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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Fairly good pay for retail work (in 72 reviews)

  • Annual salary review paid from August yearly bonus paid in may staff discount card after 6 months of employment pension scheme (in 62 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be difficult at times (in 27 reviews)

  • The team leaders have favourites being unfair to the rest (in 63 reviews)

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  1. "Excelent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Home Delivery Driver in Derby, KS
    Current Employee - Home Delivery Driver in Derby, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gd pay and hrs holiday allowance paid to wait

    Cons

    Management hrs nothing a a a a a. A a a a a a a a


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    "Rigid employers do everything by the book even if it's wrong. Expect blood"

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    Current Employee - Gen Assnt Nights in Ely, IA
    Current Employee - Gen Assnt Nights in Ely, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    first option on reduced items so cheap food.

    Cons

    Trust is a core value but they don't trust you an inch. Treat consumers like idiots

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff, introduce some flexibility in attitude, stop using times for task completetion it encourages damages and burns people out


  3. "assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    meeting people and good benefits

    Cons

    odd hours to work, weekends as well, but by choice


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  5. "Department supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company that generally cares about their colleagues,environment etc

    Cons

    Not much development opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Ask more than tell


  6. "Customer service assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The colleagues and the service that Sainsbury's provides is great

    Cons

    Working weekends are the worst, especially if you're a student


  7. "Usually supportive"

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    Current Employee - Junior Merchandiser in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Junior Merchandiser in Coventry, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally a good company to work for. Open, honest, and supportive.
    Pay is not the best in the industry, but not the worst either.

    Cons

    As with everywhere, sometimes you get the wrong manager or colleague on your department, which can make your working life difficult.


  8. "customer assistant"

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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -10% discount, good team, training, great managment

    Cons

    could pay more, great place to work

    Advice to Management

    non


  9. "Overall a good business to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    They value their stakeholders.
    Benefits of being an employee, both official and unofficial.
    Standard working hours.

    Cons

    Minimum wage for most workers.
    Repetitive work.


  10. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, great pay and benefits , great courses provided

    Cons

    I have not discovered any so far


  11. "Sainsburys"

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    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    staff discount except on offers

    Cons

    long hours bank holida as well


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