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Tesco

Stock controller at Tesco

People in this role may also be known as stock controllers or stock control.

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

How much does Tesco pay stock controllers?

Stock controller at Tesco
£9.00–9.75
Typical range
£8.91–12.49

Stock controller employees at Tesco are typically paid £9.00–9.75 an hour, based on data from 71 employees.

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What is management like for stock controller employees at Tesco?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do stock controllers 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

    87% 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 63 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 stock controllers at Tesco feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    74% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 61 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 stock controller employees at Tesco?

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Good
  • Easy to book holiday

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

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    71% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 66 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 stock controllers to take sick leave at Tesco?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    65% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 57 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do stock controllers at Tesco get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    69% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 67 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.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do stock controllers 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
    • 11% report getting two weeks notice
    • 8% report getting three weeks notice
    • 20% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 41% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 71 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 stock controllers 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

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

    Based on information from 64 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 stock controllers at Tesco worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    61% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 69 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.

Excellent
  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Tesco managers change stock controllers 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 69 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 stock controllers at Tesco get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    82% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 67 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.

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 stock controllers at Tesco?

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  • No career progression

    Are stock controllers given support to progress at Tesco?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 66% 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 62 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 stock controllers get enough training when they start at Tesco?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    63% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 65 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 stock controllers at Tesco

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  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    No communication

    2.0

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    Get paid every 4 weeks.... Am comfortable with colleagues

    Worst thing

    Not paid enough for what I do.... Perform managers roles without the pay level....

    4.3

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The people I work with.

    Worst thing

    Lack of communication.

    8.3

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    15% discount after payday after 3 months service, Colleague shop (Free Items), Managers programme

    Worst thing

    Favouritism, don't get paid first 3 days you're sick when you're unwell, Managers generally don't care

    8.9

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Colleagues make rhe job worthwhile

    Worst thing

    Management support or lack of, too much work and not enough pay

    3.1

    Stock controller, February 2021

  • Best thing

    My line manager and team

    Worst thing

    Other managers, unfair practices, changing goals without telling staff, not being given the chance to work full time

    4.3

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay and people aren't bad.

    Worst thing

    Other people make your job harder.

    5.8

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    Inconsistent managers and staff
    Young staff allowed to do nothing
    Standards level of expectations inconsistent between staff members

    5.7

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Love the people

    Worst thing

    Customer too close not wearing masks

    7.4

    Stock control, January 2021

  • Best thing

    - decent hourly rate for students
    - flexible working hours

    Worst thing

    - not enough money for adults with bills and wanting to save
    - tedious/repeating tasks
    - customer behaviour

    5.2

    Stock control, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Nice and easy hours are perfect for me

    Worst thing

    Some staff are a bit rude but apart from that Not a lot it’s average all around

    9.1

    Stock control, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Th team I work with

    Worst thing

    Having to hold your sarcasm in when dealing with customers, and not being allowed to prevent shop lifters from leaving, and having to let them go.

    6.1

    Stock controller, November 2020

  • Best thing

    I work alone .

    Worst thing

    Too much work for 1 person to deal with

    3.6

    Stock controller, October 2020

  • Best thing

    people

    Worst thing

    lazy staff
    if your face fits you.get away with anything

    4.7

    Stock controller, September 2020

  • Best thing

    Not much anymore

    Worst thing

    Poor management, terrible store manager, too much work not enough pay

    3.3

    Stock controller, August 2020

  • Best thing

    Hours, variety

    Worst thing

    Dealing with abusive customers

    5.0

    Stock controller, March 2020

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