Had interviews twice, on separate occasions

    1st time
    A group interview
    Had to do some group tasks (like building a paper tower) - I guess it was to see how you work in a group, leadership, initiative, innovative skills etc
    Then had questions

    2nd time
    a 1 on 1 interview

    Interview Questions

    • The work here can get repetitive, how do you keep yourself motivated to give it your best?   1 Answer
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Tesco Awards & Accolades

  • Customer Innovation, Retail Week Awards, 2018
  • Best Grocer, Retail Week Awards, 2018
  • 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
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