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J Sainsbury Overview

London, England
10000+ employees
1869
Company - Public (JSAIY)
Grocery Shops & Supermarkets
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors

ASDA, Tesco, Morrisons

Sainsbury’s commitment to helping customers live well for less has been at the heart of what we do since 1869.

Today that means making our customers’ lives better and easier every day by offering great quality and service at fair prices ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#45)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#32)

J Sainsbury Reviews

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Service Assistant in Darlington, North East England, England
    Current Employee - Food Service Assistant in Darlington, North East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    like a family, work as a team

    Cons

    none, i love my job

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J Sainsbury Interviews

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    Online Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at J Sainsbury (Stoke-on-Trent, England) in March 2020.

    Interview

    I applied online and had to do an online assessment of about 20 questions, they were really straightforward. They go off test scores so don't ask for a CV. As soon as I completed the online application I got an email saying I had an interview, which I just had to pick a time from the available options. The interview was for the following week. When I got there there was one other person being interviewed but it wasn't a group interview. We were sat in a room with the manager who told us about what was going to happen, he said there was a shop floor assessment and a 1 to 1 interview. Another member of staff came in and gave us details about the shop floor assessment. She didn't make eye contact with me only with the other girl so I thought she was favouring her for the role. I was taken out to do it while the other girl had her 1 to 1 interview with the manager (then we switched after I got back) the shop floor assessment was to pick items of the shelves and put them in the correct boxes, you're given a list of what to get. Everything is explained so its not hard. They want to see is you can pick over a certian amount within 10mins thats how to pass the test. After that I went and had my one to one interview with the manager and the member of staff took the other girl out for her shop floor assessment. The questions were super simple only 3 of them, the manager also asked about uniform size and what right to work you had.
    Make sure you research the company and be confident.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself   1 Answer
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    • When have you given excellent customer service and why was it excellent, how did the customer respond   Answer Question
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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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