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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Very nice environment to work in especially if you like to be busy (in 35 reviews)

  • Fairly good pay for retail work (in 75 reviews)

Cons
  • 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 68 reviews)

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

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  1. "Career Progression"

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

    Pros

    If you are in for a retail career this is the place for you.

    Cons

    can be repetitive if you are stuck at one position


  2. "Online shopper"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online Shopper in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Online Shopper in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Always lots of over time, nice staff and manager

    Cons

    Absolutely no cons other then the 4am starts but that's all part of the job

    Advice to Management

    It's almost as if there's tazers at the start of the onlin dept the higher management act as if the dept runs by itself

  3. "Customer service assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, flexible hours, decent rate of pay and a discount card

    Cons

    There was no major con. Job is pretty straight forward


  4. "Area HR Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Human Resources Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Area Human Resources Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    amazing company to work for; people who care about the company and are proud to work for it.
    great variety of work similar to other field HR roles, high levels of responsibility; business partner with one area manager and work with roughly 14 store managers to drive people performance

    Cons

    technology in store isn't great, payroll systems are very out of date; geography of area can be challenging depending where you live

    Advice to Management

    don't let merge with argos compromise on what makes sainsburys great!


  5. "Sainsbury's local"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at J Sainsbury (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was good for a first job at 8.17 and some of the colleagues I worked with was nice.

    Cons

    Where to start... majority of the cons was in my store and hopefully the same does happen in other store. The management was terrible where I was the team leader was acting the store manager by pushing other leaders around and saying bad things about other employees behind their back. Expected to work to a standard that the team leaders don't even keep to; an example being stacking the shelves but not finishing the cage in time when other just put most of it in back stock, putting older products on top of newer ones, facing up and just doing 1 product. There was theft of meat very often and security doesn't really do anything. An employee was talking about an other employee sexual.

    Advice to Management

    Give more control to employees


  6. "good company to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury (Less than a year)

    Pros

    people and culture is good to work

    Cons

    salaries less compare to other supermarkets

    Advice to Management

    nothing much


  7. "Customer Service Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Checkouts in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Checkouts in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful staff. Family feel between colleagues. Good coaching and regular performance reviews.

    Cons

    Lack of progression for part-time colleagues. Regular rude customers due to the location of the store in the town centre.

    Advice to Management

    Allow part-time colleagues more progression if they desire to progress to higher responsibility positions themselves.

  8. "Customer Service Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in East Grinstead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in East Grinstead, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Responsibilities were strait forward and reasonable, payment was always on time and correct, co-workers were friendly and helpful. Opportunities for career progression and available.

    Cons

    Work can sometimes be tedious.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the same, don't change things too much.


  9. "Nothing special"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant Convenience in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant Convenience in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent and equal pay, flexible (ish) hours, 12 hour minimum contract, overtime available, decent holiday, possible bonus, 10% discount- including argos and 20% at habitat, some benefits, toilets good place to cry

    Cons

    3 sick days allowed per year, bonuses revoked if more than 3 sick days are taken in one year, little to no choice when booking holiday, risk of injury, no support should injury happen, only treated fairly if well liked by staff, customers can be brutal, sexism everywhere all the time, not a very good job.

    Advice to Management

    Support employees, make it clear they are all equal, don't let them get hurt


  10. "Team leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good friendly staff, good discount

    Cons

    Career progression if your willing to be moved all the time with no notice .................


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