Hard at times ,, but theres always someone to help you. nice 15 min and 30 min break times , you learn something new everyday ,you get 10 percent discount card ,, and double discount day and get a bonus every feb
GM Colleague (Former Employee) – Oldham, Greater Manchester – 15 February 2018
I enjoyed my time at asda the staff was very friendly and my managers was very accommodating with my personal life regarding hours, the pay was just above average with the national standard with good yearly bonuses depending on how the store performed
General Colleague (Current Employee) – Strabane – 9 February 2018
Everyday life in ASDA has its ups and downs but that could be said about any day in any given company. ASDA is extremely helpful for students struggling with finances that can take on a part time job for that bit of extra well needed cash. Young people between 18-21 or 21-25 would normally get paid a lower wage because of age and experience in certain companies but ASDA pays all workers relatively equally. ASDA hires the young and old alike and there recruiting methods are based on equality so it's not just tailored to young people in particular. Overall, you probably won't enjoy it but money is money which makes money good.
Dont let good or bad reviews cloud your judgement. As with any job there are processes. With this particular job you learn these processes. There are pros and cons with any job. Tip avoid drama and do the best you can, at the end of the day it is a job.
The warehouse can be a dangerous place and repetitive motion can be a strain on the body and morals. And yes there is a headset that tells you what to do. For every system there are checks and balances. And you as a worker can naviagate these duties whilst mitigating the damage of careless injuries by following protocols provided. People working together can accomplish much.
The pay is excellent, the rates (for the most part) are achievable. You dont get hounded for this unless you are continually unproductive. Anyone says that as a blanket statement are not being honest.
Retail Assistant (Current Employee) – Hampshire – 7 February 2018
Asda used to be a good place to work flexible and family friendly. Over the past 18 years since I have worked there, the whole ethos of the company has changed, Now hours are not constant and a contract means nothing I have lost count in recent years of my hours being changed/cut and departments changed all 'for the needs of the business'. If you want a part time job of 15 hours of less its ok, full time hours are slowly becoming impossible unless you want to work anti social hours. Management is becoming younger and inexperienced and as disillusioned as the rest of us. Wages are working wage, new starters can look forward to the new flex contract for a extra 60P a hour. For that you get no paid breaks, no extra for working bank holidays and your hours changed at 2 week notice (or less!) There is no reward for the numbers of years you work there your paid exactly the same as a new starter,or less.....its your choice (apparently). Its such a shame as it used to be a good place to work, now the only thing I will miss when I eventually escape are the friendly colleagues, all trying to make the best of a bad situation
Store facilities manager (Former Employee) – Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear – 6 February 2018
Great company great benefits and great business ethics the way the company was structured was years ahead off its time training and company policy was paramount and communication was a key value off the business
multi-skilleds hop floor worker (Former Employee) – Huyton with Roby, Merseyside – 5 February 2018
excellent company to work for most of the time, hard work but very rewarding learned everything that there is to know on the different sections of the job grocery dept frozen food dept entertainment dept home accessories dept etc. Easter, Christmas etc. Meeting lots of people and the team working ethic.
getting to know people whilst learning lots of new skills
The management is very poor and confrontational. They did let me have two weeks off unpaid study leave when I had exams that was good of them. The biggest problem I had with Asda is that I was contracted to work 2-10 on a Saturday and management always expected me to work overtime so I would usually do 40 hours a week but they would never give me a bigger contract than 8 hours a week so I couldn't have proper holidays because I would lose a lot of money.
You're more than a number.
Poor Management, expect you to do overtime consistently but never give you a fulltime contract!
Pharmacy Assistant (Former Employee) – Kettering – 31 January 2018
I was working for ASDA for 7 years. It does not matter how long you have been working for them Asda pays minimum wages £7.50 an hour. No motivation, no benefits apart from Once a year bonus which is very small. Then Asda kick staff out just before Bonus date to save money. Every theft, all wastage are taken OUT of our Bonus. Asda management made mistakes about my break entitlement so I got underpaid for 6 months !!! Very strict system which takes OUT of your payment if you clock in 1 minute late but Asda does not pay if you finish your work later that contracted sift. VERY COLD in store, MUSIC is broken most of the time, NO WINDOWS looks more like a PRISON really... NO one is happy in Asda apart from Management who earns decent salary and carry ZERO responsibility for their mistakes !! Ordinary workers are just numbers, if you are on long sick note...Asda will make sure they will get rid of you so that Asda do not pay you any MONEY for sickness. Company strategy is too reduce the amount of employees and make the remain staff work twice as much for MINIMUM wage. NOT RECOMMENDED.
Cold invironment, bad management, very strick rules