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Starting at Asda the management was great but after being there a while we’re quite poor, this doesn’t speak for every asda though. Work can feel quite repetitive and empty but that comes with the territory. However for the skill level pay is fair.

Pros

Discount, flexible hours

Cons

Repetitive, monotonous work
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Good part time

It’s a good part time/full time job but the salary is low compared to the task you perform. The colleague discount card is good benefit. There should be better arrangements of number of persons available per shift instead of over working the few staff available

Pros

Colleague discount card

Cons

Last minute shift covers, mid salary
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Meh it was ok

Not much to say, good pay, nighttime hours, can be stressful. Part time hours wasnt too bad, kind of hard to have a work life balance when working overnights
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Do it if you want to built career in retail.

It is a place where you will learn and enjoy only if you have nice colleagues and supervisor. Fast paced work, target driven. The biggest issue was attrition as staff use to leave within 1 month.

Pros

Extra Shifts

Cons

Attrition
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Good

Okay. The company is a very big corporation as you know and they do operate with many many customers which you have to know amd be prepared for but it differs depending on your job.

Pros

Chilled

Cons

Chilled
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Lovely colleague shocking management

The colleague's you work with are great but the management is shocking!!! They never say thankyou or actually say anything nice unless it's to moan they expect you to do the job of three people and moan if you don't do it right.
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Working for asda

Like any job you’re doing 4jobs at once sometime left all shift on own ,or they put you on home shopping picking,or as a que buster for checkout,Think before you start at Asda

Pros

My hours

Cons

Pay, overtime
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Retail work

retail work is getting worse. getting rid of staff and cutting hours where they can. stressing employees out to points of nervous breakdowns. no real care shown even when the issa brother came into the store they left within 20 minutes, not interested unless they are making money. good benefits though 10 percent off shopping
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Stressful but good money

The interview process was practically inexistent, they put you to work for an hour and I got hired on the spot. It is a very fast-paced environment but all my colleagues were nice and very helpful. However, I feel as though I had to rely on them too much given that I was given no training whatsoever. Management definitely needs to be reviewed but apart from that I enjoyed it as a part-time job. The pay was good.

Pros

Good staff

Cons

Lack of communication from management
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Easy enough

Work is pretty straightforward and predictable each shift which some may or may not enjoy, decently flexible too, i have definitely worked in worse places

Pros

Easy work

Cons

Management
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Great to work at

I enjoyed working here the team members were personable and helpful and we all got along well. Hours are good and they can be flexible depending on the season and demand.

Pros

Good

Cons

Good
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Just a number

Fine if your face fits. …………also helps if you’re female and good looking constantly pressure to meet targets and pick up slack from those who can’t or won’t be bothered

Pros

Not a lot

Cons

Expected to do extra hours to complete others targeted workload making managers look good
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Avoid asda

The level of respect for employees is awful. It’s very common to be underpaid.Levels of training are abysmal.Grievances don’t appear to be considered.Guilt tripping into overtime.

Pros

Decent pay

Cons

No paid breaks
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Only temp contracts

If you’re in a secure job, don’t leave it to work at asda. Job security is none existent. Paid on time and can’t argue with the shifts I was given . It all fitted around my social life

Pros

Good hours

Cons

Long days on feet
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Toxic and draining job

I worked here for nearly 2 years and not all of those 2 years were bad. During that time I was supported when needed and in my first 6months i had a very good manager who was very supportive and helped me develop my career at asda. But during the last year of me working there it became a very draining and toxic environment.If you start of as a temp be aware because they could get rid of you at any given subject, if they have a overtime ban you could go from working 40 hours to your contracted like 8 for example. especially in January. They will cut your hours with barely any notice and cancel shifts. Management especially general management changes frequently I think I’ve seen 5 general managers in 2 years. During to the time I left there was no general manager and it was “shared responsibility” which was properly managed. Some of the managers stand there and do nothing or when they do contribute they do the bare minimum, there is no support for colleagues whatsoever. Some managers will just let you struggle. The majority of the section leaders are good, but under a lot of pressure from the very poor management. But one section leader in particular is very poor and switches moods very very quickly based on what kind of mood they’re in that day, is very rude and abrupt causing tension and atmosphere to a lot of colleagues. He is very unprofessional, loud and abrupt. There is no training whatsoever or if you do get any it’s the bare minimum you are thrown into the job and expected to know what to do and not to complain about it. Would not advise working here.

Cons

Toxic management
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good palce to work

the management and supervisors were supportive and reasonable didnt push once i rejected extra shifts and usually on employees side during any scenario where customer is being aggressive or unfair
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For me it was a fun place to work at . I enjoyed my time

Good management.. good colleagues.. good communication with customers..It was an awesome place to work at.There was always a friendly environment. When I was working in Asda
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Not great

The older staff tend to be quite entitled and rude however some are okay. There’s no career progression. The pay is okay and the working hours are okay though.
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Poor Standards Few Colleaguers

Not enough Hours in a day to maintain the necessary standards of shop floor discipline and daily process.High Staff turnover and indifference towards colleagues from managers.

Pros

Flexible Hours

Cons

Low standards and poor moral
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Awful

Honestly the best thing is the pay all the staff are rude they pick on you and bully you. If your young like me and want a social life then don’t do nights at asda. They expect you to be on par with them in a month they also use there power trip on you. Don’t go unless you need money then leave in a month

Pros

Few staff members are nice

Cons

Managers and sone staff are horrible, no life
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Basic

Can be a good place to work depending on management. Just be prepared you have to work weekend and there is ifs and buts unless you are a favourite. Breaks are not paid anymore, asda just care about the money unfortunately. No really good initiatives to keep people motivated. Stayed at asda 10years, tried to progress and didn’t get picked as I didn’t look the part and was too friendly.
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Based on 9,701 reviews

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3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.2 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.9 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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