J Sainsbury
3.2 of 5 174 reviews
www.j-sainsbury.co.uk London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 7, 2014
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Mike Coupe


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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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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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    Working for Sainsbury's pays the bill but nothing else.

    General Assistant Night Shift (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsThere is no pressure at work.
    There are no challanges.
    You can refuse to do overtime.
    Job security unless you are a notorious sick leave taker.
    Student friendly environment.
    Great flexibility of working hours regarding to study.

    ConsMinial job.
    No challange.
    Incompetency of management from Shift to Store manager level.
    The management is a bunch of "yes men", they only do whatever their bosses tell them to do thus they do not try to attempt solving problems. For this reason ideas are often ignored.
    Positive discrimination towards a certain minority, religious group (Shift ratio is approx 5:1 where 1 is European including UK) despite there is not many people live from this religious group in this particular area. As a result there is no team spirit, no outside work activities to build one.
    Christmas parties are held in the stuff rest room, seriously!!!
    No career prospect within above team leader or department manager level, even when you have qualifications, You are better off applying from the outside.
    No tallent recognition, no encouragement to step up on the carrer lader.
    The appraisal is a joke the annual bonus is worth approx two days of work (£100). The pay rise has been approx 1% since Justin King reign (in comparison his starting bonus was £500.000 in shares).
    The only benefit provided by Sainsbury's is the 10% stuff discount (M&S it's 20%).

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy only advice is to get a Managment text book and look up Hertzberg's Motivation-Hygiene Theory and see whether those motivator factors are met at Sainsbury's.

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    Very good

    Online Assistant (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsTraining, flexibility, the people you work with

    ConsWork load, the timings and the departmental procedures

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to support staff in doing their work.

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

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