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ASDA Reviews

Updated 21 November 2017
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  • Some section leaders are unmotivated and seem to not care when asked for help or advice (in 119 reviews)

  • lack of communication from management (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Part Time Work - Good Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Plenty of hours
    - Friendly atmosphere
    - Fair treatment of staff

    Cons

    - Low pay
    - Lack of benefits


  2. "Section leader"

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    Current Employee - Section Leader in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Section Leader in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASDA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great team work and opportunities to work up wards within the company

    Cons

    None really u get what u put in

    Advice to Management

    Always stop and chat to the colleges


  3. "Overall a decent employer"

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    Current Employee - Hgv Driver in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Current Employee - Hgv Driver in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASDA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Comparatively Good Pay, Decent facilities, Discount Card (10%), Quite flexible on working times when you need them to be.

    Cons

    Like all big companies, although Asda try their best, you are still just a number at the end of the day.

    Advice to Management

    Depot Managers generally do a good job, but have their hands tied to an extent, by head office, But Head Office Managers need to listen to "the man on the shop floor" before making decisions that end up failing and costing them financially.


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  5. "A good company with good value"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Teesside County Borough, England
    Former Employee - Operations in Teesside County Borough, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASDA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff discount, staff progression and training

    Cons

    long opening hours, varying shifts


  6. "Could do better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASDA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I work nights so the pay is good

    Cons

    To much separation of departments some struggle to get their work done and others finish early and there is no initiative to help those who have too much to do.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t separate departments up from each other we are all colleagues and should be working as a team for the whole store not managers scoring points off each other.


  7. "Decent Company - but few prospects"

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    Current Employee - Shop Floor Assistant in Stafford, England
    Current Employee - Shop Floor Assistant in Stafford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ASDA part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people I work with can be a laugh , and generally the managers leave you to get on with the job. Some customers are difficult - but that is the same in any retail job. Quite Flexible if you want to change a shift (providing cover can arranged). Pay is average for the industry.

    Cons

    Little chance of progression off the shop floor. As with all retail jobs expect to work shifts over xmas and new year.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within.


  8. "Best Job ever!!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Checkout Operator in Colchester, England
    Current Employee - Checkout Operator in Colchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASDA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everything colleagues are the best and very supportive.

    Cons

    None at I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work!!


  9. "Section Leader"

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    Current Employee - Section Leader
    Current Employee - Section Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASDA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Always on the go, so never bored. Supported by management.

    Cons

    Long hours with visits from CEO. Too much work put upon us from management.


  10. "Counters colleague , Asda London"

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    Current Employee - Counter Staff in London, England
    Current Employee - Counter Staff in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at ASDA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good , flexible hours and pay ,great team members , easy job , 10% discount after 3 months , free uniform, not limited to one section on the counters , easy to pick up what each counter section requires. Normally can shift swap or pick up extra hours .

    Cons

    Sometimes rude customers because we are incredibly busy at each part, Have to do the fish counter ,


  11. "Great place to work as a student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The section leaders that I have encountered are extremely helpful and will always ensure newer employees settle in well

    Good pay (£8.50/hour)

    Exceptionally flexible hours

    Overtime available, especially during Christmas

    Friendly colleagues and customers

    Cons

    Some department/store managers seem pompous and somewhat supercilious

    All hours that you work in the first few weeks will need to be written down and handed to the main office; otherwise you won't be paid for them

    Advice to Management

    Immerse yourselves more in the interaction amongst your staff


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