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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 22 June 2018
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  1. "good first job"

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

    I worked at J Sainsbury (More than a year)

    Pros

    easy work low responsibility job

    Cons

    low pay but that's to be expected

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Not bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - SCCM in Ansty, West Midlands, England
    Current Employee - SCCM in Ansty, West Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People ok, good canteen, staff social club etc.

    Cons

    Not the greatest at information sharing ....

    Advice to Management

    Maybe try and foster better communication between teams, bridge the divide between stores and support centres ....

  3. "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


  4. "Good First Job"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Epsom, England
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Epsom, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for under 18s

    Cons

    Very biased management, definitely favoritism towards family / friends

    Advice to Management

    stop singling out people


  5. "My history"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - General Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunities to climb the ladder

    Cons

    Need to listen to staff

    Advice to Management

    Keep your head up


  6. "Great place to start"

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

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    You can learn all aspects of the store

    Cons

    Staff shortages across the store

    Advice to Management

    Management is currently being changed so it'll take some time


  7. "Night shift assistant"

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    Current Employee - Nightworker in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Nightworker in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Options for more hours.banter friendly staff pay

    Cons

    Not being trained when on the job.delaying how well you reproduce their high standard of work

    Advice to Management

    Management say they are being progressive trusting in employees to make decisions. In other words dropping all responsibilities.making everyone untrained and inexperienced do the jobs

  8. "Counter's Assistant"

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

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Good Holiday Allowance
    Great Manager
    Overtime often available

    Cons

    travel to work (for me particularly)
    Customer expectations, and no patience from customers
    managers keeping tabs on counters 24/7


  9. "Sainsburys"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    pay is good
    rapport with customers
    friendly environment

    Cons

    holiday forms are confusing
    short breaks


  10. "Sainos"

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

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Good store management structure that is approachable. Great holiday pay. Nice atmosphere

    Cons

    When they mess your pay up, takes a long time to fix. Colleague discounts only makes up for the premium they already charge on their products


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