Working at Tesco: Company Overview and Reviews in Ireland

Tesco
4.0
35 reviews
Tesco, IE Ratings
4.0
Average rating of 35 reviews on Indeed
3.5Work-life balance
3.5Pay & benefits
3.8Job security & advancement
3.6Management
3.6Culture
Headquarters
Welwyn Garden City, UK
Employees
10,000+
Revenue
More than $10B (USD)
Industry
Retail
Salary satisfaction
61%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay, in Ireland
Based on 1826 reviews

Tesco reviews

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Overall reviews at Tesco

5.0
Stocker | Mallow, County Cork | 5 Nov 2014
Great place to work and meet new people
A typical day at work was investigating over stocks, gap scan of entire shop floor, counting stock, printing and filing reports, going to meetings, completing shrink and a reduction walk. I completed a managers program in Tesco. Almost all the managers treated u with respect and fairness. I had a great relationship with all the staff in Tesco. Hardest part of my job was everything had a time limit. What i most enjoyed about working in Tesco is the people u meet from staff to customers every day was different in the job.
2.0
Department Manager | County Monaghan | 30 Jan 2019
Management Salary Issue
Tesco was a frustrating place to work due to the fact the staff got better treatment than the managers. Management has little benefit in this day and age. Salaries were all different and individuals received more than others which is very unfair. The reason I left Tesco Ireland is because I was on a set salary and a manager who joined the company later than me received a higher salary than me even though i worked harder and had a lot more responsibility. When i looked for a raise i wasn't even entertained.
ConsMixed shifts
4.0
Customer Assistant | Galway, County Galway | 28 Oct 2013
Supermarket
I worked part-time in Tesco during my college years and became full time after college to save for my New York move. The company was very flexible during my college years and were great to work for. My co-workers became close friends and the environment was relaxed but hardworking. The hardest part of my job would be the 4am start times but it was great to have your full day finished by 2pm. I was able to work on my commissions after work which was a great help with meeting deadlines.
ProsFlexible hours, great staff and manager
4.0
Cashier/Sales | Carrick-On-Shannon, County Leitrim | 4 Jan 2023
Temporary Position for Christmas
Had an enjoyable time working here, managers and team leaders understood and accepted that I was capable of making mistakes, making for a positive experience working with them. Taught me how to use the register by putting me on the job and figuring it out with little help, though. Besides that, very few issues and gained some valuable experience.
ProsEasy and Encouraging Work Enviornment
ConsLong Hours, Demanding Customers
3.0
Customer Assistant | Ballincollig, County Cork | 14 Sept 2021
Grand place for a student
In the beginning, it was a great experience. I was meeting new people and learning new things. After some months, some managers start to use you. The harder you work, the more they take advantage. But this however is based on the manager working that day. Besides this, there is a great vibe and is a great place to work especially for a student.
ProsBenefits and social interaction
ConsSome Managers take advantage, some other workers are useless
5.0
Estagiário em Atendimento | Dublin, County Dublin | 16 Jun 2020
Empresa dinamica, ambiente leve e muito espírito de equipe!
A experiência de trabalhar no Tesco foi bastante rica para meu currículo, aprendi novas tarefas em uma cultura diferente da minha, novos métodos além de proporcionar o desenvolvimento da língua inglesa para estudantes internacionais.
ProsHorario flexivel, descontos e jornada te trabalho tranquila.
ConsNao ha benefícios como vale transporte ou vale refeição, mas ha lanche no local.
4.0
Customer Assistant | Feebrack, County Galway | 5 Oct 2022
Busy
Its very hard work loved my staff makes the jobs a lot easier. Endless jobs to be done. Some manager lovely and easy to speak to others not so much. Expect a lot of hours and don't understand college work balance so much. Part time hours tend to be too much. But its handy for those that need the hours. Premium pay on Sundays and loads of areas to work in. Overall enjoyed working there not for those who don't like to be kept busy.
1.0
Team Leader | Castlepollard, County Westmeath | 5 Oct 2022
Bad management don't do there hours it's a click
Bad management work you like a dog they come and go as they please. Hard to get weekends off work life balance is rubbish. Don't do teamleader anyway no training wing it yourself give anyone the key to lock the shop so the managers don't have to do it specially expresses.. don't do it to urself never had anxiety before I worked there..
ProsHolidays
ConsWork life balance bad.bad management..
