HGV driver at Asda

People in this role may also be known as HGV and LGV drivers or LGV driver.

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

How much does Asda pay HGV drivers?

HGV driver at Asda
£12.50–15.17
Typical range
£9.50–15.63

HGV driver employees at Asda are typically paid £12.50–15.17 an hour, based on data from 33 employees.

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What is management like for HGV driver employees at Asda?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do HGV drivers 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

    82% 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 information from 28 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 HGV drivers at Asda feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    71% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 28 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

    Friendly colleagues,friendly management, good perks for working, good pay for role

    Worst thing

    Poor stock rotation meaning makes my role more difficult, too much workload for amount of hours on shift

    3.6

    Employee, August 2021

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What are the hours like for HGV driver employees at Asda?

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do HGV drivers at Asda get to choose the shifts they work?

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

    How we know this

    52% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 29 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    • 3% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 3% report getting three weeks notice
    • 48% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 45% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 33 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 book holiday

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

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    69% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 29 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to take sick leave

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

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    77% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 26 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Asda managers change HGV drivers shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    94% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 31 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 get proper breaks

    Do HGV drivers at Asda get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    97% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 29 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 HGV drivers at Asda do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    96% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 26 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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do HGV drivers at Asda worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    91% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 33 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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    People I work with
    Hours I work

    Worst thing

    Lazy managers
    Amount of work I'm expected to do

    5.2

    Employee, September 2021

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What is career progression like for HGV drivers at Asda?

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  • Opportunities to progress

    Are HGV drivers given support to progress at Asda?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 52% 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 29 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.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do HGV drivers get enough training when they start at Asda?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    97% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 33 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 HGV drivers at Asda

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  • Best thing

    Every other weekend off

    Worst thing

    The long hours.

    8.0

    LGV driver, February 2021

  • Best thing

    I enjoy it

    Worst thing

    Very late nights

    8.1

    HGV driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Steady work, you know how much you'll take home.

    Worst thing

    Bullying culture, you really are only a number, frequent Rota changes are disruptive to your home life, very much a them and us situation.

    6.0

    HGV driver, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Left to get on with stuff without being watched all day

    Worst thing

    Management not listing to you if things are wrong

    8.9

    HGV driver, November 2020

  • Worst thing

    The long hours we have to work.

    6.4

    LGV driver, November 2020

  • Best thing

    I drive lorries and get paid for it

    Worst thing

    I work nights for childcare reasons, but don't like not having enough sleep

    9.5

    Hgv driver, October 2020

  • Best thing

    Easy going no pressure good pay and conditions

    Worst thing

    Night shift

    10.0

    Hgv driver, April 2020

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How Asda ranks

Asda ranks joint 48th to work for in HGV or LGV driver employers

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    5.6
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