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Tesco Reviews in Cheshunt, England

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
413 Reviews
3.3
413 Reviews
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Pros
  • The work life balance ethos enables members work various shifts confidently (in 29 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good pay, pay for overtime or give you time back (in 27 reviews)


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

  • The work is demanding and while they talk about work / life balance, it's certainly work that comes first (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Reorganisation only works if you get rid of the dead wood

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    People are great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Progress career before people get frustrated and leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Really good experience. I learned a lot.

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Nothing in particular. Everything fine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Supply Chain

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on simplicity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Chance to develop

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheshunt, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheshunt, England (UK)

    I have been working at Tesco part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to take on new roles
    Willing to allow flexible working
    Capable managers
    Competitive pay

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get things done
    Too much hierarchy and organisational change
    Not enough business prioritisation, too many competing projects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Difficult to work your way up. Very hierarchical.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    look at working hours and ease of progression.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great learning environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buying Manager in Cheshunt, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Buying Manager in Cheshunt, England (UK)

    I worked at Tesco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of accountability very quickly, interact with may different functions.

    Cons

    very controlling environment, slow to respond to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Complacency killed the cat not curiosity.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

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

    I have been working at Tesco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, action orientated business that gets results. Business with lots of opportunities in the commercial world and good variety.

    Cons

    Head office is ugly and not a good environment, lack of strategy can be frustrating, very hierarchical, chaotic, strong 'Tesco' type, not very forward thinking or innovative with staff, organisationally quite backwards and poor line management structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more innovative for staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The WORST place I have ever worked.

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

    I worked at Tesco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - 10% discount
    - Household name, recognised by all.

    Cons

    - Lack of opportunity
    - Extremely hierarchical structure. Lack of autonomy and freedom
    - Backstabbing and unethical practices extremely evident amongst managers.
    - Very, very bad payers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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