Baker at Asda

People in this role may also be known as bakers or bakery assistant.

42 workers in this role at Asda have taken the survey.

How much does Asda pay bakers?

Baker at Asda
£9.01–10.44
Typical range
£8.82–11.53

Baker employees at Asda are typically paid £9.01–10.44 an hour, based on data from 42 employees.

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What is management like for baker employees at Asda?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

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

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    12% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 41 job reviews

    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.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    Do bakers at Asda feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    59% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 34 job reviews

    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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Great people, good management in my department

    Worst thing

    Not found anything to complain about

    7.6

    Employee, June 2021

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What are the hours like for baker employees at Asda?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

    People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 34% report getting one week notice or less
    • 20% report getting two weeks notice
    • 15% report getting three weeks notice
    • 12% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 20% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 41 job reviews

    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
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for bakers to take sick leave at Asda?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    71% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 34 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do bakers at Asda get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    65% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 37 job reviews

    Why this matters

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

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Asda managers change bakers shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    41% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 37 job reviews

    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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do bakers at Asda worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    27% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 41 job reviews

    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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for bakers to book a holiday at Asda?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    78% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 36 job reviews

    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.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do bakers at Asda get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    82% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 39 job reviews

    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.

  • No unpaid extra work

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

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    8% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 36 job reviews

    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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    My new hours

    Worst thing

    No respect, and I want to move forward with my career and I feel like I’m getting no support.

    4.0

    Employee, July 2021

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What is career progression like for bakers at Asda?

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  • No career progression

    Are bakers given support to progress at Asda?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 32% of people report 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 information from 38 job reviews

    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.

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  • Enough training

    Do bakers get enough training when they start at Asda?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    63% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 40 job reviews

    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.

Latest reviews from bakers at Asda

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  • Best thing

    In the past it was the ethos and the training and the respect you recieved

    Worst thing

    The roles and benefits being taken away, contract 6 took away paid breaks and bank holidays. Closing the fresh bakery lost me my position of a skilled baker with years of experience.

    4.6

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Working hours

    Worst thing

    Lack of Job security

    6.8

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    close to where I live

    Worst thing

    not enough colleagues

    3.8

    Bakery assistant, February 2021

  • Best thing

    The job, I love making something from nothing

    Worst thing

    Bullying. Being expected to do 3 peoples jobs with no help. Being treated different but being paid the same

    2.9

    Baker, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Fits in around my life

    Worst thing

    4am start

    8.6

    Skilled baker, January 2021

  • Best thing

    No what I'm doing and what to expect day to day

    Worst thing

    Should be better pay for the job I do

    8.1

    Bakery operative, January 2021

  • Best thing

    My colleagues and managers in my store, although I’ve heard some other stores/ areas are not so nice to work in

    Worst thing

    Head office lack of knowledge/understanding of what really happens on the shop floor, and not providing the budget to replace or update equipment

    8.1

    Bakery assistant, November 2020

  • Best thing

    I love the actual job and work I do, production and pride in what I make.

    Worst thing

    The workload and very little support-often left on my own. The customers speak to staff horrendously and management pander to them.

    2.5

    Bakery operative, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Close to where i live

    Worst thing

    Moral
    Brung forced to sign a contract we didn't want
    Workload too much for the few colleagues we have
    People leave and never get rrplaced even for maternity cover

    4.2

    Bakery assistant, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Flexibility

    Worst thing

    Pressure for low pay

    3.8

    Baker, October 2020

  • Best thing

    I enjoy the work I do.

    Worst thing

    People taking liberties and not working properly

    5.2

    Baker, September 2020

  • Best thing

    It's busy

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff

    2.5

    Bakery section leader, August 2020

  • Best thing

    The colleagues

    Worst thing

    Reducing staff
    No canteen

    5.2

    Bakery section leader, August 2020

  • Best thing

    Some of the people that I work with

    Worst thing

    Pretty much every aspect of the job

    3.4

    Bakery section leader, July 2020

  • Best thing

    The people and hours

    Worst thing

    People not knowing my job

    7.2

    Baker, July 2020

  • Best thing

    I have a good relationship with the people I work with and very understanding and helpful management

    Worst thing

    It can be very repetitive

    8.1

    Bakery, June 2020

  • Best thing

    Break time. Uninterrupted peace for fifteen minutes.

    Worst thing

    Constantly under pressure, not enough colleagues to get all the work done so I have to push myself.

    3.1

    Bakery assistant, February 2020

  • Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff

    8.8

    Bakery assistant, November 2019

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How Asda ranks

Asda ranks joint 7th to work for in baker employers

  1. 6 Marks & Spencer
    5.9
  2. 7= Asda
    5.6
  3. 7= Morrisons
    5.6