ASDA Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. Great for university flexibility, at a store level probably not a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Music, Video & Game Colleague in Worcester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Music, Video & Game Colleague in Worcester, England (UK)

    I have been working at ASDA part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The best part of the job is definitely the other colleagues, especially when you're not on checkouts.

    The ability to progress and develop through opportunities without being a section leader. Colleagues can become part of the recruitment squad and other opportunities which is something different and spices work up a bit.

    Being verbally and physically rewarded if you do a good job.

    10% Asda & Wal-mart discount.

    Supportive leadership, especially with applying for the grad scheme.

    Flexibility with hours if in education, ability to move stores for summer and Christmas breaks.

    Cons

    The colleague experience differs a lot from store to store, due to different management and different parts of people policies being enforced.

    Technology is lacking. Everything is second hand from Wal-Mart and it doesn't feel like there's any investment in trying to make colleagues jobs easier. If DVDs and CDs were tagged automatically at the depot then it'd enable MVG colleagues to focus on refill than tagging for hours on end.

    No way to search for stock/location, there are 400+ DVDs out in the charts alone - you can't answer customer enquiries efficiently. Location changes on telxons a few days before modular implementation so restocking can become hard.

    The photo kiosks take up a lot of colleague time, customers don't get the software. In my store the MVG and Photo Centre is joined so one colleague is doing what two colleagues would in another store.

    For retail the wage is quite high, but this wouldn't be an option for me after uni as it can't support you properly.

    The ability to print POS and Swap Sleeves at a store level would be amazing. The technology is there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've got some leadership gems but they're hard to come by, make sure that colleagues can get on with the GSMs and leadership teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Mostly good, some drawbacks

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Checkout Operator/Self Service Host in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Checkout Operator/Self Service Host in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)

    I have been working at ASDA part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good colleague support - I work on the checkout, and learnt far more from colleagues than from very brief, and in my opinion, inadequate "training". Section leaders usually friendly and communicative, and try to be supportive. Job can be interesting as every new customer has different needs and expectations, which greatly alleviates the tedium of the repetitious aspect.

    Cons

    Low pay, management's focusing on trivia like colour of nail polish to be worn, when daily customers are complaining about length of checkout queues, too many missing items on shelves and not enough checkouts open. Could do with listening more to what customers actually expect from shopping at Asda, and making it easier for them to express opinions, suggestions etc.
    Also at present very understaffed - especially on selfscan/hybrids - making it potentially easier for theft to go undetected. Inadequate security. Some checkouts too narrow for larger pushchairs, customers with disabilities etc. Being spoken to and treated like children (I don't see the "respect for the individual" much in evidence here)- patronising "training" videos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to what the customers want! stop moving stock around and confusing shoppers, some decent chairs on checkouts would be nice too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Typical supermarket

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ASDA

    Pros

    10% discount, local to me

    Cons

    Cutting hours to save money added pressure to team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. It was a good seasonal job during uni, but I was definitely just a number and not a valued member of the team.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Assistant in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Assistant in Leicester, England (UK)

    I worked at ASDA part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The times flies very quickly during shifts. You are often working with the same people every week so can build up friendships.

    Cons

    Due to the large staff numbers, management did not know anybody's name even after working there for over 3 months. Very difficult to find someone to ask for time off etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Asda Living

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Middlesbrough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Middlesbrough, England (UK)

    I have been working at ASDA part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible for students and those with comitments

    Cons

    Can be busy during Christmas holidays and prior to schools returning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASDA

    Pros

    company values, chance to step on a retail career

    Cons

    low pay rates and time management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. my experience was very fun when working here

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at ASDA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    the training opportunities were great.

    Cons

    the benefits were limitied but not that bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more progression routes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Petrol Pump Attendant in Corby, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Petrol Pump Attendant in Corby, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, England (UK)

    I worked at ASDA

    Pros

    It is handy getting staff discount.

    Cons

    Feedback not always taken on board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more heed to feedback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. easy job to do

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Harrogate, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Harrogate, England (UK)

    I have been working at ASDA

    Pros

    work on ur own ,no one to presure you,time goes quickly

    Cons

    strict on abscences,should have now staff discount

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    colleagues cant win against managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Asda

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - General Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

    I have been working at ASDA

    Pros

    Hrs suit family life
    Job security

    Cons

    Pay could be better but not worsed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone the same.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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