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 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
  • Primark scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 6363 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 5739 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
J Sainsbury employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Primark employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
J Sainsbury Ceo Mike Coupe
62%
62%Mike Coupe
CEO Approval
Primark Ceo Paul Marchant
85%
85%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
73%
Primark employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 6% higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
43%
Positive Business Outlook
52%
Primark employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 9% higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.

Salaries

J Sainsbury has 3,204 more total submitted salaries than Primark.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Store Manager80 Salaries
£39,860/yr
Sales Assistant192 Salaries
£9/hr
Customer Service Assistant485 Salaries
£9/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Retail Assistant1133 Salaries
£9/hr
Sales Assistant681 Salaries
£8/hr
Customer Assistant109 Salaries
£8/hr

What Employees Say

  • J Sainsbury had 266 more reviews than Primark that mentioned "Good pay" as a Pro.
  • J Sainsbury had 27 more reviews than Primark that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 598 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 194 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 332 reviews)
"Friendly staff"(in 158 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 180 reviews)
"Team leaders"(in 142 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 153 reviews)
"No discount"(in 139 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great Team"16 Sep 2021

Former Employee - Trading Assistant

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

Pros

Friendly environment, satisfying to see organised shelves

Cons

There weren't any for me

Advice to Management

Keep doing what they're doing

Current Employee - Retail Assistant

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

Pros

I really enjoy how rewarding it can feel to help the customers whilst also continuously improving on your department. Fixed hours with optional overtime. Managers and supervisors are friendly whilst... still being able to take control of difficult situations. Opportunities for career development. The pay is good and the hours are nice. 10% staff discount on select weeks in the year. A really great first job.

Cons

Strict 28 day policy in requesting time off. Holiday requests sometimes rejected.

Job Postings

J Sainsbury has 511 more recently posted open jobs than Primark.