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Tesco Reviews

Updated 24 September 2017
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  • Flex contracts meaning work/life balance is sometimes difficult (in 59 reviews)

  • For a temporary worker you will be working long hours which the expect you to fufillt to work because you are on flexi contract (in 96 reviews)

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  1. "Customer service associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tesco part-time

    Pros

    Managers are nice to work for, 10% discount when working for 6 months

    Cons

    Very hard to get shifts covered


  2. "Tesco UK Customer Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tesco part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big company
    Friendly people
    10% staff discount

    Cons

    Hard to get reach of managers
    Favouritism

    Advice to Management

    There should be no favouritism and you should be easy to get hold of


  3. "Best wage"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Cardiff, Wales
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wages are decent. Additional rates for late hours and Sundays etc. Overall, individuals are given the leeway to make the best choice for customers.

    Cons

    Company policies and procedures are outdated and over used.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees should be your number priority, look after them well and they'll look after everything else.


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  5. "Tesco"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good progression within the company if you get on well with management

    Cons

    pay should be more, should get more discount

    Advice to Management

    improve benefits


  6. "Very good"

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    Former Employee - Night Shift Stock Replenishment in Inverness, Scotland
    Former Employee - Night Shift Stock Replenishment in Inverness, Scotland
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tesco part-time

    Pros

    Working at Tesco was on the whole very good. I only worked there as a Christmas Temp. Working on the nightshift has its benefit as you get PAID EXTRA. Also it allows you to have a good WORK/LIFE BALANCE. The breaks are very reasonable and there is no pressure to take them at a certain time. Management is pretty good and supportive. Tesco allows you to turn up when you are supposed to and leave when you are supposed to allowing you to get on with your work and not worrying about external things.

    Cons

    There aren't many cons to working at Tesco. On the night shift hour can be quite long but are paid well. Also to as a Christmas temp I could of been told what I was supposed to be doing a little more as felt helpless at times.

    Advice to Management

    Treat Christmas Temps better.


  7. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in York, England
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in York, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tesco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family Atmosphere and flexible hours

    Cons

    rubbish progression and lied to about role

    Advice to Management

    dont lead people on the management route


  8. "Good, good, good, good, good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tesco full-time

    Pros

    Step up opprtunities, good colleague relationship.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much pressure during work,


  9. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Blackpool, England
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Blackpool, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff discount of 10% is okay and they often do 20% discount events
    There is definitely scope to progress if you wish to
    Basic pay of £7.62 is okay
    There are always people to turn to in confidence about any issues of queries

    Cons

    Not the company its self but if you are stuck with a bag manager it really brings down work ethic so i transferred to another store which helped a lot. The people are much nicer and have better staff morale. They are accommodating when you need time off and let you swap shifts if you need to.

    Advice to Management

    Store managers need more reviews and reprimand for unprofessional behavior- my store manager hardly ever showed her face and when she was in created an unhappy environment ask staff how they feel about their manager.


  10. "Customer Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tesco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great pay, lovely team, benefits, pension, career development options, supportive

    Cons

    unreliable shift patterns, unflattering uniform


  11. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tesco full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, and good atmosphere (depending on which team!).

    Cons

    Only way to get a pay increase is to threaten to leave, or actually leave!

    Advice to Management

    Better bonus, most companies offer 10% at least. Maximum at Tesco is 3.5% and that is only if you exceed!


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