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J Sainsbury General Assistant Reviews

Updated 12 October 2017
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Pros
  • Best environment to work and company is very helpful towards it's colleagues (in 41 reviews)

  • Fairly good pay for retail work (in 87 reviews)

Cons
  • 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 75 reviews)

  • Work-life balance can be difficult at times (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "General Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere, great community of workers

    Cons

    Lack of equipment to do job, lack of aknowledgement

    Advice to Management

    Praise employees more


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - General Convenience Store Assistant in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - General Convenience Store Assistant in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    10% discount, not much but when you mostly spend quite a lot of money on food in there, it works out. Flexibility at times, good system of work.

    Cons

    For my specific store, management were very clique-y and one particular manager was quite inappropriate, even the other managers knew it, yet nothing was done when quite a few employees had complained.


  3. "General Assistant"

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    Former Employee - General Assistant in Solihull, England
    Former Employee - General Assistant in Solihull, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexibility in working hours

    Cons

    Got very monotonous on some days


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  5. "General Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Fun, good team work, opportunities to progress upwards to team leader positions, good work environment and high morale amongst colleagues

    Cons

    Can be unorganized with schedules and holiday entitlement, quite strict on uniform and cannot have painted nails or hair down even if working with packaged food

    Advice to Management

    could be more organised when it comes to having schedules up, as well as being able to view them online like we were informed we were going to be able to do and this has not happened yet


  6. "General Assistant"

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    Current Employee - General Assistant in Devizes, England
    Current Employee - General Assistant in Devizes, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My working hours fit around school.

    Cons

    They hourly rate for U18's is lower than other supermarkets.


  7. "Best Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work with. Easy work and enjoy dealing with customers even dealt with difficult ones which helps me to gain invaluable skills for my career. The staff there are nice and friendly and the salary is fair. Also great 10% discount Sainsbury's and Argos! Occasionally, like during the Christmas season, you can get a 15% discount off too. :)

    Cons

    Cant think of any. Anyone in these reviews who complain about discount or salary are very worst disgraceful people :')


  8. "Very difficult colleagues"

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

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

    Pros

    Good flexibility, good colleagues and excellent skiving opportunities

    Cons

    Poor pay. Poor colleagues. Poor teamwork and management. Really panicking management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop panicking. Be reasonable with colleagues because accidents happen.


  9. "Not a very nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - General Assistant
    Former Employee - General Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people (sometimes) cool cool

    Cons

    Manager never in, left to own devices, no support, certain employees favoured more, unappreciative of hard work, not flexible and do not care about the people they hire.


  10. "Decent but not glamourous"

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    Former Employee - General Assistant Night Shift in Sheffield, England
    Former Employee - General Assistant Night Shift in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, colleagues, and manager was okay

    Cons

    Often long hours, and sometimes unrealistic targets


  11. "Good for getting experience"

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    Current Employee - General Assistant in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - General Assistant in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good friendly staff, Good Pay

    Cons

    Management are lazy and don't do much