ASDA
3.4 of 5 95 reviews
www.asda.co.uk Leeds, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

ASDA Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014

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71% Approve of the CEO

ASDA President & CEO  Andy Clarke

 Andy Clarke

(21 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Benifits include 10% discount in store and christmas discount days"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Flexible hours, this depends on how good your manager is but they're generally good"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Long hours, no thanks, no respect from senior management"
    in 4 reviews
  • "can be very long days even if your dept is strong you have to wait for the others until you can go home"
    in 3 reviews
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Friendly Family Feeling

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ASDA

ProsCaring and Trusted Employeer always

Consnone keep up the good work

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good

Sales Assistant (Current Employee)
Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

I have been working at ASDA full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGot cake and pasta, and pizza.

ConsCake wasn't very good or tasty.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ASDA

ProsCaring and they are really great company

ConsNope no cons really good company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Only as good as your boss

Trading Manager (Former Employee)
Birmingham, England (UK)

I worked at ASDA full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGives you accountability for your results.
Good pay and benefits

ConsInternal politics at store manager level means that some GSMs spend more time managing their boss than they do leading their business.
Badly managed employee engagement policies lead to colleagues believing that Asda is a benevolent entity rather than a business.
Over reaction to KPI's on a daily basis instead of action on a consistent basis affecting the whole operation and customer experience.
Satisfaction at work can be linked to how you get on with your boss. During my time I found that many are interested in what you can do for them, without any reciprocation. I found very few actual leaders amongst the GSM population. Many were managers without any leadership qualities, and several lacked the intelligence to hold a position with that level of responsibility.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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6 years working part time.

Sales Assistant (Current Employee)
Alloa, Scotland (UK)

I have been working at ASDA part-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe people are great and the job is easy. The company is flexible with working hours, good for students.

ConsVery little or no training. People are generally overworked and under paid..

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ruthless

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ASDA full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSupport the local economy, rewards good if you have a skill they need.

ConsRuthless redundancies treat people poorly who have given good service. Hopeless online offering. Do they know what a strategy is!

Advice to Senior ManagementYou can't compete with Aldi so don't aim upwards

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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1 year working on groceries

ASDA Colleague (Current Employee)
Shipley, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)

I have been working at ASDA part-time for less than a year

ProsRelatively easy work on slightly more than minimum wage.

ConsSome power hungry management. As I was quite hard working they often asked me to stay beyond my working hours to finish a job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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software engineer

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ASDA

ProsFast-paced, talented staff, well-equipped, forward thinking, good work-life balance, great benefits, beautiful campus…

ConsTremendous brand-name industry recognition. Even though it's a large Co with a lot of layers of management

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Not bad

Nights Colleague (Current Employee)
Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

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

ProsManagers leave you alone to get on with the job
Reasonable wage considering zero skills are involved
Very flexible
Can listen to music for 10 hours

ConsBoring (but that's to be expected)
Repetitive (but that's to be expected)
*The staff complain how they act as a robot, but surely what else would nights stock replenishment consist of?

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a break every now and again

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great employer, perfect job for me.

Customer Service Assistant (Current Employee)

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

ProsFlexible hours, understood university and travel commitments, altered my contract as and when I needed it changing, never had any problems with pay, diverse range of colleagues, discount card is a bonus, colleagues all friendly - lots of work nights out.

ConsWorking on tills can be boring but it's the same in any supermarket I guess, there wasn't enough space to have my own locker which was annoying but everybody was very trustworthy so not too much of a big issue.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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