Recruited through pmp - I was told to go for an induction at 7am. When I arrived it was the first day of training. I explained to the trainer that I'm meant to be having an induction etc. He asked if anyone in the office knew who I was. My answer was no. Obviously security not very good or organisation. Because of no induction I was placed in a foreign speaking training group. I enjoyed the weeks training however but once you start on your own, your left to fend for yourself. And because your wearing a pink high vis, this gives everyone else the excuse to speak down to you. Bearing in mind if you don't hit your performance targets within probation time which varies from who is telling you what.. then your gone. As a newbie who only lasted 2 days trying to do my best on my own I left! Whole work ethic is poor unless your not English. And management poor! Went to the office to ask for my payroll number after my shift finished and was told to come back in the morning! Wouldn't recommend working there if you have a heart and feelings.
Customer Assistant (Current Employee) – Litherland – 12 December 2018
Good place to work as a team, very high level of customer service must be delivered every shift as customers look to you as a guide for products and pricing, being a team member is the most rewarding part of job with lots of opportunities to get on
nice place to be on some shifts, management was good but supervisors just didnt know how to run things and bullied people for fun it seemed, i enjoyed not having to do overtime and still earning more than my manager.
Hot Food Counter Assistant (Former Employee) – Ryde – 7 December 2018
I worked on the hot deli counter, cooking chickens and various meat based products.I did three shifts,Thursday,Friday and Saturday. 2 starting at 1.30 pm -7pm and the Friday shift starting at 7am -13.15pm. The role was very busy, either cooking , serving customers, recording temperature checks for holding times. You were lft to get on with it, at busy times a couple of the cold deli staff would jump in to help. as ques would build up. I had to clean up and shut down to finish on time, you had to time this otherwise you could be there late, and not get paid overtime. Overall the company was ok, didn't really get to know anyone as you where very busy and on your own. Money was Living wage (try to live on that), the nature of work should have had a higher rate, due the nature of work. Someone re stocking shelves would be on the same money.
Good company to work for Good rates of pay Options of overtime available Lots of added benefits Supportive management Working was at times tough due to staff shortages/illness but you get this in all workplaces
Sales Assistant/ Team Leader (Former Employee) – Harlesden, UK – 5 December 2018
working with tesco i enjoyed it alot. the pay was amazing plus and the atmosphere was great. the management was good but could of improved a little bit more but overall tesco was my favrouite place to work in
Customer Assistant (Current Employee) – London – 4 December 2018
Repititive job which pays low and mistreats its staff members. You will find good managers but they are few and far between. Only benefit is 10 percent discount which goes up to 20 percent for 1 week only around once or twice a year. Progression to management is not a common theme. Known staff members to be on what is called an options programme for many years without progressing. Only offer low hour contracts
Pay, no long term contracts, under appreciated, low chance of progression, lack of benefits
General Assistant (Former Employee) – Bradford, UK – 4 December 2018
The night shift team of tesco are literally work horses. Mostly used and abused to the brim. It is utterly upsetting and moral killing the way management spoke to me and other staff members. Everyone was timed to the second when it came to lunch breaks. I thank the Lord I was working on a temporary basis as this job took its toll on me, not only at work but also home. Being a father it was hard getting time in to play with my kids. Exhausted and tired, it was literally sucking the life out of me.
Long hours, harsh policies, aching body, over worked
Customer Assistant (Current Employee) – Hastings, East Sussex – 3 December 2018
Its a great job if your looking for part time work whilst at college or university but if your wanting to be permanent full time (starting off as a customer assistant) there isn't much opportunity to further your career. They have plenty of opportunities for colleagues to train and develop skills on different departments throughout the store, but wanting to become a manager can take a long time.
The environment around the workplace is generally good, most staff are always friendly and willing to help, others just like to get in and get on with the job at hand. There is always someone you can talk to if you need extra guidance whether its your department manager or personnel manager.
I've learned a lot since joining Tesco, my communication skills have developed over the years and my self confidence has grown a lot too.
Overall I wouldn't say I hate working at Tesco but its just one of those jobs you get to get yourself through college and Uni, just to earn a bit of money whilst building an education towards a career you really want.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Bournemouth, Dorset – 3 December 2018
A good job to fit around personal life, good benefits but could be better for amount of work expected. Budgets have been cut so staff levels are at a minimum which in turn creates more pressure on all staff and causes terrible working environment.