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About average
Shop Floor assistant (Former Employee) –  Wath upon Dearne14 August 2018
An average day was alright. Could have a laugh with others and customers. Some ups and downs, decent amount of overtime. Did enjoy having a laugh with others mainly.
Pros
10% off discount
Cons
Can be frustrating
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Friendly
Shop Assistant (Current Employee) –  Derby5 August 2018
I have worked here nearly 13 years and it is like my family
Management are on approachable they are flexible with hours when needed making life a lot easier
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Toxic environment and understaffed
Shop Floor Assistant (Current Employee) –  Glenrothes, Fife26 July 2018
A typical day at work is going in each morning to fix the mess left by nightshift (either due to being understaffed, or incompetent is anyone's guess). While you do this managers are nagging at you and your section leaders to work faster, work harder, do more overtime. There's often no thanks for doing a good job, and there is a divide between the pay grades. The whole store is understaffed and stressed to the point where staff are going off sick because of how the place affects our mental health.
Pros
10% discount in store and discount on mcdonalds meals
Cons
Less hours for more days, poor life/work balance
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Mediocre
Shop Floor Assistant (Current Employee) –  Huntly, Aberdeenshire23 July 2018
Over time the only good thing about asda is your fellow colleagues to keep you generally sane and happy, other than that its mind-numbingly deteriorating day in day out if your not a delivery driver. Also the music has been the same since 2012 with a new top hit thrown in now and then.
Pros
10% discount card
Cons
Same thing, different day, in store music.
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Productive and consistent
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) –  Oadby, Leicestershire22 July 2018
In Asda I found it as a hard working environment where everyone was positive and made me confident about my work experience placement, this had also made me feel good about working with others because everyone was easy to speak and easy to get along with which has made me confident in a working environment.
Pros
Learning new things and meeting new people.
Cons
Consistent doing the same things all the time.
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i was really hard working at asda
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) –  Northolt21 July 2018
i had to restore the shevles that were empty
i learned how to restore products and replace them
restoring the fruits idle was the hardest
workplace culture was really bad
most enjoyable are the restoring the drinks as it was easy
Pros
nothing
Cons
long hours
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Staff are lovely and friendly.if not doing much and zero consequences for poor working standards are your the thing then it’s a great place
Shop Assistant (Current Employee) –  Broadstairs, Kent16 July 2018
If your a hard worker and dedicated to the job you are given then stay clear,no thank you or appreciation for a job well done or if you go beyond the call of duty.the lazy and incompetent seem to thrive whiles the good workers are forgotten or continually overlooked.
Pros
Excellent work/home balance
Cons
Soul destroying
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Cool
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) –  Queslett, UK16 July 2018
This was a Saturday job while I did my apprenticeship. People there nice, long hours were stressful and I didn't like being on my feet all day. Manager was sound.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Long hours
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Poor management, colleagues expected to do too much
Shop Floor Assistant (Former Employee) –  Goole10 July 2018
Management is poor, very unprofessional and involved in gossip. Colleagues don’t have a good work/ life balance as there expected to do too much as they won’t take on sufficient amount of staff.
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Fun place if you kept in with managers
Shop Floor Assistant (Former Employee) –  Livingston, West Lothian22 June 2018
People manager was more interest helping pals who worked in store and who went on holiday with her store manager not intrested in staff other that management other dept managers thought they owened the place would not work there again and would not recommend to work there
Pros
None
Cons
Working hours to cover dept managers mistakes
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horrible place to work for
Home Shopping Assistant (Current Employee) –  Colchester21 June 2018
back stabbing
gossiping
people don't do their jobs just stand their chatting and let the workers cop their load
management is awful
no support whatsoever
Pros
discount card
Cons
management doesnt do their job properly
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uncaring for seasonal workers
Shop Floor Assistant (Current Employee) –  West Midlands21 June 2018
One a full time worker, I was respected and allowed to work as needed. Once made seasonal they completely changed and work became a chore - no balance
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Productive and enjoyed working here
Shop floor assistant (Former Employee) –  Bexleyheath, Greater London19 June 2018
Had a lovely time working in ASDA as a christmas temp staff. Always had something to do so was never bored. I was always happy to help people and ask for help with the senior staffs as well. Kind staff members as they treated temps as same as permanent workers.
Pros
kind staff
Cons
long hours
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Great people to work with
Shop Floor Assistant (Current Employee) –  Swansea, Swansea10 June 2018
Great people to work with but company changing since I started in 2011. All about cost cutting and saving hours. Was a fun and pleasurable place to work but since changes implemented a few years back has become cost focused. No moral now, lots of people left and haven’t filled positions, bare bones of colleagues. Fair pay for job but I find no one wants to work there anymore it’s just a means to an end. Does come with employee 10% discount card after 6 months service. Progression available if wanted. Can be very damanding long hours.
Pros
10% discount card
Cons
Long hours no appreciation
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amazing
shop floor assistant (Current Employee) –  Cannock7 June 2018
managers work just as hard as other staff so feel like a team not just an employee, hardest part is dealing with difficult customers but getting to know regular customers makes it worth every second.
Pros
like a family
Cons
late finishes
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fun to work
Shop Assistant (Current Employee) –  York22 May 2018
ASDA is fun place to work always something new each day everyone there are easy to get on with a great laugh. Get lots of support from staff and mangers
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Good security and Fun
Shop Floor Assistant (Former Employee) –  Llandudno14 May 2018
A typical day included stocking shelves and making sure sell by dates were correct and in order. Also helping any customers that required it.

Management were always helpful
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Poor Management
Shop Floor Assistant (Former Employee) –  Dundee City10 May 2018
It went downhill so fast people are still catching up. Managers promise one thing, never deliver, and the length of time for meetings is hellish long.
Pros
None
Cons
Managers, lack of care for staff, not enough staff
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Shop Assistant (Former Employee) –  Rayleigh, Essex29 April 2018
i found working for asda quite good. The work was easy and once you were finished you could go home and enjoy your evening without having to think about work after you've left.
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Evolving workplace, for better and for worse.
Part Time Shop Floor Assistant (Current Employee) –  Motherwell, North Lanarkshire25 April 2018
Work is generally split between colleagues fairly enough so that standards are met and enough work is completed.
Depending on the team of managers present at each shift, priorities change from things such as shop floor availability and presentability or checkout support and inventory accuracy.
A culture of both older colleagues and young colleagues is positive but the recent optional contract has driven a stake between the age range in every store with most young people accepting the contract and those who are older refusing.
Section leaders are present in most every department as a colleague with more power than a shop floor assistant but less than a manager and generally deals with more than a manager to help with departmental workloads sometimes to a degree generally agreed as unfair for the "benefits" of being a section leader. This being chief cause of a high turnover of staff working at this level for short amount of times before moving department or stepping down backwards to a colleague level.
The work for most departments is heavily labour based, fitness is generally needed and average 8 hour shifts can really rush a colleague off their feet.
The nature of working with (sometimes unpleasant) shoppers can be taxing and draining but generally the workplace offers friendly faces who are willing to make a shift a little easier.
Pros
Positive colleague space for the most part.
Cons
Shifting priorities week to week.
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