ASDA Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Mixed bag

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Section Leader
    Current Employee - Section Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Local, friendly, colleagues, benefits package

    Cons

    Low pay for what you actually do as a section leader

    Advice to Management

    Pay section leaders a fair way for a management position not a pitence over a colleague


  2. Some perks but it needs improvement.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Shopper
    Current Employee - Personal Shopper
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can have flexible hours depending on your department. There is a benefits programme and you can manage personal details online

    Cons

    The company have removed the staff canteen which decreases the morale. The step up programme is quite poor and you will only be selected if you're a favourite. It is heavily understaffed but they will not hire new employees because they're 'saving money' on wages. There are some very rude managers who just see you as a number.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your colleagues with respect, we all work for the same company at the end of the day. I think it's absolutely atrocious that you stop giving staff members hot meals in the canteen for lunch just to save money, yet you seem more than happy to spend money on the 'new logo' you keep raving on about when it's only 4 yellow dashes above the 'A' and a new slogan. No meals keep the staff morale low. Don't promise that the vending machines will be stocked every day when they clearly aren't.


  3. Made good friends, learned lots of new skills, trained across different areas which helps with overtime

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can move up the ladder, can gain qualifications. can train in other areas. You are able to gain more experience on different departments which Is great if you want to pick up overtime or when you're ready to move onto a different job. Get a yearly bonus depending on sales from the store over 12 months. Receive other benefits such as discount at restaurants and theme parks. Can also join a union and join a shares have programme

    Cons

    Not many, everyone has different opinions depending on which department they work on and who their manager is so its down to personal opinion but generally it's an ok place to work


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  5. Nice staff but shocking managers and unbalanced expectations

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Staff were nice enough; good focus on customer service

    Cons

    Some awful managers who treat staff in their department like human garbage; uneven expectations across the board, e.g. one department is pushed to the limit to meet ridiculous targets (vastly disproportionate to the low pay) while another is lauded for passively exceeding targets where sales quotas are met, despite the fact that in the latter case sales are not dependent on staff effort (which is minimal for exactly that reason); managers and supervisors lack people skills.

    Advice to Management

    Look closely at how managers treat their staff; don't set ridiculous targets for staff who are paid ~£6 an hour - that's why you have such a high staff turnover rate.


  6. Ok for part time job at uni

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, talking to customers

    Cons

    Unsocial hours, management expects a lot for little, poor breaks


  7. good company to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good management, approachable senior team,

    Cons

    need to be ready for long hours


  8. sales assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    so many pros for this company

    Cons

    none at all i can think off

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  9. Helpful (1)

    General Asisistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are able to work as many hours as you can. Allows full flexibility, so especially good if you are a student, or, if you have no ambitions.

    Cons

    An extremely dead end job. There's is nothing more absurd than waking up early in the morning, walking to your wardrobe, then noticing that fluorescent green shirt staring back at you.

    Advice to Management

    Some managers are good, however, some managers believe they are gods gift to the retail industry. This attitude leads to the workforce hating the employer and company alike.


  10. Home and Leisure

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ASDA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close colleague community Flexible Working Mentality Colleague discount

    Cons

    Management distanced from colleagues Large turnover in employees

    Advice to Management

    More respect for the colleague


  11. Sales assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good canteen, employee discounts, holidays, vending machines, that's it

    Cons

    Long hours, inflexible, unprofessional, favouritism, very short breaks



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