J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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Mike Coupe
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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. Customer service rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J Sainsbury

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and opportunities to grow within the organisation.

    Cons

    High staff turnover rate across most stores, and really boring work.

    Advice to Management

    Try to motivate staff for more by rotating roles within the store.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Well trained but hard work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Online Driver in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Online Driver in Kent, WA

    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good training, good team, discount, plenty of overtime. Supervisors muck in

    Cons

    Can't keep drivers because of poor wages in relation to workload. Disorganised shift patterns.

    Advice to Management

    Increase wages


  3. Not

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J Sainsbury

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

    Pros

    people are good craic and busy

    Cons

    management treat their staff like animals


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

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    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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


  6. Some thoughts

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    Current Employee - Other (Non U S ) in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Other (Non U S ) in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good values, cares about colleagues

    Cons

    To get a change to happen takes a lot of time as so many people to consult given size of organisation.


  7. Hard work, as retail always is

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    Former Employee - CSA
    Former Employee - CSA

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

    Pros

    Colleagues can become good friends, opportunities to progress

    Cons

    Store morale changes with management, training can be lacking, stores can be felt as isolated from others

    Advice to Management

    Treat every colleague witht eh care and attention that they deserve as an individual


  8. Helpful (1)

    customer service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Great for working on a part time basis and during college / uni as the hours can be flexible and the work load is not too demanding

    Cons

    The role(s) can become very repetitive and can drag. If you're young dont do this type of work for too long. Do it to get customer service experience and then move on.

    Advice to Management

    This is on a store by store basis so does not reflect the whole company. What i do know is that HR are good at this company and you'll always get that manager that may treat you badly, but just know how to stick it to them in a professional manner. Most managers are aware that its not the best job in the world and would help you to enjoy it in the best way they can. Generally, Sainsburys senior management needs to learn how to grow and retain talent.


  9. Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

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

    Pros

    - Wage
    - Holiday
    - Fun Atmosphere

    Cons

    - Senior Management
    - No Rewards
    - Cold
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  10. Good Employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, friendly, easy enough job for the money, good for students, relaxing and not too serious in terms of work ethic

    Cons

    None because it is Flexible, friendly, easy enough job for the money, good for students, relaxing and not too serious in terms of work ethic


  11. Night Shitfs

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful colleagues, they mostly kept you on the same aisles so got used to where the products went, the door was locked (someone had the key to be able to let people in and out throughout the night) so felt safe.

    Cons

    Manager was always banging on how slow people were putting the products out, even though the store as 9 times out of 10 completed!



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