J Sainsbury

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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 1 March 2015
Updated 1 March 2015
266 Reviews
3.2
266 Reviews
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36 Ratings

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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    Sainsbury's

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Good team morale, often fun

    Cons

    Way too much overtime asked for considering I'm a student, often repetitive work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Sainsbury's to you

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    Former Employee - Sainsburys to You (Online) in Derby, England
    Former Employee - Sainsburys to You (Online) in Derby, England

    I worked at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Good training. Good team.

    Cons

    Time targets were difficult to keep to. Customers would interrupt you and you were expected to deal with them which badly affected you target time. What are you to do?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Heard one member of night staff continually swearing and putting down online staff. She shouldn't be allowed to do this its' demoralizing, especially for new starters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great ... great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Profiler
    Current Employee - Profiler

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

    Pros

    Good working conditions as an office based employee. Though when working away from home never got time back.

    Cons

    Used to work in store work life balance was always difficult..12 to 14 hr day was expected from store manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on work life balance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    warehouse operative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    varied work local to where i lived

    Cons

    hours were cut back work never seemed to be completed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take on staff that come to store that don"t have internet access

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Good experince with friendly staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Good hours and Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Storage is small and KPIs can be stressful with little reward

  7.  

    We'll run company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Barkingside, England
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Barkingside, England

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Staff at my branch were treated with respect and hard work was recognised by management

    Cons

    Pay was low but not too dissimilar to other supermarket jobs. The opportunities for promotion should be highlighted more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Generally doing a good job and continue to recognise that your customer facing staff are your brand ambassadors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good but it is going down hill

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Doncaster, England
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Doncaster, England

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    10% discount, good colleagues to work with

    Cons

    Budgets getting too tight and management are suffering cos of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with such tight budgets and cut management bonuses instead

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    CSA

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSA in London, England
    Former Employee - CSA in London, England

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, and good potential for overtime and promotion.
    All my superiors are good, always able to fit in time to deal with any issues or queries in a professional and thoughtful manner.
    Simple but satisfying work.
    Staff discount after 6 months.

    Cons

    Open until late so attracts unruly customers, whether stealing or displaying aggresive behaviour.
    There is capacity for improvement regarding store culture. Generally speaking, I get on very well with my collegeagues who are cheerful and hard working. Sadly, a couple employees demonstrated strongly racist attitudes in my presence, failing to realise my multi-cultural background.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the most part, I find the job itself enjoyable.
    However, without a security gaurd present, at times I feel unsafe.
    Store culture must be improved regarding racism. This is very disheartening.

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    NA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Excellent Employer, office culture, canteen compensation

    Cons

    Hard to Progress, training, politics, environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Retail Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Well paid, quite flexible when it comes to dealing with students

    Cons

    Often training isn't very detailed, get thrown into the deep-end, takes a long time to receive any benefits or discounts (6 months)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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