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J Sainsbury Team Leader Reviews

Updated 1 October 2017
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Pros
  • Best environment to work and company is very helpful towards it's colleagues (in 41 reviews)

  • Fairly good pay for retail work (in 87 reviews)

Cons
  • 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 75 reviews)

  • Work-life balance can be difficult at times (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "Boring work"

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    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


  3. "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


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  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    10% Discount, Yearly Bonus, Six weeks holiday a year, Many stores to chose from if distance to your current store is too far

    Cons

    Progression although evident is very hard to come by as stores only get a few places a year at most dependent on the store

    Advice to Management

    Give your team leaders more feedback as a lot of them run the department more than managers


  8. "Phone shop"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader
    Former Employee - Team Leader
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, great people in store, 10% discount that regularly jumps up to 15% , 10% off at Argos and 25% off at habitat, some good extra colleague benefits

    Cons

    Telecoms ran by a man with no experience and poor area managers which ran the business in to the ground. Phone shop closure dealt with appallingly and hr had no clue. Slow to move with the times, constant cost cutting but increasing prices. The values are just ink on abit of paper and no more

    Advice to Management

    Employ people who can do their jobs properly


  9. "About to start"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    About to start working there.
    Feels like a genuine and honest company where you get rewarded for your effort!

    Cons

    Significant cut in income due to lack of relevant experience

    Advice to Management

    N.a.


  10. "Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Easy to progress if you wish, Can gain some good experience and training at the same time

    Cons

    Pay is very low, Sometimes get the feeling they care more about numbers than the colleagues

    Advice to Management

    People are what keep the business going


  11. "Could do better"

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    Former Employee - Sainsburys Team Leader in Ferndown, England
    Former Employee - Sainsburys Team Leader in Ferndown, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with, hours suited me. Location was good

    Cons

    Pressure to reduce waste, competitive in the market that shows with the cutbacks on staff putting pressure on those remaining

    Advice to Management

    Be the vision that mr sainsbury started out with, remember those values and stick with then. Without staff, the back bone to any business, you will have no business