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Updated 11 December, 2017
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  1. "company review"

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    Former Employee - Manager On Duty
    Former Employee - Manager On Duty
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Training and development on site and off store - absolutely fantastic, practical oriented

    Cons

    extra work load during directors visit within short notice

    Advice to Management

    develop outstanding, highly commited and smart collegues instead of recruiting from outside


  2. "Lots of hours and lots to do"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very accommodating: I had a part time (16h/week) contract, but was offered shift cover to make up more hours. I also worked with a woman who could only do part time and she was not pressured to do more.
    Keeps you busy running around, and free coffee/tea even food sometimes in the break room.
    Other colleagues made sure you got our breaks.
    Were accommodating with holidays.

    Cons

    A bit hectic - sometimes got called to cover shifts with a few hour's notice (though I was welcome to refuse).
    The work schedule changed each week and wasn't always up to date so I didn't know when I was working unless I found a supervisor to ask.
    Understaffing was an issue when a trainee manager came in. Left us understaffed at the end of the day or with trainee staff doing supervisor roles.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure there is enough staffing and make sure shift timetables are put out at least 2 weeks in advance.


  3. "Home shopping Delivery Driver role"

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    Current Employee - Home Delivery Driver
    Current Employee - Home Delivery Driver
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly banter with colleagues, being the face of the company for online customers, sense of being of real service to those in the community who are unable to get to a store easily.

    Cons

    Delivery drivers only paid minimum wage, when they have a lot more responsibility compared to those on the shop floor. No flexibility - everyone has to work one day at a weekend. Why? Slow to respond to holiday requests and flexible working requests.

    Advice to Management

    More communication. More flexibility when looking at working hours.


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  5. "Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at ASDA part-time

    Pros

    Best place to work. Very flexible..

    Cons

    None for me at the moment.


  6. "Part time porter/checkout assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ASDA part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working, paid all ages equally

    Cons

    Low pay, unhappy working environment

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more appropriately


  7. "excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Service Colleuge in South Shields, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Service Colleuge in South Shields, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    strong sence of community
    excellent benefits
    chance for progression

    Cons

    some unsoicable hours
    have to work bank holidays

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what your doing


  8. "A fine part-time job."

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Colleague
    Current Employee - Seasonal Colleague
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are more than helpful and usually a joy to be around. There's enough variety in the work to not feel too repetitive. Breaks, general tone, etc. are merciful.

    Cons

    It's likely to be very intimidating at first. No training regimen at all, the fellow staff are expected to help you find your way. Sometimes the end-day cleaning can feel very tedious.


  9. "Part time working at Asda"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ASDA part-time

    Pros

    Great firm, lovely people and flexible hours

    Cons

    Pay wasn't great and management could be difficult


  10. "ASDA"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Mitcham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Mitcham, England (UK)

    I have been working at ASDA part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible, can work alongside studies.
    Colleagues are very friendly and am in a welcoming environment.
    If you want to progress in store, ASDA is willing to invest time in nurturing your skills through step up to section leader or becoming a first aider as some examples.

    Cons

    Change to contracts recently making it a little more difficult for new-comers to fit work around other aspects of life.
    People of power can sometimes abuse it by taking longer breaks and taking holidays when they want.
    If the ASDA store has little to no profit, sometimes you don't get a Christmas party.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on section leaders, they sometimes make work life a bit dull by abusing their power.
    Please keep in mind that the Christmas party builds morale and friendship among colleagues


  11. "Horrible hours but friendly staff"

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    Current Employee - Student in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely atmosphere, very friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Working christmas eve, boxing day and new years day will never be fun


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