Learnt what is Supply Chain and how does it work. MS Excel was the application that we used to analyze and order stock. Wonderful job that gave me lots of experience. Felt very challenging as we are wholly responsible for TPN's or items that we handle. Management's encouragement made me stand consistently learn new things and take up initiatives. Very proud to say that I worked for the world's second largest retailer. Like I said in my first job's review never the less were my second job's colleagues. They were there when I was new and helped me in proposing stock while ordering. Hardest part of the job was the communication gap between the Suppliers and us as they were from a different country. The most enjoyable part of the job is the more orders we create than the usual and fill the warehouse.
1. Tesco has an amazing campus. One of the most beautiful green campus in the city with good amenities like gym, play area etc. You will feel like going to office everyday specially if you had friends.
2. Tesco invests in you by providing a comprehensive training on all technologies including several programming languages, databases and OS platforms. So even a non IT student will learn and get along easily.
3. The culture is pretty relaxed except in support teams. The dev teams are pretty chilled out. Overall the work atmosphere is healthy.
4. HR team is an active unit at Tesco. They take your grievances seriously and makes sure that the issues are resolved.
5. The business leaders support innovation and hence you can see a lot of new initiatives been taken at Tesco every year.
6. Growth is solid with chances to visit other countries where Tesco operates.
A lot of good people in the place but terrible in fighting and pettiness from management bled to the shop floor and made place kinda toxic to work. Work itself isn't to difficult as long as you keep your head down and work
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Working at Tesco was at times enjoyable enough with great colleagues from across a variety of age groups, races and genders. Management and management styles varied with some being fair, helpful, understanding, supportive and others being the complete opposite. Some of the senior management team would be outwardly pleasant and approachable but in truth very untrustworthy and contradictory. The more senior the position the less you felt you could trust what they said.
The job in the main wasn't particularly stressful although that could change with the mood of the management or indeed the customers. A lot on emphasis was put on giving unhurried, excellent customer service,in practice this wasn't always possible because of the need to complete tasks and management not accepting the excuse you were assisting a customer.
As with any workplace employing over a 150 members of staff there could be clashes of personality and cliques were common place but staff were generally OK.
Prosstaff discounts, above minimum national wage pay rates
ConsManagement ideas from CEO down and the apparent lack of understanding of the impact, practicality, ridiculousness of their ideas!