J Sainsbury

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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 23 January 2015
Updated 23 January 2015
246 Reviews
3.3
246 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Staff discount of 10% and on occasion it goes up to a max of 20% for couple days (in 15 reviews)

  • paid holiday even on part time contracts no matter how long you have been there (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • I haven't noticed any work life balance policies applied (in 7 reviews)

  • Team Leaders are a total waster of time and spend most of them time sucking upto Managers (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good interact with colleagues and customers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Flexible able to change shifts with other colleagues

    Cons

    Not enough hours would like more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Deli counter - fairly fun but dull at quiet moments

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    Former Employee - Counter Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Counter Assistant in London, England

    I worked at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    - Working with customers and chatting about all kinds of things - you get to witness a whole spectrum of society across the week (and depending on your shifts)
    - Get to learn about a variety of cheeses and other products
    - Colleagues can be fun

    Cons

    - When you're not serving, there's always cleaning to do...unless you've finished the cleaning in which case just clean anyway, but it can get extremely dull
    - The cold, sometimes
    - The white net hats you have to wear aren't exactly comfortable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Learn about what the deli counter does and put a manager in charge in who actually deserves it rather than it being based simply on nepotism

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager
    Current Employee - Area Manager

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    large company with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    reduction i market share in years ahead

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to customers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    For what it was, it was fine.

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    Former Employee - Checkout Operator in Shrewsbury, England
    Former Employee - Checkout Operator in Shrewsbury, England

    I worked at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Good company, above minimum wage.

    Cons

    Boring work, but there is scope to move around.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Customer Sales Assistant

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Portsmouth, North West England, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Portsmouth, North West England, England

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unskilled, various and wide hours available, good amount of training, bonus at the end of the year, very strong "team" mentality

    Cons

    Getting a day off approved needs to have 4 weeks notice in advance, as does swapping a shift.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    yes to sainsbury

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    it is very good yaay

    Cons

    hard to move department if want to

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Coventry, England

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Great home/life working, good relaxing general environment. the leadership team is strong

    Cons

    lack of internal promotion opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Checkouts assistant

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    Current Employee - Checkout Assistant in Hedge End, England
    Current Employee - Checkout Assistant in Hedge End, England

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is nothing special - around average compared with friends of a similar age, have met some really nice people, good sense of community. I find talking with customers surprisingly fulfilling on occasion. As a part-time job whilst I've been at college this has worked fine.

    Cons

    Extremely repetitive, often feels as if time is repeating itself. I haven't made much of an effort to move up in the company, but it feels as if there's few opportunities for us at the bottom of the ladder, the checkout workers and shelf stackers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good job-bad management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Former Employee - Assistant in Stoke-on-Trent, England

    I worked at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Range of things to learn
    Mysainsburys offers certificates to earn to help your personal progress/cv
    Good diversity in colleagues/customers
    Union
    Good pay (all round)

    Cons

    Laziest management I've worked with. Overpaid by far!
    Stores are run by assistants.
    No backup from management.
    Claims to be focussed on progression...only if your face fits (in each store its the same) as told by many friends from different locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realise what you have got, I've seen countless assistants/ team leaders leave who are far more skilled with better potential than most management. give the opportunity to the people who are earning it! not just because their face fits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good part-time student job

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    Former Employee - Convenience Customer Assistant in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Former Employee - Convenience Customer Assistant in Aberdeen, Scotland

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy money good for first time or part-time employment, practice customer service, see how business function; variety of different practices and jobs to achieve business functionality, sports relief, football matches, staff nights outs

    Cons

    shop floor can be boring, albeit opportunities there is slow progress, the management were at times unprofessional between themselves which was sometimes overheard by permanent staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take more care on manager follow-ups have heard store managers refer to assistant managers in a negative manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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