J Sainsbury

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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
266 Reviews
3.2
266 Reviews
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36 Ratings

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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    Sainsbury's

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Good team morale, often fun

    Cons

    Way too much overtime asked for considering I'm a student, often repetitive work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    people are good craic and busy

    Cons

    management treat their staff like animals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Rigid employers do everything by the book even if it's wrong. Expect blood

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    Current Employee - Gen Assnt Nights in Ely, IA
    Current Employee - Gen Assnt Nights in Ely, IA

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    first option on reduced items so cheap food.

    Cons

    Trust is a core value but they don't trust you an inch. Treat consumers like idiots

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to staff, introduce some flexibility in attitude, stop using times for task completetion it encourages damages and burns people out

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    good rate of pay part time shifts

    Cons

    none none that i can think of

    Recommends
  6.  

    Sainsbury's to you

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    Former Employee - Sainsburys to You (Online) in Derby, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sainsburys to You (Online) in Derby, England (UK)

    I worked at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Good training. Good team.

    Cons

    Time targets were difficult to keep to. Customers would interrupt you and you were expected to deal with them which badly affected you target time. What are you to do?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Heard one member of night staff continually swearing and putting down online staff. She shouldn't be allowed to do this its' demoralizing, especially for new starters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great ... great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Profiler
    Current Employee - Profiler

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

    Pros

    Good working conditions as an office based employee. Though when working away from home never got time back.

    Cons

    Used to work in store work life balance was always difficult..12 to 14 hr day was expected from store manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on work life balance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    warehouse operative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    varied work local to where i lived

    Cons

    hours were cut back work never seemed to be completed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take on staff that come to store that don"t have internet access

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Good experince with friendly staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Good hours and Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Storage is small and KPIs can be stressful with little reward

  10.  

    We'll run company

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Barkingside, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Barkingside, England (UK)

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Staff at my branch were treated with respect and hard work was recognised by management

    Cons

    Pay was low but not too dissimilar to other supermarket jobs. The opportunities for promotion should be highlighted more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Generally doing a good job and continue to recognise that your customer facing staff are your brand ambassadors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good but it is going down hill

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Doncaster, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Doncaster, England (UK)

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    10% discount, good colleagues to work with

    Cons

    Budgets getting too tight and management are suffering cos of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with such tight budgets and cut management bonuses instead

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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