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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 22 January 2018
2,085 reviews

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Pros
  • good pay nice colleagues can be a great place to work (in 133 reviews)

  • Benefits staff discount cards nectar card coupons nectar balance (in 89 reviews)

Cons
  • poor work life balance standard rate (in 37 reviews)

  • Staff get away with saying a lot of bigoted stuff (including the line managers/team leaders) which can feel quite alienating if you're not a bigot (in 91 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for stepping up the career ladder

    Cons

    Colleagues often get away with disobeying the rules


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Sainsburys"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Finchley, England
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Finchley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Staff treated well
    Staff parties
    Discounts on social activities e.g. cinema, paintballing etc.
    Annual Bonus

    Cons

    Small lockers
    Can be difficult to work under pressure - during busy periods
    Managers respectful of personal commitments


  3. "Restaurant Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    Work with great people, make friends for life, pay is okay, paid holiday, people are understanding

    Cons

    Management sometimes didn't listen to our basic needs

    Advice to Management

    Listen more


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  5. "Not bad part time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Simple System
    Helpful Staff
    Free training that was payed

    Cons

    Tough Managers
    Employee auditing not mentioned


  6. "Not bad for a part-time job whilst in education"

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    Current Employee - General Assistant
    Current Employee - General Assistant

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Decent pay for under 18 (£5.97 up to £8.00 after 6 months)
    10% Discount (up to 15% at times)
    Good holiday times

    Cons

    Management always busy
    Usually understaffed when more staff is needed


  7. "good job for students"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    - good pay
    - easy job
    - relaxed

    Cons

    -lengthy recruitment process
    -no many hours available


  8. "Nice place to work part-time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Friendly, lots of training provided and hours flexible

    Cons

    A lot expected of you at times


  9. "process and compliance manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    allways given an opportunity to go

    Cons

    takes a long time to change anything


  10. "General Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Great friendly atmosphere, decent pay and job not hard

    Cons

    Sometimes work gets repetitive and boring

    Advice to Management

    work rotation


  11. "it was good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours it was ok and the managers and other colleagues are very good to work with it was overall a good workplace

    Cons

    distance to travel it was extremely far for me to travel to and i spent a lot of money getting there also they failed to pay me for one weeks work

    Advice to Management

    Sainsburys is a good place to work overall but if they think they can get away with not paying you they will take full advantage of this


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