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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 17 June 2018
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  1. "First job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good working evironment and nice staff

    Cons

    sometimes uncertain with lots of changes


  2. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Kenton, North East England, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Kenton, North East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, okay pay. I liked it.

    Cons

    Started way too early (4am).

  3. "Cafe"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Very good colleagues and working environment

    Cons

    Too much work for the pay


  4. "Good overall"

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    Former Employee - Checkout in Wigan, England
    Former Employee - Checkout in Wigan, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment nice working conditions.

    Cons

    Always asked to do more hours

    Advice to Management

    Stick to contracted hours, unless people would like more


  5. "Customer assistant"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Friendly staff
    Balanced Work
    Great Environment

    Cons

    Nothing, hours can be tiring. However great place to work


  6. "Good experience"

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

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Management treat you well, friendly staff, loads of overtime, generally a good place to work

    Cons

    Hard to get hired unless you’re willing to give up your entire weekend


  7. "A good 1st job"

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    Former Employee - Local Customer Service Assistant in Croydon, England
    Former Employee - Local Customer Service Assistant in Croydon, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Manager was very supportive 100% of the time
    Local stores have a close knit team- you'll enjoy your shifts if you get on well with your colleagues!
    Good benefits- discounts etc

    Cons

    Fast paced work- can be tiring on the body
    Not much room for development
    Customers can be abusive- need to develop a tough skin to survive!

  8. "Part Time Sales Assistant - Essex"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Southend-on-Sea, England
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Southend-on-Sea, England

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

    Pros

    - Staff discount
    - Always work to do
    - Room for promotion

    Cons

    - Absence policy, only 3 absences allowed, even if ill
    - Workload for supervisor isn't worth pay
    - Problems with management


  9. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Clapham North, England
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Clapham North, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Could do what you wanted

    Cons

    poor management and delegation of jobs

    Advice to Management

    get ur head in the game!


  10. "Department Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    The hours are flexible enough, when you need a day off or to move your hours a bit the rest of the management usually will cover for you. There are usually nice people around you that understand the pressure and will try to support you.

    Cons

    It is draining given that the ratio of management vs labour which means that you have a pile of work every day before you even start. The HR offices are going so on top of your department you have to run a small HR for your own department which is another big time drain. In an effort to squeeze for money the business has lost so many people that more often than not it becomes a struggle to get through the day.

    Advice to Management

    Give labour to the business, at the moment things are subpar when it comes to service.


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