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ASDA Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
290 Reviews
3.1
290 Reviews
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ASDA President & CEO  Andy Clarke
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 10% Discount benefit as well as all the flexibility and development opportunities (in 23 reviews)

  • Flexible hours (when it suits the management) (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Ordinary colleagues left to deal with mess made by mangers and section leaders (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Learning Curve

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    Former Employee - Sales in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in Leeds, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Busy place to work, nice people, occasionally you get tricky situations

    Cons

    Time off is hard to get and it didn't suit me whilst studying at school to work there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more organisation of work force would be great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    its alright but not near average

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Shop Floor Assistant in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Shop Floor Assistant in Reading, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    colleagues are the best, everyone love each other all feel like one family. the money is good.

    Cons

    the managers thinking is always tactical and never strategic, managers could pull you from one department and put you on another that you aren't even contracted to work at. managers treat colleagues like animals and expect the input to be the output without considering colleagues opinions and feelings. managers don't care about colleague opinions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider our feelings and take our opinions on board aswell as treat us better than the current way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
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  5.  

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

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    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
  6.  

    Nice experience so far!

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    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
  7.  

    Great company

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    • 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

  8.  

    A very good experience

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    • 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
  9.  

    Online Picker Rate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Online Picker in Basildon, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Online Picker in Basildon, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    There are absolutely no pros to working with this company, diabolical hourly rate for online pickers, on your feet for 4 hours before getting a 20 mins break, and all for minimum wage? Picking rate is 110 items per hour, and woe betide anyone who falls below that !!! It's like working for Scrooge, and now more divisions added to Ambient section to collect? for the same money....absolutely disgusting

    Cons

    See Pros !! - Lull you into a false sense of security

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    working for asda by dan bailey

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Operative, Shop Floor in Brighton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Operative, Shop Floor in Brighton, England (UK)

    I worked at ASDA as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    making new friends n making money.

    Cons

    being treated like a name and number by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont treat ppl like name and numbers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    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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