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Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Overall good place to work if you are looking for part-time work.

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

    I worked at ASDA (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good wage for simple work especially during your studies.
    - Great opportunity to enhance work experience and skill-set.
    - Assisting and speaking to customers everyday was always insightful and unpredictable for good reasons.
    - Using own personal intuition to complete tasks.

    Cons

    - Under appreciated.
    - Management ignore good work and don't commend.
    - Management had their 'favourite' staff members.
    - Management at times would disappear for hours on end, only to be found sitting in the canteen with their fellow managers.
    - Management and section leaders would sometimes come across as very unprofessional especially when discussing other colleagues.
    - Management would also ignore what workers suggested or requested, for example: holiday leave or departmental transfers.
    - Have to be very thorough when noting pay and hours and very wary of management in general, the management and office workers were not very trustworthy or reliable.
    - Technology was very outdated and certified safe equipment was always scarce.
    - It was clear that to work well with the management and the section leaders you had to basically give in to every command they ordered without question.
    - Anyone who was "different" or "didn't work as hard" as the management or section leaders was usually spoken about in a very negative manner.
    - Hypocrisy and inconsistency were rife within the business.
    - Managers acted as if they were untouchable and were not responsible for any action they took. They were very good at passing the blame.
    - Certain procedures just add complication to the working environment.
    - Management were always pushing for workers to work overtime, even when the answer was a categorical no.
    - Always felt that management and section leaders were very judgemental and that there was a hidden motive.
    - Very sloppy at making sure workers are 100% satisfied and happy, it took over two years to realise that someone had not actually been properly trained.

    Advice to Management

    - Stop ignoring workers requests and suggestions.
    - Commend workers who work well.
    - Reward dedicated workers with promotion and not just the management's 'favourites'.
    - More transparency with workers.
    - Actually work an honest days work and stop disappearing to the canteen every hour.
    - Don't abuse your management position by stopping every suggestion and highlighting every mistake.
    - Stop judging workers who aren't your favourites.
    - Stop emphasising overtime and hire more staff.
    - Stop preaching hard work and customer service when you sit in the canteen for hours on end not working.
    - Acknowledge how staff are feeling and motivate them to work.
    - Actually work with staff, not against.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Expect you to be available at all times.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Checkout Operator in Rawtenstall, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Checkout Operator in Rawtenstall, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    10% discount (honestly, no pro's).

    Cons

    Differing pay rates...you get nowhere unless related to another asda employee.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all staff the same instead of promoting just employees relatives.

  3. Checkout worker

    Current Employee - Checkout Assistant in Newton Mearns, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Checkout Assistant in Newton Mearns, Scotland (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The work is flexible, with shift swaps and overtime regularly available. Section leaders normally friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Check out work is extremely mundane. Breaks are pretty poor and unpaid. 7 hour shift with a half hour break. Trapped at a checkout for up to 4 hours at a time.

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  5. Treat you like rubbish!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Checkout Operator
    Current Employee - Checkout Operator

    I have been working at ASDA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    10%discount Apart from that absolutely nothing, asda will leave you feeling degraded and undervalued,used and bullied.

    Cons

    *managment treat you like rubbish
    *no flexibility
    *no praise
    *clicky managment
    *poor management
    *disorganised

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating staff like rubbish, sort management. Sort out training. Understand asda is not a career for most who work there,so work life balance is important, not all people can work weekends but for Asda you have to.

  6. Asda Living

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible for students and those with comitments

    Cons

    Can be busy during Christmas holidays and prior to schools returning

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  7. Asda chepstow distribution..modern day slave labour

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

    I worked at ASDA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good wage,and home time good staff saving scheme

    Cons

    Excessive pick rate which is ok if u under 30 ,the union which u pay ya subs to then realise they dont do nothing for u

    Advice to Management

    Were only human u know practice what u preach and see how u get on picking

  8. Helpful (1)

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASDA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    company values, chance to step on a retail career

    Cons

    low pay rates and time management

  9. Poor Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at ASDA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced and competitive environment with a previously great leadership model and beliefs.

    Cons

    Culture now changing into a Tell and Do environment rather than a Challenge and Involve team working ethic. I saw these changes taking place from 2010 to 2013. Where ASDA previously adopted a Servant Leadership Style within its Senior Team, getting things done with and through others WILLINGLY and WELL to now just GET IT DONE! Wages and productivity are continuously being squeezed and challenged to reduce prices, meaning more volume is being pumped into the shops with fewer hours to deliver a standards.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your GSMs and stop stripping hours out through the so called 'Productivity Challenges' and allow colleagues to deliver the standards that customers previously came to expect.

  10. Shocking

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

    I worked at ASDA full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Discount card annual leave and colleagues

    Cons

    Stupid managers who don't know how to run a department

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your dead wood of managers

  11. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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