6.0

Tesco

Dispenser at Tesco

People in this role may also be known as pharmacy assistants.

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

How much does Tesco pay dispensers?

Dispenser at Tesco
£9.43–10.00
Typical range
£8.66–10.37

Dispenser employees at Tesco are typically paid £9.43–10.00 an hour, based on data from 13 employees.

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What is management like for dispenser employees at Tesco?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do dispensers 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

    92% 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.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    Do dispensers at Tesco feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    67% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 12 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 dispenser employees at Tesco?

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Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for dispensers to book a holiday at Tesco?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    58% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 12 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.

  • Easy to take sick leave

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

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    73% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

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

    Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 23% 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
    • 31% 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do dispensers 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 13 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
  • Good choice of shifts

    Do dispensers at Tesco get to choose the shifts they work?

    People get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    85% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 13 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 dispensers shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    77% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 13 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 dispensers at Tesco get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    77% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 13 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 dispensers at Tesco worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    92% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 13 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 dispensers at Tesco?

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  • Enough training

    Do dispensers get enough training when they start at Tesco?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    69% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 13 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 dispensers given support to progress at Tesco?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 54% 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 13 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 dispensers at Tesco

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  • Worst thing

    Not enough staff & people of sick

    4.6

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Most of my colleagues enjoy the actual job

    6.3

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Good workplace, discounts, good manager

    Worst thing

    Rude customers

    7.5

    Pharmacy dispenser, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Time goes quickly, never bored, team friends, support each other, learn new things constantly

    Worst thing

    No space or quiet time to catch up

    3.0

    Dispenser, January 2021

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How Tesco ranks

Tesco ranks 5th to work for in pharmacy assistant employers

  1. 3= Rowlands Pharmacy
    6.1
  2. 5 Tesco
    6.0
  3. 6 Paydens
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