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About worker's review Author Name: Luca Brazi
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Disadvantages: a lot
Unfortunately I still work there. Hopefully not too long. What you said is 100% true. I thought it's happening only in ''my'' Asda but I can see that is common practice. You are treated like a rubbish, no respect, no equality, no appreciation, even if you kill yourself they would say that you don't work properly. All of this is different... if you are a 'friend' or family of the management. Ridiculous!
I used to work at ASDA. Location is irrelevant, it's terrible to work in any of their stores.
I do not wish to go off on a rant, so I will use bullet points.
* You are lied to from day one, e.g. "ASDA's a really good company to work for."
* Terrible hours, you're lucky if you get more than 13 hours a week
* The 10% discount is practically useless unless you're buying a TV
* Management use bullying tactics to get you to do their bidding
* They have a habit of making things up as they go along
* The uniform, looks stupid, and it is clear it is made from the cheapest material available
* In relation to uniform, the "winter" clothes for porters, warehouse and home shop staff, DO NOT, keep you warm, or dry
* It is horribly Americanised
* Staff must be referred to as "Colleagues" not "Staff" (Related to Americanisation)
* The work you do is never good enough for the managers
* There is a strict (UNOFFICIAL) no talking rule, which they enforce with disciplinaries
* They will hand out disciplinaries simply if said manager is in a bad mood
* Security staff spend more time spying on staff with the outrageous amount of cameras, than actually catching shoplifters
* Management will happily sack you for minor "offenses"
* The "Happy-To-Help" criteria, is irritating, and robotic. I've also come across many customers who do not like it
* Some of the rules you have to abide by, are juvenile, moronic, and actually disrupt productivity for some staff
* If something goes wrong, it is instantly YOUR fault
* Management are fans of invading your privacy. Meaning, if you have Facebook, or anything similar, they WILL try and see what you're saying about ASDA. If you are caught bad mouthing them, you are dismissed on the spot. Top tip, if you're an employee of ASDA, make your profile on every social networking site you use private. Feel free to say whatever you want afterwards
* The managers don't like to practice what they preach, i.e. They can have breaks lasting as long as they want, yet you're allowed a maximum of 15 minutes, and 30 minutes if you swipe out for it. They also break the "no talking" rule. A visit to ASDA will prove this, you WILL see managers stood around talking about football or whatever else isn't relevant to their job
* Any opportunity they have to cut hours, they take, without thinking about the effects on the employee
* You are not praised for hard work, only criticized for not working hard enough
* You are threatened with a disciplinary, or even dismissal, if you stand up for yourself
* They are completely anti-union
* Hours are dished out unfairly
* Age discrimination IS present in so called "fair and friendly" ASDA
* Unruly and abusive customers are treated like royalty
* You are expected to do everybody else's jobs for them
* Lastly, I thought the store managers were bad. That was until I met the regional manager, who wasn't even aware that the rules in the "Colleague Handbook" were changed several years prior to this encounter. Great sign of management when they don't even know the rules they're supposed to enforce. Like I said up there, they make it up as they go along.
So there you go, a not so short list of issues that should put you off working for these profit hungry imbeciles.
Summary: Moronic management, ridiculous rules, no appreciation.
Summary: not worthy