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J Sainsbury General Assistant Reviews

Updated 6 July 2018
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Assistant in Chichester, England
    Former Employee - General Assistant in Chichester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overtime extra hours offered whilst on shift

    Cons

    None to give if honest

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  2. "No issues here!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Assistant in Cardiff, Wales
    Former Employee - General Assistant in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, competent management and good training given. Fully supported when entering as a new-starter.

    Cons

    Just like any retail job, dealing with peak hours and unpleasant customers.

    Advice to Management

    nothing!

  3. "Good people and pay, lacklustre management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Assistant
    Current Employee - General Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good
    Work is fairly easy and straight forward
    Good colleagues
    10% discount at Sainsbury's and Argos
    No zero hour contracts with plenty of overtime available

    Cons

    New management aren't very organised
    Lack of training
    Little variety in work every shift
    New contracts pay worse than previously if you received location payments but aren't in a London borough, on top of the removal of the annual bonus

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to train your staff and try to be more organised. Stop letting colleagues help you do your job more than you're helping them.


  4. "Happy to work for Sainsbury’s"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Assistant in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - General Assistant in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Environment and staffs are friendly

    Cons

    No o o o o o


  5. "Good employer, Pre-changes, at least"

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    Former Employee - General Assistant in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Former Employee - General Assistant in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good employer, 10% Discount in Group (Argos, Habitat) after qualifying period. A range of jobs available, store, driver, corporate...
    Decent rates of pay.

    Cons

    Pay good for retail, but not awesome. Recently changed in-store management structure with a reduced no of staff , but need to stay lean to compete.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t lose sight of the Customer Care difference that is Sainsburys USP with change ie restructuring and ASDA purchase.


  6. "Part time"

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    Current Employee - General Assistant in East Grinstead, England
    Current Employee - General Assistant in East Grinstead, England

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

    Pros

    set hours, with over time available

    Cons

    No cons to this part time job


  7. "General Assistant"

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    Current Employee - General Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - General Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Straightforward and the correct training is given to all employees.

    Cons

    forced overtime during Christmas period and not many opportunities to advance

    Advice to Management

    should focus more on young talent for higher roles

  8. "Not the best"

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    Current Employee - General Assistant in Bolton, England
    Current Employee - General Assistant in Bolton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Very friendly colleagues
    -Decent pay for under 18’s
    -Free uniform

    Cons

    -Rude managers
    -Not allowed to take any days off in probationary period otherwise they’ll fire you.
    -Understaffed in some departments so usually have to do everything yourself without any recognition
    -Managers always work over little things like forgetting to put a trolley back outside.

    Advice to Management

    Be more lenient


  9. "General Assistant"

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    Former Employee - General Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - General Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of Overtime Available
    Flexible Shifts

    Cons

    Rude Management
    Pressured into accepting Overtime during busy holidays


  10. "As you would expect"

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    Current Employee - General Assistant
    Current Employee - General Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for what it is

    Cons

    Bad management across numerous departments