J Sainsbury

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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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3.2 179 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

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Mike Coupe

(3 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Staff discount of 10% and on occasion it goes up to a max of 20% for couple days(in 12 reviews)

  • Job is varied, discount card is great/(in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • The team leaders and managers skulk round the isles and watch every move you make(in 12 reviews)

  • I haven't noticed any work life balance policies applied(in 4 reviews)

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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)

    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)

    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)

    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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    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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    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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