J Sainsbury
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www.j-sainsbury.co.uk London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

J Sainsbury Customer Assistant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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Customer Assistant

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at J Sainsbury.

Interview Details – Only one phone interview and one to one interview with the manager of the store. Nothing too special onlu acouple of competency questions. The hiring was really quick and the most time was spent on the online application because I had to upload all of my details, they didn't accept just a CV. The questionnaire was simple in struxture but kind of long.

Interview Question – Describe one situation where you had to lead one time and what action you took.   Answer Question

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Durrington, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at J Sainsbury in December 2012.

Interview Details – everyone applies using their online portal which can occasionally crash. This part of the application is the basic bits plus a quick questionnaire about basic things that will happen in sainsburys - no knowledge is required all the answers just require common sense. Then you get an email saying you've passed and call to arrange a phone interview, my phone interview was about 3 questions long but before the questions started i was offered a 1:1 interview at the store the following day. The interview is basic bits plus a quick 'test' which is basically similar questions to the phone interview - so they seem easier. Finally you wait for an offer - mine came through 3 days after the interview.

Interview Question – Describe a time where you had to work in a team - does not have to be work related.   Answer Question

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Customer Assistant

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at J Sainsbury in January 2008.

Interview Details – Jobs ads go through Job centers and the company's official website.

Interview Question – Can you work on night shift if possible?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – get a job first, then you can transfer to different role through Personel within the company if luck.

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Customer Assistant
Brighton, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at J Sainsbury in October 2011.

Interview Details – I've applied to this job online, in a month I got called in for an interview. The store manager was relaxed, young, helpful.

Interview Question – nothing special, everything was smooth   Answer Question

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Customer Assistant
London, England (UK)

The process took a day - interviewed at J Sainsbury in December 2010.

Interview Details – First of all you fill up the online Assessment. After passing that you get an email and a SMS message saying that you can call to book an appointment for the interview. At the interview, you are again assessed by a DVD test. In this test you are shown different scenarios and are asked to record your responses in those situations. Once you passed the DVD test as well you are interviewed and after that it is decided whether you get the job or not. If you are successful, you get a call or message saying that you should call Sainsburys to know your induction date, time and place. After that you are part of Sainsburys.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for Sainsburys?   Answer Question

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