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
Not fun place to work- pressure put on you to work faster all the time.
Retail Assistant (Former Employee) – Asda – 24 July 2018
Hard work is not allways appreciated, only point out the negatives. Lack of communication to the collegues on shop floor on nights. Alot of pressure to get work done faster & faster, to the expense of presentation on the shop floor. Accidents happen alot because of rushing.
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.
Freezer replen Colleague (Former Employee) – Eastlands beswick Manchester – 23 July 2018
Many changes during my time at Asda, my job was working mainly alone in the Freezers, so no Colleagues to relate to, although throughout the store I made many acquaintances. the work was interesting because you would sometimes be asked to help out in another department, Managers were fair and polite when asking for workplace assistance. You would be rewarded on occasion as recognition for work related duties.
Left to do my duties. Friendly Colleagues in the main.
When a night shift doesnt show, I would be left their work to try and get through, Bit of a problem when you have daily deliveries to get in to the Freezers
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.
Driver (Current Employee) – Scunthorpe, UK – 22 July 2018
Very poor throughout. If your face fits then great, if not then it's just a endless pointless job. Asda just don't care about the home shopping staff especially within store. There is no career development as a driver. Stores discriminate against drivers so they don't have to employ new.
Security Manager (Former Employee) – Charlton, Greater London – 22 July 2018
Learned lot of things like at Asda I got my fork truck license in werehouse and got more experience when I joined the security team like writing statements for police got my fire marshal training plus other management training.
Fresh Food Assistant (Current Employee) – Hyde, Greater Manchester – 21 July 2018
Been working for Asda in a fresh position for over 6 months. Some managers are completely incompetent and do not know what there doing what so ever. Poor communication between managers and colleagues and my manager ignores colleagues. The job it self can be interesting and I have learn't a lot of skills while at Asda in regards to fresh production. A good job if your at uni or college because they offer seasonal contracts as well as part time contracts but not good for a career and I do not want to stay at Asda any longer. I think an important thing to consider working at Asda is your experience may be positive or negative depending of your managers.
10% discount card after 12 weeks, good deals markdowns etc
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) – Northolt – 21 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
Whether you do amazing or poorly in a nights work, you will never be appreciated or thanked for your work. Would often get blamed for things you did not do and the credit for things you did do would get taken by other teams.
everyday were at Asda was fun and loved everyday i worked there
Service Assistant (Former Employee) – ratherham – 20 July 2018
I have learnt a lot during my work at Asda such as communicating with people and helping people to find the item they are looking for. Also i have been friendly with all of the customers and the staff once i have left the place the staff were upset because i have been very friendly with them and never had any argument with any of the staff, mangers or customers.
Home Shopper (Former Employee) – Blackwood, Caerphilly – 20 July 2018
I enjoyed working in Asda. Everyone was friendly and was always happy to help if you needed any. Everyone was helpful if you wasn't sure what to do they was all happy to show you if they knew themselves or would point you in the right direction on who could show you.
Retail Assistant (Former Employee) – Wisbech – 20 July 2018
good place to work nice people your on your feet all day but the people there are nice sometimes customers can be ignorant but you will just have to ignore them when there like that and try to be as help full as possible
Store Colleague (Former Employee) – Liverpool – 19 July 2018
Asda was a good place to work, however they brought in new contracts not long ago after the company was bought by Wall Mart which meant that your contracted hours were basically whatever the management wanted them to be, with zero notice in advance to this.