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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 22 April 2019
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Pros
  • "Good pay - increased since I first started" (in 247 reviews)

  • "Staff are friendly and helpful plus the 10% staff discount works in Argos and Habitat as well as in store" (in 117 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/Life balance near impossible when managing small local stores" (in 52 reviews)

  • "Team leaders are often contradictory" (in 120 reviews)

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  1. "Store lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    Great training and great pay

    Cons

    Stress, should be paid more for the amount of responsibility.


  2. "Low Stress, average productivity"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in London, England
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low stress
    generally good people
    good offices in holborn
    Agile culture

    Cons

    Slow
    not much accountability
    management quality is average

    Advice to Management

    get some skin in the game for people

  3. "PFS assistant"

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

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working within reason for current students.

    Cons

    Current management change causing issues


  4. "Excellent Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my time at sainsburys.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about sainsburys

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work


  5. "Online assistant"

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    Current Employee - Online Assistant in Sheffield, England
    Current Employee - Online Assistant in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Easy straight forward job
    No stress
    Minimum customer interaction

    Cons

    Almost no overtime to earn extra


  6. "Reliable, well-paid, friendly"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Sheffield, England
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Sheffield, England

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

    Pros

    Welcoming people, good training, good first job

    Cons

    contracted hours, so couldn't continue when I went to uni


  7. "Very good"

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

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, easy work, nice staff

    Cons

    Some strict rules in place

  8. "Ok Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Store Supervisor
    Former Employee - Store Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues
    Great benefits such as stock scheme, yearly bonus, discount card

    Cons

    Tough working environment with tough targets and limited staff to complete work and a difficult work life balance. In order to be successful you have to put the work first and accept most hours given.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the people who work for you as they are your voice and can see things you can't. Talk to your employees more to see what is actually happening below you.


  9. "Cafe Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Cafe Assistant
    Current Employee - Cafe Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly team, easy work, good pay

    Cons

    Little to no bonuses for staff

    Advice to Management

    Work more in actual café to be able to tell us what we need to do.


  10. "Friendly colleagues"

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

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive colleagues with a supportive manager

    Cons

    Once you have been given a shift pattern there is not much flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Continue supportive nature of management to staff