Almost 18 years as management with this company. Some amazing memories and met so many fantastic people. Unfortunately in my experience ni matter how much of yourself you give to Tesco its never enough. So many accountabilities and responsibilities now that it's extremely hard to keep on top of everything. Wage freeze for what they consider to be high earners (over 40k a year) high turn over of staff and a non existent work life balance for management. I was disappointed to have tk leave because I enjoyed my time there so much but unfortunately I had no more to give and sought out a work environment where I was valued, trusted and encouraged to progress. Everyone has 10 to 15 years management capacity in them. Once this time is elapsed its clear to see the longer serving management members been pushed out to make room for younger cheaper options. I preformed consistently for almost 20 years and left the company on good standing, however it was very apparent they were happy to see me go.
ProsNone worth mentioning
ConsNo work life balance, burden of blame, excessive accountability
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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..
In my time here there were multiple occasions where I was given out to for requesting time off months in advance, if I was given time off I'd be rostered in anyway and told it's my fault and that I didn't ask for it off so would have to find someone to swap. Only saving grace was that other team members and team leaders were friendly and easy to get along with.
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.
Used to be better, getting worse but still okay depending where you are
Having worked here the past 5 years I can say it's definitely gotten worse from what it used to be. The people who have worked since the old contracts (pre-2009 I think) all agree that it used to be a much better place to work with better premiums and benefits all round. Sadly now there's a growing high rate of turnover likely due to the new contracts and the essentially "glorified zero hours" contract where they give you a small amount of hours, say no more than 16 and most of your income will be from overtime which is not always readily available.
Most days are understaffed now, only four years ago there was almost double the amount of staff but now there are some days I am the only one working for up to two hours. Management is okay, heavily dependent on your store though.
The new contracts also have changed how you work. It used to be that you had your department and that was that. Maybe sometimes you'd help out on the other departments that needed it but if you worked fresh you'd only be working another fresh department like dairy. Now if your "main department" was dairy, you'll find that your shifts are completely seemingly random. Some days you'll be on dotcom, checkouts, grocery, produce, and even on the same day you'll be working different departments within the space of two hours.
The reason I give three stars despite all that is because again, heavily dependent on your location but the flexibility with working times is amazing. You can shift swap any days you may
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
Working at Tesco has been an incredibly positive experience that I am genuinely grateful for. From day one, I have felt like an integral part of a dynamic and supportive team. The work environment is inclusive, fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie among colleagues.
One of the standout aspects of working at Tesco is the company's commitment to employee development. Through regular training programs and opportunities for growth, I have been able to enhance my skills and progress in my career. The management team is approachable, always willing to provide guidance and support, which has helped me thrive in my role.
Moreover, Tesco truly values work-life balance, which is evident in their flexible scheduling options and fair treatment of employees. This has allowed me to manage personal commitments without sacrificing my professional responsibilities.
The company's dedication to sustainability is also commendable. Tesco actively promotes eco-friendly practices, such as reducing food waste and implementing recycling initiatives, making me proud to be part of an organization that prioritizes environmental responsibility.
Lastly, Tesco's commitment to the community is remarkable. The various charitable initiatives and volunteering opportunities provided by the company have enabled me to contribute positively to society.
Overall, working at Tesco has been a rewarding experience filled with personal and professional growth, supportive colleagues, and a sense of purpose.
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
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.
Cons92% pick rate, Management, Colleagues, high turnover of staff, health and safety issues.
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.
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.
Conson call 24/7, management is incompetant, disorganised, dishonest, unprofessional, greasy, slime balls, a joke
When I joined the company in 2016, it was one of the best retailers to work for at the time.
- Time and a half pay on Sundays.
- Breakfast in the morning.
- Cleaner on site
- Good culture
However, slowly slowly things started changing by the people who are behind their desks in their offices and have no clues or whatsoever about working on the shop floor. The time and half Sundays and the good culture gone and they started to think about money, money, money. Perhaps they forgot about the people who get the company moving. The people at the bottom of the hierarchy.
They let the cleaners go in the middle of the pandemic, in 2020 when we needed them the most, when the company was making millions as a result of the pandemic and when it was a tough time for people to find jobs. No one ever thought about the cleaners who lost their jobs. They probably only thought about saving more MONEY!!!
I think it was during 2018 that they made us to sign a contract that forbid us to say anything NEGATIVE about the company on social media. Can you imagine? You could ONLY talk about how great the company is…
I don’t regret my time there, overall. I’ve met so many lovely people and learned a lot during the time.
However, I would not personally work for a company with this culture.
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.
Questions and answers about Tesco
How often do you get a pay rise at Tesco?
Asked 20 Dec 2022
Answered 2 May 2023
Once or twice a year
Answered 7 Mar 2023
What is the promotion process like at Tesco?
Asked 7 Dec 2022
No extra pay for more responsibility
Answered 2 May 2023
It was better in past
Answered 7 Mar 2023
What is a typical day like for you at the company?
Asked 20 Nov 2022
Fun and varying
Answered 30 Jan 2023
Answered 29 Nov 2022
What is the work-from-home policy at Tesco?
Asked 30 Jan 2023
They don't have one
Answered 8 Feb 2023
There is none due to nature of job
Answered 30 Jan 2023
Does Tesco offer a dental plan? What does it cover?
Asked 9 Jan 2023
Answered 8 Feb 2023
Yes, financial covers, they offer life insurance and with good security