Section leader at Asda

People in this role may also be known as retail and sales supervisors.

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

How much does Asda pay section leaders?

Section leader at Asda
£9.39–11.09
Typical range
£8.63–11.71

Section leader employees at Asda are typically paid £9.39–11.09 an hour, based on data from 135 employees.

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What is management like for section leader employees at Asda?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do section leaders 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

    10% 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 128 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 section leaders at Asda feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    70% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 115 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 section leader employees at Asda?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    • 16% report getting one week notice or less
    • 19% report getting two weeks notice
    • 28% report getting three weeks notice
    • 21% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 16% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 134 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.

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do section leaders 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

    44% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 107 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.

Good
  • Easy to take sick leave

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

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    59% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 125 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Asda managers change section leaders 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 128 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 section leaders at Asda get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    56% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 129 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 section leaders 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

    27% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 128 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

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

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    76% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 121 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 don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do section leaders at Asda worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    8% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 132 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

    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 section leaders at Asda?

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  • Enough training

    Do section leaders get enough training when they start at Asda?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    57% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 125 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.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are section leaders given support to progress at Asda?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 62% 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 120 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.

Latest reviews from section leaders at Asda

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  • Best thing

    Helping people, listening

    Worst thing

    The ignorance and impatience

    4.8

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Team work always busy

    Worst thing

    Long hours. no thanks

    4.2

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    To much pressure

    2.1

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The colleagues

    Worst thing

    The managers changing the rules all the time, too much to do, not enough people to do everything,

    3.4

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The people are brilliant. Time off at short notice is rarely a problem. Shift swaps. 28 day holiday entitlement. Changing days off. Pleasant working environment.

    7.5

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    They get rid of positions and put more pressure on the ones that are left, how can they expect you to get a job done when the shape of day gives you no hours to do it at that time😓😓😓😓

    Worst thing

    Not having enough hours to get the job done

    4.7

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    The colleagues

    Worst thing

    the managers
    No prkgression

    3.4

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Work friends

    Worst thing

    Traffic getting thete

    6.1

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    The training avaliable

    Worst thing

    Some of the ignorant and rude customers.

    6.7

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay is great, some people are great to work with.

    Worst thing

    Too many cuts, constant increase in work, low morale due to cuts. Unhappy customers due to cuts.

    4.7

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Finishing at the end of day

    Worst thing

    All of it

    2.5

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    4.7

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Lack of respect
    Workload

    2.6

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    People on my team

    Worst thing

    Lack of support

    3.4

    Section leader, March 2021

  • Best thing

    I enjoy working with my team and the responsibility that I have.

    Worst thing

    Sometimes I feel management can be unreasonable in their expectations of colleagues.

    7.0

    Bakery section leader, March 2021

  • Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    Asda

    6.5

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    When we have enough colleagues in,it runs smooth

    Worst thing

    Not having enough colleagues,then it runs behind and are treated like something on the bottom of their shoes

    4.3

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Friendly and flexie

    Worst thing

    Deadlines and weight of products

    8.6

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    The crew I work the most with

    Worst thing

    The arrogant customers

    3.8

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Start at five home by one o clock

    Worst thing

    Having to do extra hours used to get 3 Saturdays in the month now you only get one

    3.5

    Supervisor, February 2021

  • Best thing

    I love working with my team and its a very friendly environment

    Worst thing

    The workload and unrealistic expectations

    7.9

    Section leader, February 2021

  • Best thing

    We are like an extended family we all look out for each other
    Our team is part of a bigger team like cogs in a big clock all working together

    Worst thing

    We have a canteen but no cooking facilities anymore

    8.2

    Section leader, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Some of the colleagues and customers

    6.3

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Good team work
    Decent pay
    Special discount days
    Flexible working

    Worst thing

    I am happy at work and have no complaints

    9.1

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Job satisfaction

    Worst thing

    Management asking for too much when you have as little colleagues in.

    4.3

    Employee, January 2021

  • Best thing

    People in different depts.

    Worst thing

    People in my depts. Breaks. Not enough staff. Too many targets.

    4.7

    Section leader, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Secure hours

    Worst thing

    Very stressful and over worked

    5.5

    Section leader, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Close knit store

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff to do the job

    6.1

    Section leader, January 2021

  • Best thing

    the people I work with

    Worst thing

    Shifts

    7.2

    Section leader, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Good working environment

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff and to much to do

    6.2

    Section leader, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Enjoy working with others, and I enjoy my job role. Colleagues are great.

    Worst thing

    Customers can be very rude and dismissal.
    Not enough colleagues

    7.2

    Section leader, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Good flexibility

    Worst thing

    Too much pressure
    Not feeling valued
    Bad management
    Only interested in making a profit

    4.8

    Section leader, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Progression, support, friendly working environment

    Worst thing

    Long hours

    7.5

    Section leader, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Flexible working hours, for my situation, good discount,amount of holidays per year.

    Worst thing

    Lack of equipment, amount of work in relation to staff availability, unpaid breaks which are usually unavailable to take due to workload.

    4.7

    Section manager, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Colleagues I work with

    Worst thing

    Head office is out of touch with reality in store

    7.0

    Section leader, November 2020

  • Best thing

    People who work there are amazing

    Worst thing

    Sometimes feel undervalued.

    5.7

    Section leader, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Serving customers and making sure they are happy
    Aswell as the staff trying to keep them happy in their work

    Worst thing

    Not enough colleagues and getting very busy

    7.5

    Section leader, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Close to home.

    Worst thing

    Work load

    6.0

    Section leader, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Location, customer satisfaction, happy to help

    5.8

    Section leader, November 2020

  • Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    Not enough people on any dept

    6.2

    Section leader, November 2020

  • Best thing

    The people at colleague level all friendly and have a laugh

    Worst thing

    Some managers and leadership are out to get people if you don’t click with a few of them your time at Asda will be very short

    5.5

    Section leader, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Colleagues I work with

    Worst thing

    Lack of colleagues and tools to do the job

    3.5

    Section leader, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Some of the people are great.

    Worst thing

    At this current time it’s to many people in the store and sometimes it hard to talk to someone

    6.1

    Section leader, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Get to meet lots of people , feels good to get thing right and looking good

    Worst thing

    Not enough people to do the job tidy

    3.8

    Section leader, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Having a good team

    Worst thing

    Impossible tasks sometimes

    8.1

    Section leader, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Knowing I've done a good job

    Worst thing

    No enough time to complete all tasks that are asked of me

    7.0

    Section leader, November 2020

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Unrealistic expectations, stock take, Christmas hours, changing rotor

    6.0

    Section leader, November 2020

  • Best thing

    The people,colleagues I work with

    Worst thing

    No one listens managers ,not enough colleagues to do the jobs

    4.4

    Section leader, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Friendly team members

    Worst thing

    Stressful and hard work, expected to work overtime and looked down when I don't

    4.2

    Section leader, October 2020

  • Best thing

    I’m good at it

    Worst thing

    Low pay for supervision

    6.1

    Supervisor, July 2020

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