Great job to start in working with a range of different individuals who all have different skills. Working very early mornings starting at four and non stop work till twelve. I learnt mainly the work environment how you work rate is really important and how important every member of the team is. I enjoyed working within my team again as there was a range of ages who we all got on and wanted to make the day the best we can. The hardest part was the equipment we had that would help us make the products also with the equipment constantly not working properly or broken.
Sales assistant (Former Employee) – Motherwell – 13 August 2018
Asda was a great place to work when i first started then they started to change things like the managment structure they made so many managers redundant and brought in section leaders off the shopfloor if u sucked up to the managers u were definitely in there and when they made the managers redundant they got rid of the good ones and kept all the rubbish and the store i worked in had the worst team ever the personnel manager what can a say there was nothing personel about her everyone knew your business anybody that sucked up to her got to sit in personnel all day swinging there feet dont get me wrong there was 1 or 2 that was nice the only thing i could say i enjoyed about it was all the colleagues i worked with they were great
Personal Shopper to Customer Assistant (Former Employee) – Royal Tunbridge Wells – 11 August 2018
A typical day at ASDA consists of doing the deliveries for 3 hours until you have to do the "racking" (pulling stuff off of the back stock to see if it will fit on the shelves, a lot of the time it won't) for 5 hours (often there is no more filling to do and you're left to wander around the store searching for work for hours). You will spend all of your time on your feet (except for your 15-30 minute break). Employees consist of a few people who have worked with Asda for 20+ years, but mostly a lot of new employees who stay for short periods of time before moving on. A majority of employees are aged 18-25 and will constantly talk about how much they have had to drink the night before, how hungover they are and how they wish they could be asleep at that current moment. Hours are long and frequent early starts are a constant here. The only enjoyable part of the job is finding someone that you can talk to and share the long hours with. I learnt that ASDA is very slow to move out new things (such as new electronics to complete home shopping orders, came out 8 months after they were scheduled to roll out) and will leave clock in machines broken for a week or more without fixing. Management were rarely there and impossible to get a hold of when needed.
Always want you to do overtime, Extremely mundane and repetitive, Very early starts
It's a good company to work for but if you end up on BIBC or counters prepare for a pretty rubbish time as the manager as these departments has the worst attitude of anyone I've work with. I spent 5 months on counters without set hours and got my hours every Thursday/Friday for the following week, sometimes I even got them on a Saturday.
The people you could work with on these departments are great but due to be amazingly short staffed sometimes things can be a bit highly strung.
Other departments don't seem anywhere near as bad but I can only comment on what I knew and looking back now if I would have known what I would have had to put with from that manager I probably wouldn't have even taken the job and I've worked everyday since I left school pretty much and I enjoy working but the short time I spent working under him was the worst experience I've had in work since I've left school (10 years).
So just think carefully if you apply for Havant and get offered a position on one of them departments.
Good pay, good colleagues
Uncertaint hours, short notice of shift patterns, poor management at department levels, very negative atmosphere, bullying on different levels
Cleaner (part-time) (Current Employee) – Kettering – 7 August 2018
Very bad management. I have never worked with such useless managements. Unorganized, rota all over the place. Asda stuff treat you badly. For them you are not person, you are just a cleaner. REALLY BAD COMPANY TO WORK FOR -CITY!!!AVOID AVOID AVOID.
Not enough hours, bad pay, bad management, rude collegues
Store Assistant (Former Employee) – Galashiels, Scottish Borders – 7 August 2018
While working at Asda I worked in many different departments, learnt lots of different skills, how to make pizzas, baker bread, and mange stock rotation. The management teams were all good to work with and all got on. Enjoyed working for Asda.
Porter/Checkout Operator (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 7 August 2018
The managers have no clue whats going on and don't care about you. All they care about is getting promotions and will use anyone to there. Constantly under staffed and expect the same results and all they go on about is how the wage bill is too expensive. They simply don't have a clue whats going on.
Asda Colleague (Current Employee) – Ballyclare – 6 August 2018
Lovely staff and an easy workplace, would find it hard to get fired. Have had a great time here, I mostly work unsociable hours 5-9 Friday and Saturdays but the store is ran by under 25s at these times so you can have a great laugh
Checkout Operator (Current Employee) – Ayr – 5 August 2018
The benefit payout scheme is good, if you have the funds to put into it. There is overtime available, but usually the same people get the overtime hours before you have a chance. The company used to be family orientated, but with changes and management cut downs, the atmosphere went downhill.
Service crew home shopping (Former Employee) – Barking, Greater London – 5 August 2018
I started as a driver delivering home shopping. Knocked that on the head after a couple of days. Never enough time to complete the deliveries and very stressful.Became part of the service crew instead. loading vehicles, click and collect and putting items back on shelf that had been rejected. I'm 54 but fairly fit. Hard work but I enjoy a challenge and enjoyed the work. Pay wasn't great but I'm in a position where I don't have dependents anymore and mortgage free. Middle management were a nightmare always pushing for more effort because of understaffing issues.I was on the NEW contract that takes an hours pay if you work a nine hour shift. Never ever got an hours break..lucky to get 15 minutes. Middle management were always on my case to do more. I worked hard when I was there. Lost half a stone in weight from my efforts, which was one of the only advantages to working there. Worked with some really good colleagues and made some good friends. To summarise, poor management are never going to keep good staff.
Worked alongside some good colleagues
Wages. Management. Overworked. Unpaid breaktimes that one never gets.