6.0

Tesco

Security at Tesco

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

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

How much does Tesco pay security?

Security at Tesco
£9.52–10.55
Typical range
£8.72–12.50

Security employees at Tesco are typically paid £9.52–10.55 an hour, based on data from 5 employees.

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What are the hours like for security employees at Tesco?

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  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Tesco managers change security 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 5 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.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    • 20% report getting one week notice or less
    • 20% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 40% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 20% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 5 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

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

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    100% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 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 Tesco get to choose the shifts they work?

    People get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    80% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do security at Tesco worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    80% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 5 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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  • Not enough training

    Do security get enough training when they start at Tesco?

    People don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    80% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 5 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 Tesco?

    People aren’t given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 80% 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 5 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 Tesco

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  • Best thing

    Being part of a team and helping people

    Worst thing

    Little family time

    4.5

    Security officer, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Socialising with staff after work in the pub

    5.8

    Security, November 2019

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How Tesco ranks

Tesco ranks 9th to work for in security guard employers

  1. 7= NHS
    6.2
  2. 9 Tesco
    6.0
  3. 10= Interserve
    5.8