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Sainsbury's Bank Reviews

Updated 24 November 2017
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  1. "Travel Money Advisor Job"

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    Former Employee - Travel Money Advisor
    Former Employee - Travel Money Advisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sainsbury's Bank part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Simple once have completed training
    Routine procedures

    Cons

    Solo working can be both boring and lonely during quiet periods

    Advice to Management

    Offer more incentives to stay on and highlight opportunities for progression


  2. "Online driver."

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    Former Employee - Online Driver in Merton, South West England, England
    Former Employee - Online Driver in Merton, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sainsbury's Bank full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great.A few stress heads but that's every where.Same old 'retail banter' and such.Job training is ok,You do this this and this.One of the few jobs on store that have a full time contract which is a shame.Sainsburys is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Working outside is horrible, traffic, late online shoppers due to online crash crash, extra drops,finding addresses in the dark because equipment and sat nav is useless.Council estates with no lifts and no help.You are on your own.Don't bother calling anyone they won't help.Hardly saw management.If I'm honest they expect a little much of 1 person.Should be a 2 person job.Also if you finish early you won't get paid for it so have a coffee or sit in the staff room is what a lot of drivers do.Very physical and demanding work.A lot of women with bad backs and such as a result.No toilet (Got to search them out).If I'm honest I would rather be in store.If a driver is late or calls in sick,its not as though just anyone can drive.Recently left due to finding a higher paid job.

    Advice to Management

    Have stand in drivers incase of late or no show drivers.Make it a two person job (it will be safer and job will be done quicker).Management should show up more.Training shouldn't be so quick.Basically - care more.


  3. "SB review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I worked at Sainsbury's Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work ethos. Very supportive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Training was lacking and took a long time to organise.


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  5. "Travel Money"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sainsbury's Bank part-time

    Pros

    It's fun talking to customers about their holidays - very pleasant. You have independence and autonomy (within parameters) in your own bureau.

    Cons

    Salary for a regulated role is an utter joke. To customers - same uniform does not differentiate you from store staff. Little or no interaction, inclusion with store management.

    Advice to Management

    Show all relevant induction videos to the store management and ask them how they practice colleague friendliness and a support when it comes to working with travel money staff in their store.
    Review compensation before you are stung by inexperienced staff who are already costing you money every day..... and you don't even notice!


  6. "So-So"

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    Current Employee - Travel Money Manager in Chorley, England
    Current Employee - Travel Money Manager in Chorley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience and can be a great roll with talking to customers about their travels

    Cons

    Work Life balance, company keeps expecting more and more

    Advice to Management

    make sure they listen closer to their teams and help them to achieve a better work life balance


  7. "An easy, fulfilling job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Sainsbury's Bank part-time

    Pros

    If you have a good mind for numbers, this job is fairly simple and straightforward. Your training covers almost everything you need to know. When I was unsure of something, I could always call my manager, the manager at a nearby store or one of the "buddy stores" (nearby branches that customers can go to if we don't have stock of a certain currency). You're paid a similar wage to other Sainsbury's entry level staff, but you don't have to do heavy lifting, major cleaning or showing customers around. You still have the benefit of interacting with customers and enjoying the friendly staff environment. You are also paid for 15 minutes on either side of opening times so that you have time to get ready and close up without going past your shift time.

    Another pro is that the two managers I dealt with were very helpful and understanding. When I had to stay late once to solve a problem, the manager gave me a lift because I missed my bus. I made mistakes (as any new employee will) and they always helped me to fix them, even if I got a talking to about it.

    Overall, I found the job quite fulfilling as your day is made up of multiple small tasks (outside of serving customers) that can be completed fairly easily so you get a sense of accomplishment.

    Cons

    The shifts were not the same every week and employees were expected to work at least one weekend shift per week. This means that if you are working part time and need to work on specific days to allow for another job, you'll have to discuss shift days with your manager in advance or swap shifts with colleagues. Sometimes you'd have a five hour shift, sometimes six and a half, sometimes ten. The stores also change opening and closing times seasonally so you'd have to be aware of different starting and ending times.


  8. "A good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    you get to talk to cheerful customers and talk about their holiday plans which in turn gives you lots of ideas for your next vacations.

    Cons

    The job can get boring and monotonious at times and the challenging customers you have to deal with at times.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Rep"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Dunfermline, Scotland
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Dunfermline, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Struggling to think of any - My Car even got damaged in their secure car parking, so I can't even say Car Parking.

    They had a nice plant in reception area

    Cons

    Systems that they use were last used in a major bank by 1955
    Their website is so dated you spend half the day apologising to customers that the website is shocking.

    Team Managers think they are on the set of 'Wolf of Wall Street' they get extensive training on using buzz words but that is about it. Man Management skills is non existent.

    I watched 3 Reps - walk out of the Job because they were under constant stress and were bullied by the TM's.

    Training doesn't prepare for going out on to the office floor - they seem to forget half the processes that you may need.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring young TM's because you know they will do the job for an extra 1k a year.
    Get some Man Management skills


  10. "Travel Money Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sainsbury's Bank part-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, great members of staff.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities to progress into higher roles.


  11. "Good Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Dunfermline, Scotland
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Dunfermline, Scotland

    Pros

    It's a small company so you get to know everyone and build close working relationships. Good company values and a real passion for customer service.

    Cons

    Limited flexible working patterns available.


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