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J Sainsbury Overview

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London, England
10000+ employees
1869
Company - Public (JSAIY)
Vehicle Dealership
$10+ billion (USD) per year
ASDA, Tesco, Wm Morrison Supermarkets

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#45)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#32)

J Sainsbury Reviews

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J Sainsbury CEO Mike Coupe
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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great place to work at

    Cons

    as far my experience none

    Advice to Management

    keep working hard to achieve your goal

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J Sainsbury Photos

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J Sainsbury photo of: Our Sainsburys end of year party 2016.
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J Sainsbury Interviews

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    General Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at J Sainsbury.

    Interview

    One of the best and least nerve-wracking interviews I have ever had. Just make sure you plan your answers in advance and you'll be fine. All the questions I had planned for were the typical retail questions and they were the exact ones I was asked in the interview. When I arrived I had to wait for a little while in the staff cafe, then I was taken to a room, the lady checked my right to work etc, then you were asked to walk around the shop floor with a clipboard and write down things that the store was doing well, and things that they could improve on. Afterwards you go back to the room and talk about what you wrote down, explaining why. Then comes the questions beginning with 'Tell me about yourself' and then onto the typical customer service questons.

    The whole process was extremely quick and simple, from applying online to getting a text telling me Sainsburys wanted to offer me a job. I applied online on Wednesday, got a text thursday morning telling me to call HR to arrange an interview. Interviewed on Saturday, text saying Sainsburys wanted to offer me the job on Wednesday.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself.   1 Answer
    • When have you received good customer service?   Answer Question
    • Why Sainsburys over any other store?   1 Answer
    • Describe a time when you had to work in a team and how did teamwork improve the outcome?   1 Answer
    • Why do you think customer service is important?   1 Answer
    • Do you shop at Sainsburys?   1 Answer
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J Sainsbury Awards & Accolades

  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List, Corporate Knights, 2010
  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List, Corporate Knights, 2009
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