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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Very nice environment to work in especially if you like to be busy (in 33 reviews)

  • Fairly good pay for retail work (in 73 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. "Sainsburys"

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Helpful, friendly and supportive culture and people.

    Cons

    Tool for the job could be better.


  2. "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Supervisor in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Store Supervisor in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management, only within the company for 6 months before being put forward for progression. Good training. Serious about their customer service and quality.

    Cons

    As a supervisor for convenience stores, you often get put in a different store according to the company needs with very little to no notice.

    Advice to Management

    Majority of the management I have met have been genuine, nice, friendly people who really care about how their store is doing, their colleagues and customers.


  3. "great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Can easily work around other commitments such as uni so it's perfect for students. And you are encouraged to progress in the company.

    Cons

    Not many benefits you get the main 10% off but when customers who don't work there get £9 off a £90 its basically the same to be a customer.


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  5. "Online GA"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    Good team to work with, lenient break times, 6 weeks and 3 days holiday, hours are flexible, finish early have the rest of the day.

    Cons

    Work outside in open air no matter the weather, heavy work, not enough staff, poor yard conditions for loading vans, staff can be lazy, start work at 5am so can be very tired once finishing.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time in dept at busy periods to then make better decisions about staffing. listen to colleagues and take information in rather than immediately forgetting


  6. "Looking for something new"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    you gain good customer service experience

    Cons

    colleague benefits sucks and crappy management

    Advice to Management

    they really need to work on their management skills.....


  7. "Good student job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for a student job! Decent wage, good overtime availability, and managers are lenient around exam and deadline times

    Cons

    Some management can be a bit pretentious, and there is a high staff turnover meaning there can be disruptions in productivity


  8. "Not the best"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSA in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - CSA in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very high job security
    Nice environment ONLY IF you have a nice/fair manager

    Cons

    Not supportive of commitments outside of work
    Would not give me unpaid time of to revise for exams
    bad pay
    not enough room to progress like they say there is

    Advice to Management

    stop being so bureaucratic


  9. "About to start"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    About to start working there.
    Feels like a genuine and honest company where you get rewarded for your effort!

    Cons

    Significant cut in income due to lack of relevant experience

    Advice to Management

    N.a.


  10. "It's an alright job but...it's not a career"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Checkout Supervisor in Southampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Checkout Supervisor in Southampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    + Decent job, fairly fun
    + Reliable management somwhat

    Cons

    - B1tchy staff
    - Slightly unintelligent people working


  11. "Easy work, can expect too much from you at times"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent wage for the job, nice and easy people to work with. Discount can vary up to 20% at times.

    Cons

    Can expect to much from you. Hard times when there's barely enough staff. Hire Xmas staff far to late, get overrun with workloads


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