4.0
General Operative | Donabate, County Dublin | 10 Sept 2019
Pool table and Gym
The in house training is good for someone with no experience. Lots of opportunity to get different jobs within the warehouse itself, eg loading trailer moving merchandising units
ProsGym
ConsVery strict and sometimes unrealistic targets
4.0
Customer Service Associate / Cashier | Dublin, County Dublin | 21 Jan 2018
Customer relationships and work life
All about customer satisfaction I was in customer service and it helped my customer relation skills immensely and the route to progression in the job is quick and managers are helpful
ProsPrivilege cards
ConsNo set hours
3.0
Asset Manager | Dixonville, PA | 20 May 2013
Constaint Learning Work Environment, Minimal Planning/Involvment of Lower MGMT
TYPICAL WORK DAY: Responsible for basic clerical duties, asset management, inventory management, dispatching tasks, & basic accounts payable responsibilities. Spend my morning updating daily spreadsheets on running services and utilized equipment, reading & answering emails, and processing requested PO for purchases. By mid-day I would eat lunch at my desk while entering service info from completed jobs in both excel spreadsheet & company software. After completing a few entries I would stretch my legs and walk around the warehouse while conducting equipment & inventory cycle counts and/or double check tagging system and check in with shop or office personnel. By the end of the day I would spend an extra 2-3 hours overtime working on completing the entries of services and processing new PO requests before finishing, taking a walk around the shop to confirm closing procedures were followed and locking up the warehouse. WHAT I LEARNED: A lot! I learned about mechanical, clerical, HR, accounting, and applied knowledge into developing new training programs and developing more efficient procedures, documents, and spread sheets. Most importantly I learned to be selective about duties and projects to take on and always be aware of or ask for the policies and procedures associated with such duties. MANAGEMENT: was not involved enough. They seem to spend more time on personal endeavors then about the operations of the company. Always willing to listen and talk however, never witnes
ProsLearning potential, Overtime, never bored, office and hands-on transferability
ConsGluttonous & lazy MGMT, difficulty to move past problems due to the lack of involvement/ help from management.
4.0
Head of Customer Service | Edinburgh | 29 Mar 2014
Entrepreneurial culture where you are encouraged and expected to drive change forward to achieve the business strategy.
Tesco Bank has a strong values-led organisation. These values are: treat people how you like to be treated, no one tries harder for our customers, and use our scale for good. These values pervade the organisation and guide the focus of our strategic objectives. A typical day at work is spend engaging with executive stakeholders, understanding their people needs to deliver the business strategy, and developing and implementing solutions that achieve those business needs. I am given the remit, freedom, and responsibility to deliver change throughout the bank. It requires proactive through leadership and a desire to make tangible and pragmatic improvements to the organisation. Management at the bank values resilience, responsiveness, collaboration, innovation, and empathy. We focus not only on 'the what', but 'the how' (meaning that it's not enough just to deliver, but how you deliver and take people with you is critical). The most difficult part of the job is navigating the political complexities of working at such a senior level. These political elements, when managed correctly, can be the catalyst to drive forward change in an organisation. The most enjoyable part of the job is having the licence to operate and deliver for my department. I am responsible for developing and delivering the 12 to 18 month business strategy to support our people across the bank.
ProsCulture, freedom and responsibility, entrepreneurial environment
ConsChallenges with being part of a larger parent company of 500K employees
5.0
Team Leader | London | 8 Nov 2013
it was great place to work with the people who have been coming from different culture and nationalities.
