Tesco Reviews

Updated July 22, 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. Good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    I have been working at Tesco

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture and Opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Slow to change when needed and Limited resources


  2. Mixed bag

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good as are benefits

    Cons

    Too kpi focussed with too many kpi's, also directors seem to hate each other making cross function work difficult at times

    Advice to Management

    Realise you all work for the same company and quit the squabbling


  3. I developed so much and achieved incredible things

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Director in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Finance Director in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Tesco provided me with unbelievable opportunities and the chance to accelerate my development in a way I'd not experienced anywhere else including an international assignment. I worked with some fantastic people too and had a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Turbulent times for the retailer with poor performance and an accounting scandal meant everyone needed huge amounts of resilience to get through.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilise the team structures and get the internal opportunities up and running again to attract/ retain the caliber of people you desperately need


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  5. Tesco

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telecoms Trade Planning, Advertising & Campaigns Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Telecoms Trade Planning, Advertising & Campaigns Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    I worked at Tesco full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    ¬ A pro-active company which is undergoing a big transformation as part of its core plan ¬ A strong set of cultural values with its people through progressive management styles ¬ The people are great and of high calibre ¬ Good overall facilities e.g. subsidised restaurant, gym, working areas etc

    Cons

    Many of the external business areas work in silos which is down to the way structures and areas have built up over time, so achieving anything cross functionally was quite difficult at times. This said the Tesco leadership have and are going through an important period of transformation therefore this may change the way Tesco operates going forward.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep your business and people plans transparent with all working levels


  6. Leasing and Development Manager

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

    I have been working at Tesco full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility early on Opportunity to move around the business to grow and develop Opportunities to work overseas Relaxed working environment

    Cons

    Some senior leaders lead by fear Can be hard to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Secure a pipeline of future talent by developing good people and treating them well


  7. Progression

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Technology Consultant in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Freelancer - Technology Consultant in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    I worked at Tesco (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Willing to accept a tidal change in how customers are interacting with groceries, what the expectancies are and how to envelope that demand, appreciate it and make a calculated judgement in how to remain on the front foot.

    Cons

    Although there have been advancements in the technology stack deployed and a greater emphasis on information dissemination, troubles lie at the heart of the retailers sensibilities. A concerted effort over 10 years to 'hire from within' has deduced the standard of middle management to an unacceptable level.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring from within and consider the chaotic changes that will hit retail in 15/20 years, an emphasis to move away from out of town shopping malls to inner-city express stores is a must.


  8. good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    I worked at Tesco (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    scale and external interest great dedicated people on the ground

    Cons

    poor rep need to value people more

    Advice to Management

    communicate better with external public customers


  9. ups and downs

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandiser in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandiser in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    I have been working at Tesco full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    10% discount huge experience size of company- will not go under

    Cons

    very unstable moment for company not best communication between levels and hr no cash bonus, shares unlocked aft 3 ys if you're still with company

    Advice to Management

    sort company out, make sure people know what's going on


  10. Procurement Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, friendly colleagues, nice office

    Cons

    No flexible working, too much self-promotion

    Advice to Management

    Look at what someone delivers not how much time they spend at their desk...


  11. Long-term

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    I have been working at Tesco full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Brandname, lots of opportunities, global

    Cons

    cut-throat, all your friends share their opinions



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