Department manager (Former Employee), ENG – December 5, 2013
Pros: benfits and pension, save as you earn incentive, staff discount
Cons: long hours, unsociable hours
I worked and managed in every department within the store as a training manager and my duties included supervising in all departments of up to 52 staff with takings of up to £450,000 per week. I have won two initiatives out of 50 stores.
Customer assistant (Former Employee), Dooradoyle co limerick – November 25, 2013
Pros: wages & hours good
Cons: temp contract, no consideration for you.
A typical day would be long and stressful..put on a checkout for long periods of time with little or no opportunity to do something else in the store to break up your day. Wages and hours were very good shame they only offer temporary contracts so they can get rid of u at the earliest convenience to them giving u little notice ( i got a days notice – more... ). Was asked too return a couple of months later because they needed extra staff only too be left go again at the end of my contact for the second time in a year. Dont ever get sick or ill when you are on a temp contract as that will be put down in a report as too the reason they left you go ( me getting ill was the main reason they left me go the second time, even tho i gave in a docs cert ) co workers were all lovely shame about the management not caring about you..wouldn't recommend anybody get a job with them if you have money commitments ( house, car etc ) unless they offer you permanent employment straight away..its not last in last out they get rid of whoever they feel like with no consideration too the commitments you have or how much you rely on the wages. I am ashamed to even put them on a CV. – less
Retail Assistant (Current Employee), Colney Hatch Road, London – November 22, 2013
Currently working in the petrol station part-time (Monday & Tuesday), 5pm till midnight. i have learnt various skills like excellent customer services, managing staff, managing cash, and able to close down the petrol station. Management is very flexible on your holidays and cover shifts. My current co-workers are very friendly, cooperative and fun to – more... work with. The hardest part of the job must be when it interferers with my studies during exam periods and having a awkward timetable at university. The most enjoyable part of this job is receiving your money on pay days and interacting with different kinds of people. – less
Part-time & Full-time (Former Employee), Shannon – November 21, 2013
Pros: wages were pretty good
Cons: no straight hours, not much break for festive period.
As I worked in pretty much all aspects of the store there was never really a typical day. This was my first part-time job which turned into a full time job. The reasoning for me for staying on so long in Tesco was that the yearly salary increases every year, as I was young I was making a lot of money for my age. I found this made me a bit uneasy rather – more... than pleased as I found I was getting further and further stuck in a rut that was getting harder to get out of. I knew my future didn't lie with the company yet it was always difficult to let go of making a lot of money especially at a young age. Eventually I broke free but yet I do have a few regrets of doing so. I have some fond memories of my time working in Tesco. – less
Customer Assistant Checkouts (Current Employee), ENG – November 20, 2013
Pros: priveledge in discount shopping for me.
Cons: having to book a whole years holiday at the beginning of the year.
I have enjoyed being part of the Tesco Team as my colleagues and management team work together to support each other. It is mostly busy in store so I am continuously serving customers and interacting with others. When quiet times occur I am able to help other departments to maintain efficiency around the store. The most enjoyable part of my job is receiving – more... compliments from customers and seeing customers happy with their shopping experience. However, the hardest part is negotiating with customers that feel they are not receiving 100% service and helping to meet their needs. – less
General Assistant, Produce, DotCom (Former Employee), Douglas, Isle of Man – November 18, 2013
Pros: great pay, decent breaks
Cons: too many managers, chain of command became blurred
a trypical day started at 6am, working as part of the dtcom team, i collected orders for delivery later in the day. i had to learn good time management, product management, merchandising methods and how to best deal with customers. the best part of the job was the constant shift pattern, which meant that all staff in the department worked the same time, – more... and as such we became closer for it. – less
Customer Assistant (Current Employee), Ramsey, ENG – November 18, 2013
Pros: 10% staff discount
Cons: some management dont do their jobs propperly. canteen not open during my shifts
On the department that I work (F&V), it gets rather stressful as its a rather small department in the store; so stock flys off the shelves. i have to stack and restack the shelves so that it is 'Full and Fresh', however due to my 'poor standards' i feel like the management are trying to push me out of my job.