J Sainsbury

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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 4 March, 2015
Updated 4 March, 2015
269 Reviews
3.2
269 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Staff discount of 10% and on occasion it goes up to a max of 20% for couple days (in 15 reviews)

  • paid holiday even on part time contracts no matter how long you have been there (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • I haven't noticed any work life balance policies applied (in 7 reviews)

  • Team Leaders are a total waster of time and spend most of them time sucking upto Managers (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Watford, ON
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Watford, ON

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great bonus, nice work culture.

    Cons

    Hardly any. Kinda faraway from transport links. But that is me, not driving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need more free food!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Positive experience marred by a mixed quality of managers

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    Former Employee - Store Trainer in Lancaster, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Store Trainer in Lancaster, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    High level of training, kept up to speed with company developments, annual bonus, good sense of comradeship, and regular social events.

    Cons

    Management often ill equipped for leadership, demands considerable amount of commitment and flexibility for the job, which itself was not well remunerated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on ensuring staff are happy and supported, rather than working to the bone and asking unrealistic goals with poor manpower to ensure task is completed. Reduce nepotism.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience-Customer Service Assistant

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, were flexible around my studies at university and lots of opportunity for overtime and could go on to other departments.

    Cons

    Had been a lack of staff with lots of people leaving, not always organised. The job can be very repetitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make employees more aware of the benefits they can receive and more updates about the company, I went to 3 monthly briefings after working there for 3 years

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Sainsbury's

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Good team morale, often fun

    Cons

    Way too much overtime asked for considering I'm a student, often repetitive work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    good rate of pay part time shifts

    Cons

    none none that i can think of

    Recommends
  7.  

    Sainsbury's to you

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    Former Employee - Sainsburys to You (Online) in Derby, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sainsburys to You (Online) in Derby, England (UK)

    I worked at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Good training. Good team.

    Cons

    Time targets were difficult to keep to. Customers would interrupt you and you were expected to deal with them which badly affected you target time. What are you to do?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Heard one member of night staff continually swearing and putting down online staff. She shouldn't be allowed to do this its' demoralizing, especially for new starters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    warehouse operative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    varied work local to where i lived

    Cons

    hours were cut back work never seemed to be completed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take on staff that come to store that don"t have internet access

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Good experince with friendly staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Good hours and Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Storage is small and KPIs can be stressful with little reward

  10.  

    Great ... great people

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    Current Employee - Profiler
    Current Employee - Profiler

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good working conditions as an office based employee. Though when working away from home never got time back.

    Cons

    Used to work in store work life balance was always difficult..12 to 14 hr day was expected from store manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on work life balance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good but it is going down hill

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Doncaster, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Doncaster, England (UK)

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    10% discount, good colleagues to work with

    Cons

    Budgets getting too tight and management are suffering cos of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with such tight budgets and cut management bonuses instead

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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