The place where i worked was near by the Lords International Cricket Ground. In lords all around the year, lots of matches are going on so the place makes different to the work.so the game time it was too busy in the shop that time i used to keep four staff to the four corner of the shop to make sure the queue is manageable and to control the shop lifting throughout the day. it was too great to work with my staff because they were helping me to keep running the shop as usual however having such a heavy customer pressure. I enjoy working in supermarket but the most difficult part of this job is to manage the winter time. Because of snow, sometime i couldn't able to take delivery and feel sorry to customer who are coming by car for shopping because there was too small parking space and couldn't park more than 15 minutes. The most enjoyable part of the job is family environment in work place. Every one was showing friendly behaviour, helping each other, dealing with customer nicely and providing excellent service made customer happy and their good compliment always helps to motivate to focus our staff to achieve the company's goal and make good profit. From which we get bonus too at the end of the month with salary by which the staffs were motivated towards their work. which is really enjoyable and feel fantastic.... with great smile of everyone in the shop
Prosfree breakfast
Consdefinitely extra time
1.0
Warehouse Worker | Thurrock | 9 Feb 2022
Terrible
Work life balance is not good, due to the pick rate they require, people only care for themselves to hit this. This causes much friction and often loads are spilt due to not being stacked properly trying to meet the target. Working here along side other pickers and FLT drivers resembles those videos you see of driving in india, its like a free for all and probably only a matter of time before a serious accident occurs. All these negatives, in my opinion, are brought about purly by the pick rate target. My manager is great, others need to revisit training on how they speak to people or lack of communication. Work place culture is poor, probably the poorest ive seen in any place Ive worked at. Very high turnover and very high use of agency staff, much of what is shown during the weeks training is completely disregarded once done and out of the floor. Cleaners go around picking up the many spilages, however, there are times when this is as it is for a long time with no signage to warn others. Team leaders actively walk past rubbish sitting on the floor, maybe they believe they are above this and leave it for the cleaners, without realising the health and safety implications. Overall, Money is good, but everything else isnt, Ive experienced Sainsbury and Aldi doing the same thing and Tesco is by far the worst for working conditions, colleague and management interaction.
ProsWages
Cons92% pick rate, Management, Colleagues, high turnover of staff, health and safety issues.
2.0
Customer Assistant | Wadebridge | 22 Jul 2022
Coworkers are wonderful… management not
The short time I worked there 1) my colleague was told to get over their ptsd 2) my other colleague’s hours were being messed with because a previous manager didn’t do his contract correctly, and he heard back and fourth from two different members of management “no we can’t fix it” and “yes we’ll fix it, ignore other managers. 3) got told I was too slow on my third shift. I didn’t have any proper training apart from a few videos (nothing that taught me “how to” and nothing about night shifts which is what I was doing), and the “training” was word-of-mouth- I was just told “put yoghurt on shelf in order of date”. That was it. I had to work most of it out for myself. 4) off one day due to injuring my foot so severely I couldn’t walk on it. Message wasn’t passed on. I had a meeting and was basically told “well, don’t hurt your foot and come in if you can anyway.” ??? On a foot I couldn’t walk on?? Sure thing bud 5) store owner ordered too much of the wrong stock and has no idea how operations take place. 6) morale is extremely low because of how management behaved and spoke. Lots of people left. 7) put on aisles I didn’t have any training on. Also instructed to complete jobs that i was physically incapable of due to my height. Was told off when I wasn’t unpacking 10 litre boxes of orange juice fast enough when I could barely lift it off the cage. Don’t work there. Pay’s good but you’re treated like a replaceable item.
1.0
Nuclear Power Reactor Operator | Red Deer, AB | 14 Feb 2015
Wasted time you will never get back out of your life
First off I will say, the job its self i'snt that bad except for being on call 24/7 but the money is great. The office staff/management are about the greasiest group of slime balls your going to meet. As im sure your going to read in the other reviews that people left, your co-workers are good people. As for the office/management side of this company, I have personally never worked for a worse company, the most incompetent, disorganised , unprofessional, dis-honest group I have ever met. Seriously a group of high school kids could run a the office better. Mainly im speaking about the Red Deer office, but Grand Prairie is just as bad if not worse. I'm writing this review in complete honesty , in hopes you will not waste your time apply for this company. Before i started i was warned by 3 previous people that worked there and i thought well it cant be bad, trust me its worse i was not prepared for what i was about to get myself into. Its time you'll never get back, your just going to quit sooner or later like everyone does that works there, the turn over rate is 6-12 months (again that is not because of the job) its because of management. There impossible to deal with/handle. Do your self a favour and run as fast as you can away from this company.
Prosgreat pay
Conson call 24/7, management is incompetant, disorganised, dishonest, unprofessional, greasy, slime balls, a joke
4.0
General Assistant | United Kingdom | 13 Apr 2015
Overall Work experince achievements
From the very beginning where I started as a Christmas casual in city beach then found my self doing volunteer work in England, then Housekeeping and eventually Shelf Stacking I learnt so much from my employers and co-workers, I also learnt a lot about the running of business, deadlines, time keeping skills, responsibility, reliability, attending the needs of customers, till work, people skills, typical days of work always consisted of waking up in time to be ready work so I could avoid being late as well as being back from breaks, after training I was given my own responsibilities that I carried out at my best with a professional attitude towards my role., the most enjoyable parts of my jobs was working together to get things done on time so we could all go home with a sense of achievement and fulfilment in knowing that we got what we needed to get done, done with team effort, the sociable events were always nice and made me feel like a bit of fun was needed to keep everyone's livelihood going, for example we had a onesie night once, so we were all stacking shelves in a onesie' for a night, it was quite amusing !
