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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 22 April 2018
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  1. "HR Business Partner"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience, team work and collaboration and training.

    Cons

    Change is coming at pace


  2. "Good support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good support in difficult times
    Wages good
    Great colleagues to work with

    Cons

    Change things to much and to fast as next change happening before getting used to the last one

  3. "Customer service assistant"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Leeds, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Leeds, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely working environment, management are pleasant and understanding, overall great place towork

    Cons

    There is no cons that come to mind


  4. "Category Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Category Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Category Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good development environment. Positive attitude from all on developing skills and learning. Good Role to acquire commercial knowledge and go on to a Buying role. Role is equivalent to an Buyers Assistant. More responsibility is given once you master BAU duties, if your keen to progress.

    Cons

    Ancient IT Systems. Pay Review - Pay increases below inflation

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade IT Systems


  5. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are nice to work with

    Cons

    Pay is not as good as other places.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Set shifts -When you first apply at Sainsbury's you are applying for a specific set of shifts (say Tues 12-5, Thurs 12-5 and Sat 10-5). So you already know if you can commit to those hours and know your schedule every week, which I found very handy.
    Discount is on par with other supermarkets -Can be bumped up to 15% on special occasions such as Easter and Christmas.
    I have worked at three different Sainsbury's and there are some lovely people who work there.
    It is a very strict company to work for -But you always know where you stand/ protocol is always the same and is fair, eg being sick.
    You can voluntarily sign up for overtime so there is often the chance to earn more and experience different departments.

    Cons

    Unless you are a team leader or higher then there are no full time hours.
    If you don't shop in Sainsbury's/buy a lot of food then the discount is rubbish.
    You have to pay for your own Christmas party.


  7. "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Online Shopper in London, England
    Current Employee - Online Shopper in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wow love the job
    Fast pace
    meet great people
    Accomodating to new people starting work

    Cons

    Getting up at 3am
    Hearing birds singing going into work

    Advice to Management

    Love the job
    Good quality produce on offer for customers

  8. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Thetford, England
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Thetford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really nice food and great team of people

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything


  9. "Counter Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Counter Assistant in Darlington, North East England, England
    Former Employee - Counter Assistant in Darlington, North East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant and friendly team members an managers.

    Cons

    Noy enough overtime provided unfortunately.

    Advice to Management

    Smile more and show a bit more appreciation.


  10. "It’s ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, nice people, regular breaks, set shifts every week

    Cons

    Not paid enough, not enough staff

    Advice to Management

    Need more staff and more job satisfaction


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