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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 15 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. "Not bad - poor supervision"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Hull, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Hull, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly customers and a generally accommodating schedule made this ideal for students and those who need flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Breaks were minimal and were often not long enough.
    Duties were very unvaried and would often have you working within the same part of the same area all day.
    Particularly sloppy and unintelligent line managers - obviously in their positions due to longevity rather than skill.
    Feedback and advice was often very mixed and contradictory.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to listen to employees more, eliminating the top down approach to management.
    Ensure staff are trained appropriately.


  2. "Loved my job at times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly people to work with

    Cons

    Hours are inappropriate at times.


  3. "Good pay"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Good pay which increase by minimum 30p an hour every year
    Bonus

    Cons

    Problems are not dealt with

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to colleagues
    Provide fairness to all


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  5. "Café Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    - good contracted hours
    - good work ethic
    - decent wage

    Cons

    - unsure of overtime
    - tiring


  6. "Worked as an Online Shopper between my Uni studies"

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

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

    Pros

    - Good job experience. Other employers seem to appreciate work experience at Sainsbury's.
    - Reasonable interview process. Less than 2hrs. Easy questions. A tour of where you would work, which is nice, because you can see if you think it's right for you.
    - Pretty flexible hours.

    Cons

    - Some managers can be patronising, although the majority were not, and were really friendly. Guess it's like that most places really.


  7. "Shift"

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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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Good hours, easy work, good staff. The shop was clean, customers where good.
    Training was good. I good place to word.

    Cons

    Long hours. Stressful on back . Very repetitive days. Don't feel like your are doing anything useful. Dont feel like your are gaining any useful skills.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the work, its a decent place to work just doesn't feel like your career is gonna improve. It was a good experience working there.


  8. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Night Shift Team Leader in Enfield, England
    Current Employee - Night Shift Team Leader in Enfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment. Lovely people. Decent pay and benefits. Good progression opportunities.

    Cons

    Can get busy at times


  9. "Supermarket"

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

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

    Pros

    Dynamic company with great potential

    Cons

    But; as with all grocery retailers is trying to cut costs in an ever challenging market.

    To do this means regular restructuring every few years or even months.

    Unfortunately this means lack of certainty and job security for staff.

    Advice to Management

    See above.


  10. "Checkout Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    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


  11. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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