Tesco Reviews

Updated July 2, 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. Customer Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Crewe, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Crewe, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Great People
    Discount is helpful!

    Cons

    i worked in an extra store, a lot of the time we were understaffed, tesco like to employ customer assistants under a 16 hour contract which is impossible to live on

    Advice to Management

    hire staff with higher contracts, paid 15 minute breaks, more staff discounts and make overtime more regularly available


  2. Helpful (2)

    Inetrview

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate and Retail Team Leader in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate and Retail Team Leader in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Tesco

    Pros

    Very easy interview. Basic customer service question

    Cons

    Need to work hard under pressure

    Advice to Management

    Improve training


  3. Mixed experience depending on management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tesco

    Pros

    Large organisation with multiple opportunities

    Cons

    Career progression is not obvious

    Advice to Management

    Poor management is ignored


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  5. Technology Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    very well established company in the retail

    Cons

    poor leadership and road map


  6. A great company to work for and still room to grow.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Faculty Maintenance in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Faculty Maintenance in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Tesco full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The staff and the workers are very friendly people to work with, I love it here.

    Cons

    How can you think of anything bad with a growing company that will continue to grow.

    Advice to Management

    I will do my best to keep everything running smoothly.


  7. Good company to work for but won't utilise the staff skills and promote depending on who they get on with not skill.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deputy Store Manager in Essex, MD
    Former Employee - Deputy Store Manager in Essex, MD

    I worked at Tesco full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great teams to work in, enjoyable challenges. Possibly great career prospects if willing to wait.

    Cons

    Too much carrot dangling without results. To many decisions made from management who don't work in stores.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time in stores to see how things really work. It would save time and money.


  8. Great learning opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tesco full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    wonderful campus,friendly atmosphere,the campus has been designed keeping in mind all the needs of an employee.

    Cons

    Sometimes the skills are not appropriately reviewed and considered for growth of an employee by the management


  9. yo

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Tesco, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Tesco, TX

    I have been working at Tesco full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tesco is a good company

    Cons

    There might be something better


  10. Helpful (1)

    Deputy Store Manager - Tesco Express

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deputy Manager - Express in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Deputy Manager - Express in Manchester, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in various stores
    Freedom to create rotas to reflect the needs of each store as an individual business
    Some degree of freedom in trade driving the shop floor

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity to progress, particularly in the current Tesco climate. Frustrating seeing managers from Extras etc coming across and taking store manager roles for which they have had little or no training whilst those existing Express deputies had to sit tight and be stilled in their progression, Having to then carry out part of the SM role due to lack of capability without getting any credit or recognition. Work/life balance is poor to non existent; expectation it to work extra for free and having had little or no breaks. Contract states 36.5 hours but it is easy to work around 60!


  11. Busy but enjoyable

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tesco part-time

    Pros

    Lots of variety from the different customer enquirers experienced, made sure there wasn't a dull day. Supportive managers who want you to do you best.

    Cons

    Very busy during peak hours so it can get stressful helping a large number of customers especially when they have complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the very good work, just need to keep listening to staff and balancing customers needs with that they need.



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