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ASDA Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  • Some section leaders are unmotivated and seem to not care when asked for help or advice (in 103 reviews)

  • Very long hours with little work life balance (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "17 years in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Porter in Broadstairs, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Porter in Broadstairs, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    10% discount after 12 weeks, discounts over many restaurants and attractions in uk

    Cons

    Minimum wage, no full time contracts, prospects of promotion only exist depending on how much brown nosing you are willing to do.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to run stores on a skelton crew, stop delegating your jobs to other people.


  2. "Team member"

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

    Pros

    Being a team member offered a sense of a great community

    Cons

    Staff benefits are minimal, could be raised a little

    Advice to Management

    Offer more incentives to work harder

  3. "Decent"

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

    Pros

    -Friendly work environment
    -Decent discount
    -Flexible hours

    Cons

    -Rude customers
    -Difficult to get a permanent contract

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Not as advertised"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASDA Colleague
    Current Employee - ASDA Colleague
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ASDA part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good colleagues to work with
    Double discount at Christmas
    Try to be flexible if you have other commitments

    Cons

    The upper management dump everything on the Section Leaders who then expect more from you especially if you are a hard worker. Work hard and do a good job and more work is expected of you. Whereas the lazy colleagues get away with it every time.
    Understaffing is a constant problem, as people leave, recruitment is non existent as the wages budget for each dept is squeezed more and more so there are fewer people to do the same amount of work which means corners are cut.
    Christmas is the worst time for stress. The music Asda plays over the radio is just dire and depressing especially as it's played from October.
    The whole management structure is very cliquey meaning those who are part of the inner circle get promoted first.
    Training is almost non existent especially those who are advanced to Section Leader. You could be in the job for months before you get sent for training.
    Stress is rife and nothing is done to alleviate it.
    I still have the second hand jacket I was given when I started 4 years ago, getting uniform is like getting blood from a stone.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting so much emphasis on wages budgets and allow all year round recruitment to prevent such high levels of stress in your colleagues.
    Make sure uniform is available
    Send new Section Leaders for training sooner


  5. "ASDA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lovely people, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Hard work, on feet a lot

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Customer assistant (checkouts, ambient foods)"

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

    I worked at ASDA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can get a lot of hours, fellow staff are often very nice. Asda care about customers

    Cons

    People tend to get stuck here, extremely boring job

    Advice to Management

    Give people more of a chance to grow on the job


  7. "Good Company"

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

    I worked at ASDA full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and store discounts

    Cons

    Shift patterns mean sone long days

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shop Floor Assistant in West Bromwich, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Shop Floor Assistant in West Bromwich, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Get to work with beautiful people

    Cons

    Awful place to work no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Learn the job before becoming management!


  9. "Why I had to leave"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store People Trading Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Store People Trading Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ASDA (More than a year)

    Pros

    The majority of managers are professional and fun to work with. Colleague benefits are are a plus too.

    Cons

    Its about who you know not what you know. You'll never be able to develop. Especially on South London region. The new SMP is a disaster and will only get along with you if "we're the same age and have kids" . If you don't fall under that catergory don't expect your career to go anywhere.


  10. "working at asda"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asda Process Colleague in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Asda Process Colleague in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASDA (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great colleges asell as dealing with the public nice friendly enviroment

    Cons

    no hours available and hard to progress

    Advice to Management

    offer more hours


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