ASDA Employee Reviews about "section leaders"

Updated 8 Jun 2020

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  1. "Good place to work part time"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASDA part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff, good communication between section leaders and managers, not too pressurised

    Cons

    Pay not as good as some of the other leading supermarkets

  2. "Avoid if you have other commitments"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - FRESH COLLEAGUE 

    I worked at ASDA part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Benefits Good Company Share scheme Easy job

    Cons

    Any new starters are essentially on a 0 hour contract and are expected to fill in the rota gaps No consideration for workload if you are a student- worked 6 days a week during final year at uni If the big boss is unhappy managers will take it out on section leaders who will take it out on staff


  3. "Terrible"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ASDA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Not many, meeting nice customers & the other drivers are great, they make the job bearable

    Cons

    Bad management, clueless and unsupportable section leaders. Long days, terrible wages. Huge deliveries

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  4. "Just Don't"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ASDA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As much overtime as you want

    Cons

    Everything else. Get paid £1 p/h extra as a section leader, expect you to manage the shop on your own. Treat colleagues like disposable dish cloths and do not invest in training skills development.

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  5. "Worst company to work for"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Porter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASDA part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You do get paid every 4 weeks

    Cons

    Fellow workers, Section Leaders, Management

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "BENT FROM THE ROOT TO THE TIP: A company that supports bullying!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Home Shopping Delivery Driver in Highbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ASDA part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Most of the job spent remotely, away from idiotic store management.

    Cons

    Management: In my 5 years in the role I had to endure wage theft, aggressive physical and verbal conduct from my line manager, line manager trying to lie to colleagues about their rights and perks, line manager encouraging drivers to truncate safety checks below the recommended alloted time, line manager perving on female section leaders (patting his lap and calling to them "...come here, little girl..." when he has a child himself), pally managers that block grievances, management blocking police requests for CCTV footage that show 3rd party crimes committed against drivers, management lying about personal injury circumstances, management trying to con staff out of sick pay, management retaliating with fabricated policy breaches after staff report shocking manager behaviour, line manager deliberately not issuing necessary training/health & safety updates for his WHOLE department (financially motivated), management ignoring/covering up vehicle defect reports, company advertising job as specific hours whilst knowing that they cannot honour the contract, unofficial zero hours like contracts, thicko managers that do not know staff rights (especially regarding the right of having a non-GMB rep attend meetings), deliberately not paying overtime hours or double shifts, managers that think ACAS is a union, managers that continue a hate campaign against a driver, despite knowing that a family member is suffering with cancer.

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  7. "Worst company ever"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Services Colleague in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASDA part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Double discount events every few months Regular customers who are very nice but that doesn't outweigh the bad

    Cons

    Every second customer asking what you study, because apparently you cant just work at asda to make money it has to be a side thing for a better plan Horrible section leaders that never face the consequences of bullying and making their staff feel alienated, even if they verbally assault you in front of customers on the shop floor during busy hours. For a company that is all about happy customers and keeping happy staff, that is a joke! Very sneaky gossipy staff that start rumours and are too interested in their nights out, taking things not prescribed if you know what I mean, and telling of their drunken stories and arranging the next outing One rule for one and not for all Contracted to finish work at 10pm and come in the next morning for 7am, 8am, or 9am Refusing to increase contract hours or employ full time to current or new colleagues Incorrect training - challenge 25 is trained and lectured a completely different way than to when you actually start on the floor Management dont back you up when you have issues with customers or staff Certain staff are allowed to be on their mobiles on the shop floor, eat, waste time talking with personal friends, "run errands" for section leaders or runners The same staff show up late or take longer breaks than they are entitled, which delays breaks for everyone else Even after your employment if you need anything from asda for references, mortgages, proof of employment, tax rebates and tax codes etc good luck getting what you need in a timely matter, all you get told is "5-7 working days" or "your case is assigned to a colleague" when the query can be dealt with in seconds leaving an unnecessary wait When time off is needed for home matters or personal issues you are advised to "go seasonal" or "use all your holiday allowance for the year" rather than be supported You HAVE to work every weekend whether that is every Saturday or every Sunday. Colleagues who have worked there for years only work weekdays and refuse to do overtime or cover shifts if they are in the evening

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  8. "Seasonal - ok but management debatable !!!!!"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Great Yarmouth, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASDA part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay For a seasonal contract I revived a lot of hours 10% staff discount sometimes 20%

    Cons

    Management/section leaders ran department with little to no effort Can be long hours for very little reward

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Only as a last resort"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at ASDA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    My days off / the other drivers ( some not all)

    Cons

    No support from section leader or managers, abusive customers, poor money, breaks deducted even if not taken, accounts dept “forget” to pay for holidays, driving like a maniac just to make the time slots.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good job if you’re a student!"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Fresh Process in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASDA part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of hours available. Can work across a range of departments. Can have friendly staff. Good wages. Nice shift patterns. Pay and a half on bank holidays.

    Cons

    Management aren’t properly trained. Section leaders are normal shop floor assistants for 10 minutes and then managers the next. HR is full of unqualified people on a power trip and if you get on the wrong side of them you will know it. Managers will tell lies to students and young people to get them to work hours that other people wouldn’t.

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