Blog: How does it feel to work at Asda?

Catherine Sleep | 12 July 2005

I don’t know. I’ve never worked there. But the overwhelming impression I get from everybody I’ve ever spoken to who is working or has worked at Asda is that people like working there. Tales of shop floor workers who’ve been there for 25 years abound and there’s a distinct impression that they feel valued. Maybe there is something to Asda’s habit of referring to its employees as ‘colleagues’.

I realise it’s airing a prejudice as I live a very long way from the nearest Wal-Mart and I don’t know anyone who has ever worked there, but I do get the impression that it’s an area in which Asda has got its parent beaten.

The news last week that 1,000 colleagues weren’t wanted must have depressed normally cheery Asda staff. Maybe today’s announcement of 2,250 new jobs will make those who didn’t lose their jobs last week feel better.

Chris Lyddon

News Editor, just-food.com

Asda announces 2,250 new shop floor jobs


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