J Sainsbury
3.3 of 5 145 reviews
www.j-sainsbury.co.uk London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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3.3 145 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

J Sainsbury CEO and Director Justin King

Justin King

(52 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Staff discount of 10% and on occasion it goes up to a max of 20% for couple days"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Job is varied, discount card is great/"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poorly organised Team Leaders who lacked discipline"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Long hours, very tight budgets, challenging stores"
    in 5 reviews
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very good very good

Sales Graduate (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

Prosenjoyable, rewarding, development, respect, performing

Constime, effort, hours, etc, yeah

Advice to Senior Managementyeah yeah yeah yeah

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Watford, ON (Canada)

I worked at J Sainsbury full-time for more than a year

ProsGood pay, great bonus, nice work culture.

ConsHardly any. Kinda faraway from transport links. But that is me, not driving.

Advice to Senior ManagementWe need more free food!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall good part time experience for a student.

Customer Assistant (Current Employee)
Chelmsford, England (UK)

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

ProsWork was easy and the hours flexible.

ConsBoring and repetitive at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

ProsGood Pay
Bonuses
Career prospects
Great Team
Empathetic managers

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

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Very good

Online Assistant (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsTraining, flexibility, the people you work with

ConsWork load, the timings and the departmental procedures

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to support staff in doing their work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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fun, hard work, social and passion

Department Manager (Former Employee)
Denton, North West England, England (UK)

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

Prosgood company to work for, but hard work

ConsNone, every day is a challenge

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

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsCan 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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee)
Ellesmere Port, England (UK)

I worked at J Sainsbury as an intern for less than a year

ProsStaff and customers extremely friendly. Keeps employees interests at heart- good holidays and pay. Good work hours based around you.

ConsThere is really any downsides to working at Sainsburys but they are strict on uniform and grooming- they want you to look your best all the time whilst in their uniform.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent

Customer Assistant (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsGreat managment team
Excellent training

ConsI loved my time at Sainsburys

Advice to Senior ManagementThere needs to be better opportunites for development within the comapny

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

ProsJob security, lots of staff

ConsBoring repetitive work, customers are a pain

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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