Tesco Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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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. A great company to work for and still room to grow.

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    I will do my best to keep everything running smoothly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Mixed experience depending on management

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    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 ManagementAdvice

    Poor management is ignored

  3. Technology Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    very well established company in the retail

    Cons

    poor leadership and road map

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 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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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. yo

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Tesco, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Tesco, TX

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

    Pros

    Tesco is a good company

    Cons

    There might be something better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tesco

    Pros

    great staff and a great sense of community engagement
    great indoor sports facilities where I worked

    Cons

    Management are at times uppity about change

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

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    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)

    Pros

    Data-rich company
    Innovative
    good staff discount
    wide business experience

    Cons

    the facility is average given its size
    pretty hierarchical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less hierarchical

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tesco

    Pros

    Great place to work and very good values

    Cons

    Making a lot of redundancies

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Stock Control Team Leader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tesco

    Pros

    Good pay higher than most other retail sectors.
    Good benefits scheme with discount card and sick pay etc.
    Life style and career breaks along with study breaks for those like myself still in education.

    Cons

    For the higher end of the Team being the leader expectations are somewhat large, delivering a lot of work within a short timescale. Often find that others do little as they know you can carry them.
    Find that less people will want to be multi skilled on these areas.
    Should have to sit a basic maths test before doing stock control as some people are simply not cut out for the technicality of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up a basic exam for those applying for stock control, as the process to transfer a member or performance manage someone is very long and drawn out process. It delays and makes others job harder as they are carrying these weaker members of the team. If everyone was starting at a similar level then this makes for a fair advantage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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