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Tesco Reviews

Updated April 23, 2018
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  • 24/7 trading in Scotland makes it harder to achieve a good work life balance (in 76 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours due to 24 hour opening times (in 132 reviews)

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  1. "App Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tesco full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Good work culture

    Cons

    Work assignment in the projects
    No career growth


  2. "I'd say working Tesco is better than general perception."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Tesco full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and great work/life balance. Better than what most people think of Tesco. Plus, friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    Slow process just like all the other large corporation

  3. "Customer Assistant (Dairy Department)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Friendly work atmosphere
    - Thorough training

    Cons

    - Limited opportunity for advancement i.e. many people who did the management trainee program were never promoted due to lack of management vacancies


  4. "Time to go"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Essex, VT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Essex, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tesco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues and free uniform

    Cons

    Pay and benefits being cut


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate Affairs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tesco full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance; good compensation; good advancement opportunities; worked on real issues facing the business; lots of happy hours

    Cons

    lack of autonomy; lots of upheaval; lots of promotional levels; poor bonuses; fear based culture

    Advice to Management

    making us pay for hot water for tea was indicative of the low awareness for how management decisions impacted culture negatively


  6. "Not bad for a fresher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tesco full-time

    Pros

    Good salary. nice perks. Not bad.

    Cons

    it depends on which team you are working with.


  7. "manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good pay good holidays good working environment

    Cons

    very politic, hard to move on

  8. "Construction Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great People
    Benefits
    Training opportunities

    Cons

    Poor and indecisive senior management
    Constant restructuring meaning redundancies are frequent
    Low chance of moving up unless office based

    Advice to Management

    Look after those who have committed their careers to the company


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Best co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work timings Work Environment Co-workers

    Cons

    Recent changes in management Quantitative assessment


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tesco full-time

    Pros

    -Good culture
    -Allowed to work in diverse fields

    Cons

    A very top - down approach company and keeps changing few ways of working every 2 years


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