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Tesco Edinburgh Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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  • work life balance can be stretched at times (in 55 reviews)

  • Long hours but generally pros outweigh cons (in 91 reviews)

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  1. "Job Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Straight forward job, reasonably pay. Plenty of scope to move up within the company.

    Cons

    Benefits package could improve. Holidays are good but more should be done to make everyone have an equal chance of getting off around xmas.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, a great place to work with great and friendly management staff.


  2. "Shambles"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free uniform not much else

    Cons

    Lack of support.
    Lack of staff.
    Overall management team are incompetent and lazy.

    Advice to Management

    start focusing on the on the customer and staff and less on self gratification and praise.

  3. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great to work for, decent wage, lots to do, always kept busy, told to look on the positive side of things

    Cons

    Can be difficult to work with customers all day every day, the management change around is really bad at the minute and is affecting daily work

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing every one around so much as it affecting staff morale and making the store a difficult place to work for, please stop


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Dotcom Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Dotcom Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff, great opportunities, a great benefits package is also available, and the chance for promotion is store is always there

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a lack of communication between management and also between management and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Take the emphasis off the importance of checkouts and address the fact that the filling of shelves is just as if not more important


  5. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Night Shift Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Night Shift Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is okay, it is just a job for me, paying the bills. Nothing special about this job in particular that I can think of.

    Cons

    The night shift can be slow, and very tiring especially if it goes past closing hours it really can drag on.


  6. "Best working conditions of any supermarket...for now"

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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Reasonable salary, structured working hours, premium for working Sundays/bank holidays, job stability, low stress for student part-time job alongside studies.

    Cons

    New CEO implementing cutbacks on pensions, reduced opportunities for progression, junior managers have no work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce confusing price promotions.


  7. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant Grocery in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant Grocery in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good (especially having time and a half on a Sunday), friendly staff, overtime always available, flexible hours

    Cons

    Sometimes expect you to always take overtime when offered, but apart from that I can't think of any negatives at all

    Advice to Management

    Be more appreciative of staff for taking lots of overtime when they don't have to but go out of their way to do so

  8. "Tough gig"

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    Former Employee - Tesco Store Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Tesco Store Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong company. Good pay. Good benefits. Career opportunities. Staff discount. Employee share scheme and pension.

    Cons

    Run on very tight controls. Too tight to deliver. Expect to maintain standards and procedures with less and less staff

    Advice to Management

    Listen more


  9. ""Taking the rough with the smooth""

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    Current Employee - Customer Delivery Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Delivery Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    As a driver you really do take the rough with the smooth. I work in Edinburgh and we cover a vast area which includes main front doors, new build houses and towers and old and high up flat blocks. If you get a good route of main doors and no more than 3 or 4 deliveries an hour, you can do the job perfect. Sometimes you get hour gaps on quiet days where you can do what you like. Grab food or whatever.

    Cons

    The rough is getting those old tenement flats in Edinburgh and nothing else on a run and a seemingly unlimited amount of trays to carry up them. It is physically exhausting sometimes and I can often barely breathe when getting to the top of some of them. Also you can occasionally get 5/6 deliveries in an hour as the routing system seems not to consider the time it takes to find a suitable parking space, unload, carry to door, wait at door, go in house, explain order changes, unload, get a signature, get back to van, fill empty trays in and pop the next destination into the often out of date garmins.


  10. "enjoyable"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable, ok training and benefits. Great people, good times had a laugh with others.

    Cons

    Managers not very good at times and had favorites. Working unsociable hours including evenings and weekends and bank holiday weekends. Training could of been better.

    Advice to Management

    Work on a better quality of training delivery, less management bust uos and squables


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