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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Fairly good pay for retail work (in 73 reviews)

  • The 10% staff discount is sometimes raise to 15 or 20% for a few days (in 63 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be difficult at times (in 28 reviews)

  • The team leaders have favourites being unfair to the rest (in 64 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


  2. "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


  3. "Good part-time work"

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    Former Employee - Online Shopper in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Online Shopper in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    At the time for me it was good working-hours so I could fit two jobs in the week. Frendly and helpful staff.

    Cons

    During christmas period it gets super busy and need to work extra hours.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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  5. "Best team I've worked with."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Online Shopper in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Online Shopper in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team in the online department are great to work with. Most of the staff throughout the rest of the start are nice people too. The 10% staff discount is sometimes raise to 15 or 20% for a few days. Working most days means a can make good use of Nectar loyalty scheme too. The company care about staff.

    Cons

    I work 4-8am on less than £8. There's no premium for the early starts. As an online shopper, we are the only staff members, timed for the whole shift. We have to pick so many items per hour. This is often made difficult by other members of staff, not doing their job well enough. This can lead to items not being where they should be, thus slowing us down.

    Advice to Management

    Some middle management look down at you like you're something they've scraped off their shoes! Others are great. Store manager is good to work for. Our department manager is firm but fair.


  6. "customer service assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    flexible, great working environment and supportive management

    Cons

    sometimes being based in the warehouse can get dead lonely!

    Advice to Management

    give me my holidays for maga


  7. "Review of Sainsbury's local"

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    Current Employee - CSA in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England (UK)
    Current Employee - CSA in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with. Very helpful in adjusting work if you have disabilities. Feel part of a family. Great interaction with customers

    Cons

    Work is physically demanding. And store tends to be cold.


  8. "Customer Service Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly
    Good atmosphere
    If your in a big store its a good way to make a bunch of new friends

    Cons

    Sainsburys tend to underpay so monitor your pay slip and hours youve worked each month


  9. "General Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with, friendly staff and a great company.

    Cons

    Didnt have any problems with working for them!


  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. "Checkout Assistant Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    They are very understanding when you need to take time off to study if you are a part time student.
    Good holiday allowance. Yearly bonus if your store gets a good MCM.

    Cons

    Have to wait 6 months before getting staff discount.


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