J Sainsbury

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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
229 Reviews
3.2
229 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Staff discount of 10% and on occasion it goes up to a max of 20% for couple days (in 15 reviews)

  • paid holiday even on part time contracts no matter how long you have been there (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • I haven't noticed any work life balance policies applied (in 7 reviews)

  • Team Leaders are a total waster of time and spend most of them time sucking upto Managers (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Sainsburys General Merchandise

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Coventry, England (UK)

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Clear career progression. Progression possible if you work for it. As long as you are average at your job or better you will be looked after by most managers. Work life balance acknowledged.
    Great pension scheme.
    Great office.

    Cons

    Internal promotion pay rises lower than external candidates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good cascade of business strategy and performance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I'v ereally enjoyed working for this company I started out when I was 17 for the summer holidays

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was easily able to juggle it around college and university, very flexible hours and overtime is always available.

    Cons

    They are very particular on absences, so if your not on a hospital bed don't call in sick.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Customer service assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    work life balance, company benefits

    Cons

    leadership and management needs improving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest more into more potential workers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Customer service assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Excellent working environments
    -paid break
    -holidays
    -bonus

    Cons

    Nothing for me at this point

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up your good work, may focus more about training

  6.  

    It is okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Checkout Operator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Checkout Operator in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Part of large company, staff discount,

    Cons

    Feel distant from the management team

  7.  

    Hard working and demanding of your time, however salary and benefits rewarded the commitment you gave.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great career opportunities and chance to develop. Company has solid values and you can always trust the great products you are selling.

    Cons

    Store life in a management capacity will really challenge your work life balance and you will really have to earn your rewards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company's core values are not always applied equally to the management teams v colleagues. There is always an expectation that colleagues will be managed in a mature and balanced manner, applying company values at all times, this is not always the case when senior managers, manage store management teams.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunities, great benefits, good plans for future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Analyst in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Analyst in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, lots of opportunities for progression if you are willing to move, extremely good working hours esp. for IT support. Good benefits, not just in-store but for wide variety of things.

    Cons

    Roles are not well defined within the team, needs better time management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to have clearer understanding of day to day activities and manage time of the team better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Friendly environment and great team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Great teams, smart people, interesting projects

    Cons

    Can be very political and senior management don't like making decisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Friendly people, flexible hours, understanding management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Baker in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Baker in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    All the staff are friendly and easy to talk to. Opportunities to progress.

    Cons

    Can sometimes find it difficult to book holidays.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    this was a part time job while at college and university, they were very flexible when i went to university. I was originally at the leeds store in moortown but then went to university in manchester. they put me as a dual store colleague meaning i would work in leeds in holidays and work in the manchester store in term time. the pay was good

    Cons

    the bonus wasn't great if you compare to other stores, I am only comparing as my sister worked for Waitrose and her bonus was nothing on mine, we sometimes didn't get a bonus. Working overtime you dont get an enhanced pay rate it is standard hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    working in a large store it is harder to get time off but i guess that is everywhere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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