Tesco Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. Procurement Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    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...

  2. Long-term

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    • Senior Management
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    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

  3. Business Systems Analyst

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

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

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

    Pros

    This used to be a customer focused organisation that nurtured it's people and was relentless in following it's customers needs

    Cons

    It's a disgrace that such an iconic British company has been brought to it's knees by such incompetent, and in some cases dishonest, senior management. Unfortunately it is now the people who have worked so hard to make the company what it was are now paying the price by losing their livelihoids.

    Advice to Management

    Demonstrate integrity and treat those staff that will be left, after rebuilding the company, with respect and earn their trust. Prosecute those that falsified accounts and lead the business back to it's roots, follow the customer and regain their trust and loyalty.

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  5. Culture

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    Current Contractor - Artworker in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Artworker in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    I have been working at Tesco as a contractor (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Team environment
    Strong work ethic
    Fun
    Challenging
    Varied
    Career development opportunities
    Culture

    Cons

    Too busy to benefit from CPD
    Work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Get to know people more
    Be accessible

  6. An in depth technical experience

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wide exposure to many technologies.

    Cons

    currently brittle career options in the current market

    Advice to Management

    no advice

  7. Helpful (1)

    Some Positives, too many negatives - Aggressive working environment

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

    I worked at Tesco

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

    Pros

    Tesco's is huge, there is plenty of scope to move around - providing you don't have your moves blocked because you are deemed too critical to that role - which happens quite a lot if you are not on the Graduate Program.
    Plenty of different technologies.
    Working with people across the group.
    Fast pace.
    Benefits package was good

    Cons

    Graduates get progression, others barely get a look in.
    Increasingly aggressive management that DO NOT LISTEN to those that actually do the role, hence some terrible decision making.
    They pay no attention to work life balance.
    Nice people do not progress.
    Pay increases do not happen, negotiate a good starting package - you won't get a decent increase.

    Advice to Management

    Value your experienced employees, give them opportunities.
    Live the values, cut out the aggression and ruling by fear
    Stop the empire building within middle management
    Trust your staff, there are good people there.

  8. Was at Tesco.com when it was a start-up!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Analyst in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Web Analyst in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Peaceful office campus
    HR instill a "values" culture - treat others as you'd like to be treated
    9 to 5 hours
    Many people have been there a long time

    Cons

    Car Park now overflowing from what I hear
    Out of London for those who are London based
    Possibly lower salaries as don't have to pay a London weighting

    Advice to Management

    None

  9. pure chaos and inexperienced managers running massive budget projects

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Scrum Master in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Scrum Master in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    I worked at Tesco as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    let you work from home
    lots of company perks

    Cons

    the managers have no idea what they are doing
    the adoption of agile is chaotic at best with each team doing as they please , no common framework/approach is followed
    the teams are insular very resistant to change
    the atmosphere is very politically charged

    Advice to Management

    hire experienced people don't just put grads in charge of projects

  10. A cog in a machine

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainee Merchandiser in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Trainee Merchandiser in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    There are a few talented staff in the company.
    Good middle management- they just don't decide as much as they could.
    Short hours. Everyone can leave early (not a great social life n WGC so no one sticks around).

    Cons

    Very low morale.
    Very much part of a cog in a machine.
    No scope for individual input
    Terrible location
    Poor pay

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more feedback from the ground up, less top down decisions.

    Make it fun again.

  11. Tesco.com summer internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Tesco.com Summer in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Tesco.com Summer in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    a good chance to find out more about the online retail business inside out.
    meeting a lot directors and other colleagues during the internship.
    we were given a lot of responsibility for our projects.
    if performed well, we were given a chance to be proceeded to the graduate scheme straight away.
    HR were always helpful if we had any issues or concerns.

    Cons

    it would be great if interns could more or less pick departments where they could work within tesco.com during the summer.

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