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"sounds great but then reality bites!"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

The concept of the values is great and the board seem to display these.

Cons

managersdo not live the values or behaviours

Advice to Management

For the board to have 1 2 1 s with middle to lower management to understand how life really is.
Not group discussions where colleaguesfear to speak.

Other Employee Reviews for J Sainsbury

  1. "Good for part time work, not so good for full time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Checkout Operator in Huddersfield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Checkout Operator in Huddersfield, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    To meet new people and interact with customers. If you like knowing what goes on behind the scenes of companies, then Sainsburys is a good place to work. The staff discount is also a bonus and the feeling that you have helped customers.

    Cons

    The pay isn't very enticing, and management can be awkward when trying to book time off.

    Advice to Management

    The store manager needs to interact with employees more and give them praise for doing jobs well. He also needs to spend more time on the shop floor, taking part in jobs there, to see how the store is operating.


  2. "Very accommodating for university students."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I work for Sainsbury's for 5 years while being a student at university. They were very accommodating to university students letting me come back to work during the university vacations saving hassle applying for other jobs every vacation. After I graduated from university they offered me a permanent contract which meant I had a job straight out of university. Colleagues were overall very nice and friendly. I had a chance to be trained in the majority of different departments adding more variety to the job.

    Cons

    Low pay and the flexible contract with varied shifts made planning ahead inconvenient. It is very hard to get a full time contract. The sick day policy is very harsh. The Cafe was very badly organised with customers sometimes waiting waiting 45+ for their food and complaining, having to stay over one hour after my shift was due to end because of closing down and this was due to poor management from the team leader and managers.

    Advice to Management

    Overall management was good when managers were approachable to colleagues and gave them credit if they were doing a good job. However, there were some managers who were always trying to only focus on the negatives on observations which can be demotivating which can form a negative mood with the colleague in front of the customers. It is good if both the positives and negatives can be fed back in the observation feedback. Make sure all managers say hello to their work colleagues. The sick day policy needs reviewing. There were some work colleagues who have medical conditions and were receiving disciplinary action for having to take time off when they were ill. Or some work colleagues with the flu were coming in and spreading their viruses to colleagues and customers because they were too worried about receiving disciplinary action and this was concerning when germs were being spread at a place dealing with food.


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