Security at Asda

People in this role may also be known as security guards.

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

How much does Asda pay security?

Security at Asda
£9.14–10.10
Typical range
£8.72–12.50

Security employees at Asda are typically paid £9.14–10.10 an hour, based on data from 13 employees.

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What is management like for security employees at Asda?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do security 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

    100% 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 12 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.

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  • Managers aren’t respectful

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

    Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    73% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 11 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

    You get to meet lovely people.

    Worst thing

    Management are vile and treat you like dirt, a lot of the time don't have time for you. You're over worked and underpaid. Lot's of affairs and favouritism inside the management.

    1.0

    Employee, October 2021

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What are the hours like for security employees at Asda?

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  • Not easy to take sick leave

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

    Most people find it hard to take sick leave

    How we know this

    57% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    • 46% report getting one week notice or less
    • 8% report getting two weeks notice
    • 15% report getting three weeks notice
    • 23% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 8% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 13 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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  • Easy to book holiday

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

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    64% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 11 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.

  • Good choice of shifts

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

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    50% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 12 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 security shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    58% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 12 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 security at Asda get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    64% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 11 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 security 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

    67% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 12 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 security at Asda worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    50% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 12 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 security at Asda?

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  • Not enough training

    Do security get enough training when they start at Asda?

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    64% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 11 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.

  • No career progression

    Are security given support to progress at Asda?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 67% 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 information from 12 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 security at Asda

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  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Late nights

    5.5

    Security officer, March 2021

  • Best thing

    good friends

    Worst thing

    working five hours a day over six days at night

    1.0

    Security, January 2021

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