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  1.  

    Very poor management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Hull, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Hull, England (UK)

    I have been working at ASDA

    Pros

    - employee benefits I.e Discounts
    - Work colleagues

    Cons

    - poor management
    - Bureaucracy leading to miscommunication
    - Poor hourly rate
    - Americanisation of the company and its policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn some people skills, listen to colleagues, don't act like you're above everyone else..you're really not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I had a very good and pleasant experience working with the company

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

    I worked at ASDA

    Pros

    My boss was very helpful and accommodating. The company also have a good work-life balance where time is given for family activities if only it does not affect productivity. Special considerations are given for emergencies

    Cons

    there was limited personal growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis should be placed on personal growth

  3.  

    Live and breathe the beliefs and you'll do fine

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Section Leader in Lincoln, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Section Leader in Lincoln, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good discount rate, great teams, work life balance good

    Cons

    demands on colleagues to achieve good results on minimal staffing level. Pay not great for section leaders considering the responsibilty we have

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your section leaders with better pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hard and heavy work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operative in Chepstow, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operative in Chepstow, Wales (UK)

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

    Pros

    Pay is good and 10% discount

    Cons

    Targets are sometimes unrealistic when it is quiet and repetitive everyday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your staff and treat them all the same and they will look after you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    my experience was very fun when working here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  8.  

    easy job to do

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Asda

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    Small cog in large corporate machine

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing (C8) in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing (C8) in Leeds, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Working at Head Office offers free parking (if you're willing to get up at the crack of dawn to get to the office by 8am otherwise you'll have to pay!) There's also a subsidised canteen (it's a running joke most Head Office colleagues put on 1stone in the 1st year). There are also some nice people to work with (note: these are generally NOT the senior managers. If senior managers *are* nice to you, it's probably because they're trying to show that they're "good manager material" to their own line manager, in order to get a promotion.

    Cons

    If you're not a senior manager (B grade or above), be prepared to work long hours for lower than market rate pay. Be under no illusion, you are just a very small cog in a very large (green) machine, and as such, easily dispensed with. You will be expected to show the *right* "behaviours", which basically means that senior management want you to "behave" (ie; they don't want the 'worker bees' causing a nuisance and taking up time / energy / money to 'sort out'). If you're wiling to be a well behaved drone, then you will go far. Be prepared to work in a niche job with no prospect of promotion (unless you fully embrace the "happy clappy" world of back-slapping). If you're trained in any specialist area, don't expect to be acknowledged or rewarded for it - any contribution over and above your designated job function will be frowned upon. Generalists are appreciated - Specialists are to be quashed. Box ticking is the name of the game if you want to succeed. (And no, I wasn't 'let go' - I just saw through the cracks, and have moved on to a better / better paid job!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management (board members) need to open their eyes and realise that there are 2 types of people that work in Asda Head office: Those that go to work and do the best they can for the business, and those who go to work and do the best they can for themselves! There's also *far* too many people who are there justifying their own (meagre) jobs. If Asda really does want to cut costs, they can start in their own Head Office by getting rid off all the burecratic 'process merchants' who spend their working lives justifying their own existence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Ok job

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

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

    Pros

    It's easy work, colleagues and section leaders are really nice and more like friends than colleagues, good break times during long shifts, flexible hours, rewarding when you help a customer, pay is okay, double time or time and a half pay if you work bank holidays/weekends etc, safety shoes are provided if you ask for them, opportunity to learn other deparments, training provided

    Cons

    Job can be repetitive, on feet for 9+ hours some shifts especially if you work in grocery, lots of heavy lifting involved if you work on shop floor, have to deal with inconsiderate customers sometimes, managers can be distant, equipment like top stocking ladders and flat beds are rarely ever replaced, more comps needed for split etc, not enough warehouse staff so people from other departments have to do warehouse tasks,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe put rotas online or email rotas to colleagues as it is hard to find out your shifts if you're not in the day that the rota is out, give all colleagues work phones so they can contact section leaders etc when needed instead of running around shop looking for them, train colleagues properly on how to use price guns, provide some training days like to scrub up on things or refresh colleagues memory, offer full time contracts more often to colleagues instead of for example giving someone with a 10 hour contract a 40 hour contract one week then the next back to 10.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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