J Sainsbury

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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
192 Reviews
3.2
192 Reviews
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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 12 reviews)

  • Job is varied, discount card is great/ (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • The team leaders and managers skulk round the isles and watch every move you make (in 12 reviews)

  • I haven't noticed any work life balance policies applied (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    nice people, good pay!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cafe Assistant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Cafe Assistant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    There are opportunities to progress and develop your skills and position, pay is good with opportunities for bonuses each year and people are friendly.

    Cons

    the communication between management and people on the shop floor really needs to be improved. Often didn't feel particularly valued or part of a team.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great place to work at if you are a student otherwise avoid it like the plague

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - Great flexibility with regards to hours and switching shifts.
    - Strong collegial atmosphere (but this can vary wildly depending on which store you work at).

    Cons

    - Severe lack of appreciation from senior management which removes any incentive to work any harder than required.
    - Development opportunities are virtually nonexistent.
    - Quality of training is so poor that I sometimes wonder why they even bother to do it.
    - Problem employees are not dealt with quick enough.
    - Work is very repetitive (but that is to be expected in this line of work)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more appreciation for hardworking colleagues whilst swiftly dealing with those that cause problems within the team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No motivation to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Nothing really apart from regualr income, friendly staff and the occasional 15% discount

    Cons

    Poor wage
    No recognition
    poor managers
    poor team leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make the place more enjoyable to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A friendly place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Assistant  in  Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - General Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Nice employees, you have a chance to work in different departments. You get a free uniform and they supply good training before you start the job

    Cons

    Long hours on your feet lugging heavy items can be a killer for the knees. Some managment can be un friendly or hard to find when you need them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More consistant good managment needed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A company with loads of entry level jobs.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    It's one of the biggest entry level employers , which offers to anyone who's looking for a temporary or permanent job immediately. The company offers lots of job opportunities, has a very good health safety policy, great co-workers. The employer enjoys respect and the recognition in the labour market from other employers and the HR department is really responsible and actually asks for references from your referees.

    Cons

    Unfortunately plenty of the chances of advancing in the company, engagement, appraisal and personal development are depending on the manager's choise, so the company it would be good to promote and check if they are put in practise all the company's practises. The pay rate is average and there are no good bonuses, no bank holiday extra pay or any overtime extra pay. I haven't noticed any work life balance policies applied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time engaging with the staff to improve the working environment and listen the employees requests if you cannot apply any changes. Pay attention to the training, except induction there is no other kind of in theory training and many of the important parts of training are learned only after mistakes in practise.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Enjoyable experience with great team around

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Good career opportunity as there are many options to take within the retail sector , range of roles help keep motivation high

    Cons

    Company expect you to work more hours than you should

  8.  

    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bakery Assistant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Bakery Assistant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    i can make independent decision on my shift

    Cons

    it is a low paid hard job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no trainings and promotion.glass bar between managers and collegues

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A great company to work for who cares for its employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Programmer  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Programmer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people work file balance is good

    Cons

    Less technical roles less technical advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote technical skills amongst employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    very good very good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Graduate  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Graduate in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    enjoyable, rewarding, development, respect, performing

    Cons

    time, effort, hours, etc, yeah

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    yeah yeah yeah yeah

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Flexible

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

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

    Pros

    I like working at Sainsburys because as a student, I appreciate flexibility. Sainsburys offers a lot of freedom for students by offering unpaid leave and holding your job

    Cons

    Typically doing the same tasks everyday so there is quite a lot of repetition in your work life but it's comfortable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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