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Tesco Welwyn Garden City Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

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  • work life balance can be stretched at times (in 58 reviews)

  • For a temporary worker you will be working long hours which the expect you to fufillt to work because you are on flexi contract (in 95 reviews)

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  1. "Welwyn Head Office"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tesco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Updated modern offices
    Flexible working embraced and encouraged
    A big company with lots of opportunity to move around
    Very focused on personal development
    Asks employees for regular feedback
    Charity and community events supported

    Cons

    The size of the company sometimes mean slow progress to change things/get approval

    Advice to Management

    Continue to ask and act on feedback regularly. The employee survey isn't fit for purpose and doesn't inspire leaders or colleagues to make changes.


  2. "Brilliant company and excellent work life balance!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Opportunities to work on big projects
    Friendly nice offices
    Huge scope/scale
    Regular supplier freebies
    Great for your cv

    Cons

    Pay is lower then market rate
    Can actually be more of a challenge then you're sold to progress

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Graduate Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Graduate in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, flexible, culture, work life balance, unique

    Cons

    Poor pay, location, limited development opportunities,


  4. "Technology"

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    Current Employee - IT Product Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Product Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Flexible Working
    Casual working environment

    Cons

    Need to network more than produce results
    If you are not good at self promoting you won't get anywhere
    You don't get recognised for your achievements

    Advice to Management

    Start to notice who is doing the work. Don't just promote those who shout a lot.


  5. "Frustrating organisation to work in due to size, but very family friendly"

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    Former Employee - Trading Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Trading Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family friendly. Supportive of flexible and part time working.
    One of the biggest retailers in the world.
    Modern office with good facilities.
    Size of the business means that there are varied opportunities across the business.

    Cons

    Store focussed. Little attention and investment given to online business.
    Roles are small, so you have limited responsibility.
    Lots of bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Think beyond store business. The future is online!


  6. "Diverse work but inconsistent culture"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chances to move around and work on different products.
    Most people are helpful and willing to share knowledge.

    Cons

    Agile team structure isn't embedded. Some teams slow to react and unwilling to evolve.
    There has been two restructures in two years, people are losing motivation when they believe their job is constantly at risk.

    Advice to Management

    Give clear objectives that can be tracked. Make the scoring metrics more visible so that people can actually improve.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tesco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility and Accountability was a real positive

    Cons

    Some of the line management wasn't very good and required training

    Advice to Management

    More line management training

  8. "Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good calibre staff. Improving focus on consumer.

    Cons

    Slow decision making limits overall competitiveness and effectiveness

    Advice to Management

    Stop tactical knee jerk response to competition. Create a vision, cascade it to everyone in the organisation and stick to it.


  9. "Good people really make it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - People Team in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Employee - People Team in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tesco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - The people you work with are really great
    - The culture is continuously improving even through difficult times
    - Great flexibility in ways of working
    - Lot's of opportunity to do a variety of roles (at the same level)
    - The size and speed of the business makes a great place to learn

    Cons

    - Inconsistency on what people are paid even for doing the same job; performance/potential and pay are not relative
    - Can get broad experience at your own level but can be difficult to move up a level

    Advice to Management

    We do so much right and it really is a great place to work. We just need to recognise the number of people who leave because they feel underpaid & undervalued and when they leave they receive a massive increase in salary in their new role- equally if they are replaced by someone externally that person is often paid a considerably higher salary.


  10. "Good work life balance but uncompetative pay"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is becoming more felxible

    Cons

    Huge amount of staff turn-over as they won't match industry wages

    Advice to Management

    How can you lead the market without the best people


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