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Tesco Reviews in Welwyn Garden City, England

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.2 29 reviews

                             

61% Approve of the CEO

Tesco CEO Philip Clarke

Philip Clarke

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73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good fun people

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    ProsThere are great people at Tesco. Strong management and good benefits package

    ConsThe numbers overrule logical decision making

    Advice to Senior ManagementUtilise the ideas from the shop floor

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Opportunity

    Programmer Manager (Current Employee)
    Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    ProsFrom day one you are given a huge responsibilities. People are an asset for the company and are treated with respect. Great place to work and gain experience. Many areas to succeed

    ConsVery little support from leadership team. Lack of clear directions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould focus more on people needs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Losing it's way

    Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    ProsA challenging and dynamic business with multiple divisions and overseas operations, which in theory provide diverse opportunities to progress your career.

    ConsSenior management has taken it's eye off the ball and the business lacks direction. New middle management has diluted the internal identity and is reluctant to take decisions. They join to get Tesco on their CV and then move on adding little to the business. Benefits are being continuously eroded.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure the Tesco Values are practiced by everyone, especially management, and look after the people in the business properly. Too often short sighted short term financial decisions are taken rather than a longer term strategic approach.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor senior management and leadership, too much politics

    Solution Architect (Current Employee)
    Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    ProsWork life balance, training (internal), benefits, pension, store discounts, good understanding of the retail business

    ConsSenior management is unintelligent, very political workplace (if you do not say the right things that people want to hear, even if its wrong, you do not belong here), whoever has the loudest voice is right, very aggressive culture,

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe only advice or solution to the management is to change the entire management and hire new blood - the management needs a complete re-organisation and change

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good career progression

    Resourcing Manager (Current Employee)
    Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    ProsWorking with bright and interesting people
    Career progression and development
    Big, exciting brand

    ConsTough trading conditions at the moment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    (Head Office) Difficult to get promoted ahead of ignorant and inexperienced graduates.

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    ProsDecent pay, good benefits, nice work culture. Always something different going on

    ConsThe "Options" system is woeful. It's designed for the stores but they try and use it in the Head office. It just seems like if they've got a job for you they shove you on it and hope you pass. If they don't want to promote you, they shove you on Options to stop you moaning.

    Every year there's an intake of about 50-100 graduates fresh out of Uni and they end up getting all the promotions within 6-12 months of joining the company. Absolutely insulting to those who have been working there for 5-6 years and are constantly taken for granted and overlooked. We end up leaving and going to work for the competition. (which is what I did).

    IT is basically a joke, you can't get software, hardware is what you're given and nothing else. Systems are a mess and locked down far too much in some places, but wide open in others to the point where things always break. Trying to use 1980s Mainframes, 1990s store systems and early 2000's back end systems all at the same time, no coherent vision for IT.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote people, don't make hard working people have to fight grads with seemingly unlimited energy for every WL2 and WL3 job, just give good people promotions. The grads all leave after they've got a year under their belts. Reward loyalty and results, not ability to brown-nose and climb the greasy pole.

    Gut the IT department and replace it with people who know what they're doing. Spend a billion or two re-platforming all of your out of date systems.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lots of politics and poor people skills by senior management at head office

    IT Architect (Former Employee)
    Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    ProsReally interesting work from the perspective of everybody already knows the business as most people have shopped there and can think of ways to improve it!

    Really friendly peers there and Tesco is great for your CV!

    ConsManagement try to restructure the organisation numerous times, you get moved around with no thought to what you want to do even though HR continually say they are always thinking about your career progression.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove your people skills, be approachable and listen to what work level 2's say as they know a lot!

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good opportunities, but a degree of inefficiency in practices like most global companies

    Trainee Merchandiser (Current Employee)
    Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    Pros- oppotunities
    - Working in a global context
    - large amount of interaction

    Cons- Inefficiencies, slow pace of change
    - Confusion and conflict of interest

    Advice to Senior ManagementCloser consultation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Opportunity for progression. Great benefits.

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    ProsGood pay
    Very people focussed
    Good values

    ConsNone for me personally, but as with any large employer, your boss is the person who makes a difference to how you feel about the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Progressive Dynamic Company -

    Assistant Merchandiser (Current Employee)
    Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    ProsDriven, Challenging, Opportunities, Great teams

    ConsCustomer does not always come first

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop changing personnel every few months - causes havoc

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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