ASDA Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
269 Reviews
3.1
269 Reviews
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ASDA President & CEO  Andy Clarke
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Pros
  • Only positive I could think of was the 10% discount (in 20 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, local to my house at the time (in 14 reviews)


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

  • Cutting department managers and expecting section leaders to do the same job for less than (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great employer, perfect job for me.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, understood university and travel commitments, altered my contract as and when I needed it changing, never had any problems with pay, diverse range of colleagues, discount card is a bonus, colleagues all friendly - lots of work nights out.

    Cons

    Working on tills can be boring but it's the same in any supermarket I guess, there wasn't enough space to have my own locker which was annoying but everybody was very trustworthy so not too much of a big issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    software engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASDA

    Pros

    Fast-paced, talented staff, well-equipped, forward thinking, good work-life balance, great benefits, beautiful campus…

    Cons

    Tremendous brand-name industry recognition. Even though it's a large Co with a lot of layers of management

  3.  

    amazing

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

    I have been working at ASDA

    Pros

    works life balance is great

    Cons

    none i have at this times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    my opinion

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Tyler, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Tyler, TX

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

    Pros

    great working environment
    resonable rate of salaries

    Cons

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

    Recommends
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    7 Years with the company.

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    Current Employee - Cleaner
    Current Employee - Cleaner

    I have been working at ASDA part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It has a great environment most of the time, fellow colleagues can be very kind and most of the time you meet some interesting customers. Colleagues can also be very kind and helpful to the cleaners.

    Cons

    Some of the managers/section leaders have very little to no people skills and some would treat their workers like crap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should spend less time talking to each other and more time helping their colleagues, instead of given them all the work to do. Treat your cleaners better as well, there's no need to speak to them like they're peasants.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice experience so far!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASDA

    Pros

    Good colleagues, pay rate good, good atmosphere at work, customers generally nice, discount card. Management happy to cover shop floor jobs when staff shortages arise.

    Cons

    Busy periods cause section leaders to get stressed out. Sometimes difficult to get off checkout when needing a "comfort' break.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's bad enough to have to ask for a 'comfort' break (I try not to but sometimes you have to!) but can some policy be put in so that checkout staff are not left waiting 40 minutes as I was on one occasion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Lovely colleagues made a sometimes repetitive and tedious job worth it!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Checkout Operator in Barrow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Seasonal Checkout Operator in Barrow, England (UK)

    I worked at ASDA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    In general, colleagues were very friendly and welcoming which created a very enjoyable atmosphere to work in. Excellent team leaders and managers always tried to accommodate time off and overtime: great ethos where they are more willing to be flexible with hours if you are willing to with them. Promotions often slow to come up simply due to few people higher up leaving but definitely select the right candidate for the job when promotions do arise and push the right sort of people to go for promotions. Always a member of staff to discuss any issues with and motivation to fix these issues.

    Cons

    Promotion opportunities often few and far between, sometimes working hours can be particularly tiring if switching between late night shifts and early morning shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to retail assistants more and allow retail assistants the opportunity to talk to you more, particularly when bringing in new ideas and procedures as passing messages and ideas up or down via team leaders and line managers often means these ideas get filtered and convoluted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A very good experience

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

    I have been working at ASDA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    open and honest approach during an assessment day.Great package for Warehouse Manager additional benefits.

    Cons

    No cons for now. All fine. Just accepted an offer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at ASDA

    Pros

    challenging and great benefits, you will be rewarded with a bonus if the store and company deliver KRA's and profit

    Cons

    Can work very long hours which you don't get back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you want a challenge asda is for you

  11.  

    Great inclusive environment but they company definitely get more than their money's worth out of you!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great teams and personalities
    Genuinely caring management in most instances
    good benefits

    Cons

    Seriously long hours
    Culture of over-staying (in early, staying late) frowned upon if you leave on time despite management roles having no overtime associated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps a cultural review would be good but when working a such tight margins, staffing levels will always be at the bare minimum meaning huge workloads for all!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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