ProsTeam efforts, sociable events, efficiency
ConsIn england there is alot of work around christmas which can be exhausting but possible.
4.0
Shop Assistant | Maldon VIC | 15 Aug 2017
Secure place to work, fun and motivational
typical day at work would usually start by clocking in, my manager or team leader would allocate me a section within my department and for the rest of the day I would make sure it was at its best whilst providing a friendly service to customers. I learnt a lot of team work skills, at Tesco it would get extremely busy so we would have to cooperate as a team in order to keep our department clean. management was okay, a little poor in areas. a lot of the time I would come in and managers weren't there or were on other departments. workplace culture was good, being the only super store in my town a lot of college leavers were there so I had plenty of people I could relate to, customers for the majority of the time were also great. hardest part of the job was the late night unloading of the lorries, 74 heavy cages thirty minutes before you were due to leave was never fun, but I always made sure I got it done, even if I did have to stay an extra 10 minutes or so. most enjoyable part of the job was just generally working with a lot of great people. I had a great relationship with the majority of the people who worked there from young to old.
Prospool table. fruit machines. cheap/great qaulity canteen
Conspoor management. difficult to fit social life in with the hours i worked
2.0
Customer Assistant | Devon | 12 Jan 2023
Ok as a part time top-up
I’ve been a customer colleague for six years. I started as a seasonal temp on an 11 hr contract and now have a 19hr contract. It has been ok for me because I only needed part time to supplement our household income and I had no progression expectations. Sadly I feel the company has a deteriorating ethos regarding staff; we are all (from general manager to customer colleague) seen as a necessary cog in the machine. The goal appears to be to employ as few as possible while still wanting as high returns as possible. Because of this we are seeing a move toward automation across checkouts and I’m sure that tesco will use automation in all areas once viable. Since I’ve been there the number of staff on our department has been halved (through non replacement) but we are expected to continue to provide the same quality and quantity of output. Moral is low as people feel undervalued overpressured and insecure. The positive though is that it’s pretty easy to get a temp seasonal job at a Tesco and if you are a student or someone needing that, it’s fine and the pay is fine. Often people are kept on to become dotcom pickers or delivery drivers. It’s A large organisation so there’s fairly good colleague protection in terms of inter-staff behaviours etc.
4.0
Personal Shopper | Portsmouth | 24 Jan 2018
Productive, lots to do
Contracted 11.25 hours a week as a Personal Shopper, was able to work full-time hours in overtime every week on the same department as well as many others in the same week as they really needed the help. Management was somewhat professional, would regularly see groups of them standing around chatting whilst I was working but nothing bad. All colleagues got on well and we worked well as a team, even with the managers. Hardest part of the job was when we were constantly short-staffed so we had to stay longer a lot of the time (which I didn't mind) and some colleagues would slack off. Best part of the job was learning new skills and making friends for life. Oh and Time and a half Pay on Sundays. I also liked the 6am starts, so on good days we would finish at 9:45am and if there was no overtime available I would have a whole day to be productive. The pros weigh out the cons, a bad day is a bad day but I would definitely recommend a career there. Only left to move country so would definitely go back. Never had a problem with my pay either. All the overtime I did alongside my contracted hours added up every month.
ProsEarly finish time - the chance to make something of your day. Good people. Cheap food. Good pay.
ConsRegularly short staffed

Questions and answers about Tesco

What is a typical day like for you at Tesco?
Asked 20 Nov 2022
Busy
Answered 29 Nov 2022
Bad no time for yourself
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How often do you get a pay rise at Tesco?
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Weekly
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What benefits does Tesco offer?
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Employee discount
Answered 9 Jan 2023
What is the promotion process like at Tesco?
Asked 7 Dec 2022
Good
Answered 19 Jan 2023
How long do you have to work at Tesco before you can go on maternity leave?
Asked 7 Dec 2022
47 months
Answered 7 Dec 2022