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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 473 job reviews

    6.9/10
    What is this?
    • Most people recommend working with their team

      Good
    • Most people don’t get proper sick pay

      Not great

    Best thing

    past pace and varied

    Assistant manager, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Sometimes not enough staff

    Deputy manager, July 2020

    See what 473 people said
    about jobs at Aldi

  2. 2=

    Sainsbury’s

    Breakroom Rating based on 334 job reviews

    6.5/10
    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

    Meeting people

    Delivery driver, July 2020

    Worst thing

    POOR SUPERVISION

    Online driver, July 2020

    See what 334 people said
    about jobs at Sainsbury’s

  3. 2=

    Co-op Food

    Breakroom Rating based on 243 job reviews

    6.5/10
    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

    Flexibility the people

    Store manager, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Hours as aren't set and all. Over the place

    Csa, July 2020

    See what 243 people said
    about jobs at Co-op Food

  4. 2=

    Waitrose & Partners

    Breakroom Rating based on 136 job reviews

    6.5/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Good
    • People don’t get paid breaks

      Bad

    Best thing

    6 weeks holiday per year

    Supermarket assistant, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Lack of communication and support

    Supermarket assistant, March 2020

    See what 136 people said
    about jobs at Waitrose & Partners

  5. 5

    Tesco

    Breakroom Rating based on 660 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

    See what 660 people said
    about jobs at Tesco

  6. 6

    Marks & Spencer

    Breakroom Rating based on 309 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

    At times can feel pressured and that I can't perform well enough to deliver.

    Customer assistant, July 2020

    See what 309 people said
    about jobs at Marks & Spencer

  7. 7

    Asda

    Breakroom Rating based on 416 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

    lack of communication and equipment

    Store assistant, July 2020

    See what 416 people said
    about jobs at Asda

  8. 8

    Lidl

    Breakroom Rating based on 202 job reviews

    5.8/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    High pay. Easy work.

    Customer assistant, July 2020

    Worst thing

    I am a tool to be worn down

    Shopfitter, June 2020

    See what 202 people said
    about jobs at Lidl

  9. 9

    Morrisons

    Breakroom Rating based on 237 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

    The pay

    Cleaner, July 2020

    Worst thing

    unsociable hours and not having any respect from managers

    Baker, July 2020

    See what 237 people said
    about jobs at Morrisons

  10. 10

    Farmfoods

    Breakroom Rating based on 46 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

    team members

    Manager, May 2020

    Worst thing

    Different start times

    HGV driver, November 2019

    See what 46 people said
    about jobs at Farmfoods

  11. 11

    Iceland

    Breakroom Rating based on 158 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

    See what 158 people said
    about jobs at Iceland

  12. 12

    Heron Foods

    Breakroom Rating based on 14 job reviews

    4.5/10
    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

    See what 14 people said
    about jobs at Heron Foods

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