Enjoyable and predictable workload, helped me to develop interpersonal skills and overall confidence in my work. Approachable, helpful and friendly management and a enjoyable workplace culture which whilst sometimes challenging was extremely rewarding.
Checkout Operator (Former Employee) – Shipley – 6 February 2018
I have been working at Asda for a very long time, and in all my years of experience a typical day for me was, doing an 8 hour shift working on checkouts, serving customers, helping them pack their shopping, filling the gap with a chat and ending with a friendly parting comment. I learn't that having excellent customer service skills was a key part of the organisations work ethics, and this is what I learn't working at Asda along with many other things such as: dealing with difficult customers, problem solving, supervising and first aid. Management was organised in a structured manner, they were in close contact with several supervisors including me to go on shop floor to help them with: looking after different departments, making sure all collegues were carrying out their duties and that they were given their breaks etc. The culture was that of a warm and friendly nature, everybody was happy and had a smile on their face. Having a drunk customer verbally abuse you is never a nice thing and for me personally I found that a hard part of the job. The most enjoyable part of the job was to bring joy and happiness to customers after serving them
delicious food in the cafeteria, good customers, friendly collegues.
The other colleagues that you work with on the shop floor are lovely, but the management do not care about the staff at all, they are more concerned about the figures. Working over seasonal periods is the worst because you loose all time with family members and it is impossible to plan anything with family unless you want to do it over a year in advance in order for them to let you have time off. The managers on front end in particular only care about you if you fit in with the rest of the staff there, if not then you spend most of your time having your life made intentionally difficult just because the managers don't like you or they don't want to annoy somebody else on your department because they have worked there longer than you. The shift rotas are also meant to be done 4 weeks in advance but you are generally lucky to have them before the week starts that you need the rota for.
10% Discount card after 3 months working for them.
Long hours, seasonal periods are a nightmare, the managers are terrible at managing the people underneath them.
While working at ASDA I was a checkout operator, the job itself is an easy one however you have to have a strong resilience to some customers. There where times when some of the, would shout at you, give snide comments or just generally being ignorant. Some of the management would also just ignore anything you would tell them, even if it was about a shop lifter. I think it would depend on the store and staff on what the experience of the job would be for Asda but I did honestly make some very good friends working there which are still good friends today.
after probation you get a discount care of 15% which at a date around Christmas goes up to 25%
Cashier (Former Employee) – Radford – 6 December 2017
The company is good in its values for employing peoplewith speacil needs. Their interveiw process is also unusual in the sense that they test your personality along with other people, to see if your suitable for the position.
Checkout Operator (Current Employee) – Bradford, West Yorkshire – 2 December 2017
When i got my job i was so thankful for it but as the years passed by i started hating work so much that i had to go to doctors as i felt depressed. It is so cold dirty and discusting Managers are very bad and dont care what you think or ask if your ok. Training is a must but they dont provide you with the right training. Safety is my biggest worry too that the managers dont even care about. Checkouts is so boring and so cold You literally have to worship every customer you serve. And all you do is wait for home time. Its so boring and time drags to badly
Nothing at all
Pay. Work conditions.managers.staff.hours.contracts.breaks.borderm.unfair.