Tesco Reviews

Updated June 3, 2015
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Pros
  • Good company for work life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • good pay especially time and a half on sundays (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, expectation that you will do more than is fair (in 18 reviews)

  • Work life Balance is challenging (in 8 reviews)

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  1. ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cash Administrative in Cheshunt, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Cash Administrative in Cheshunt, England (UK)

    I have been working at Tesco (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    flexibility if you have good rapport with managmentq

    Cons

    no emotions for anyone. put too much pressure


  2. A good company where you can learn everything about a blue chip company.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Cheshunt, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Cheshunt, England (UK)

    I worked at Tesco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Data-rich company
    Innovative
    good staff discount
    wide business experience

    Cons

    the facility is average given its size
    pretty hierarchical

    Advice to Management

    Less hierarchical


  3. Helpful (1)

    Could be worse

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Cheshunt, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Buyer in Cheshunt, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic subject matter, varied and interesting work. I do enjoy my job and I like my immediate team. I work in an interesting department though (Group Food)

    Cons

    Terrible and arrogant management, awful structures. No professional qualification training. Very hierarchical. Awful salaries. Take advantage of younger staff by paying inadequately. 'UK' section of the food business is run by wide boy types. Few opportunities for promotion. Embarrassing office in an awful location.

    Advice to Management

    Stop arguing amongst yourself and start to value the more junior members of your team.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Head Office

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Cheshunt, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Buyer in Cheshunt, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast progression for people who can deliver results, good work-life balance, friendly people and teams, ample training available, lots of networking opportunities

    Cons

    Too much focus on shareholder and profit margin at the expense (literally) of the customer, endless bureaucracy and administration, too many middle managers

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting your job security before doing what's right for customers


  6. Helpful (1)

    Not a bad place to work but bureaucracy sometimes makes it hard to get anything done

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Cheshunt, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Cheshunt, England (UK)

    I worked at Tesco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay OK, not long hours, ability to progress if you're willing to jump through hoops and are favoured by the right managers

    Cons

    Getting things done difficult as loads of red tape - most IT done in India to a sometimes questionable quality. You need to be in with the right people to progress as much as being competent.

    Advice to Management

    Reorganisation only works if you get rid of the dead wood


  7. People are great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Supply Planner in Cheshunt, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Supply Planner in Cheshunt, England (UK)

    I worked at Tesco full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good people
    Young team good energy
    Good place to learn the basics of role
    Some if the training courses are good

    Cons

    Salary is very poor
    Senior team are over-managing
    Too many admin tasks that take time away for the actual job
    No career progression until you quit

    Advice to Management

    Progress career before people get frustrated and leave


  8. A fantastic company who look after your personal and preofessional development.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Cheshunt, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Cheshunt, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic people. Everyone is always happy to help.
    The company has great values and puts the customer at the heart of it's decision making.

    Cons

    It's office location is a little undesirable if you're young and single - but it is workable.


  9. Really good experience. I learned a lot.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Analyst in Cheshunt, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Analyst in Cheshunt, England (UK)

    I have been working at Tesco as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Really helpful coworkers. Nice culture. Development opportunities

    Cons

    Nothing in particular. Everything fine.


  10. Difficult to work your way up. Very hierarchical.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Location Planner in Cheshunt, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Location Planner in Cheshunt, England (UK)

    I have been working at Tesco full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Good people and on the whole wanting to help each other.

    Cons

    Long hours, expectation that you will do more than is fair.

    Advice to Management

    look at working hours and ease of progression.


  11. Supply Chain

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Cheshunt, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Cheshunt, England (UK)

    I have been working at Tesco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big operation, lots of direct responsibility, ability to measure what you do.

    Cons

    Food retail is a challenging environment which requires solid analytics and the ability to build relationships

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on simplicity



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