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ASDA Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
221 Reviews

3.3
221 Reviews
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ASDA President & CEO  Andy Clarke
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are great and the 10% discount always helps (in 16 reviews)

  • For most it is good pay for easy work, especially if you run a till (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • As 1 manager said to me" this company, doesn't like full time staff" (in 9 reviews)

  • Queue clarity and general checkout atmosphere is awful and does nothing for shop floor maintenance (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    my opinion

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant  in  Tyler, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Tyler, TX

    Pros

    great working environment
    resonable rate of salaries

    Cons

    pressure, annoying boss
    strict deadlines.
    bad quality of the product

    Recommends
  2.  

    Used to be great - now crap

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Colleague
    Current Employee - Process Colleague

    Pros

    Colleagues are great enjoy the actual job

    Cons

    Management changes have meant kids are in charge and all they want to do is chat with their friends. Shop is now continually a mess and shelves are empty due to lack of staff for restocking. No-one takes responsibility for anything.
    No one listens to complaints either from staff or customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back older managers who know what they are doing and can make decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A mixed bag

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Counters Assistant  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Counters Assistant in Birmingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    Met some really nice people of different ages that will be my friends. Helped improve my confidence and you also get paid the same no matter your ages which is good!

    Cons

    Mangers are often ageist. If you are young then you are more likely to be pulled up than older people. Company values are used to suit as and when. They show no loyalty!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget who actually does the work!! treat people like people and not numbers in a system! Helping people out goes both ways don't forget that when asking for favors!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    On a slippery slope

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues. Good flexibility - great for a part time job while at college/uni.

    Cons

    Management haven't got a clue. New restructure has seen colleagues being given section leader roles on departments they have never worked on. Going down hill and FAST.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Penny pinching at the expense of managers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Department Manager in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Flexibility with hours and the people in store are great to work with. Diverse workforce. 10% discount.

    Cons

    Managers expected to work 60+ hours each week for no extra pay then over half being made redundant. If you want to get on in Asda be a woman. They are openly sexist. Very hard to progress otherwise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after what you've got. Current strategy is driving away the good managers and keeping the kiddies at half the salary. This business will shortly implode.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Saving WALMARTS money everyday!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bakery Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Bakery Manager in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    10% colleague discount, Managers Sunday allowance and some smart price offers

    Cons

    Poor senior Leadership, Poor salary packages for Managers with added responsibilities every day. appalling career progression Path - your face has to fit to get promoted. Senior Management/ Directors doesn't have a clue whats happening on stores. yet Major Decisions are made by few on top affects so many so badly at store levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please change the Company's Belief from "Trust is at the Heart of our Business" to "£Money£ is at the heart of our business", Get real with your Pledges and stop making Presidential visits to Stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    corrupt establishment with a backwards work ethos.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Night-Shift Stocker  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Night-Shift Stocker in Nottingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    to begin with, theres the false sense of security with the job, everyone starts off being nice, which makes you feel welcoming, but it soon tails off, the benefits in terms of the discount was ok, but you couldn't spend it on cigarettes which is the only real thing i would have used it for apart from a weekly shop.

    Cons

    to begin with, i worked in a store called HSC3, which was an asda.com hub, the training provided was completely unnecceary, and never actually got signed off because management was "too busy" which meant in order to use some equipment i had to make a fuss, and was still not allowed, even though i was trained they were too lazy to sign it off.

    then, to make matters worse, asda has a "fair policy" on management and supervisory positions, where people who have worked for a long time get the opportunity, but instead they gave it to a power crazed, sadistic lunatic who's only goal was to make people miserable, because his life was miserable, who had only been there a couple of weeks!

    then there was the staffing issue, i was contracted to work 6-11, then i took on night shift overtime, commonly working 12 hour night shifts, however, during my contracted hours, i noticed that soon people began to leave, they weren't being replaced, so then there were around 7 employees, working 32 aisles of rather large palettes which are meant for a minimum of 12-15 people, and then expected to finish by 9 o'clock in order to cut down paying hours, it was ridiculous, we were practically forced to leave early on some nights, as there was "nothing to do".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the issues with asdas management scheme, is that its very easy to corrupt, if you fit in with the corruption, then its very easy to work the way up, leaving good, decent people shut out as they aren't part of the clique. unfortunately, i was disciplined by a GM, for bringing up the fact that he parked in a disabled space right next to the front door, where there were only 2 disabled spaces, and there were actually colleagues who worked there were actually disabled being forced to park at a distance. soon after, i gained a blue badge, and started parking in "his spot" after presenting the blue badge i was disciplined for insolence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    disappointed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Liverpool, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England (UK)

    Pros

    The only thing thats going for it is it gives you a pay every month. Colleagues are great to work with and help you out

    Cons

    Management team treat you unfair and you can't d anything about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let colleagues get on with their work as they know what is expected of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    pretty good until being told soon to be made redundant due to cost cutting / re-structure

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    The colleagues are fantastic, they work hard under tough conditions treated awful and looked down upon by some customers, yet they still come back each day and do it all over again.

    Cons

    You no longer feel part of something great, Loyalty and dedication mean nothing now, Morale is very low due to proposed changes and expected workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What management ?..they're getting rid of 2500 mangers with a re-structure to save money when they're not even in trouble....they're playing with peoples lives who have given years of loyalty and dedication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Up's and Down's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    Pros

    Pride in your role, colleagues can be great, some area managers are great by giving fair and reasonable feedback, gained alot of experience whilst at the company, store manager is very fair and understanding.

    Cons

    seldom are you valued for all your efforts.. you are told "you need your days off too" but when you take your day off and a sick call happens it is immediately your fault. Its good to have responsibility but getting paid for the large amount of responsibility would be wonderful. Very much a 'if your face fits' environment. Extremely hard to dismiss colleagues. Managers rarely back you up even though this is in basic training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of ASDA's core values is "respect for the individual" but yet theres never any appreciation. In regards to the new structure change its wonderful for the company from a business stand point to save money but for us little people who all they wanted was a career with ASDA, this has now been stripped away. Some departments are massive and yet will be expected to run them as a Section Leader and with Section Leader rate (which is horrendous for whats expected)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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