What’s It Like Working for Tesco?

Summer has officially started and Tesco is ready for new recruits! Recent graduates and those out there looking for a new career experience are beginning their job search. Keeping them in mind, we’d like to dive headfirst into the pros and cons of one of the companies hiring like crazy this season!

Tesco hiring

Want to know what it’s like working for one of the world’s biggest supermarket and general retailer? We’ve got the inside scoop.

About Tesco


Tesco is a multinational supermarket and general merchandise retailer, operating in 12 different countries including the United Kingdom, Asia and Europe. Tesco was founded in 1919 and by 1939, there were more than 100 stores across the UK. Today, Tesco has over 7,800 locations worldwide and is the 3rd largest retailer in the world measured by profits.

All that success makes you wonder, but what’s it like to work there?

The good stuff


If you’re looking for reasons to work at Tesco, take a look at these:

More than 700 offers on JobisJob UK. Currently on JobisJob, Tesco lists 774 vacant positions in the UK. These positions are suitable for candidates of all skill sets, ranging from Account Manager, Travel Money Advisor to Truck Technician and Customer Assistant. Since April of this year, Tesco has had a drastic increase in job offers and it continues to rise.

We know that summer is hectic and you may not have the time to job search, but luckily with our app, vacant Tesco jobs matching your profile will be messaged right to your phone. Pretty good, right?

Salary. Current salary trends at Tesco range from £20,000 annually to £60,000. According to PayScale, the hourly wages are 3% higher than other supermarkets in the United Kingdom. The most popular pay scale for Tesco jobs offered on JobisJob is up to £20,000 per year (64%) and within a range of £20,000-£40,000 per year (21%).

Tesco salaries jobisjob data

Your first job. If you’re just starting out in your career, Tesco could be a good fit. They pride themself in delivering the best customer service, and to deliver the best customer service, they’ve got to have the best employees. The company has a tremendous focus on employee learning and development, inspiring their colleagues to learn new skills and to reinforce old ones. Training, both traditional and online based is provided. Tesco also uses their “Academy on the Go” a mobile learning app that employees can download and use from their phones. So it’s your first job? No worries, Tesco is ready to help you succeed.

Locations. Tesco has over 310,000 employees in 3,561 locations across the United Kingdom, making it a great place to work if you’re not one to stay in the same place for too long. And if you love adventure but want to continue your career with Tesco, you could move to Thailand or Poland or Malaysia and still have a job!

The not so good stuff


There have been complaints circling the web about unorganized management, overworked staff and low employee morale and motivation. In 2014, when the new CEO of Tesco, Dave Lewis took over the company, he was received with thousands of employee complaints and suggestions to improve the company. Not such a great way to start your new job.

If you work at Tesco or know someone who does, we’d love to hear your point of view on the Tesco environment and work conditions.

To look for jobs at Tesco in the UK, click here.

Jeannine for JobisJob

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