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great manager great team
Optical Assistant (Former Employee) –  Morley, West Yorkshire26 April 2018
although challenging with restricted space the team always makes up for it. However the pay isn't reflected upon the amount of work needed. Busy but happy environment
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No Development
Operations Coordinator (Current Employee) –  London25 April 2018
Worked for 17 years and nothing to upgrade on my CV,
No Deveploment Budget No Development Plan No Delegation a task
Only work like a horse, The day you got sick then you be dumped, Like a condom after used.
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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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Worst management ive ever had.
Cashier,part time,permanent (Former Employee) –  South ruislip25 April 2018
No support once you start.management hardly every there.section leaders always finish early.and if your working late you are in charge of everything.never enough staff.u had 4 customer service tills.sometimes struggling for 1 colleague to be there.tills were dirty and toilets were always dirty as cleaners finished early .That's customer and staff toilets.
Short breaks and always doing overtime.couldnt talk to your colleagues as being told u weren't doung your job if you talked to them .unless it near retirement and need a little part timer with basic wage or a students first job then it is such a let down.
If any other dept needs you they put u anywhere forget what your job role is.
Pros
Nice colleaques, staff discount days.
Cons
Short break.poor managers, no support when during your shift.
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very productive
Stock controller (Former Employee) –  Queensferry24 April 2018
was a good place to work,was dealing with customers ,had to stock check and reprice items on shelves and restock also.hardest part was lots of lifting,
Pros
good canteen
Cons
interview
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Everything cut.
Have been on several departments. (Current Employee) –  Somerset24 April 2018
It doesn't matter what your job title is, you will spend most of your time on a checkout. Canteen gone. Pension cut. Few colleagues and unrealistic expectations of those that are left. No job security, redundancies and contract changes periodically forced on you.
Pros
10% discount when made permanent
Cons
Not enough people to do the job.
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Good Work Place
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Wales23 April 2018
Worked here for around 6 months, throughly enjoyed.. good set shifts and hours, overtime avaible if needed and wanted. Management not very Good, they are not easy to go and speak to and sometimes treat you like dirt. I ended up falling and damaging my back because of wrong training which I had to leave due to not being able to work, but overall pay is Good, work load is not to Hard, friendly people (I was in th3 great department) breaks are good as you get to choose when you go for one. Overall good job.
Pros
Good Pay and Breaks
Cons
Sometimes poor management
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no support
section leader (Current Employee) –  Caerphilly, Caerphilly23 April 2018
filling shelves for 10 hours, 4 nights a week, Learned nothings, management no support, expect the job complete even when staff are absent, no standards
Pros
local
Cons
asda
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Productive workplace
Checkout Operator (Former Employee) –  Leckwith23 April 2018
In Asda i learnt how to met nd greet in the correct mannor, i also learnt how to cash handle and till control, checking thriugg shopping, assisting customers enquiries and helping to bag up their shopping and also keeping my check out area clean and tiday.
The easiest part if the job was cash handling.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Long hours
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good place for learning ideal for a first job
Retail (Former Employee) –  Edinburgh22 April 2018
learned a lot from asda, i had the chance to learn about retail jobs and what they involve.i got to stack shelves and sort out the clothing, aslo learned how to price things and had the chance to observe the staff members while doing different tasks.
Pros
close to home
Cons
long hours
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Productive and Fun workplace.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Tyne and Wear22 April 2018
This job helped develop my customer service skills, and to work in a pressured, fast paced environment. Gained 100%
external & internal mystery shopper results at this post.
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Lost its way in recent years
Ecommerce Manager (Current Employee) –  Hampshire21 April 2018
Have been with the company my entire working career and of recent times seems to have lost its way.

They took me from boy to man and training was excellent and progression opportunities were plentiful. Coupled with good benefits and salaries its an ok place to work.

The work life balance is awful though, as they push to become closer to the discounters pricing with the choice of 1 of the big 4 which as a formula does not work

Hours are squeezed out of the business and leadership members do colleague roles a lot of the time.

Customer service has disappeared as you no longer have time to give it. they could pull it around but need to speculate to accumulate. The redundancies which are reflected across the market in fairness are there to keep the constant battle against falling sales at bay so they can report good yearly figures by cutting the cost line.

Bottom line for me is they cant decide whether they want to be one of the big 4 or a discounter and someone needs to take the lead and make that decision and run the business accordingly
Pros
salaries and benefits very competitve
Cons
Work life balance
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large well known company
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) –  Birmingham21 April 2018
days can vary from busy to quiet, you can learn to do new things on a daily basis and your job can change if your trained in multiple areas. It is a friendly environment
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Average
Colleague (Current Employee) –  Arbroath, Angus20 April 2018
Not bad for a part time job.work is easy and colleagues are friendly.flexible hours. great part time job for school students or people studying at university.
Pros
easy
Cons
boring
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Too many managers
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) –  Taunton20 April 2018
Too many managers, never enough shop floor colleagues and constant queues due to poor planning. People are never replaced when they leave and you are just a number to all management.
Pros
discount
Cons
no support
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Good money for the work
Order Picker (Current Employee) –  Lutterworth, Leicestershire20 April 2018
It isn't too bad as far as jobs go easy work driving llop order picking spend all night on feet so a little tiring people are friendly management approachable
Pros
good money
Cons
monotonous
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Steady work
Home Shopping Delivery Driver (Current Employee) –  Bishop Auckland, Durham19 April 2018
Depending on which department and store you work for depends on your own experience. Most management will help if you have an issue however this varies.
Pros
Monthly contract and Discount card
Cons
poor communication
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Busy Working Environment
Customer Service Assistant (Current Employee) –  London19 April 2018
A typical day at ASDA is busy and challenging. I have basic training on all departments on the shop floor and am happy with the progress I have made so far. Starting off as a shelf filler, which was quite mundane, I then increased my contracted hours to 30. Working on the customer service desk suited my personality a lot more as it was a more customer focused role. It is busy and can get hectic at times but the time passes quick. The hardest part of the job is having a lot of responsibility when management are not always on the shop floor, especially in the evening. The most enjoyable part of the job is the relationships you build with your colleagues. The shop floor is a fun environment and your are able to be sociable whilst working.
Pros
Flexible working hours
Cons
Long Hours
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great satisfaction
Shelf Stacker (Former Employee) –  Renfrewshire19 April 2018
learn how deal with public,more attentive,good moral building,best part job is customer satisfied and manager happy with my hard working ethic,all staff look after each other
Pros
kept busy
Cons
nothing much to say
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Used to be ok but terrible now
Chilled Colleague (Former Employee) –  Gateshead, Tyne and Wear18 April 2018
Very short staffed , expected to do work of 3 people , get no thanks for it , heavy work , very cold if working in chilled department , worst job I ever had ! Section leaders walk around on phones doing nothing ! Standing talking for ages , but the colleagues can’t even say one word to one another and they get wrong , absolutely shocking , can’t even talk to your colleagues about a thing ( work related)and you get wrong like a child , couldn’t wait to get away from the place absolutely hated it near the end . You are just a number in Asda not a person .
Pros
Can’t think of any
Cons
Too many to list
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