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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 13 December 2017
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Pros
  • Best environment to work and company is very helpful towards it's colleagues (in 55 reviews)

  • good pay nice colleagues can be a great place to work (in 124 reviews)

Cons
  • poor work life balance standard rate (in 37 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 85 reviews)

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  1. "Great people, culture and attitude"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and positive

    Cons

    Address food and flower waste


  2. "Sainsburys"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good share scheme benefits

    Cons

    Some very long winded processes


  3. "Good place to work, hard to voice opinion"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Alphington, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Alphington, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for young workers
    Lots of overtime

    Cons

    Management dont listen
    Long shifts
    Unsociable hours


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  5. "manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits,proper chain of command, all in all nothing really bad to say about them you work for a big company

    Cons

    all in all nothing exceptionally good to say about them,they are a big company and you know it thats the way of the world, you wont rise to be ceo but you wont starve to death either


  6. "Review of Sainsbury’s"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    Good training
    Nice people
    Easy to advance

    Cons

    Low pay
    Some rubbish tasks at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a good job.


  7. "Fairly good"

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    Former Employee - Online Shopper in Sheffield, England
    Former Employee - Online Shopper in Sheffield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training, good pay and friendly staff

    Cons

    Management think they know everything and sit on their phones not working but if we even have a check on the time on ours we get a warning.

    Advice to Management

    Practice where you preach and make rules a common thing for everyone.


  8. "Better to be on the shop floor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Secure company, relatively high wages, wages always paid on time

    Cons

    Very repetitive work on checkouts, being on the shop floor is much better


  9. "Graduate working at Sainsbury's"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant/Baker in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant/Baker in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My store was fantastic, management tried hard to make us all feel like a team. Problems were dealt with quickly and effectively. I was given all the training needed to do my job on the shop floor and the bakery. There were always plenty of hours and pay was nicely increasing year on year.

    Cons

    They lost my paper work when I left. I never received my P45. Could be a bit over-managing at times, making it hard to do job quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Only intervene in someone doing their job if they're doing it wrong, as it causes people to lose concentration.


  10. "Good company"

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

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Pretty good company to work for

    Cons

    If you are a team leader, you do a lot more with responsibilities but don't get paid any extra than a normal assistant


  11. "Checkout"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Sheffield, England
    Former Employee - Cashier in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for what the job is
    Nice staff

    Cons

    Unorganized with pay and contract


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