6.0

Tesco

Manager at Tesco

People in this role may also be known as retail store and shop managers.

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

How much does Tesco pay managers?

Manager at Tesco
£11.62–20.62
Typical range
£8.97–17.00

Manager employees at Tesco are typically paid £11.62–20.62 an hour, based on data from 105 employees.

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What is management like for manager employees at Tesco?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do managers 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

    77% 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 102 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 managers at Tesco feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    72% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 94 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 manager employees at Tesco?

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  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do managers at Tesco get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    64% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 100 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    • 29% report getting one week notice or less
    • 31% report getting two weeks notice
    • 10% report getting three weeks notice
    • 25% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 6% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 72 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.

  • People do unpaid extra work

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

    Sometimes. Most people do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    74% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 68 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.

Good
  • Good choice of shifts

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

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    62% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 50 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 managers shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    68% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 71 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

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

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    85% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 100 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 managers 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 100 job reviews

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do managers at Tesco worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    100% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 11 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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  • Enough training

    Do managers get enough training when they start at Tesco?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    71% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 103 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 managers given support to progress at Tesco?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 65% 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 92 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 managers at Tesco

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  • Best thing

    I work with a great team

    6.8

    Employee, October 2021

  • Best thing

    Colleagues

    Worst thing

    Pressure put upon us. Staff cuts.

    6.3

    Employee, October 2021

  • Best thing

    Flexi 25 hours a week

    Worst thing

    Less of management team lots of cutbacks

    7.9

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    I love what I do when I’m allowed to do my job

    Worst thing

    You are never sure how many people you will have to do your job

    3.7

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    My peers make it fun at times.

    Worst thing

    My managers.

    1.7

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Flexibility

    Worst thing

    Treated like a no

    6.8

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    People and pay

    Worst thing

    Workload, removal of resource, too much

    6.1

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Pension scheme
    Save as you earn scheme

    Worst thing

    Not listened too.

    4.8

    Manager, February 2021

  • Best thing

    I enjoy my work

    Worst thing

    Wage slips never understood what’s is paid or not

    5.8

    Manager, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Colleagues

    Worst thing

    Customers non compliance with CV-19 restrictions

    7.8

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    My store manager and people that work at the store

    Worst thing

    Senior managers.

    5.2

    Employee, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Chance to get on

    Worst thing

    Coronavirus

    7.5

    General manager, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Team work moral

    Worst thing

    Covid
    Customers

    6.1

    Manager, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Hours people

    Worst thing

    Pay and conditions

    6.3

    Manager, January 2021

  • Best thing

    My team, the willingness and hard work of my team

    Worst thing

    The whole stucture is unprofessional, not customer focused at all which is what tesco preach as a company. Very clicky place to work. Too much pressure, unrealistic expectations and pay no where near enough for the work and effort staff put in. I genuinely dont believe head office know what goes on behind scenes. Theres a big act and rearangement every time somone comes in to visit the store

    2.1

    Manager, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay and flexible working

    Worst thing

    Customers

    10.0

    Store manager, September 2020

  • Best thing

    My team

    Worst thing

    Unmanageable workload, trying to keep the workplace safe during COVID 19 with less hours in the shop.

    6.5

    Store manager, June 2020

  • Best thing

    Great team and I do my own rota

    Worst thing

    Shifts when needed to work and turnover

    6.1

    Store manager, April 2020

  • Best thing

    Close to home, other managers on the same level are supportive

    Worst thing

    Colleagues who all have issues that can affect the store/workload

    8.1

    Store manager, February 2020

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How Tesco ranks

Tesco ranks 23rd to work for in retail store or shop manager employers

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    6.1
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    6.0
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    5.9