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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 22 February 2019
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Pros
  • "Great environment, flexible hours, good pay for a pre-uni student" (in 227 reviews)

  • "Staff discount 10% of total sales" (in 111 reviews)

Cons
  • "unpaid break, poor work/life balance" (in 48 reviews)

  • "Team leaders are often contradictory" (in 119 reviews)

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  1. "Top Retail Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    Great salary, Flexible, Positive atmosphere

    Cons

    Salaried, No overtime, Over worked


  2. "Full time shop assistant with 24 years in the retail business."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Being effective sufficient wins rewards

    Cons

    Not treating all customer equally

    Advice to Management

    Communication engagement and employee voice will reaps rewards where productivity is at a high and meets the needs of satisfactory customers. Retaining and retention is very important for any organisation.

  3. "Good to work for"

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    Current Employee - Checkout Operator in Paignton, England
    Current Employee - Checkout Operator in Paignton, England
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Good hourly wage
    -Reasonable hours
    -Everything (i.e. paychecks, time off, training, etc) is digital now, so that's good

    Cons

    -Honestly, not that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Customer & trading Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    Good Brand and reputed in the retail world to work, Great team to work, full of Challenges if you like challenging work environment

    Cons

    not easy progression, not easy to go into head office roles, unnecessary pressure from senior management

    Advice to Management

    consider store based employee for head office roles


  5. "Good Part-Time Job"

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    Former Employee - Counter Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Counter Assistant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, easy to pick up overtime.
    Training was provided by former managers.

    Cons

    Poor management from some managers, often unprofessional in dealing with employees.
    Lack of training for new starters over the past year or so.


  6. "General assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    Good business structure
    employee benefits

    Cons

    time of work was unsociable


  7. "Customer Service Assistant"

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

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Nice environment
    nice co workers
    on site canteen
    A good job when you are a Uni
    Flexible

    Cons

    Boring repetitive tasks
    Not the best pay

  8. "customer service asisstant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    The staff are friendly and everyone gets along.
    The pay is very competitive

    Cons

    Constant changes can leave you feeling unsettled
    Some management being rude


  9. "Was a part time worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Easy, barely need much training

    Cons

    Low rate of pay, boring when on tills for a long time, the usual when working with customers

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, great values and good management

    Cons

    Not enough development opportunities at some levels.