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Tesco Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.2 314 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

Tesco CEO Philip Clarke

Philip Clarke

(138 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance, ability and scope to explore new technologies(in 20 reviews)

  • Good pay, development opportunities available, and some great people(in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, expectation that you will do more than is fair(in 17 reviews)

  • The work is demanding and while they talk about work / life balance, it's certainly work that comes first(in 6 reviews)

314 Employee Reviews
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    Great company which has lost its way slightly

    WL2 (Former Employee)

    ProsPay and benefits were competitive. Training was excellent. Work values and culture were brilliant and should be protected!

    ConsToo much value placed on 'generalists' rather than specialists. As such, they tend to look for the wrong attributes for promotion.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Chance to develop

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cheshunt, England (UK)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast paced and very demanding

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSalary, Promotion, mobility, package, people

    ConsProfits drive destroying operation, direction sometimes questionable

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tesco Customer assistant review. Worked there for 5 years

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery open environment
    Good pay for what you do

    ConsStrict dress policy and standards
    Cost cutting gone too far

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good place to work in terms of salary, benefit, working environment, relationship with management,

    Customer Service Assistant (Current Employee) Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England (UK)

    Proshelpful, trained management. you will get proper training for your job and will have every possible help you will need from the management. Management will always be in touch with you with every updates on issues happening in your working environment.

    Consyes, sometimes its boring if you do the job for long time. but when you become multi-skilled, you can get the chance to do varieties of job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great opportunities to get on

    Checkout Manager (Current Employee) Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    Proslong term job security with good prospects.pay is above industry standards and facilities are good. Pension scheme is the best.

    Consnothing if you are prepared to work

    Advice to Senior Managementtraining can be poor depending on who is delivering it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    a good place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood pay, good management, flexibility work time

    Consmight be very challenging.. long hours working

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I like tesco and products

    Cashier (Current Employee) Lewisham, England (UK)

    ProsI would say really best customer care and better placement of things

    Consit should be rush at busy times

    Advice to Senior ManagementI'm impressed at tesco I love to buy here and expecially 24 hours tesco helps more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Miserable, no praise or encouragement. Staff have poor people skills.

    Customer Assistant (Current Employee) West Mersea, England (UK)

    ProsThe pay is better than other supermarkets.

    ConsPoor management. Bad planning and little to no communication. No encouragement or praise to lower staff members, you are treated as disposable dirt. Lying to customers to avoid hassle. Passing the blame. New staff members are left on their own, as other staff are 'too busy' to train them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncouragement to staff and more praise instead of criticism. Put social interaction and being helpful to customers above profits. Customers are not just cash cows, in communities it means a lot for customers to be able to converse with members of staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Express team leader

    Team Leader (Current Employee) Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    ProsGood benefits, ok pay, friendly staff, fantastic customers, convienient job as it is local

    ConsStore managers are not trained so they treat all staff unfairly, as a team leader you don't get your breaks, always overlooked when it comes to progression

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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