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ASDA Reviews

Updated 5 March, 2015
Updated 5 March, 2015
335 Reviews
3.1
335 Reviews
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ASDA President & CEO  Andy Clarke
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 10% Discount benefit as well as all the flexibility and development opportunities (in 23 reviews)

  • Flexible hours (when it suits the management) (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Ordinary colleagues left to deal with mess made by mangers and section leaders (in 13 reviews)

  • As 1 manager said to me" this company, doesn't like full time staff" (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Project Manager

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at ASDA as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Place to work any time as well

    Cons

    Average place to work any day/time

  2.  

    Typical supermarket

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ASDA

    Pros

    10% discount, local to me

    Cons

    Cutting hours to save money added pressure to team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was a good seasonal job during uni, but I was definitely just a number and not a valued member of the team.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Assistant in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Assistant in Leicester, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The times flies very quickly during shifts. You are often working with the same people every week so can build up friendships.

    Cons

    Due to the large staff numbers, management did not know anybody's name even after working there for over 3 months. Very difficult to find someone to ask for time off etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Asda Living

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Middlesbrough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Middlesbrough, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Flexible for students and those with comitments

    Cons

    Can be busy during Christmas holidays and prior to schools returning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASDA

    Pros

    company values, chance to step on a retail career

    Cons

    low pay rates and time management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Checkout worker

    Current Employee - Checkout Assistant in Newton Mearns, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Checkout Assistant in Newton Mearns, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    The work is flexible, with shift swaps and overtime regularly available. Section leaders normally friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Check out work is extremely mundane. Breaks are pretty poor and unpaid. 7 hour shift with a half hour break. Trapped at a checkout for up to 4 hours at a time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Overall good place to work if you are looking for part-time work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ASDA (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good wage for simple work especially during your studies.
    - Great opportunity to enhance work experience and skill-set.
    - Assisting and speaking to customers everyday was always insightful and unpredictable for good reasons.
    - Using own personal intuition to complete tasks.

    Cons

    - Under appreciated.
    - Management ignore good work and don't commend.
    - Management had their 'favourite' staff members.
    - Management at times would disappear for hours on end, only to be found sitting in the canteen with their fellow managers.
    - Management and section leaders would sometimes come across as very unprofessional especially when discussing other colleagues.
    - Management would also ignore what workers suggested or requested, for example: holiday leave or departmental transfers.
    - Have to be very thorough when noting pay and hours and very wary of management in general, the management and office workers were not very trustworthy or reliable.
    - Technology was very outdated and certified safe equipment was always scarce.
    - It was clear that to work well with the management and the section leaders you had to basically give in to every command they ordered without question.
    - Anyone who was "different" or "didn't work as hard" as the management or section leaders was usually spoken about in a very negative manner.
    - Hypocrisy and inconsistency were rife within the business.
    - Managers acted as if they were untouchable and were not responsible for any action they took. They were very good at passing the blame.
    - Certain procedures just add complication to the working environment.
    - Management were always pushing for workers to work overtime, even when the answer was a categorical no.
    - Always felt that management and section leaders were very judgemental and that there was a hidden motive.
    - Very sloppy at making sure workers are 100% satisfied and happy, it took over two years to realise that someone had not actually been properly trained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Stop ignoring workers requests and suggestions.
    - Commend workers who work well.
    - Reward dedicated workers with promotion and not just the management's 'favourites'.
    - More transparency with workers.
    - Actually work an honest days work and stop disappearing to the canteen every hour.
    - Don't abuse your management position by stopping every suggestion and highlighting every mistake.
    - Stop judging workers who aren't your favourites.
    - Stop emphasising overtime and hire more staff.
    - Stop preaching hard work and customer service when you sit in the canteen for hours on end not working.
    - Acknowledge how staff are feeling and motivate them to work.
    - Actually work with staff, not against.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Expect you to be available at all times.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Checkout Operator in Rawtenstall, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Checkout Operator in Rawtenstall, England (UK)

    I have been working at ASDA part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    10% discount (honestly, no pro's).

    Cons

    Differing pay rates...you get nowhere unless related to another asda employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all staff the same instead of promoting just employees relatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Very poor management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Hull, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Hull, England (UK)

    I have been working at ASDA

    Pros

    - employee benefits I.e Discounts
    - Work colleagues

    Cons

    - poor management
    - Bureaucracy leading to miscommunication
    - Poor hourly rate
    - Americanisation of the company and its policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn some people skills, listen to colleagues, don't act like you're above everyone else..you're really not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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