Customer Assistant (Former Employee) – Baguley – 18 October 2018
Usually, a typical day at work is easy going, and comfortable. I have learnt customer service and communication skills as well as commercial awareness, working under pressure and working in a busy team. This has made me into a confident person.
Management is lenient if tasks are completed but take poor care on listening to the employee's ideas and beliefs.
The workplace culture was downbeat and very friendly.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with a large number of reduced items by myself. Also, asking to work on unreasonable times.
I genuinely enjoy the customer assistant role and strive to make sure consumers receive the best possible customer service they can experience upon entering the store.
Driver (Current Employee) – Glasgow – 30 September 2018
This could be an excellent job, but it's ruined be terrible management and a culture of 'play it by ear to get through today'. If a van breaks down or someone phones in, just split all the deliveries on to others even if it makes every customers delivery late. No back up plan, ever. The more you do the more you get with no thanks. Some guys don't have to work weekends or back shift ever, while others are forced to work every weekend and lots of nights. You risk your life on the road, take responsibility for a 40 grand van, drive in terrible conditions, walk 100 miles a day, lift up to 4 tons a day, get soaked, frozen, climb a thousand stairs every shift, put up with angry customers, go into stinking houses, get petty rules rammed down your throat, no weekends off, constantly bombarded with texts to take overtime at standard pay rate at the last minute and all for the same money as the guy in the air conditioned phone shop texting his pals all day in the same shop. If you need a short term job, take it but keep looking and don't believe any promise or fairy story they tell you at the start, there is a reason why they are constantly looking for more drivers.
Customer assistant (Former Employee) – Hattersley, Greater Manchester – 30 September 2018
The role was satisfactory and there was always overtime going. The store was well kept and the staff worked well as a team. I enjoyed my time there particularly working morning shifts while it was quiet.
Manager on Duty (Former Employee) – reading – 29 September 2018
lovely opertunity to communicate to new customers and to delivery and maintain a high standard of service in every aspect of retail shop. learnd how to manage a team in a busy day, how to deal with each stuff and customers needs.
Played a key role in the design of the new 280 seater mezzanine restaurant. I was part of recruiting my team, training in preparation for the opening day. I gained a good insight into the Retail world. Low margins, high turnover and good customer care. Culture was very positive and team orientated. The management were firm and supportive. Hardest part: Setting up a new Restaurant at the Flagship store. Most enjoyable: The successful opening day with a visit from Anthony Worrall Thompson.
I would handle cash, serve customers, pick online orders, show excellent customer service on a day to day basis and general cleaning duties at time to time. I enjoyed working at tesco and the pay was good just looking for a new challenge
Perfect for students or people looking for part-time work.
Customer assistant (Former Employee) – Whitstable – 26 September 2018
This work is perfect for people looking for part-time work as they will work shifts around your day to day schedule allowing you to have a good work life balance. This is ideal for students as you can fit work around your study schedule allowing you to earn money whilst still studying for your course.
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) – Streatham – 26 September 2018
Alongside the staff we have converted the store to top 3 grossing stores in our area where i was then Offered permanent placement shortly after store probation period, i feel like i have Significantly improved negotiation skills, regularly converting customers from point of enquiry to sale. I had also adapted to change well as I have moved from a sales assistant to backdoor dealing with deliveries Follow all company policies and adhere to Health and Safety routines. This meant i had gained new independent skills learning how to operate warehouse machinery and keeping the warehouse to an acceptable standard before my shift had ended
Head of Strategic Partnerships - Asia (Current Employee) – London and Thailand – 26 September 2018
Evolving culture and environment due to numerous reorganisations can make Tesco a challenging business to work with but also creates opportunities. Would recommend as a good place to work both in the UK and Internationally.
Working as a part of the non-food department i was often left with nothing to do. Often there would be no stock that needed to be put on the shelf, there were no other team members near me to talk to, so i often found myself just counting down the hours.
Customer Assistant (Former Employee) – England – 25 September 2018
Started as a temp then moved store and became “permanent” I use the quote marks because if you are on a “flexi contract” it’s only flexible for Tesco and not you. And even if you are permanent you constantly get threatened with a disciplinary and or the sack if you refuse a shift. Many times I thought I would be on a day off only to be brought in on 24 hours notice. Couldn’t plan anything ever, was constantly brought in for times outside my availability and told if I didn’t do it I’d be disciplined. So glad I left and I won’t go back.