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Enjoyable and realistic workload

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Great company with lots of opportunities to move forward with your career. Management and colleague east to work with and listen to your ideas
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Good location to work and great staff some customers are moody and rude but overall good place to work all in all, great place to work if you want to climb up ladder
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Enjoyable experience

Tesco express small shop quite relaxing experience.Only 1 self scan and barely anyone used itCustomers very friendly, colleagues welcoming. Manager insisted on taking lots of overtime.
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Busy

Good wage. Training not very good but you learn on the job. Good fun if you like to help customers . Managers vary in kindness. But all the other staff were helpful
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Company run by vultures

I've worked for Tesco for 15 years and the company has got worse every year. In its current form Tesco is just a mess. Not enough hours to do the jobs they ask to be completed, not enough equipment, poor pay rises and no decent hourly contracts for people. If your a manager like me you will be threatened with redundancies every year and they will keep increasing your work load and give you no payrise. I now do the jobs of what used to be 6 managers who all had 36 hrs each to complete them jobs and have more staff at their disposal. I would avoid Tesco at all costs you will be nothing more than a number to them and they will cast you aside if it means it will protect the top bosses bonus which is in the millions every year.

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Staff discount

Cons

Poor payrises, poor union, treated like dirt.
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Colleagues nice, fast paced enviroment

Constantlly need to meet pick rate targets whilst helping customers, pick rate targets unrealistic especially when needing to provide bestvquality products.
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Fun

Working at tesco has many benefits. Flexible working and very good management. Free food/drink in your breaks. Very good rate of pay. Only downside is customers can get frustrated with you working there and not having certain products

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Free Lunch

Cons

Customer Frustration
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Unable to provide a living working here.

16 hour contracts are not enough to provide a living and the insistence on flexibility makes arrangements for childcare impossible. The low pay means many in Tesco rely on top from Universal Credit and from September those people will have to undergo regular work coach meetings or face sanctions for not earning equivalent of 35 hours per week. How can a person get a second job to prevent sanctions when hours are not set and can be reduced at Tesco’s whim?

Pros

Staff discount

Cons

Hours set according to employers business needs not reliable for employee.
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Great place to work

Love working here great people and good managers. LoFs of opportunity to move up. Different shift pattens and working hours.
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Fun Team

If you’re working with a good team then it’s greet to place to work. Being in a busy area like central London does mean the workload is very high, especially weekends

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Set shifts

Cons

Understaffing
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very excellent working weather

this is my pleasure I worked with this company. Very trusted and working env was awesome. I was hired for the support team manager. I did my jobs perfectly and all of them are satisfied.
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Good colleagues bad management

Worked in home shopping. Hours were good if you have a family.Management tend to treat you as an after thought unless you are constantly putting yourself out for them. Your face has to fit to progress.

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Discouts

Cons

Non supportive management
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Good place to work

Was a good place to work whilst I was studying. I stocked the shelves and was occasionally put on checkouts. My favourite time to work was Sundays 4pm- midnight as store was closed so could just get straight on with work
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Good place to work

Tesco is a very good place to work with especially when you still young. The pay rate is good compared to other companies and the management are helpful.
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Management were awful

Worked at Tesco for over a year and a half and every year, in January, they cut over time due to the managers wanting a bigger February payday bonus. The only good thing about working there is that I consider 90% of the staff good friends. The other 10% must have dirt on the managers as they leave when they want and/or do barely anything on shift and the managers just give them a light slap on the wrist. If you are lazy and don’t care about where you work this store is perfect for you!
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From the top to bottom fixed

Could not trust management from top to bottom job not safe , corrupt very disappointed in the way they deal with drivers your family do not come in to it would sack you and not give it or your family a second thought

Cons

Long hour’s definitely
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Good place to work

Good place to work, progression available within the company. Managers were always helpful and flexible around personal problems. Days went in fast, always something different happening.
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Productive and fun

Fun and enjoyable place to work with great employees and great customers Always something to do and never a dull moment
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It’s okay

Very fast paced job but not too bad of an environment to work in. Pay is only somewhat good when you do overtime or night shift. Pretty decent job if it’s your first job though
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If you’re face fits ok

Not a happy place to work pressured to work 14 hours a day not willing to listen to your needs managers not helpful they expect you to be Tesco through and through
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Decent company to work for, especially if you are part-time / a student.

I've worked for them for 8 years, through my uni degree and I would definitely recommend them as a good place to work part time. I think your experience in Tesco will be a mixed bag depending on which store you work in and what your management is like, but the majority of my time working for them has been positive. The work isn't difficult and the pay is decent for what you are doing, and I've always had supportive management for the most part. Good place to work if you need flexible hours too.
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Based on 1,009 reviews

Ratings by category

3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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