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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated May 23, 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. "Sainsburys"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice friendly colleagues, some lovely customers

    Cons

    some bossy customers, work becomes repetitive


  2. "General Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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!


  3. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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


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  5. "Sainsburys"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Not for everyone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Assistant Night Shift in Badger, England (UK)
    Current Employee - General Assistant Night Shift in Badger, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Instead of 5, 8 hour shifts you work 4, 10 hour shifts

    Cons

    Being at night it is quite tiring and hard physical labour


  7. "Very good overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good HR Policies
    Friendly and fun working environment

    Cons

    Shortage of staff, thus higher workload


  8. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    It is really really really good fun. People are good, shop is good. Good discount.

    Cons

    I dont know of any.


  9. "Part-time as a student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Counter Assistant
    Former Employee - Counter Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits: staff discount at Sainsbury's and Argos stores- holiday pay- sick pay- overtime- pension- options to buys stocks.

    Cons

    Sales driven, at times customer satisfaction was put before that of staff. Dirty staff canteen and toilets definitely not up to the same standard and customer toilets. Overtime hours canceled on short notice, cutbacks on hours recently and staff who leave are not being replaced leading to shortages.

    Advice to Management

    Although it is the service industry- you must be loyal to staff. Pay rises need to be more substantial taking into account the length of service of members of staff.


  10. "General Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - General Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility of working hours

    Cons

    Salary and career progression

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate staff and reward


  11. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Counter Assistant in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Counter Assistant in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are brilliant
    Great company to progress in
    Many opportunities in Head office and support centers
    Great learning and development
    Great Charity fundraising and events in stores

    Cons

    High turnover of Staff which is partially expected in retail
    Management expectation too high sometimes
    Managers let you down a lot

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example, and Manage expectation sometimes


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