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J Sainsbury Team Leader Reviews

Updated 27 November 2017
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Pros
  • Best environment to work and company is very helpful towards it's colleagues (in 56 reviews)

  • good pay nice colleagues can be a great place to work (in 127 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 86 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • 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


  2. "The most underwhelming role you'll ever have"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The pay is pretty decent

    Cons

    - Poor management
    - Lack of progression opportunities.
    - Long hours
    - Pointlessly long training


  3. "Night Shift is tough but good money for easy work"

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    Former Employee - Night Shift Team Leader in Basingstoke, England
    Former Employee - Night Shift Team Leader in Basingstoke, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good colleagues. Good to work as a team. Left to the job for the most part. Full time is 9 - 7 overnight. Can keep all appointments in the daytime. Overtime is frequently available.

    Cons

    Management expect a lot. Can be physically challenging. Weekends is a must for new starters. Bonus is not as much as other supermarkets.


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  5. "It's retail"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Team Leader in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Store Team Leader in Glasgow, Scotland
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's a great mixture of people in my store - from students to those nearing retirement. A very inclusive atmosphere. At the moment we have a management team who are, by and large, approachable and supportive. There's plenty of opportunity for career progression for those that want it.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure on people and hours: I find I'm 'firefighting' issues as they crop up, much of the time, and having to constantly play catch-up. Masses of paperwork. Schedules liable to change at very short notice. 10% discount for colleagues is not so great, and the annual bonus is risible.

    Advice to Management

    Simplified processes would help. There's way too much time wasted doing unnecessary tasks. Bit more freedom from the Corporate Way would be a breath of fresh air, too.


  6. "Decent benifits, hard work but unfair disciplinary procedures"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Night Shift Team Leader in Islington, England
    Current Employee - Night Shift Team Leader in Islington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location, always busy, decent pay for retail and the chance to meet knew people everyday

    Cons

    Disciplinary procedures, work life balance has become non existant as a night shift team leader and it affects my relationship with my fiance


  7. "Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Leatherhead, England
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Leatherhead, England

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

    Pros

    Kept busy
    Shift work
    Available overtime

    Cons

    Slow career progression in my store


  8. "Boring work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonus, people, my team, clothes

    Cons

    Long hours, not great staff morale


  9. "Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in London, England
    Former Employee - Team Leader in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good time off
    -Lots of opportunities to train
    -Decent working hours

    Cons

    -Short staffed
    -Poor management
    -Forced to take over from manager during holidays when not fully aware of all roles in new job

    Advice to Management

    Sort shift patterns so the store is not constantly under-staffed. Focus on achieving targets and not playing catch-up


  10. "Great Colleagues and Terrible Upper Management"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Dunstable, England
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Dunstable, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues who care about what they do

    Cons

    Poor progression where hardwork is overlooked and brownnosing is a must
    Overly convoluted training
    Processes put in place and not followed at upper management level

    Advice to Management

    Promote the right people for the job not the yes men


  11. "It was a stressful and physically exhausting job."

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    Former Employee - Sainsburys Team Leader in London, England
    Former Employee - Sainsburys Team Leader in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    10% staff discount.
    15% at Christmas time.
    You get Christmas day off.
    Six weeks annual leave.
    Easter sunday off !

    Cons

    As a team leader; far to much was expected. Sainsburys pay less than any other supermarket.
    No holiday to be take at Christmas. Holiday system is unfair

    Advice to Management

    Pay the team leader for overtime