Enjoyed my time there, hard work but I feel employees are not valued. Most of the staff were welcoming. The staff work very hard. I liked the flexibility with hours but the insecurity of being seasonal as and when needed. Not good for someone who lives on there own who has no other income to rely on.
Checkout Service Host/ Bakery Assistant (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 19 January 2019
Asda is a great place to work at it has alot of benefits and the hours are flexible to suite your needs. There is alot to learn from working in different departments where you get the chance to expand your experience.
Counter Assistant (Current Employee) – Halesowen – 3 January 2019
since the beginning the management was extremely unhelpful and unbothered all they wanted to get the work done thats it. they use cheap tactics and blackmail u to give u extra shifts and always cry about the expenses. They kept on threatening me to sack me when i was on a sick leave for my operation. Finally i got so depressed that i left the job and now they are sending me letters to recover the holiday money they paid. THE HOLIDAY WHICH I NEVER TOOK CAUSE I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL!!!
Store Assistant (Current Employee) – Shirley – 2 January 2019
Whilst working at ASDA I have gained a lot of new friends and experiences. When I joined nearly two years ago I was not expecting to get along with the majority of the staff there because of the age gaps. But everybody welcomed me with open arms, and not just on my department of the store but everywhere else. One of the main benefits of working there was that I received a 10% discount card which I could use on anything in the store, ranging from the cafe to household items. The management are always quite stern but it is understandable because it was their job to make sure the store was running to the best of its ability. The hardest part about the job is probably getting up in the morning to start my shift! I work for 8 hours and begin my shift at 6:00am and during this shift I am in charge of putting out the newspapers of a morning and replenishment of stock on the Home and Leisure department.
Night Time Assistant (Former Employee) – Hayes, UK – 10 December 2018
Night shift colleagues normally start at 10pm and are supposed to finish at 6am.. however that is not the case. In fact we normally finish at 8 or 9 am (until the task is finished). They treat you like a robot as you are often dealing with heavy loads and alot of work in such a short amount of time; which makes you wonder how much work day shift do as night staff do everything.
The pay is good and the discount is okay however it isn't worth the stress and ill treatment. Management are very ungrateful and believe that your life revolves around ASDA, they have a lot of pressure.
free tea, discount, good pay
long shifts, rude management, lack of appreciation
Night Replenishment (Current Employee) – Asda – 9 December 2018
I started working night shift in asda around 6 months ago and currently only do two shifts.
The pay is great especially for young people.
However the company and management is terrible. They dont care about the colleagues or how much work you have to do during your shift, they tell you to Finnish your delivery by a certain time that they get given called a case rate which has never been accurate in my experience. Usually you can finish your delivery in a night easily and even go on to help others. But sometimes deliveries are too large and just not possible to finish or you get really bad spliter palettes that are given to you near the end of your shift. One of my managers in particular dosent take this into consideration and is often quite rude when you take longer to do something even when it's out of your own control.
I've noticed the day shift management dont pass on information to night management and often can cause problems and confusion and it's just not really good enough. It can sometimes cause problems to your shift as some people call in sick and night management has no idea or your on holiday and they didn't know and this could result in you being disciplined for not turning up to work but in reality its their mistakes. I remember one of my managers thought I had quit but I was only on holiday.
When I first started management phoned me a few times to see if I could come in on a certain night for overtime however I said no each time and they never get phone calls any more. I'm sure if I was to ask if I could do some overtime they would give me some anyway.more...
At the end of the day its Asda its a rubbish job and it shows in the people that run it and the state of the stores the only good thing about the place is pay and benifts. Such as 10% off all year and 20% off for about a week a couple times of the year.less
Warehouse work (Former Employee) – Wallington, Surrey – 27 November 2018
Not to bad sometimes it got tiring become you are always working only got couple hours rest, you would always have to do overtime wheather that’s covering someone’s shift of got to stay later because manager has asked you stay longer because lack of staff.
Good place to gain experience but not a worthwhile career.
Customer Assistant (Former Employee) – St Leonards-on-Sea – 15 November 2018
Good for part time work if you are studying, however, would not recommend as a career. I believe the company is moved closer and closer towards e-commerce and stores are slowly reducing the amount of staff.
10% discount all year with some 20% discount days.