Compare J Sainsbury vs Waitrose BETA

See how working at J Sainsbury vs. Waitrose 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. Waitrose. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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J Sainsbury

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Waitrose

Employee Ratings

  • Waitrose scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, 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)
3.7
(based on 6152 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 3866 reviews)
Waitrose employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
3.3
Waitrose employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Waitrose employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
3.7
Waitrose employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
3.4
Waitrose employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Culture & Values
3.9
Waitrose employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
J Sainsbury Ceo Mike Coupe
63%
63%Mike Coupe
CEO Approval
Waitrose Ceo Sharon White
84%
84%Sharon White
Waitrose employees rated their CEO Approval 21% higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
69%
% Recommend to a friend
80%
Waitrose employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 11% higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
43%
Positive Business Outlook
54%
Waitrose employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.

Salaries

J Sainsbury has 3,271 more total submitted salaries than Waitrose.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Team Leader105 Salaries
£19,934/yr
Customer Service Assistant476 Salaries
£9/hr
Sales Assistant181 Salaries
£9/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Waitrose Supermarket Assistant618 Salaries
£9/hr
Customer Service Assistant191 Salaries
£8/hr
Sales Assistant202 Salaries
£9/hr

What Employees Say

  • J Sainsbury had 196 more reviews than Waitrose that mentioned "Good pay" as a Pro.
  • J Sainsbury had 92 more reviews than Waitrose that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 598 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 194 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 402 reviews)
"John lewis"(in 216 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 180 reviews)
"Team leaders"(in 142 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 88 reviews)
"Part time"(in 67 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Online Shopper

I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

Pros

Good night pay Great team work

Cons

Antisocial hours Strict target to aim for.

Former Employee - Customer Service Team Leader

I worked at Waitrose full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

- Really engaging work meeting people from all walks of life who 9 times out of 10 are lovely and wanting to just chat to you - When quiet it's pretty relaxed - Discount - Partnership, so the... business keeps you informed of what's going on and usually asks for opinions on decisions.

Cons

- When busy there are never enough colleague to man the checkouts, management get angry that you're using staff from shop floor - Stressful at busy points - Low pay - When full time they can move... your hours to whatever they need with two weeks notice, this was really detrimental to my mental health. Could never set up plans with people as they might need me in on that day.

Job Postings

J Sainsbury has 882 more recently posted open jobs than Waitrose.