J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Pros
  • Staff discount card after 6 months (in 15 reviews)

  • Good hourly wage for part time work (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. online shopper

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online Shopper in Beckton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Online Shopper in Beckton, England (UK)

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    easy job,quite easy interview,good for part time job.

    Cons

    early start,can get boring,small shift


  2. Seems good at first

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

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay
    Meet lots of people
    Move around within different departments when you get the opportunity.

    Cons

    Most hours are for the weekend or late night
    Never get given full time hours
    If you are off sick once they are very strict and hold it against you
    Pressure you into overtime

    Advice to Management

    Give more full time positions
    Don't make staff scared to be off ill


  3. Best in the short term

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

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people at the working level.
    Customer engagement is nice.

    Cons

    Training is all a tick box excercise. You learn by being chucked in the deep end.
    Most management feel theyve worked to their right to do nothing.
    Way too much of a pull on staff. Morale severely affected. Senior management dont listen or act.
    No work/ life balance. Change schedule day before

    Advice to Management

    Do something


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  5. sales assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    good staff training, helped a lot

    Cons

    not good staff discount at all


  6. General Assistant

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

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get a good amount of holidays and an annual bonus scheme which the company changes every year to make it more difficult to get.

    Cons

    The work loads are massive, the thanks is little, the pay is not enough and most people don't give a toss.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Night Shift General Worker

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at J Sainsbury (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Nice Staff
    Generous Break/Lunch Times

    Cons

    Shift Pattern isn't the best
    Not enough Staff so you end up being responsible for more than you can handle and then complained at for not completing it all

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that the targets set are realistic enough even for themselves to complete. The staff are humans not robots


  8. Commercial Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is good (both part time and full time)

    Cons

    change of hours unexpectedly,hours could be better,management could be way better,dealing with rude customers as well as staff.


  9. Satisfactory

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    The hours are flexible. Friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    training could be improved. More basic housekeeping information could be given to new members of staff.


  10. Not the best but pays my bills

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Checkout Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Checkout Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    30 days holidays a year: that is including bank holidays. Works for me as I prefer to work on bank holidays but takes days off when I want to.
    10% colleague discount for shopping
    Nice people to work with
    Paid breaks and sick pay

    Cons

    Christmas day must be taken as holiday and no holidays can be taken around christmas
    Very cold in store as open fridges are just 2-3 metres away from the tills: there is not heating or most of the time you cannot feel it as you feel only the cold air from the fridges.
    Technology is out of date: no contactless payment as customers expect and self-scan machines are out of order constantly. Although management promises to sort ot both problems outlined above: it is done so for 3 years now.
    Not a lot of communication between lower employees and management.
    New system of sick leave; if you are calling sick for 3rd time over 12 month you get verbal verning, 4th time- written warning and 5th time- dismissal. Even you are genuinely ill.
    Sitting on the tills for a long time which leads to muscle pain which is ignore and not believed by management unless you have a GP note.

    Advice to Management

    We need a better communication between head office, management and other employees.
    Pay half sick pay but do not punish people who are genuanly sick. It is not only harder to work when being ill but also not good for companies reputation.
    Entroduce regular maintenence for machinary and other things.
    Sort out heating as people get sick and unhappy: nowhere in Europe you have open fridges near main tills.
    Increse wages, you expect people to do a lot for little money.


  11. Store Manager Local

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    Big bonus when paid. Big company

    Cons

    opportunities not readily available unless you have long service



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