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J Sainsbury Bakery Assistant Reviews

Updated 6 December 2017
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Pros
  • Best environment to work and company is very helpful towards it's colleagues (in 55 reviews)

  • good pay nice colleagues can be a great place to work (in 124 reviews)

Cons
  • poor work life balance standard rate (in 37 reviews)

  • Team Leaders can be given a lot more responsibility than managers which can be a bit draining but you learn so much about management (in 85 reviews)

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  1. "A nice opportunity to work part time while you're studying"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bakery Counter Assistant
    Former Employee - Bakery Counter Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Part time work available, staff discount, nice colleague environment, an opportunity to transfer between stores for university holidays

    Cons

    Not flexible, at times you're expected to do more than you can in a given time frame

    Advice to Management

    I'd keep a closer eye on who actually does the work, I ended up working shifts with different people and some of them hid at the back or the canteen.


  2. "Average place to work, could be better"

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    Former Employee - Bakery Assistant in Northampton, England
    Former Employee - Bakery Assistant in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent youth wage, decent shifts

    Cons

    Too much micromanagement, employees must be allowed more freedom


  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Bakery Counter Assistant in Kempston, England
    Former Employee - Bakery Counter Assistant in Kempston, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Value Staff
    - Good morale amongst staff

    Cons

    - sometimes have to work long hours and get the job done
    - public

    Advice to Management

    Continue to motivate and praise your staff


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  5. "Not as good as it used to be!"

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    Current Employee - Bakery Counter Assistant in Rayleigh, England
    Current Employee - Bakery Counter Assistant in Rayleigh, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with shifts; Allows career progression; Good for if you want a part time job; 10% discount

    Cons

    There has been a sharp and significant drop in allocated hours for each department resulting in staff who leave not being replaced and so the amount of staff available for day to day running of each department is very very thin on the ground resulting in daily work becoming very stressful and there is a strong feeling of lack of appreciation.


  6. "Amazing Opportunities and Great Company."

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    Former Employee - Bakery Assistant in Ottery Saint Mary, England
    Former Employee - Bakery Assistant in Ottery Saint Mary, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I was offered an interview a few weeks after applying, the day after the interview they hired me and I was very happy. They offered amazing training (Paid) A comfy fitted uniform for all shapes and sizes, the staff were all friendly and helpful, it is hard some days but worth it as the day goes quick, great pay after full contract offered, Great opportunities to progress on your team.

    Cons

    I really can't think of many, perhaps not enough staff in some days.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going as you are and keep treating your staff so wonderfully!


  7. "Lots of responsibilty but good pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bakery Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Bakery Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Colleagues are friendly
    Job keeps me busy and my shifts pass quickly

    Cons

    Expected me to take a lot of responsibility for the bakery despite being new
    Stressful during peak times

    Advice to Management

    Need more staff to manage bakery and train up new comers


  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Bakery Assistant in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Bakery Assistant in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Every gets on like a big family, plenty of overtime was available and there's lots of holidays. Worked here for 5 years and it really made me a different person, brought me out of my shell and gave me confidence.

    Cons

    Throwing food away at the end of a working day, I know it can't be helped sometimes but maybe link up with charities?


  9. "I absolutely hate it."

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    Current Employee - Bakery Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Bakery Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Collegue benifits
    Career progression if you want to shoot yourself by the age of 25
    Decent pay if you do a bad job

    Cons

    You WILL be aching all over. Your knees especially if you are a customer assistant.
    The pay for the job you have to do, well I've worked Customer Assistant and currently bakery assistant and basically, those jobs are NOT paid fairly. Checkouts/customer service is fair because of the OPTION TO SIT DOWN. It infuriates me when people complain about working on the checkouts...you have the option to sit down, how can you complain? Try stacking shelves upon shelves of booze for a 10 hour shift, with each box weighing 10kg. 10kg is not much, no, but do hundreds of them in one shift and with a half hour break, well, you'll agree with me.
    Thanks, Mr Sainsbury, enjoy your massive income whilst your employees suffer. Literally suffer. I hate working here, I absolutely hate it. The relentless customers complaining or saying they can't find something when clearly they havnt looked at all.
    The atmosphere in there is terrible; EVERYONE hates their job. Despises it.

    This is the only honest review on this website.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being selfish. Your revenue is in the billions, so do your "valued" employees a favour and pay them better. Seriously, has it not crossed your minds that whilst we do all the hard work and you count your coin, that you could pay is a bit better?


  10. "Good employer and The management are quite upfront with the expecting of one or two store leads."

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    Current Employee - Bakery Assistant in Croydon, England
    Current Employee - Bakery Assistant in Croydon, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My store has very Friendly staff and a good wage. Sainsburys has contracted hours which is a bonus if you have commitments.

    Cons

    Sickness policy (3 periods of sickness within a year), took a year for management to help with a medical issue.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the colleagues and help if you see someone struggling!!


  11. "Bakery Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bakery Assistant in Nottingham, England
    Former Employee - Bakery Assistant in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great rate of pay, competent management, rota's always up weeks in advance, overtime available.

    Cons

    holiday system is very awkward, need to book all your holidays in advance at the same time was the case for me.

    Advice to Management

    My managers were fine really, especially in comparison to other managers ive had in different companies. Keep up the good work i say.