I have been given a lot of responsibility in terms of managing budgets and marketing campaigns. The company feels innovative, we are encouraged to try out new ideas. Working in ecommerce at the cutting edge of technology is exciting. There are plenty of training opportunities provided and a chance to network and create contacts throughout the industry. I can see opportunities for my future and feel fully supported by my team. Socially the company is great, providing us with plenty of fun events outside of work.
Things can move very quickly in this area so it's important to keep on your toes and keep up with the innovation.
Having experience in digital marketing has really helped me in this job role!
Flexibility: As a company, Asda are great at providing a lot of flexibility in their staff's working hours. If days need to be changed or a colleague has to leave a few hours early, the management are usually more than accomodating and will help to provide cover.
Organisation and Communication: From my experience, the organisation in Asda stores is extremely poor. At times holiday has not been covered, staff have been told incorrect times to start work and also colleagues have been told conflicting information. Communication is a massive problem (again, at least from my experience) and the main example of this is important messages not being passed down from management or, if they are, not around the entire workforce. This has caused a lot of unnecessary confusion and conflicting work and the frequency with which this happens is incredibly frustrating.
I would say that the most unusual thing about working at Asda is the mystifying lack of professionalism from just about everyone in the store. I understand that a lot of colleagues in supermarkets (like myself) work in the supermarket as a stop-gal job or part-time whilst in education but there is a severe lack of professionalism store-wide and it starts with management and is spread through acceptance that certain behaviour is acceptable.
There is some training and development We get a discount on products and double discount at Christmas Diversity of colleagues is good Equal employment opportunities policies are in place Can move around into other areas and do stuff
Sometimes chaotic and end up putting people in charge who have no people management skills and have not been trained to develop any either. They really need to review this and be more proactive in managing these situations instead of relying on everyone to just scramble. Need to identify and develop leadership skills in relevant staff and areas. Pressurised working envronment with unrealistic targets for amount of staff working on the job Need to look after their employees better
Double discount at Christmas
Fair pay shouldn't be a benefit!
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