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Tesco Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
344 Reviews
3.3
344 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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    Sales Assistant - Student

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    Current Employee - Tesco Sales Assistant
    Current Employee - Tesco Sales Assistant

    I have been working at Tesco part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Privlege card which offers 10% off almost everything in store and online. Sunday premium gives an incentive to work on the weekend.

    Cons

    They can be quite pushy about getting you to do overtime. Being a student they think we have a lot of free time and keep pushing to do more shifts as the stores can be understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management varies heavily but some can be really rude when you don't do shifts for their department. Don't emotionally blackmail staff into working overtime for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    office Administrator.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tesco

    Pros

    Very supportive Management, friendly staff.

    Cons

    Going up and down to the main printer so many times a day.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic educative experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Tesco part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was able to develop my customer service, sales, leadership and team work skills as well as problem solving.

    Cons

    It was hard working mainly nights

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more career progression opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good easy going company can't really do wrong. good pay

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Bellshill, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Bellshill, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Tesco part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for the work you have to do straight forward job easy enough

    Cons

    Managers vary in skill a lot you can wonder how many deserve their wage. Work can be repetitive. No consistency changes direction every other day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage make the decision stick with it also be more consistent look at things in the long term instead of living like a teenager out drinking then coming in half cut

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tesco

    Pros

    fun good company to work with

    Cons

    idek because it was nice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Team
    Current Employee - Commercial Team

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

    Pros

    The people & training were the best things - infinite possibilities

    Cons

    Team structure is not always accurate and you may feel lack of drive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilise the skilled people you have to develop a stronger team and ensure they manage upwards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Work Experience

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Assistant
    Former Employee - General Assistant

    I worked at Tesco

    Pros

    Friendly Atmosphere all around and helpful people.

    Cons

    Could help new people instead of leaving them alone

  9.  

    Enjoyable

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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Plymouth, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Plymouth, England (UK)

    I have been working at Tesco

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere amongst all employees

    Cons

    Long hours, and poor work/life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Warehouseman

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Always busy and on the go

    Cons

    It is repetitive doing the same job role everyday

    Recommends
  11.  

    Routine and bearable, but not without its social limitations.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Shopper in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Personal Shopper in Sheffield, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - Shifts fly by
    - Customer-facing (often rewarding)
    - Supportive and flexible approach to staff who are also students
    - Overseeing the evolution of Tesco's product offering can be exciting
    - Generous pay for the skill set required
    - Sunday + Bank Holiday premium
    - Keeps you fit to a certain extent

    Cons

    - 6am starts unsuitable for any sociable young person
    - Tendency to become monotonous, repetitive and mundane
    - 10% staff discount and no bonus
    - Tedious absence return process
    - High staff turnover
    - Demographic of colleagues
    - Line managers at each store I worked for lacked people skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frequent merchandising changes/relocation of products can become confusing, keep the staff well-informed to reduce mistakes. Product mapping consistently incorrect. Emphasis should be on performing to the best of one's abilities in terms of consideration for the end consumer and not just operating at blazing speeds for statistical leaderboards/bragging rights.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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