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Updated 2 July 2018
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  1. "Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company to developing personality and leadership

    Cons

    Management structure changes impacted many colleagues

    Advice to Management

    Changes must not affect colleagues much.


  2. "Not a good employer anymore"

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    Former Employee - GOL Team Leader in Northampton, England
    Former Employee - GOL Team Leader in Northampton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people
    Flexible Hours
    Discount card
    Chance for career development

    Cons

    Lack of training
    Don't treat their staff well
    Undesirable hours
    Just layed off thousands of managers

    Advice to Management

    They underestimated just how many managers and team leaders they need they shouldn't have gotten rid of them all

  3. "Team leader"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Cardiff, Wales
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    10% discount Sainsburys and Argos

    Cons

    Managers have their favourites
    Work load is huge & staff are extremely stressed !!

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone fairly


  4. "Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Lisburn, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Lisburn, Northern Ireland

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fitted around study, shifts easily swapped.

    Cons

    As a team leader you have to work hard

    Advice to Management

    Better recognition, better pay


  5. "A good first time job"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant (Former Team Leader) in Plymouth, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant (Former Team Leader) in Plymouth, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really supportive and flexible throughout my six years of studying at college and university. Helpful when it came to transferring to different stores. Lots of social activity opportunities inside/outside of work.

    Cons

    Training is now lacklustre, not taken so seriously so in fact you'll be trained by somebody who isn't sure what they are doing either, but if you make a mistake you'll be held accountable. Inconsistency with policies and procedures across some stores too. Some are great, some are terrible. Very little opportunity for progression now. Also no Sunday premium which is something most supermarkets offer.

    Advice to Management

    Try and make more of a conscious effort to get to know all colleagues, rather than the ones you work with directly. Otherwise colleagues feel like you are unapproachable and they are 'just a number'.


  6. "Team Leader"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team filled with good people

    Cons

    Currently gutting the company, removing roles and bullying general colleagues into signing awful contracts to pile a massive workload on them and the few managers remaining.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the people your stepping on.


  7. "Great development scheme, great progression"

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    Current Employee - Sainsburys Team Leader in Stevenage, England
    Current Employee - Sainsburys Team Leader in Stevenage, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive team like a family, great development opportunities, great confidence booster.

    Cons

    Long hours, expectation that a lot extra will be done sometimes up to 20 hours extra in a week.

  8. "Great training, hard shifts"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Brighton, England
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Came into Team Leader in Training position at a Sainsbury's Local store, very structured training plan, and colleagues were very good and helping me learn on the job.

    Cons

    I feel as though I was given the opportunity coming from another team leader position in catering but some other capable colleagues looking to progress into this position hadn't been given the opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you're not giving biased choice of shift changes to those colleagues that complain the most or have been there the longest.


  9. "Team leader"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great friendly colleagues. Friendly customers

    Cons

    Not always supported during stressful times

    Advice to Management

    Look after your loyal colleagues, who make the company great


  10. "A good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Team Leader
    Current Employee - Customer Service Team Leader
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    10% discount, increases to 15/20 at certain times of year.
    Genuinely enjoyable to work if you have a nice bunch of people!

    Cons

    Shifts- having to work weekends and late nights and not having a set shift pattern on flexi-contract makes work life balance difficult
    Not really many benefits aside from 10% discount.

    Advice to Management

    If we have rules/policies stick to them, don’t say one thing to employees then completely override them when they put them to practise (refunds etc.) as customers know they can get anything they want if they ask for management.