Tesco Reviews

Updated 17 May 2021

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Pros
  • "Great team good pay and benefits(in 1243 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours and shifts(in 480 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Sometimes Late shifts mean long hours(in 432 reviews)

  • "Salary no weekends off poor management(in 180 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Company with a heart

      12 Dec 2020 - Buying Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits, work-life balance, range of projects, fast-pace and senior-leadership accessibility. People focused and a growth mindset culture (especially leaders).

      Cons

      Diversity, inconsistent development plans, internal feedback culture, lack of structure in meetings. Feels relatively hierarchical sometimes.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Tesco is a great place to work

      6 Apr 2021 - Customer Assistant Tesco in Reading, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people and nice working hours

      Cons

      Rude customers and shoplifters constantly

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Mostly Positive- Some elements are negative

      24 Apr 2021 - Currently Unemployed in Fareham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Overtime if needed. Good manager support. Good training. Bonus every year if the company meets its targets depending on the percentage you have worked. Good hourly pay and after 6 months it goes up. Discount in store, 10 %, can go up to 15% or 20% on some days. A lot of staff benefits in terms of discounts, pension schemes etc. Potential to make good friends for life. All walks of life and multi-cultural staff members. Learn a lot about people and customer service.

      Cons

      You have to work at least one weekend day, no matter what. Can have a very boring job that does not fulfil you. Some times you can feel 'stuck' and needing more of a purpose. Full time work can be a bit too much and not good for mental health because of the horrible lighting in store and not seeing much daylight. Can feel pressure from your manager to come in and do a lot of overtime if you are on a Flexi contract you pretty much have to work whatever they want, you feel sometimes 'owned' by them. Its not a good work and life balance because you have to work weekend work unless you book off as holiday but I don't think its enough. The senior members of staff that have been there for years can take advantage and be quite intense and stuck in their ways. When you start your shift it feels like you want it to end already sometimes. You get the pick of the draw on what department you are on, can be better on some than others.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A very special place

      17 May 2021 - PMO Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people and values can be felt throughout the organisation. Technology up to scratch and organised levels of work, the organisation thinks quite deeply about its processes and wider impact of its work. Seems to have an attitude of 'lets do this right' as opposed to 'lets get this done'. Strong vision and leadership from the top, good number of females in senior positions. Strong family values and each staff member treated fairly. Strict enforcement of 'no calls policy' at lunch time along with after 5pm which I really appreciate. I've worked in loads of places and Tesco is by far the most inclusive and special.

      Cons

      Unclear promotion laddering and progression to next grade

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good starting position for young people

      15 May 2021 - Dot Com Personal Shopper in Brighton, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Dot com personal shopping is a pretty great job for young people looking for part-time work. I managed to get good hours that worked around my uni time table, you work early (6am sometimes 4am during holiday periods) so you finish by 2pm latest. The pay was amazing for what you actually do and you get a lot of experience from customer services to working in a team.

      Cons

      Management wasn't great, they would be very vague on what time you finish and not treat you equally. By the time I left the bonus scheme ended which made it less and less beneficial to work there.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Fantastic place to work for young people.

      9 May 2021 - Customer Assistant Tesco in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      Very flexible, good wage for the job you do, and very student friendly. Usually always overtime available. If you are interested in becoming a manager they can help quite a lot with the process.

      Cons

      Some of the senior managers speak to you like you are a piece of gum on the bottom of their shoe. Unless you stand up for yourself it will continue to happen. Sometimes processes in store do not make sense - it shows a lack of communication from the board to the shop floor. Policies change every few weeks and little explanation is given as to why.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Decent Place to Work

      13 May 2021 - Shop Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent Pay Good working atmosphere Friendly work colleagues

      Cons

      Can be a busy environment requiring a lot (which can be both a pro and con) Personal experiences Not entirely flexible around your circumstances (ie. being a student in your final year of university) Can be long hours (finishing 11:15pm)

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Decent pay but hours are ridiculous

      11 May 2021 - Online Personal Shopper 
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      Pros

      - the hourly pay is decent you get more money on a Sunday and more money for unsociable hours - paid holiday and a decent amount of holiday days given - staff are friendly - Job is very straightforward - targets are achievable

      Cons

      - the hours are ridiculously early unless by some miracle you can fight for decent hours on your first day you will be starting at anytime between 2:00am to 4:00am. There isn’t really full time work available here. You basically work 3 and 3/4 hour shift and if busy could be flexed up to work up to another 3 and 3/4 hours but there is no guarantee of this even with the possibility of being flexed it’s still part time hours. The only job that is really full time is driving. There is opportunities to progress but you have to ask and push for it and it can take very long time and possibly having to relocate for parts of the training.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work if it’s temp or full time.

      29 Apr 2021 - Shift Leader in Sheffield, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I’m a shift leader on £11.16 Plus 1st aid is 0.17p per hour extra Depending on your manager can get shifts you actually need like I need Wednesdays off and part Fridays so my manager sorted me out. Staff (most) are pleasant to work with. The job (to me) is enjoyable and interesting and I take pride in it ( sounds cheesy)

      Cons

      Some staff are completely irritating but you then have to deal with that which can make a horrible environment (but that’s their problem). In express which I work the hours is Monday-Sunday 0600-2300 depending on store, the hours COULD be crap! Shop lifters are a pain! Sometimes job can be over bearing but every job can be hard at times.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Make your own opinion

      11 May 2021 - Customer Service Assistant in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I work on checkouts and love it meeting all sorts of people working with others as part of a team just generally enjoy checkouts meet some lovely people

      Cons

      They won't let you progress, professional liars. They would overwork people and never recognise them. They will promise to promote you but will never happen. As regular staff it's not a bad place but if you try to develop, that will be the end.

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