J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 14 Jul 2020

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3.6
67%
Recommend to a Friend
56%
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J Sainsbury CEO Mike Coupe
Mike Coupe
1,447 Ratings
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  • "Long hours but good flexibility with shifts(in 154 reviews)

  • "When the company got rid of team leaders there is very little room for career progression(in 136 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I felt valued and the work was fast-paced.

    Cons

    Some managers had crazy expectations.

  2. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    great good fun times ahead

    Cons

    good bad the long manager

  3. "Sainsburys"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Sainsburys General Assistant in Birmingham, England

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    High hourly wage 10% discount at Sainsbury’s and Argos Great team to work with

    Cons

    Could get tiring if you’re working on delivery all the time

  4. "Can be better"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    - shift flexibility - Good pay compared to other retailers

    Cons

    - as years go by in store management seem to get worse - Very short breaks

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  5. "A good first job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly staff Good Pay Easy training

    Cons

    Don’t really have any about this company

  6. "Great Place to Work!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Ealing, England

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Decent basic pay - Good training - Fairly flexible (for students)

    Cons

    - Be prepared for angry customers (not often) - Physical work (make sure you lift items appropriately) - Repetitive

  7. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Team of people Staff discount & benefits

    Cons

    Complex structure making communication more difficult

  8. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Online Assistant in Lancaster, England

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Friendly staff - Management trust you to work as an individual

    Cons

    - Have to work nights - Speed must always be kept high

  9. "Great Job whilst Studying"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Brighton, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Ability to have flexible working hours to suit ones needs. Discount Card Ability to book Holidays more than a year in advance Good Sick Pay scheme Potential for overtime (dependent on store and colleague situation)

    Cons

    Not many progression opportunities Lack of staff incentives Lack of recognition for Staff No loyalty benefits for employees who have been there for many years. Convoluted management system with a very high turnover of management.

  10. "Travel Money"

    4.0
    Former Employee - TMA 

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    -Staff discount - Flexible working for uni

    Cons

    Can be really quiet at time

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