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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Best environment to work and company is very helpful towards it's colleagues (in 39 reviews)

  • Fairly good pay for retail work (in 84 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 72 reviews)

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

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  1. "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


  2. "Customer Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    -good discount
    -made lots of friends
    -plenty of opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    -having to help on tills a lot when I had my own jobs on clothing
    -too much pressure to do the overtime if couldn't
    -some of the manager are childish
    -dont get paid for sick time

  3. "Interview"

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    Former Employee - Store Associate in Woodford, London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Woodford, London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back and relaxed atmosphere wasn't very intense

    Cons

    Disorganised sat waiting for a while

    Advice to Management

    Better time management would help ensuring other employees aren't walking in and out


  4. "Sainsbury's experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    good experience and friendly staff

    Cons

    tiring doing long shifts and too many stock handling


  5. "Regional Non-Food Business suport manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    Great people and always loking at personal develpment

    Cons

    Trying to implement too much quickly at the moment

    Advice to Management

    If you are want to get on right company to co this


  6. "Store supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Store Supervisor in Bishops Waltham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Store Supervisor in Bishops Waltham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have a full time job, which are rare to come by

    Cons

    you can get on in the company if your face fits.


  7. "Customer Service Assistant - convenience"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Work different areas every day, not only stuck on one thing

    Cons

    work can get repetitive and sometimes hard to find motivation

  8. "Enjoyable but challenging job."

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    Former Employee - Night Shift Manager in Treharris, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Night Shift Manager in Treharris, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great staff and benefits. Good progression and ability to progress if you were willing to work for it. Large amount of variety in day to day tasks

    Cons

    Wasn't much in the way of salary increases for management in comparison to shop floor staff. Shop floor received 9% in 3 years, some managers received 4%.
    No loyalty to staff anymore

    Advice to Management

    Start treating loyal staff with respect.


  9. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Hove, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Hove, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Discount, easy work, good laugh

    Cons

    Some unsociable hours incl weekends late nights. No shift pay.

    Advice to Management

    Add shift pay


  10. "No complaints"

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    Former Employee - Store Assistant
    Former Employee - Store Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Organised management
    Fair pay
    Pleasant place to work

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to book time off


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