ASDA Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
263 Reviews
3.2
263 Reviews
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ASDA President & CEO  Andy Clarke
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94 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Only positive I could think of was the 10% discount (in 20 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, local to my house at the time (in 14 reviews)


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

  • Queue clarity and general checkout atmosphere is awful and does nothing for shop floor maintenance (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Lovely colleagues made a sometimes repetitive and tedious job worth it!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Checkout Operator in Barrow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Seasonal Checkout Operator in Barrow, England (UK)

    I worked at ASDA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    In general, colleagues were very friendly and welcoming which created a very enjoyable atmosphere to work in. Excellent team leaders and managers always tried to accommodate time off and overtime: great ethos where they are more willing to be flexible with hours if you are willing to with them. Promotions often slow to come up simply due to few people higher up leaving but definitely select the right candidate for the job when promotions do arise and push the right sort of people to go for promotions. Always a member of staff to discuss any issues with and motivation to fix these issues.

    Cons

    Promotion opportunities often few and far between, sometimes working hours can be particularly tiring if switching between late night shifts and early morning shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to retail assistants more and allow retail assistants the opportunity to talk to you more, particularly when bringing in new ideas and procedures as passing messages and ideas up or down via team leaders and line managers often means these ideas get filtered and convoluted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice experience so far!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASDA

    Pros

    Good colleagues, pay rate good, good atmosphere at work, customers generally nice, discount card. Management happy to cover shop floor jobs when staff shortages arise.

    Cons

    Busy periods cause section leaders to get stressed out. Sometimes difficult to get off checkout when needing a "comfort' break.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's bad enough to have to ask for a 'comfort' break (I try not to but sometimes you have to!) but can some policy be put in so that checkout staff are not left waiting 40 minutes as I was on one occasion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASDA

    Pros

    challenging and great benefits, you will be rewarded with a bonus if the store and company deliver KRA's and profit

    Cons

    Can work very long hours which you don't get back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you want a challenge asda is for you

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  5.  

    A very good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Dunstable, England (UK)

    I have been working at ASDA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    open and honest approach during an assessment day.Great package for Warehouse Manager additional benefits.

    Cons

    No cons for now. All fine. Just accepted an offer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great inclusive environment but they company definitely get more than their money's worth out of you!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ASDA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great teams and personalities
    Genuinely caring management in most instances
    good benefits

    Cons

    Seriously long hours
    Culture of over-staying (in early, staying late) frowned upon if you leave on time despite management roles having no overtime associated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps a cultural review would be good but when working a such tight margins, staffing levels will always be at the bare minimum meaning huge workloads for all!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Its a great place to be and to tell someone that you work for a well known company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Wembley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Wembley, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    the best thing about working at asda is all the good benefits they give to there collegues

    Cons

    there are many different challenges and struggles of working here but all in all a good oppurtunity to get promoted and into further training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Kiosk/Customer Service in Spennymoor, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Kiosk/Customer Service in Spennymoor, England (UK)

    I worked at ASDA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    i liked the people i worked with, i thought the managers were fair, the breaks were good. i really enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    the short shifts you sometimes got, and no full time contracts so i had to leave and get a full time job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    managers are better when they are real with you and what i mean by that is not the ones who talk about you behind your back and say things what you haven't done rather than talking to you about it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over worked - underpaid

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Colleague in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Colleague in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Working with a great team and meeting some of the nicest people working here.

    Cons

    Working overtime and not getting paid. Being forced to take time off and not getting paid because they had issues with wages. Always focused on targets and how the business is doing rather than how their colleagues feel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat colleagues like people and realise your business needs people to achieve targets and not expect colleagues to work for free to gain the same results and "underspend" on wages.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bakery Assistant
    Current Employee - Bakery Assistant

    I have been working at ASDA part-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are friendly, so I have a good laugh. Managers leave you alone to get on with what need to be done, easy to shift swap and pick up overtime. I can also have a good sing along to asda fm. Pay is just about good enough.

    Cons

    As a bakery assistant I have to go into a freezer multiple times especially on an evening shift, I dread this the most. only 10 % discount and the department I work in is understaffed. Can be boring and tiring as I am on my feet all the time running around.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    its a chore

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shop Floor Assistant in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Shop Floor Assistant in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland (UK)

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

    Pros

    my workmates are good craic and are the only thing that make the place enjoyable, its money

    Cons

    very very repetitive, im a part time colleague and we get the crap shifts, every hour at the weekend is basically spent in asda, no sundays off unless taken as a holiday, not even paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work life balance at weekends are cat, some management cannot manage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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