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J Sainsbury Sales Assistant Reviews

Updated 13 November 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. "Good job lots of training"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Newport, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Newport, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We did lots of training what was paid for buy Sainsburys. Lots of shifts to choses from. Happy team leaders.

    Cons

    Shift pattern could be quite irregular.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "You slave yourself for pennies yet they expect you to give up everything for the job"

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

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues made the work easier than necessary. Also good work night outs. Many skills that can be taught and learnt on the job.

    Cons

    For a bunch of adults working there, way too much pettiness in the politics. They expect you to give up everything even your days off to come in to work. Work was tedious and extremely frustrating. Made to work long hours with just one break per day, whilst maintaining good customer service.

    Advice to Management

    Realise that it’s Sainsbury’s and no one really wants to work there if not for financial problems. Therefore the workload should be reduced


  3. "Fantastic student support job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Luton, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Luton, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Detailed training
    Friendly staff
    good wage compared to other companies

    Cons

    other employees cause problem
    Management can be hit or miss

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "management"

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

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good rates of pay plus discount

    Cons

    No one interested when ur department manager is a bully

    Advice to Management

    Sort ur department managers out some are fab others are not good at their job


  6. "Part time"

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    Former Employee - Customer Sales Assistant in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Assistant in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Great part time work alongside studying
    suitable hours
    great colleagues
    good benefits including discount and pension scheme
    good hourly rate

    Cons

    not many to write about.. management could have been more organised with holidays but aside from that a great company to work for!


  7. "sainsburys"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England

    Pros

    decent pay for a student

    Cons

    not somewhere you can progress easily

    Advice to Management

    promoted people that have good english


  8. "An interesting place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Most people who work here are amazing, from all walks of life. They will make the job really worthwhile
    - Eventual progression should you want to
    - Great team spirit and camaraderie

    Cons

    - Can be a catty place to work
    - Managers have been known to abuse their power
    - Some of their policies are a bit outdated
    - No leniency on policy no matter the situation. If you are sick more than twice in a rolling year you WILL have a disciplinary. Despite it saying 'may' on the sickness policy.

    Advice to Management

    - Listen to your staff - they understand the needs of your customers better than you or your boss do.
    - Make sure all equipment is kept up to date and is safe to use


  9. "Easy work, can expect too much from you at times"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent wage for the job, nice and easy people to work with. Discount can vary up to 20% at times.

    Cons

    Can expect to much from you. Hard times when there's barely enough staff. Hire Xmas staff far to late, get overrun with workloads


  10. "My opinion."

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Crayford, England
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Crayford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Can have as low as 12 hour contracts
    Sick paid for once you've been with the company for a certain amount of time
    Opportunities to move up
    good discounts

    Cons

    No targets
    not very challenging
    breaks aren't long enough
    not much room to learn new things

    Advice to Management

    be easier on staff


  11. "If you need the money."

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay - especially for the young.
    Constant training.

    Cons

    No progression in pay.
    Dull. Very dull. Beep, beep, beep.
    Hours are never consistent.