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Fresh Foods Manager (Former Employee) –  Glasgow15 January 2018
As with Sainsburys, very good operation, highly process driven and customer focussed. Too many management layers (at that time anyway) which i believe affected communication/ efficiency at times.
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the customers were great but lack of hours
Customer Assistant (Former Employee) –  deli counter15 January 2018
Either open or close meat and fish counter ,take and sort delivery, reduce stock as needed, serve and assist customers on their needs and sugest new products .
Learned all about meat and fish stock and preperation.
The hardest part of the job was opening and closing two counters alone.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the interaction with customers both regular ones and new ones
Pros
uniform provided
Cons
short hours
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Good place to work
Forklift Driver (Former Employee) –  Lichfield15 January 2018
good place to work ,a typical day at work it's not bad at all, it's very easy! Enjoyed the job, great bunch of lads to work with.
The staff of distribution centre are good!
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fun and productive
Retail Assistant (Former Employee) –  Wrexham15 January 2018
really enjoyed working for Tesco . good work /home life balance. wage very competitive with good chance of promotions . Good pension scheme and union .
Pros
fun
Cons
long hours
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Amazing
Tesco Customer Assistant (Former Employee) –  Cardiff, Cardiff15 January 2018
Never did I ever have a problem with working for tesco managers are always there to help you, would go back in a heart beat, good benefits and pension
Pros
Discount card
Cons
Na
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Nice place to work
Temporary Seasonal Personal Home Shopper (Former Employee) –  Hatfield15 January 2018
The hours went quickly the management were very helpful and staff very friendly. Enjoyed meeting members of the public and had pleasure in helping customers during the christmas period.
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Retail Assistant (Current Employee) –  Tesco Extra, Swindon15 January 2018
The people are mostly friendly and helpful. There is opportunity for advancement if you wish to work your way up. The pay is good for the retail sector. Not enough staff on shop floor though.
Pros
Discount and subsidised staff canteen
Cons
Not enough staff and too many managers.
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Lot of work
Retail Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  London15 January 2018
This required to deal with customers who can have mixed attitudes when dealing with them, required patience and being able to problem solve allowing each customer to get the best experience from Tesco
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Friendly Environment
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Derry, County Londonderry15 January 2018
While on my work placement in Tesco, I was treated with the same respect that was given and found it easy to communicate with other members of staff, overall I had a pleasant experience and learned the job duties and tasks that would be regularly handed out on a real working day.
Pros
Enjoyable, Fun, Friendly
Cons
Long hours
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Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Cardiff, Cardiff15 January 2018
I have worked at Tesco head office for over 5 years and have gained great people skills while there. I made some great friends while working there, its a shame they are closing.
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great company with benefits and cosmopolitan culture. very demanding work culture as you can imagine working for Tesco
Duty Manager (Former Employee) –  Shepherds Bush, Greater London14 January 2018
As a Duty manager my role was very demanding. Daily and weekly targets set needed to be achieved as rewards were great too. Ensured staffing levels were maintained to accept deliveries. I was involved from opening the store, replenshing shelves, waste and stock management, customer complaints, training and providing excellent customer services inculding safety of the customers and staff. toughest part of the job is waste management and replenshing shelves.
Pros
benefits and shares scheme
Cons
long hours and the targets set.
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fun work place
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  London14 January 2018
good work management,day to activity is very easy , all the routines must done , the staff get full training before assign for the work , good team support
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Enhanced my communication and teamwork
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Rainham14 January 2018
Prior to working for Tesco my communication skills were not great. Having to work in a small tight-knit team gave me the confidence to speak for myself, and allowing to offer my own opinion.
Pros
Free Krispy Kreme Donuts, Flexibility
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Managment needs improving
Delivery Driver (Current Employee) –  Portsmouth14 January 2018
Management needs improving. Morale very low at work. The job role is very good. Wage quite low considering how much we have to do on a day to day basis
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Fun work place
Grocery Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hartlepool, Durham14 January 2018
Would recomend to work for great company and staff only reason I had to leave was because of my temporary contract ending if it hadn't I would still work there
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excellent work environment
Customer service assistant (Former Employee) –  macclesfield, united kingdom14 January 2018
was able to be very multiskilled in different roles and it was a very happy environment lots of opportunities to develop knowledge and put into practise
Pros
being with many different people throughout the day
Cons
long hours sometimes
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Very Job Focused
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Belfast14 January 2018
Enjoyed the job, great bunch of lads to work with.

However obsessed with the performance target, also poor management and didnt want to know about Health and safety concerns.
Pros
good pay
Cons
Bad management, performance focused
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Dirty, rude, dangerous and threatening workplace
Customer Service Assistant Checkouts (Former Employee) –  Winnall14 January 2018
Threatened to be thrown out of the window, sworn at, the people there are drunk, on drugs, dangerous rollers, dirty toilets, long queues, zero hours, since 2012, contracting out Opticians and Cafe.
Pros
None
Cons
Part Time
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Sécurité du travail
Directeur de magasin (Former Employee) –  Londres14 January 2018
Bon après plus de 17 ans. La progression vers un poste de cadre est lente et la culture a changé depuis le nouveau PDG.
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Pretty much what you would assume
Customer assistant (Former Employee) –  Cheam13 January 2018
It's working in a supermarket. If you've done any shelf stocking or til serving job before you will know what it's like. If you haven't then all I can suggest is try it out and move on if it doesn't agree with you.

It was an OK place to work but that was nearly a decade ago from writing this so things could have changed.
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