J Sainsbury
3.3 of 5 143 reviews
www.j-sainsbury.co.uk London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.3 143 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

J Sainsbury CEO and Director Justin King

Justin King

(52 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Looks after it's colleagues, provides good bonus packages and benefits, and allows progression in return for hard work

Department Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time for more than a year

ProsBonus scheme
Pension scheme
Company and colleague values
Colleague discount
Will support you in development of your career

ConsSometimes it's who you know, not what you know, and there are inconsistencies with progression of colleagues and manager sign off

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sainsburys stagnation

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood social and benefits pack if you are working class person

ConsThere is no way to get a promotion if you are eastern european

Advice to Senior Managementfigure out how to take out company from mental prison. business evolves , you have to keep pace as well

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good initially but lately it has become very money minded company and doesn't care enough for employees. Lot of changes.

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood Brand Name, good colleagues, good veriety of work

Conseducation/skill is not so much important, appraisal process is for managers, not colleagues

Advice to Senior Managementbe realistic and look out for bad middle managers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not to bad for working in a supermarket.

General Assistant (Current Employee)
Bristol, England (UK)

I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time for more than a year

ProsNice people to work with, treated well by management/ HR, flexible hours and holidays, most customers are nice also.

ConsBoring repetitive work, long hours with physically demanding work. Pay is ok but the bonus structure is a bit insulting...

Advice to Senior ManagementA bit of recognition and incentive during the busy Christmas time would be nice.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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could be much better

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time for more than a year

Prosyou can always progess from a shop assistant to team leader

Conswrong way of motivation of its staff

Advice to Senior Managementshould more frequently listen to staff

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall good part time experience for a student.

Customer Assistant (Current Employee)
Chelmsford, England (UK)

I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time for more than a year

ProsWork was easy and the hours flexible.

ConsBoring and repetitive at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was what it was.

Night Shift (Current Employee)
Newhaven, England (UK)

I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time for less than a year

ProsAs a Night Shift worker, my lunch breaks were also counted as paid hours. A small perk of the job, but still nice to have.

ConsNot always appreciated - often feel undermined!

Advice to Senior ManagementYou should teach your store managers, especially the Night Shift managers, to have some respect for their employees!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Ok as a job, never a career

Customer Service Assistant (Current Employee)
Rhyl, Wales (UK)

I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time for more than 5 years

ProsRelatively flexible workload,
Good mix of people,
Breaks and pay are reasonable for sector,

ConsLittle chance of real career advancement,
Insufficient time to do everything by the book,
Work can quickly become repetitive,

Advice to Senior ManagementTry doing the job of ordinary colleagues whilst adhering to Sainsbury's policies and still hitting targets.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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General Assistant (Current Employee)
Birmingham, England (UK)

I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time for more than a year

ProsGreat atmosphere, top salary. Make sure you leave a good impression on your manager/supervisor because that is key in this company. To do that, work hard from day one.

ConsCan get repetitive so you have to be prepared for that. Also, you may encounter some unfriendly customers so you have to be able to take stuff like that on the chin.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop showing favoritism.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

ProsGood Pay
Bonuses
Career prospects
Great Team
Empathetic managers

ConsBonus isn't great compared to other companies within this sector (e.g Waitrose)
Due to high number of staff, overtime isn't always available

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