ASDA Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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ASDA President & CEO  Andy Clarke
 Andy Clarke
24 Ratings

Pros
  • The 10% discount comes in handy (in 23 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, local to my house at the time (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • lack of communication between management to section leaders to colleagues (in 13 reviews)

  • As 1 manager said to me" this company, doesn't like full time staff" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. sales assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)

    I worked at ASDA part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    10% discount, high variety in day to day tasks, dynamic

    Cons

    bad management, highly demanding standards


  2. shop floor assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ASDA part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    some nice friends to be made and can sometimes be a nice atmosphere but not very often and 10% discount card is good

    Cons

    I've been there over 5 years and it a horrible company to work, managers are 2 face and will lie to your face to protect themselves and won't admit and they get the reward from other managers. it life living hell working for the place, it was getting me down. they are expecting you to do more work than you can do. forget it! never felt so much happier to be gone

    Advice to Management

    try and be understanding instead of being 2 face and be honest, don't lie and everyone works in a different way. treat them as an individual


  3. Helpful (1)

    Disgusting company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ASDA part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    there are no pros in this company, the only reason i gave 1 star is because there wasn't an option for 0 stars.

    Cons

    -pay is awful in comparison to other supermarkets at £6.53 -'managers' and section leaders are not trained enough in their sections -disgusting management team -no tolerance for people with mental health problems -no such thing as a colleague voice don't listen to that nonsense -£12 a month for part-time employee trade union membership -unfair judgement of staff


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  5. Avoid like the plague

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Seasonal Colleague in Stockton-on-Tees, England (UK)
    Current Freelancer - Seasonal Colleague in Stockton-on-Tees, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discount card Made some fantastic friends

    Cons

    Poor management and leadership No work ethic Colleagues overworked Colleagues expected to take a bare minimum contract (0 - 15 hours per week) then work copious amounts of overtime Stores are incredibly understaffed You are treated with no respect No regards to any other commitments you may have ie childcare They expect your life to revolve purely around Asda

    Advice to Management

    Asda used to be a lovely place to work where everyone got on but now everyone cannot seem to leave. You should start treating your employees with more respect as we are sick of being spoken to like we're nothing more than dirt and expected to do the work of two/three colleagues by ourselves. Colleagues are overworked and some are getting injuries from it. The management team is an absolute joke.


  6. Really active job, need to be fit and stupid for working for £6.89 an hour!! Pay peanuts get monkeys!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Home Shopping Delivery Driver in Trowbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Home Shopping Delivery Driver in Trowbridge, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice to drive in summer, apart from that there's not a lot more I can say!!!

    Cons

    Doing more work than anyone else, very big responsibility, you're behind a machine that could kill somebody, you're out in all elements delivering.

    Advice to Management

    Fair pay for drivers!!!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Cashier at Asda

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Checkout Cashier in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Checkout Cashier in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at ASDA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Money was good compared to similar jobs. You were paid for the exact number of minutes you were there - if you got caught up and clocked out fifteen minutes late, they would add that, unlike many other places I have worked. Staff facilities were good. Rules about lunch breaks, holidays etc were generally followed.

    Cons

    Management never backed up the staff if it didn't suit them. Manager made me sell a woman Paracetemol over the legally accepted amount - I was told initially this was a fireable offence but then treated like a jobsworth when I tried to enforce it. If someone didn't turn up to relieve you, you were expected to wait until they said so, even if that meant staying an hour after your shift ended. Rules changed depending on who it suited. Again told that I must never, ever leave the till unattended - when I called a runner to fetch a replacement for a customer (something which is a huge part of their job...) I was told to stop being lazy and go get it myself, leaving till unattended for a few minutes, only to be told off by a 2nd runner on my way back for leaving. Management were also extremely clique-y and the environment was very toxic. Food hygiene rules utterly ignored - a pack of raw meat burst on my till, spilling meat juices everywhere, but once I'd cleared up the obvious evidence on the belt, I asked to wash my hands and they said not to bother, and if I was going to be really that fussy I could spray my hands with the industrial disinfectant. Training almost non-existent - shown the very basics for five minutes then made to work on a busy shift immediately. Overall the unhappiest I have ever been in a job.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on actually enforcing these 'legal' rules which we are trained in then told to ignore later. Not sure how to avoid the clique and awful environment as this was an individual store.


  8. avoid at all costs!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Emoloyee in Birkenhead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Emoloyee in Birkenhead, England (UK)

    I have been working at ASDA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    10 percent discount after 3 months apart from that nothing! Seriously! Pay is rubbish for the amount of work thwy expect. even customers are picking up on the shocking quality of food items

    Cons

    Alot! Benifits dont really benifit the normal collegues, they guilt trip you into working shifts but refuse to do simple favours. pay is a joke! Lowest out of all tlhe supermarkets! progression is non existant unless your sleeping with a manager. And understaffed so you end up doing 3x the work for the same pay! My advice to anyone, is leave! Dont look back. The dole would be a better option

    Advice to Management

    Get off your lofty high horses and actually work! All you seem to do is paperwork. Also hire more staff. You cut thousands of managers and did nothing. People leave the business (lucky them) and you fail to replace them! Moral is at an all time low!


  9. Multi level Marketing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)

    I worked at ASDA full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The Skills you can gain from it

    Cons

    Everything, no minimum pay, very long working hours (60-80 hours a week) doing door to door sales

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending to be successful and feeding young hopefuls lies


  10. Only if you need a job desperately

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Birkenhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Birkenhead, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You will make good friends. 10% discount

    Cons

    Full of cliques Managers think they're better than the rest The money isn't worth the workload Money is all that matters Stupid work hours and shifts It's easy to be criticised by management when something goes wrong but when you do something right they look past it and don't thank you

    Advice to Management

    Treat all staff better and start doing more work. Spend less time sitting in the office and think about store morale.


  11. Family business

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member
    Current Employee - Team Member

    I have been working at ASDA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    A few down to earth colleagues and managers

    Cons

    Bully culture even though you go through a 20 page online assessment on bullying

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff with respect and follow your company values



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