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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 618 job reviews

    6.9/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    The pay and flexibility.

    Store assistant, March 2020

    Worst thing

    Working most weekends

    Store assistant, November 2019

    See what 618 people said
    about jobs at Aldi

  2. 2

    Waitrose & Partners

    Breakroom Rating based on 171 job reviews

    6.6/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

      Good
    • No. People don’t get paid breaks

      Bad

    Best thing

    Being treated as a person not a number

    Retail assistant, February 2020

    Worst thing

    Can be understaffed

    Partner, November 2019

    See what 171 people said
    about jobs at Waitrose & Partners

  3. 3=

    Sainsbury’s

    Breakroom Rating based on 427 job reviews

    6.5/10
    What is this?
    • Most people recommend working with their team

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    Meeting people

    Customer experience, June 2020

    Worst thing

    Some of the customers!

    Customer experience colleague, September 2020

    See what 427 people said
    about jobs at Sainsbury’s

  4. 3=

    East of England Co-op

    Breakroom Rating based on 7 job reviews

    6.5/10
    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

    Worst thing

    Poor pay
    Late finishes

    Csa, August 2020

    See what 7 people said
    about jobs at East of England Co-op

  5. 5

    Co-op Food

    Breakroom Rating based on 328 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

    The customers get to know the regulars ones

    Csa, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Not enough hours or staff

    Team leader, August 2020

    See what 328 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

    Close to home, enjoy some of the job aspects and some of my colleagues I work with.

    Team leader, September 2020

    Worst thing

    I always feel tired after work because of the long shifts

    Warehouse operative, August 2020

    See what 9 people said
    about jobs at Booths

  7. 7=

    Marks & Spencer

    Breakroom Rating based on 366 job reviews

    6.1/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Good
    • No. People don’t get paid breaks

      Bad

    Best thing

    My staff, they all work hard and we have a good relationship.

    Manager, September 2020

    Worst thing

    on feet all the time.

    Customer assistant, August 2020

    See what 366 people said
    about jobs at Marks & Spencer

  8. 7=

    Tesco

    Breakroom Rating based on 870 job reviews

    6.1/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

      Excellent
    • No. People don’t get paid breaks

      Bad

    Best thing

    Work colleagues and how flexible it is

    Hot deli customer assistant, January 2020

    Worst thing

    Going to work. No sick pay.

    Customer assistant, December 2019

    See what 870 people said
    about jobs at Tesco

  9. 7=

    Company Shop

    Breakroom Rating based on 5 job reviews

    6.1/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get proper breaks

      Good
    • No. People don’t get paid breaks

      Bad

    Best thing

    My team, the team that I have built is amazing

    Store manager, September 2020

    Worst thing

    Staff are lazy and manager is aggressive

    Supervisor, June 2020

    See what 5 people said
    about jobs at Company Shop

  10. 10

    Lidl

    Breakroom Rating based on 250 job reviews

    6.0/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    my colleagues

    Sales assistant, December 2019

    Worst thing

    Long hours either early or late

    Customer assistant, September 2019

    See what 250 people said
    about jobs at Lidl

  11. 11

    Asda

    Breakroom Rating based on 510 job reviews

    5.8/10
    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

    Meeting different people each day

    Checkout assistant, February 2020

    Worst thing

    Lower night shift pay in new contract

    Grocery colleague, October 2019

    See what 510 people said
    about jobs at Asda

  12. 12=

    Morrisons

    Breakroom Rating based on 307 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

    Working as a team to get things done

    Customer assistant, February 2020

    Worst thing

    Lack of communication, workplace not supplied with equipment needed for certain jobs

    Line leader, January 2020

    See what 307 people said
    about jobs at Morrisons

  13. 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

    15% staff discounts

    Supervisor, September 2020

    Worst thing

    Shift end times, stress of unscheduled visits from head office, audits,

    Assistant manager, February 2020

    See what 55 people said
    about jobs at Farmfoods

  14. 14

    Iceland

    Breakroom Rating based on 181 job reviews

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

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    Serving some lovely customers!

    Check out assistant and cleaning operative, February 2020

    Worst thing

    Mopping up split milk!

    Sales assistant, February 2020

    See what 181 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

    Shift goes fast, good staff, local

    Manager, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Long till stints
    Bitchy comments
    Being left out of conversations ( even with headsets)
    Not being told store news, special prices
    Till not being wiped down after each shift
    Not enough cleaning
    Hard work for minimum wage

    Sales assistant, August 2020

    See what 24 people said
    about jobs at Heron Foods

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