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Tesco Reviews

Updated 19 February 2018
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  • 24/7 trading in Scotland makes it harder to achieve a good work life balance (in 68 reviews)

  • long hours, some staff that are not on the grad scheme can some times act a bit hostile to graduates (in 117 reviews)

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  1. "Tesco"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tesco part-time

    Pros

    Excellent, friendly caring colleagues and there is a lot of opportunity to develop yourself and learn

    Cons

    There have been no negatives about working here so far.

    Advice to Management

    Good job!


  2. "If you work hard you get rewarded"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Lead Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Gain great skills, they invest in training managers, being part a team, the work you are encouraged to do for local charities, when the stores pull together they can do great things.

    Cons

    24/7 trading in Scotland makes it harder to achieve a good work life balance. They are taking more and more payroll out of stores making them struggle to deliver.

    Advice to Management

    Working for Tesco is about process and corporate routines


  3. "good decent part time job to have"

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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Aldershot, England
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Aldershot, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    for a relatively low skill job it was decent. You are paid more than minimum wage and everyone is friendly. Great if you want a relatively stress free job but also they like to promote within.

    Cons

    Flexi-contract meant you have to be flexible with them yet most of the time they arent flexible with you. For example, you are contracted to 8/12/15 etc contracts. Prior to employment they promise you verbally that there's always overtime available. Yet, as soon as it hits the start of the year, all overtime is cut! You go from working 30-45 hours just to pay the bills to suddenly being cut to 8 hours a week. Yet if you refuse their overtime hours, you can, depending on which side of the bed your manager has woken on, can be given an official warning which may lead to dismissal.

    Advice to Management

    Stop following management procedures from the Tesco Management Bible! Be more practical and more hands on especially with man management. If your own department is understaffed and extremely busy. Stop hiding away to have a chit-chat to your fellow managers and help out your own department. Stop with the 'do as I say not as I do' attitude!


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  5. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Solihull, England
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Solihull, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No stress, great co workers

    Cons

    Low pay. Lack of contracted hours. Poor management

    Advice to Management

    Sort pay out


  6. "Not bad but no real respect for lower employees"

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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Doncaster, England
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Doncaster, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable pay, easy holiday availability

    Cons

    Poor management , don't listen to staff ideas


  7. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Online Personal Shopper in Prescot, England
    Current Employee - Online Personal Shopper in Prescot, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management, Friendly colleagues, overtime

    Cons

    Took a while for uniform to arrive, had to order my own name badge (free of charge)

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you’re doing! Maybe quicker uniform service


  8. "Good overall"

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

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

    Pros

    The pay, location and the team you work with.

    Cons

    The unrealistic expectations by the company. No staff on the floor.


  9. "Great experience and development opportunities"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Customer Experience in Redditch, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Customer Experience in Redditch, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great options program which means you can work your way to management, no degree or qualification needed.
    Work closely with the local community and charities.

    Cons

    Restructuring currently which is effecting senior job roles across the company. Tesco were not consistent in there announcement of redundancy. Compliance and personal managers were informed that there jobs maybe at risk a year in advance but the customer experience managers were not.


  10. "Generally good company to work for..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tesco full-time

    Pros

    Great training opportunities
    A lot of talented colleagues
    Good working hours

    Cons

    Cost cutting measures really hit morale


  11. "Customer Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tesco part-time

    Pros

    Friendly working environment perfect for an initial job.

    Cons

    - stagnant progression
    - no variety in daily routines

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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