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Asda is a supermarket chain in the UK.

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Based on responses from 3,472 employees at Asda.

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Asda pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    67% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 332 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living. It is currently £9.90 per hour, and £11.05 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Good
  • Most people are paid market rates

    Do Asda pay market rates?

    Most people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    77% of people are paid above for the average pay for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 255 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do workers at Asda get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    90% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 355 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Asda pay sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    82% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 320 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Asda do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    79% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work.

    Based on data from 322 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Bad
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Asda?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 47% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 21% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 15% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 18% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 234 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t worry about their hours

    Do workers at Asda worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    71% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 328 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get a choice of shifts

    Do Asda workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Some people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    43% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 330 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to change shifts

    How easy is it for Asda workers to change shifts?

    Some people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    55% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 266 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Asda?

    Some people find it hard to book holiday.

    How we know this

    36% of people report it’s hard to book holidays.

    Based on data from 328 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Okay
  • Shifts can get changed at short notice

    Do Asda managers change shifts at short notice?

    Some managers change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    37% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 326 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Okay
  • Some people find it hard to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Asda?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    40% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 308 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

  • Good
  • Most students say it’s good

    Is a Asda job good for students?

    Most students say this is a good place to work if you’re studying.

    How we know this

    89% of students report this is a good place to work if you’re studying.

    Based on data from 127 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should allow you to fit work around important things in your life, like studying.

    Life isn’t just about work. Good jobs make space for you to do well in both.

  • Okay
  • Only some parents say it’s good

    Is working at Asda good if you’re a parent or carer?

    Only some parents and carer say this is a good place to work.

    How we know this

    46% of people who care for a child or other relative report this isn’t a good place to work.

    Based on data from 174 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    Whether it’s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

Workplace

    Okay
  • Only some people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Asda feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Some people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    35% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 320 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Good
  • Most people get proper breaks

    Do people at Asda get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    70% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 325 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Bad
  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Asda?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    74% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 340 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Okay
  • Only some people enjoy their job

    Do people at Asda enjoy their jobs?

    Only some people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    49% of people report they don’t enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 285 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Asda recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    55% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 365 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Asda?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    55% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 346 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Asda?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 63% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 326 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Asda head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    88% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 340 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Asda is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    64% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 336 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

How Asda ranks

Asda ranks 13th to work for out of supermarkets.

  1. 12 Lidl
    5.8
  2. 13 Asda
    5.6
  3. 14= Morrisons
    5.3

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 16 August 2022.

Pay ranges at Asda

  1. £9.57–10.31 per hour

  2. £9.20–13.48 per hour

  3. £9.66–11.65 per hour

  4. £9.36–10.11 per hour

  5. £9.08–10.45 per hour

  6. £12.52–15.10 per hour

  7. £9.68–18.75 per hour

  8. £9.18–9.81 per hour

  9. £9.17–10.10 per hour

  10. £8.55–9.66 per hour

  11. £9.18–11.05 per hour

  12. £9.00–9.97 per hour

  13. £9.18–9.74 per hour

  14. £9.35–10.07 per hour

Asda job reviews

  • Best thing

    Keeps you busy
    Something to do if you feel like on your day off you want to work you are grateful access to do so
    Some managers are lovely

    Worst thing

    Delivery
    How the store is looked after by customers/staff
    Nothing is kept an eye on properly

    4.5

    Asda Employee, July 2022

  • Best thing

    the colleagues, shifts that suit me, not too difficult of a job

    Worst thing

    the warehouse is filled with rats and pigeons which terrifies me as they are one of my biggest fears. the shop floor on the other hand is fine. management are never really there as i work evenings and on sunday so i never really have anyone to talk to if i need to change a shift or anything along those lines. Furthermore, we do get 10% discount but i am still waiting to be given my discount card i have asked many times but i have now been there for 8 weeks

    5.0

    Asda Employee, June 2022

Jobs by location

  1. 72 job openings

  2. 83 job openings

  3. 56 job openings

  4. 74 job openings

  5. 92 job openings

  6. 177 job openings

  7. 92 job openings

  8. 67 job openings

Handy to know

How are people paid?

By the hour 91% of people report they get paid by the hour.

Based on 366 Asda employees

What contracts are people on?

3% report having zero hours contracts.
18% report having low hours contracts. (less than 16 hours)
53% report having part time contracts. (16-35 hours)
27% report having full time contracts. (more than 35 hours)

Based on 326 Asda employees

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

47% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
21% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
15% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
18% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

Based on 234 Asda employees