J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Petrol Customer Service Assistant
    Current Employee - Petrol Customer Service Assistant

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are freindly, overtime available, flexible hours, work life balance...good benefits, shift swap when needed, support available even from manager.

    Cons

    Colleague know if youve made any mistakes from other departments. Becareful what you also say, some may gossip but stay within ur limits course.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. I started working part time in february 2015

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Cramlington, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Cramlington, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    lots of training to progress, great benefits and friendly staff

    Cons

    i have no cons as of yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management are so friendly and helpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Friendly team, decent pay and looked after well. The stores are quite modern and you get paid breaks. The cafeteria has free tea and coffee refulls

    Cons

    Can sometimes be unorganised but generally nice place to work. Not much progression and can become quite repetitive. Often requried to do overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work overall. They do a good job in ensuring everyone is enjoying their job whilst making sure customer service is at optimum

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Assistant Night Shift in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - General Assistant Night Shift in Sheffield, England (UK)

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Good, friendly environment and good development.

    Cons

    I'm happy no cons as of yet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Checkout Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Checkout Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Colleague Discount, fast paced retail environment

    Cons

    Low Pay, very hard to manage change

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. For the business area Sainsbury's is a decent company to work for with it's city center locations and employee discounts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Analyst in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Analyst in Manchester, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Some of the Pro's for working for J Sainsbury would be:-
    - Colleague Discount (Base Value 10%. Can raise to 15 / 20% due high business times like Easter & Christmas)
    - Extra Colleague Discounts (Including companies like Virgin Holidays, Virgin Experience Days, Thomas Cook, HomeBase, B&Q, Vauxhall and over 500 more!)
    - Sick Pay

    Cons

    Some of the Cons of working for J Sainsbury:-
    - Lack of Management Structure (Too many managers for small teams)
    - Lack of Communication around the business especially from Projects
    - Lack of career progression unless your willing to relocate
    - Aggressive behavior from colleagues which Management turn a blind eye to
    - Working Hours ( 6am - 7pm ) - Our team should only support the core business hours ( 8am - 6pm )

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Better communication as a whole
    - Stick to promises
    - Create a better atmosphere as morale is low

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Nightshift conditions

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

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

    Pros

    45minute paid break. Steady work.

    Cons

    Lights always turned down low to save company money, very difficult to concentrate and stay awake at an already antisocial and unnatural hour of work.
    Once you are in a position it's very unlikely that you will be able to move to another, they would rather hire someone new and keep you doing what you know. Holiday is not flexible and they will constantly try to make you take holiday to suit themselves rather than when you want it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working at night requires good lighting to stay awake and alert, stop thinking of your bonuses and saving money, start thinking about the conditions of the staff on the graveyard shift

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. A fair company to work for with standard benefits offered.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - To You Shopper in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Former Employee - To You Shopper in Liverpool, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    colleague discount on Sainsburys products, fair training programme and good values in maintaining standards.

    Cons

    Extra work tends to go unappreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate staff work a little more

  10. All over a very decent company to work with who care about their employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Counter Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Counter Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    good pay. opportunity to succeed in career.

    Cons

    lots of over time, lack of staff management,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Customer service assitant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Pay is £6.90 approx so bit above minimum wage which is good. The boss of my store seemed very friendly so thats nice.

    Cons

    Hours they offer in contracts are low .
    And the hours they offer are usually evenings or weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better career opportunities to progress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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