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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 19 July 2018
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  1. "Good company, depends on managers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    - Decent salary for my age bracket
    - Very accommodating of physical disability

    Cons

    - Staff can pressure you to do shifts you don’t want to do which seemed quite manipulative


  2. "J Sainsburys"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Deputy Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, there is not a lot more.

    Cons

    If your are not from diverse background, don't work there

    Advice to Management

    Stay away, company is struggling as they have done too much to soon in terms of new systems, colleague contracts, loosing HR etc. All senior traders have gone and now run by accountants.

  3. "Head Office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holborn, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holborn, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable bonus if you are a certain grade

    Cons

    Can appear dis organised in the busy periods.

    Advice to Management

    Listed to your staff


  4. "Great first job"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Basildon, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Basildon, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training and great staff to work with.

    Cons

    Very boring work especially when the store is quiet.


  5. "They dont care about employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for night shift..

    Cons

    Manager act like bullies at times

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers to act politely to other employees


  6. "Not bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - SCCM in Ansty, West Midlands, England
    Current Employee - SCCM in Ansty, West Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People ok, good canteen, staff social club etc.

    Cons

    Not the greatest at information sharing ....

    Advice to Management

    Maybe try and foster better communication between teams, bridge the divide between stores and support centres ....


  7. "Part time"

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    Current Employee - General Assistant in East Grinstead, England
    Current Employee - General Assistant in East Grinstead, England

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

    Pros

    set hours, with over time available

    Cons

    No cons to this part time job

  8. "General Assistant"

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    Current Employee - General Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - General Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Straightforward and the correct training is given to all employees.

    Cons

    forced overtime during Christmas period and not many opportunities to advance

    Advice to Management

    should focus more on young talent for higher roles


  9. "Not the best"

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    Current Employee - General Assistant in Bolton, England
    Current Employee - General Assistant in Bolton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Very friendly colleagues
    -Decent pay for under 18’s
    -Free uniform

    Cons

    -Rude managers
    -Not allowed to take any days off in probationary period otherwise they’ll fire you.
    -Understaffed in some departments so usually have to do everything yourself without any recognition
    -Managers always work over little things like forgetting to put a trolley back outside.

    Advice to Management

    Be more lenient


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible working
    - Good team culture
    - Good Location
    - Great place to learn about working in agile

    Cons

    - Very slow with change. Typical with large businesses.
    - Too much middle management
    - Needs fresh blood. Too many people have been working there too long in senior positions
    - Very slow to adapt to modern retail challenges. Mindset and processes haven't changed in the last 10 years.

    Advice to Management

    - Invest in improving ways of working and efficiency. Too many meetings with no value.


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