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Okay as a transition job

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Former Employee - Shop Floor Assistant  in  Bristol, England (UK)
Former Employee - Shop Floor Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)

I worked at ASDA

Pros

Quite flexible when it comes to shift swaps
Keen eye for health and safety
Good for a part time job

Cons

Highly unprofessional managers
Adamant about staff working either Saturday or Sunday (company policy blindly obeyed by all managers - even when it's not the case)
Poor flexibility with regards to changing departments and no job rotation
Paid less in comparison to the other BIG 3 retailers (Sainsburys, Morissons and TESCO)
Very monotonous work at times, but this is more characteristic of the industry rather than ASDA in particular

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior managers should be more carefully selected. My manager could not even spell properly (when leaving messages for checkout supervisors) and clearly did not have adequate communication and interpersonal skills to be in that position. Middle management is very poor, which probably is one of the factors leading to such a high turnover rate.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1.  

    friendly colluegues,opportunities to grow, good salary, good benifits

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    Current Employee - GM Assistant  in  Dumbarton, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - GM Assistant in Dumbarton, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at ASDA

    Pros

    Can make some really good friends and have good banter at work; Most workers are friendly and acknowldgable; The work is not difficult and theres is always someone nearby and easy to approach if help is needed

    Cons

    Job can become really repetitive; Managers can sometimes be under alot of pressure at certain times and can be quite snappy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ageism issues ar rife at the ASDA store I work within and many managerial figures can be very rude and ignorant in the way they speak to collugues. Whether this is just a personal opinion from the store I work in or it is an issue on a bigger scale, i feel managers should be advised or chosen on there people skills and communication skills as it is a vital part of working in retail.

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  2.  

    Just a cog

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    Former Employee - Shop Floor Assistant
    Former Employee - Shop Floor Assistant

    I worked at ASDA

    Pros

    Good hourly rate for young people
    Nice working environment
    Some opportunities for development

    Cons

    Poor management
    Uniform
    Disconnected from head office
    Not made to feel valued
    Just a cog in the system
    They use you, the spit you out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a clear path to management training
    Have employee development sessions quarterly

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