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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 654 job reviews

    7.0/10
    What is this?
    • Most people find it easy to change shifts

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    Good pay

    Deputy store manager, November 2019

    Worst thing

    Physically hard work

    Store assistant, August 2020

    See what 654 people said
    about jobs at Aldi

  2. 2

    East of England Co-op

    Breakroom Rating based on 8 job reviews

    6.8/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

      Excellent
    • Not always. Most people don’t get proper sick pay

      Not great

    Best thing

    My colleagues
    Generous holiday allowance

    Csa, August 2020

    Worst thing

    full time

    Travel branch manager, August 2020

    See what 8 people said
    about jobs at East of England Co-op

  3. 3

    Waitrose & Partners

    Breakroom Rating based on 178 job reviews

    6.6/10
    What is this?
    • People get proper breaks

      Excellent
    • No. People don’t get paid breaks

      Bad

    Best thing

    The partners

    Customer support assistant, November 2019

    Worst thing

    Lack of support from management.

    Supermarket assistant, September 2019

    See what 178 people said
    about jobs at Waitrose & Partners

  4. 4

    Sainsbury’s

    Breakroom Rating based on 452 job reviews

    6.5/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

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

      Not great

    Best thing

    Colleagues

    Trading assistant, November 2019

    Worst thing

    Expected to work miracles

    Trading assistant, October 2020

    See what 452 people said
    about jobs at Sainsbury’s

  5. 5

    Co-op Food

    Breakroom Rating based on 351 job reviews

    6.3/10
    What is this?
    • Usually. Most people get paid breaks

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

      Bad

    Best thing

    My chosen shift, freedom of speech, no stringent rules

    Transport clerk, March 2020

    Worst thing

    stressful of people not doing their job right

    Customer service assistant, August 2020

    See what 351 people said
    about jobs at Co-op Food

  6. 6

    Booths

    Breakroom Rating based on 9 job reviews

    6.2/10
    What is this?
    • Yes. People get proper sick pay

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

      Not great

    Best thing

    Training people the environment

    FLT Trainer Assessor, April 2020

    Worst thing

    How much pressure is on an individual

    Process team leader, April 2020

    See what 9 people said
    about jobs at Booths

  7. 7

    Tesco

    Breakroom Rating based on 962 job reviews

    6.1/10
    What is this?
    • Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

      Good
    • No. People don’t get paid breaks

      Bad

    Best thing

    the team, managers.. always feel supported and listened to. Very accommodating

    Customer advisor, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Communication and support

    Baker, February 2020

    See what 962 people said
    about jobs at Tesco

  8. 8=

    Marks & Spencer

    Breakroom Rating based on 387 job reviews

    6.0/10
    What is this?
    • Most people find it easy to change shifts

      Good
    • No. People don’t get paid breaks

      Bad

    Best thing

    Working for a company that values its people.

    Section manager, March 2020

    Worst thing

    Getting stressed and lazy co-workers

    Section coordinator, September 2019

    See what 387 people said
    about jobs at Marks & Spencer

  9. 8=

    Lidl

    Breakroom Rating based on 262 job reviews

    6.0/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

      Excellent
    • No. People don’t get paid breaks

      Bad

    Best thing

    Pay

    Shift manager, September 2019

    Worst thing

    Abuse from some customers

    Customer assistant, October 2020

    See what 262 people said
    about jobs at Lidl

  10. 10

    Asda

    Breakroom Rating based on 540 job reviews

    5.8/10
    What is this?
    • No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

      Excellent
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    Days off and quiet days with lots of staff

    Section leader, February 2020

    Worst thing

    Lack of progression in training

    Pharmacy dispenser, September 2020

    See what 540 people said
    about jobs at Asda

  11. 11

    Morrisons

    Breakroom Rating based on 334 job reviews

    5.6/10
    What is this?
    • Usually. Most people get proper sick pay

      Good
    • Only some people recommend working with their team

      Not great

    Best thing

    Catching shop lifters

    Security guard, March 2020

    Worst thing

    Overloaded work schedule

    Team manager, March 2020

    See what 334 people said
    about jobs at Morrisons

  12. 12=

    Farmfoods

    Breakroom Rating based on 55 job reviews

    5.5/10
    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

    paid every week

    Reach truck driver, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Rude customers disrespecting me and my colleagues

    Retail assistant, October 2019

    See what 55 people said
    about jobs at Farmfoods

  13. 12=

    Company Shop

    Breakroom Rating based on 6 job reviews

    5.5/10
    What is this?
    • Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

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

      Bad

    Best thing

    The staff are friendly like a family

    Supervisor, June 2020

    Worst thing

    Sometimes lack of communication from head office

    Store manager, September 2020

    See what 6 people said
    about jobs at Company Shop

  14. 14

    Iceland

    Breakroom Rating based on 190 job reviews

    5.1/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Good
    • People don’t get proper breaks

      Bad

    Best thing

    My night team

    Trade duty manager, October 2019

    Worst thing

    being expected to stay late when not being asked

    Customer assistant, October 2019

    See what 190 people said
    about jobs at Iceland

  15. 15

    Heron Foods

    Breakroom Rating based on 25 job reviews

    4.6/10
    What is this?
    • Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

      Good
    • People feel stressed here

      Bad

    Best thing

    I enjoy been good at it

    Senior part time sales staff, August 2020

    Worst thing

    too much work load, for amount of staff! manager does most things wrong

    Cashier, August 2020

    See what 25 people said
    about jobs at Heron Foods

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