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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 16 November 2017
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Pros
  • Best environment to work and company is very helpful towards it's colleagues (in 52 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits compared to other supers (in 119 reviews)

Cons
  • poor work life balance standard rate (in 36 reviews)

  • Team Leaders can be given a lot more responsibility than managers which can be a bit draining but you learn so much about management (in 83 reviews)

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  1. "Checkout Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Staff are great!
    Pay is decent compared to other competitors

    Cons

    New manager and management style every 6 months or so


  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Stockton-on-Tees, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Stockton-on-Tees, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Haven’t come across any cons


  3. "A better retailer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    work life balance and company values

    Cons

    Working weekends and bank holidays


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  5. "General Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheam, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheam, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment and Great Pay

    Cons

    Expected to do jobs that you aren't paid to do


  6. "Sainsburys"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay rise
    Working with diff ages

    Cons

    MANAGEMENT
    Rude customers
    They don't support ppl being rude to you


  7. "Great Environment"

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    Former Employee - General Assistant in Fulham, England
    Former Employee - General Assistant in Fulham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Staff
    They can adapt to your situation
    Good pay
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Management can push you a bit too far
    Customers can sometimes be rude.


  8. "Good to tide you over"

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    Former Employee - General Assistant Night Shift
    Former Employee - General Assistant Night Shift
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours worked around kids and you get an extra premium for working nights.

    Cons

    You really are just a number and nobody cares if you are unhappy and want to leave as they will just employ someone else.


  9. "Night Shift is tough but good money for easy work"

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    Former Employee - Night Shift Team Leader in Basingstoke, England
    Former Employee - Night Shift Team Leader in Basingstoke, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good colleagues. Good to work as a team. Left to the job for the most part. Full time is 9 - 7 overnight. Can keep all appointments in the daytime. Overtime is frequently available.

    Cons

    Management expect a lot. Can be physically challenging. Weekends is a must for new starters. Bonus is not as much as other supermarkets.


  10. "Good job lots of training"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Newport, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Newport, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We did lots of training what was paid for buy Sainsburys. Lots of shifts to choses from. Happy team leaders.

    Cons

    Shift pattern could be quite irregular.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. "Varies Store to Store"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary.

    10% Discount across the company, including Argos & Habitat.

    Cons

    Difficult to progress unless paired with the correct line manager.

    Advice to Management

    Make progress paths clearer than they are and how they interlink between different areas of the business.


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