J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
188 Reviews

3.2
188 Reviews
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Mike Coupe
6 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Ever-changing, multiple opportunities for development!

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly, flexible supportive company which will encourage you to progress as far as you want to and are comfortable. Opportunities for transfers, secondments and multi-skulking across divisions.

    Cons

    Have to be autonomous even in a large store, retail is a challenging environment and very changeable, demands of store or department can change on a daily basis, change programmes must be supported regardless of your personal opinion and /or knowledge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Luton, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues, team leaders and managers. Training in everything you need. Career progress!

    Cons

    A lot of work to be done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue at the same level and support their team leaders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Brilliant

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

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

    Pros

    Training is excellent, colleagues are friendly, working hours are managed fairly. General work environment is happy, and everyone is proud to work together as a team.

    Cons

    Some days are busier than others which is hard to prepare for, so the working day is unpredictable, though that could be part of the fun too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    very good very good

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

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

    Pros

    enjoyable, rewarding, development, respect, performing

    Cons

    time, effort, hours, etc, yeah

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    yeah yeah yeah yeah

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall good part time experience for a student.

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

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

    Pros

    Work was easy and the hours flexible.

    Cons

    Boring and repetitive at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

    • 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 part-time

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Bonuses
    Career prospects
    Great Team
    Empathetic managers

    Cons

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

  8.  

    Very good

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

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

    Pros

    Training, flexibility, the people you work with

    Cons

    Work load, the timings and the departmental procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to support staff in doing their work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to develop through from all levels of experience and expertise

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

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Can do culture, great community feel across organisation, everyone is working towards serving our customers from HR to IT to Finance ect.....meeting celebrities in the office and free products.

    Cons

    Normal politics across most places, often people are moved around to departments without experience...for example a Beers manager moving to IT role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent

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

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

    Pros

    Great managment team
    Excellent training

    Cons

    I loved my time at Sainsburys

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be better opportunites for development within the comapny

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    General 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 part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Job security, lots of staff

    Cons

    Boring repetitive work, customers are a pain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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