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J Sainsbury Cashier Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Best environment to work and company is very helpful towards it's colleagues (in 55 reviews)

  • good pay nice colleagues can be a great place to work (in 124 reviews)

Cons
  • poor work life balance standard rate (in 37 reviews)

  • Team Leaders can be given a lot more responsibility than managers which can be a bit draining but you learn so much about management (in 85 reviews)

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  1. "good"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Islington, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Islington, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    hours are good
    easy to get allong with people

    Cons

    too much pressure
    customers stress
    not too good

    Advice to Management

    ease up


  2. "Checkout"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for what the job is
    Nice staff

    Cons

    Unorganized with pay and contract

  3. "wouldn't rush back"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Sittingbourne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Sittingbourne, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy to gain employment over Christmas period.
    easy to get extra hours
    staff discount 20%
    free uniform (you get charged for if you don't give it back when you leave)

    Cons

    low wages
    no chance of progression unless your related to a current manager.
    long hours, often not busy.
    rude and uncooperative team leaders too worried about own personal bonus
    will never see/speak or even know what the store manager looks like.
    store targets too high

    Advice to Management

    work with your staff not team up with higher managers.
    if people are part of the union don't section them out. stop being clickly.


  4. "Bad management , no overtime , short hour contracts"

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    Former Employee - Checkout Cashier in Aylesford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Checkout Cashier in Aylesford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount card especially when it goes up to 15 or 20%. And you get it now within 3 months of starting

    Cons

    Bad management, expect so much can be rude . Not allowed to speak to colleges or customers as should be Work Work Work customer Service is nil , disciplined if you don’t throw the customers shopping at them at under 22 items a minute. Personally would never work for this company again.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your staff more sometimes a bit of politeness goes a long way . Try praising good work and not always be ready to demean staff especially on shop floor.


  5. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Good people.

    Cons

    Boring. Lack of growth to progess in the company. Never appreciated for the work you do.

    Advice to Management

    There are lots of collegues who supervise who haven't been signed off or encouraged to sign off by mamgers even though they are good at what they do and there for end up supervising for many years without getting paid the wage they should get for supervising. You should recognise this and encourage those who supervise who are not signed off, to get signed off instead of letting them do a job for many years paying them a band 2 when really they should be getting paid a band 3 so you can save money. No encouragement from mangers to progress within the company.


  6. "Lovely people and atmosphere to work in"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Contracted hours (pro or con for some)
    Good pay for over 18's
    Excellent management and co workers
    Good amount of hours for holidays
    Easy money

    Cons

    Pay not the same for under 18's
    Contracted hours (pro or con for some)
    Strict absence policy
    Can get tedious behind the cashier when it's not busy


  7. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good employer great staff long hrs

    Cons

    none really ejoyed working on the floor of the shop

    Advice to Management

    encourage flexible working in the store

  8. Helpful (1)

    "actual worse job ever"

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    Current Contractor - Cashier in Crystal Palace, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Cashier in Crystal Palace, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    my regular friendly customers is about the only thing that kept me going
    i suppose 10% discount can be seen as a positive

    Cons

    Management give no care about you whatsoever
    Unrealistic expectations of all staff
    Staff are never properly rewarded for good things they do unless it is a member of staff who is close to the management team
    Sickness and absence procedures are just ridiculous and unfair and management dont actually take into consideration of what you are going through (such as family issues or really bad health conditions)
    HR nearly always mess up your pay and are quick to take money when they over pay you even though you've been underpaid for months
    short timed a whole hours wage if your just a minute late
    no opportunity whatsoever to progress
    very bad overall
    they disciplined an elderly lady for being off of work despite her having a heart attack within work and knowing her situation.

    Advice to Management

    just a total clean up, hire people who are actually doing their job and sack people when theyve had continuous amounts of complaints from both staff and customers for poor conduct. Pay more attention to the bigger issues rather than silly things such as absences (unless serious and taking the micky)


  9. "Sainsburys"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer a great pay, it is generally a nice place to work, offers you to develop or gain experience

    Cons

    Some of the managers were not very friendly however this would differ from store to store, also you are not allowed to be sick 3 times within a year otherwise you will be put on disciplinary.

    Advice to Management

    Be more friendly, it would encourage staff and help motivate them, some of the managers are too strict.


  10. "Sainsbury's"

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    Current Employee - Checkout Cashier in East Dulwich, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Checkout Cashier in East Dulwich, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In my specific store (Dulwich) the supervisors and staff are friendly and helpful. For a retail job, the pay is competitive at £8.17 an hour and there are opportunities to train in other areas of the store. The opportunity for career progression is good and staff are given a variety of perks, such as a colleague discount card and opportunity to join a Sainsbury's social scheme which provides with benefits such as half price cinema tickets. It is also quite easy to swap a shift if you are unable to work as specific day. Overall Sainsbury's is a great place to work

    Cons

    The only noteable downside to working for Sainsbury's is that the breaks (although paid) are fairly short, and if an employee is working over dinner time or lunch time, the break is often not long enough to have something to eat.

    Advice to Management

    Slightly extend breaks for those working over a meal time or offer the choice of a longer, but unpaid, break. Also the colleague discount card is rarely more than 10% which could be boosted more regularly.