Compare J Sainsbury vs Primark BETA

See how working at J Sainsbury vs. Primark compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at J Sainsbury vs. Primark. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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J Sainsbury

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Primark

Employee Ratings

  • J Sainsbury scored higher in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits and Culture & Values.
  • Primark scored higher in 3 areas: Career Opportunities, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Work-life balance, Senior Management and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 4529 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 3417 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
J Sainsbury employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Primark employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
J Sainsbury Ceo Mike Coupe
57%
57%Mike Coupe
CEO Approval
Primark Ceo Paul Marchant
81%
81%Paul Marchant
Primark employees rated their CEO Approval 23% higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
67%
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
40%
Positive Business Outlook
50%
Primark employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.

Salaries

J Sainsbury has 2,386 more total submitted salaries than Primark.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Store Manager50 Salaries
£40,086/yr
Customer Service Assistant396 Salaries
£8/hr
Sales Assistant95 Salaries
£8/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Retail Assistant495 Salaries
£8/hr
Customer Assistant50 Salaries
£7/hr
Sales Assistant349 Salaries
£7/hr

What Employees Say

  • J Sainsbury had 245 more reviews than Primark that mentioned "Good pay" as a Pro.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at J Sainsbury.
  • "No discount" was the most mentioned Con at Primark.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 490 reviews)
"Environment to work"(in 165 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 245 reviews)
"Overtime available"(in 126 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 154 reviews)
"Team leaders"(in 136 reviews)
Cons
"No discount"(in 133 reviews)
"No staff discount"(in 132 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Food Service

I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

Pros

good pay, good colleagues and great management

Cons

there are not any cons

"Cash Office"27 Jul 2020

Current Employee - Cash Office Assistant

I have been working at Primark part-time for more than a year

Pros

I am a current employee at Primark and this is the second time I've been employed by the company. The first time I worked here full time and the hours became too much due to my work/life balance... (but I do have 2 children). This time being part time, it's much better. I can't speak for all Primark stores but the one I work at is a lovely place to work. The management are lovely and super accommodating/supportive. The store is kept clean and tidy and is a much tidier than most Primark stores. The pay is really good, especially for Under 25's as it's way above minimum wage. Break times are also generous.

Cons

Working in the Cash Office should be a Supervisor position because it's so much extra responsibility than working on the shop floor but you are paid the same amount! Usually work alone so all... problems/discrepancies are usually left for you to resolve which can be stressful. Can sometimes be lonely and tedious.

Advice to Management

Please make Cash Office a Supervisors role!

Job Postings

Primark has 335 more recently posted open jobs than J Sainsbury.