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Tesco

Baker at Tesco

People in this role may also be known as bakers.

58 workers in this role at Tesco have taken the survey.

How much does Tesco pay bakers?

Baker at Tesco
£9.30–11.50
Typical range
£8.86–11.34

Baker employees at Tesco are typically paid £9.30–11.50 an hour, based on data from 58 employees.

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What is management like for baker employees at Tesco?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do bakers think Tesco 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

    94% 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 52 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 Tesco 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 49 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

    It's not rocket science, been there longer than most management so they converse with me don't talk at me

    Worst thing

    Having rules and regulations that are just there to be ignored

    8.4

    Employee, August 2021

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What are the hours like for baker employees at Tesco?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    • 39% report getting one week notice or less
    • 18% report getting two weeks notice
    • 4% report getting three weeks notice
    • 30% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 9% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 56 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 bakers to book a holiday at Tesco?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    74% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 54 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 bakers at Tesco get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    73% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 52 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 Tesco managers change bakers shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    60% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 55 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

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

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    69% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 42 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 take sick leave

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

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    79% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 42 job reviews

  • People get proper breaks

    Do bakers at Tesco get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    76% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 49 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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do bakers at Tesco worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    89% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 53 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

    Flexible hours

    Worst thing

    Can be quite stressful at times

    7.9

    Employee, November 2021

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What is career progression like for bakers at Tesco?

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  • No career progression

    Are bakers given support to progress at Tesco?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 59% 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 51 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 Tesco?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    75% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 55 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 Tesco

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  • Best thing

    Long breaks. Extra breaks, left to it

    7.8

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Seeing customers buying products that you have made

    Worst thing

    Early starts

    7.2

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Discount

    Worst thing

    Way management treat staff who know there rights

    3.4

    Skilled baker, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Regular wage good bonus and pension

    Worst thing

    High work load

    8.1

    Baker, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Colleagues are friendly, decent pay

    Worst thing

    Management are useless

    4.5

    Bakery assistant, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Making the bread

    Worst thing

    Constantly having maintenance issues that are never fixed

    5.2

    Skilled baker, January 2021

  • Worst thing

    We don’t earn enough to make a living

    4.0

    Skilled baker, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Satisfying, great team and a friendly atmosphere

    Worst thing

    Some managers, some staff , some customers

    7.4

    Baker, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Discount, friendly people.

    Worst thing

    Management haven't got a clue what they are doing.

    4.5

    Baker, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Can not think of anything

    Worst thing

    Too much work not enough staff don't get treated very well

    1.8

    Baker, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Colleges, flexable hours

    Worst thing

    Difficult Customers

    8.0

    Bakery assistant, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Good job, you can learn some skills, good team,friendly staff, most of people here like their job. They are flexible if you have good reason.

    Worst thing

    Not the best rate of pay. Manager sometimes do not sort out peoples rota on time, short of staff quite often but it may change soon. Equipment breaks often.

    7.9

    Skilled baker, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Shift patterns

    Worst thing

    Staffing level and pay

    7.0

    Baker, August 2020

  • Best thing

    working by myself in early mornings

    Worst thing

    rapid change of trade levels

    6.3

    Baker, July 2020

  • Best thing

    The hours i work

    Worst thing

    When they want to change hrs and i loose pay

    5.2

    Semi skilled baker, April 2020

  • Best thing

    I get to use my hands and make things

    Worst thing

    It's tesco, head office and senior management fight against each other and give mixed messages, they also don't care about hygiene

    4.5

    Skilled Baker, March 2020

  • Best thing

    The people it's near to my home I love working in the bakery

    Worst thing

    The paperwork

    4.5

    Bakery manager, March 2020

  • Worst thing

    No support from manager
    Lazy people

    5.8

    Semi skilled baker, February 2020

  • Best thing

    Discount and perks

    Worst thing

    Risk of redundancy

    5.2

    Skilled baker, February 2020

  • Best thing

    People

    Worst thing

    Not getting payed for what they are asking me to do

    4.9

    Baker, December 2019

  • Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    Early mornings

    7.0

    Baker, December 2019

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Tesco ranks joint 3rd to work for in baker employers

  1. 3= Roberts Bakery
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