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ASDA Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
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  • Some section leaders are unmotivated and seem to not care when asked for help or advice (in 99 reviews)

  • Very long hours with little work life balance (in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Decent enough for minimum wage"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ASDA part-time

    Pros

    Staff on same level are generally really nice people, can always talk about potential problems.
    Work is boring and repetitive, to be expected though really.

    Cons

    Many managers only looking out for themselves.
    Process for solving issues between colleagues / in store issues is far too longwinded.

    Advice to Management

    Don't beat around the bush when it comes to solving issues in store, too much talk and no action doesn't benefit anyone


  2. "Used to be better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great staff, can do a year out

    Cons

    A lot harder now to work your way up as a lot of management roles have been cut

    Advice to Management

    Old system.worked better with more managers


  3. "Service Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Blackheath, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Blackheath, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team work company ,careers opportunity

    Cons

    Long hours , shop staff and Mangers work apart

    Advice to Management

    Use working time directive


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  5. "Great place to work - other colleagues performance varies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Grocery Colleague in Blyth, North East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Grocery Colleague in Blyth, North East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great pension plan
    - 15 minute paid break and a 30 minute dinner break
    - Support from colleagues/supervisors regarding difficult customers or situations
    - Customers are generally quite happy - I am quite shy and even I found it easy enough to communicate with customers politely

    - Good pay for the work
    - Exceptionally flexible working hours

    Cons

    - Often other colleagues whom have been working there for a while get complacent and do not put in as much effort as newer colleagues, many small tasks are often a big deal

    - The management and supervisors are splintered into smaller factions, they can easily be balkanised which affects the rest of the staff for the day when the managers are pissed off

    Advice to Management

    Try and employ colleague-friendly performance improvement sessions or pointers, no one likes being told they're crap or too slow, a "this is how you could speed up tasks and make more time for more important tasks" would be better phrased


  6. "working at asda"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ASDA part-time

    Pros

    get paid well for the job that you are doing

    Cons

    rather boring job. the same day in and day out

    Advice to Management

    be interested in what the staff have to say. most of the time they can bother


  7. "Bakery"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASDA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good work life balance and flexibility

    Cons

    pay is not great but cant complain for the work

    Advice to Management

    not much


  8. "Porter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Porter in Doncaster, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Porter in Doncaster, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ASDA part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, not challenging work

    Cons

    Physical strain, late work hours


  9. "Could be better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ASDA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, bonus, friendly co workers,staff discounts,

    Cons

    Long hours, working weekends, lack of support from managers,lack of communication,repetitive jobs,no flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Listen to colleagues, respect colleagues, don't put to much pressure on colleagues


  10. "A great 5 years at ASDA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people, friendly and helpful team. Fast paced environment

    Cons

    High expectations and sometimes the workloads were quite heavy with a small number of staff


  11. "Optical advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Optical Advisor in Hull, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Optical Advisor in Hull, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ASDA part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    10 % discount and more at Xmas and share saver

    Cons

    Leaving my family at home while I work



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