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

      Not great

    Best thing

    Colleagues, pay, holiday allowance, paid breaks.

    Store assistant, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Pressure to get work done

    Store assistant, July 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

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    Sainsbury’s

    Breakroom Rating based on 449 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

    Meeting people

    Customer advisor, September 2019

    Worst thing

    Lazy Management
    Lying to staff
    Cliques
    Double standards
    Lack of progression
    Shift management
    Holiday management
    Lack of staff

    Trading assistant, July 2020

    See what 449 people said
    about jobs at Sainsbury’s

  4. 3=

    Waitrose & Partners

    Breakroom Rating based on 177 job reviews

    6.5/10
    What is this?
    • Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

      Excellent
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    The people I work with

    Shop assistant, February 2020

    Worst thing

    Rude customers

    Fishmonger, August 2020

    See what 177 people said
    about jobs at Waitrose & Partners

  5. 5

    Co-op Food

    Breakroom Rating based on 351 job reviews

    6.3/10
    What is this?
    • Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

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

      Not great

    Best thing

    most of the customers

    Customer team member, September 2019

    Worst thing

    Not enough hours put into bussines to get workload done

    Team leader, 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

    Colleagues

    Warehouse operative, December 2019

    Worst thing

    Sometimes understaffed.

    Specialist, August 2020

    See what 9 people said
    about jobs at Booths

  7. 7

    Tesco

    Breakroom Rating based on 953 job reviews

    6.1/10
    What is this?
    • People get proper breaks

      Excellent
    • No. People don’t get paid breaks

      Bad

    Best thing

    Hours

    Baker, February 2020

    Worst thing

    not having staff to give customer excellent service

    Checkout supervisor, August 2020

    See what 953 people said
    about jobs at Tesco

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    Marks & Spencer

    Breakroom Rating based on 384 job reviews

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

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

      Not great

    Best thing

    Everyday is different, varied jobs to do, sitting and standing, computer work, till work, stock work. Customers are mostly friendly.

    Customer assistant, September 2020

    Worst thing

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

    Customer assistant, July 2020

    See what 384 people said
    about jobs at Marks & Spencer

  9. 8=

    Lidl

    Breakroom Rating based on 261 job reviews

    6.0/10
    What is this?
    • People feel treated with respect by their managers

      Excellent
    • Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

      Not great

    Best thing

    Good team, great management

    Customer service assistant, February 2020

    Worst thing

    Stress, pressure and higher management not listen or understanding.

    Deputy store manager, April 2020

    See what 261 people said
    about jobs at Lidl

  10. 10

    Asda

    Breakroom Rating based on 539 job reviews

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

      Good
    • Only some people recommend working with their team

      Not great

    Best thing

    Some other colleagues

    Porter, November 2019

    Worst thing

    Sick calls , rude customer

    Section leader, July 2020

    See what 539 people said
    about jobs at Asda

  11. 11

    Morrisons

    Breakroom Rating based on 332 job reviews

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

      Excellent
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    Colleagues

    Team leader, November 2019

    Worst thing

    Everything. I hate this job with a passion.

    Store assistant, September 2020

    See what 332 people said
    about jobs at Morrisons

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    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

    The people who I work with

    Retail assistant, October 2019

    Worst thing

    Stocktaking

    Cashier, 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 188 job reviews

    5.0/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

      Good
    • No. People don’t get proper sick pay

      Bad

    Best thing

    The staff and customers

    Customer assistant, September 2020

    Worst thing

    The high expectations with no staff

    Senior supervisor, October 2019

    See what 188 people said
    about jobs at Iceland

  15. 15

    Heron Foods

    Breakroom Rating based on 24 job reviews

    4.5/10
    What is this?
    • Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

      Good
    • People feel stressed here

      Bad

    Best thing

    Only 3 days a week
    Decent team in-store

    Duty manager, August 2020

    Worst thing

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

    Cashier, August 2020

    See what 24 people said
    about jobs at Heron Foods

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