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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&rsquo;s commitment to helping customers live well for less has been at the heart of what we do since 1869.<br/><br/>Today that means making our customers&rsquo; 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

  • "Fair company, good hourly rate with overtime available regularly"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trading Assistant
    Current Employee - Trading Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - the hourly rate is good
    - overtime is nearly always available should you want it
    - acknowledges and rewards staff who work hard (through ‘love it’ and Yammer)
    - friendly atmosphere
    - flexible hours to fit other commitments around
    - management is approachable

    Cons

    - my own experience of working on the delivery for past 5 years is that it is hard and tiring work (lifting and carrying and a lot of walking but it’s good exercise)
    - late finish (10:30pm)
    - work load can be overwhelming
    - colleague discount is only 10%, although it rises to 15% on certain occasions throughout the year, it is still quite a low discount

    Advice to Management

    Just continue to praise and reward colleagues who go the extra mile for the company and it’s customers - it means a lot and it encourages them to continue to work hard as we know it is being seen and it would encourage other colleagues to do the same!

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J Sainsbury Interviews

Experience

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Getting an Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at J Sainsbury.

    Interview

    Completed online application, which consisted of a situational judgment test and numeracy test. Received an email saying I had been invited to an interview. The interview was with the manager of the restaurant. As I had no experience she was friendly and encouraging.

    Interview Questions

    • 1)Why would you like to work at Sainsburys?/ 2)Scenario questions about difficulty with a customer and what you would do / 3) [something along the lines of] Tell us about a time when you solved a problem?   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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