J Sainsbury Store Manager Reviews | Glassdoor.co.uk

Glassdoor uses cookies to improve your site experience. By continuing, you agree to our use of cookies. OK | Learn More

J Sainsbury Store Manager Reviews

21 reviews

Filter

Filter

Store Manager

3.7
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
J Sainsbury CEO Mike Coupe
Mike Coupe
5 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Convenience Store."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Guildford, England
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment with good team spirit. Busy work day with different days.

    Cons

    Long hours, weekends and Bank Holidays to work. Many hours on feet with high physical level, not a great life/work balance.

    Advice to Management

    Good for a younger person with no family ties. Difficult to achieve a lot of KPIs for bonus structure.


  2. "Good training poor control"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager Convenience in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Store Manager Convenience in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    A lot was spent on training and development early on

    Cons

    Bullied out of job by bad area manager after being a top performer, no further progression

    Advice to Management

    Look after talent and don't let long serving area managers get away with bullying


  3. "SM"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    Pros

    good opportunity to develop and flexibility to work

    Cons

    very complicated processes those waste maximum time of management


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Successful Company, with extremely good training"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Woking, England
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Woking, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training and Development was very good, with plenty of resources available to all levels of the team. The best I have seen.

    Cons

    Poor HR Department, who fail to listen and deal with issues. Senior management not in touch with all levels of colleagues

    Advice to Management

    Engagement with Workforce


  6. "department manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Epsom, England
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Epsom, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    strong brand , Excellent values, Investor in people, cares a great deal about its colleagues in what ever branch i went to.

    Cons

    too many part time jobs colleagues would be more great full if they were full time.
    pay colleagues more and lower store managers pay the store managers job does not warranty that type of salary

    Advice to Management

    please recognise colleagues that have earned the right to a promotion and not one that is the most liked individual, I am not saying this is across the board however i have seen it enough times in my service


  7. "As you'd expect from a major retailer - good benefits."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Bonus potential up to 40%
    Colleague discount 10% all year (occasional uplifts)
    Interest free car loan of up to £5k
    Private medical healthcare

    Cons

    Work/life balance is poor
    Job restructuring currently going on across business
    Risks associated with Argos purchase
    Level of change is overwhelming at times
    IT failings - company hasn't modernised at the same pace as the rest of the food industry


  8. "JS"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic job with great benefits and is extremely rewarding

    Cons

    Can be pot luck depending on who your boss is. Pressure to succeed is all around


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Store manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Store Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well known company to work for.
    Big team,you will meet a lot of people.
    You don't have time to be bord, always something to do.

    Cons

    Very hard work,not always appreciated.
    Always something happening. As a manager you will be expected to pick up the phone at anytime of the day or night.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more money in the labour. Company standards are high but there aren't enough people to deliver them.
    Appreciate your team.


  10. "Waste of time"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The food from the canteen is pretty good and I enjoy the corporate away days. I also enjoy that you get to work nights

    Cons

    You feel like you're part of a machine and you feel like you are everything that is wrong with society. I struggle to get out of bed in the morning.

    Advice to Management

    Sell off your assets and stop holding the monopoly. You pretend like you care about employees but you don't. Also stop with all the corporate mumbo jumbo. Your sales techniques don't work so if you must continue to be a corporate machine, at least stop trying to pretend like you actually have talent and just make sure we have enough food.


  11. "Store Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Colleague Welfare, Holiday Entitlement, bonus, staff discount, Great company values, genuinely care for the environment

    Cons

    Managers are under paid against market average. Limited short term future growth now with new business plans