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Tesco Bristol Reviews

Updated January 24, 2017
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Bristol, England (UK)

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  • Unsociable hours interferes with work life balance (in 48 reviews)

  • Long hours- fast paced - heavy work (in 81 reviews)

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  1. "Tesco experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone there was very friendly.

    Cons

    There are not any cons I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "A Welcoming and relaxed enviroment"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tesco part-time

    Pros

    Friendly and welcoming colleagues and a relaxed environment.

    Cons

    limited professional development opportunities for part time workers.

    Advice to Management

    Team cohesion could benefit from a more proactive approach to team development.


  3. "its ok..."

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    Current Employee - Dot Com Personal Shopper in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Dot Com Personal Shopper in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Priviledge card comes in handy, overtime is flexible and easy to get.

    Cons

    most of the time its about speed over quality. the managers just want you to hurry up so they can go home. managers can be quite lazy and not contribute much to team.

    Advice to Management

    be less lazy an prioritise the quality of pickers rather than being the quickest.


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  5. "Overall atmosphere is good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dot Com Personal Shopper in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Dot Com Personal Shopper in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tesco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Low entry-requirements, friendly atmosphere, dynamic work environments, good pay brackets

    Cons

    Hierarchy ceilings make it difficult to see paths for career advancement, some frozen management techniques not adapting to current trends.

    Advice to Management

    Venture down to the lower levels of employment from time to time to stay in touch with employee needs and suggestions


  6. "Great employer for students"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good mobility across the country due to a large number of stores all over the UK

    Cons

    Very hard to progress from one level to the next due to large amounts of staff competing for the same position

    Advice to Management

    Need better people in the business with better management styles along with person skills


  7. "general assistant"

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    Current Employee - General Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - General Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Tesco (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, great colleagues and good pay.

    Cons

    It's too far from my house.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your good workers and make sure your chappy ones don't get away with doing bare minimum. It's not fair on those who care about the job.


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    "customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great career opportunities. Treated with respect and consideration. Flexibility with a good work life balance. Challenging and competitive. Good reward package. Involved in making changes and encouraged to lead with your own personality.

    Cons

    Promotions not always as transparent as they should be. Reward package is not as clear as it should be. Parameters not laid out clearly. Opportunity to progress is slowing with the business contraction.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce confusing price promotions.


  9. "Customer Delivery Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Delivery Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Delivery Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tesco (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits scheme, shares in success, Working as part of a team, delivering great service.

    Cons

    Other members of staff seem to get away with not pulling their own weight when we're supposed to be a team.

    Advice to Management

    Put some focus on the employees who are unwilling to do their share of work.


  10. "A good employer with strong benefits"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Bristol, England (UK)

    Pros

    Always flexible and understanding around hours etc, good team ethic and strong training programs for development

    Cons

    Very rare that work can be achieved to high standards in working week and operating hours are long


  11. "Good for part-time work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tesco part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Flexible working hours
    - Fairly easy processes to learn
    - Full training and support provided
    - One of the highest paid retailers for entry level employees in stores
    - Opportunity to multi-skill and work in different areas of the stores

    Cons

    - Very bureaucratic
    - Working hours can be unsocial, e.g. late evenings, weekends
    - Lower level employees tend to have a syndical view of management
    - Focus on efficiency and cutting costs, which has led to resources being cut, making it more difficult to do the job well

    Advice to Management

    Listen to some of the ideas of entry level employees.


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