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Supermarket jobs: which are the best supermarkets to work for?

Do you have a supermarket job or are you thinking about applying for one? We’re here to help. We’ve surveyed thousands of hourly and shift workers to find out which supermarkets have the best jobs. Based on these results, each supermarket has been given a score out of ten. Compare your job and see if you’re getting a good deal.

What is the score based on?

We asked real supermarket workers about:

  • Pay
  • Hours and shifts
  • Training
  • Benefits
  • And much more

Our survey of workers with supermarket jobs includes:

  • Sales assistants
  • Warehouse operatives
  • Lorry drivers
  • Kitchen assistants
  • Store managers

The best supermarkets to work for

  1. 1

    Aldi

    Breakroom Rating based on 419 job reviews

    7.0/10
    What is this?
    • Most people recommend working with their team

      Good
    • Most people don’t get proper sick pay

      Not great

    Best thing

    Overall good place to work and well paid

    Store assistant, June 2020

    Worst thing

    Stress , staff don't care

    Manager, July 2020

    See what 419 person says
    about jobs at Aldi

  2. 2

    Sainsbury’s

    Breakroom Rating based on 287 job reviews

    6.4/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

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

      Not great

    Best thing

    The hours and work environment

    Online assistant, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Getting rude customers

    Customer experience, June 2020

    See what 287 person says
    about jobs at Sainsbury’s

  3. 3

    Co-op Food

    Breakroom Rating based on 210 job reviews

    6.3/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Good
    • People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Bad

    Best thing

    Colleagues and good to work fir

    Ctm, July 2020

    Worst thing

    covid 19 is making it a stressful time at moment due to some customers

    Team leader, July 2020

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    about jobs at Co-op Food

  4. 4

    Waitrose & Partners

    Breakroom Rating based on 113 job reviews

    6.2/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Good
    • People don’t get paid breaks

      Bad

    Best thing

    All those around me. Customers and colleagues

    Supermarket assistant, March 2020

    Worst thing

    Cliques and favouritism. Inflexible holiday entitlements.

    Partner, February 2020

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    about jobs at Waitrose & Partners

  5. 5

    Tesco

    Breakroom Rating based on 560 job reviews

    6.1/10
    What is this?
    • Most people find it easy to change shifts

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    The team I work with
    My hours/days I work a week
    Same job as other half
    Started from the bottom and got promoted
    Only 1 late shift a week
    Support from the other team leaders during stressful times

    Shift leader, June 2020

    Worst thing

    Can't complete rounds as they put engine management computers in the vans big heavy loads and no extra time to do the work.

    Driver, June 2020

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    about jobs at Tesco

  6. 6

    Marks & Spencer

    Breakroom Rating based on 290 job reviews

    6.0/10
    What is this?
    • Most people recommend working with their team

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    Working with hard working colleagues addressing criminal activity

    Cctv operator/ customer assistant, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff, job allocation pressures

    Operation advisor, March 2020

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    about jobs at Marks & Spencer

  7. 7

    Asda

    Breakroom Rating based on 358 job reviews

    5.9/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    I love retail and the responsibility of helping and looking after our fellow colleagues

    Night replen section leader, June 2020

    Worst thing

    Night shift

    Hgv driver, April 2020

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    about jobs at Asda

  8. 8

    Lidl

    Breakroom Rating based on 182 job reviews

    5.7/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    I get paid

    Shopfitter, June 2020

    Worst thing

    Working every weekend..
    Not enough ppe..
    Not enough staff..
    Struggle to get holidays..
    No union..
    Basic sick pay if off ill

    Bakery specialist, April 2020

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    about jobs at Lidl

  9. 9=

    Farmfoods

    Breakroom Rating based on 44 job reviews

    5.6/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

      Excellent
    • People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Bad

    Best thing

    team members

    Manager, May 2020

    Worst thing

    Different start times

    HGV driver, November 2019

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    about jobs at Farmfoods

  10. 9=

    Morrisons

    Breakroom Rating based on 208 job reviews

    5.6/10
    What is this?
    • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

      Good
    • People don’t get paid breaks

      Bad

    Best thing

    Staff/People I work with

    Senior trading manager, March 2020

    Worst thing

    Not been able to take days off

    Baker, July 2020

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    about jobs at Morrisons

  11. 11

    Iceland

    Breakroom Rating based on 150 job reviews

    5.0/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

      Excellent
    • People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Bad

    Best thing

    Fast paced

    Duty manager, July 2020

    Worst thing

    No legal breaks, work without pay, always rushed

    Home delivery driver, July 2020

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    about jobs at Iceland

  12. 12

    Heron Foods

    Breakroom Rating based on 11 job reviews

    4.3/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t do unpaid extra work

      Excellent
    • Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

      Not great

    Best thing

    Staff and customers

    Duty manager, July 2020

    Worst thing

    The company is not progressing. Outside the shop they do not listen to you very well. Pay is low for the amount of work needed to do. Not flexible with the hours given each week for the shop so costly struggle to run efficiently.

    Part time senior sales assistant, March 2020

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    about jobs at Heron Foods

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