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Great place to work, with an opportunity to get on if you want to

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

I have been working at Tesco

Pros

Intresting Work
Great career opportunity
place where one can build a life long career with challenging roles all the way

Cons

Talent Planning is reasonable by doesnt always work
Inconsistnacy in people processes across the company

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Investment in staff is needed

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    Current Employee - Line Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Line Manager in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Tesco

    Pros

    * 10% discount
    * options to buy shares through wage
    * Good pension
    * Free shares every year
    * Better benefits and wage than competitors
    * Subsidised meals (NOT IN EXPRESS)
    * Good training
    * Extra holidays at 5, 10 & 15yr anniversarys
    * Good holidays

    Cons

    * If the face fits seems to be the key for progression.
    * The goal posts seem to move quite frequently
    * Lack of staff in superstore & Extra stores
    * Lack of investment in retaining staff
    * Personnel managers generally aren't personable, and when staff go to them with issues, it feels like that we are an inconvience
    * The divide between night staff and day staff is an us and them culture, but managers do little to improve the divide, nor to sort the issues out for them
    * So much pressure is on the night shift, due to the staff shortages on days, the night shift are expected to turn the store round, and get beasted when they don't

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in staff at store level. I shopped in a Metro last week, and over the tannoy all I could hear was for relief staff to the tills, managers to the tills, and there was no staff on the shopfloor to help customers!

    Its worse in Extras, I went to my old store, and there was only one memeber of staff on the whole of fresh, and they were trying to carry out reductions, whilst running in the back every ten minutes to get offsales for customers, and it was only 19:30!!!

    Sales are down across Extras, I don't know whether the customer footfall is down, or whether they are spending less, but after visiting my old store, I would not shop there again if I could help it! Poor availabilty, no staff to help customers, and still queues, and apparrently the store is overspent! this was a store of excellence when I worked there, taking £1.7m a week!

    Finally, the night team are never appreciated, or supported. Don't what can be done, but it can be done better.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Working in finance is hard work (high volume and quick speed of delivery) in pressurised and aggressive environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst - Finance in Cheshunt, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst - Finance in Cheshunt, England (UK)

    I worked at Tesco

    Pros

    Marmite - you either love it or hate it at Tesco
    Pay is good in head office
    Opportunities to progress are good - if you are good at your job
    Treat employees to team days out.
    Good train links to london central (30mins)
    lots of International opportunities - I spent a few months in India, Bangalore
    You will be moved around quickly if you are good.
    People are nice
    Calibre of people is very high
    Great opportunity to learn new skills and new ways of doing things

    Cons

    Very hard work (Can be quite technical at times, very high volume, requires a very fast pace in turnaround)
    People are challenging in terms of push back
    Long hours required
    People are aggressively managed by peers at all levels WL2-WL4
    Not for someone looking for an easy job
    Little support from peers and very high expectations
    Many people leave after a few months however some people thrive in the environment
    Systems dont work too great
    Challenges around working with the Bangalore team where the capability of staff is lower, environment has less urgency and culture tolerates errors.
    Location of HQ is poor, it is on an old industrial estate where there is a high crime rate in local area and nowhere to eat outside and canteen food is not good.
    Difficult to get to work level 3 if you are a WL2 and difficult to get to WL4 if you are WL3 - political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support staff more,
    move staff around if role is not right for the staff talent planning does not work
    Provide better tools

    Doesn't Recommend
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