J Sainsbury

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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 18 November, 2014
Updated 18 November, 2014
222 Reviews
3.2
222 Reviews
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Mike Coupe
18 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Staff discount of 10% and on occasion it goes up to a max of 20% for couple days (in 14 reviews)

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


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

  • I haven't noticed any work life balance policies applied (in 5 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 an 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.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Romford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Romford, England (UK)

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everything apart from managers to be honest

    Cons

    Managers are totally inexperienced and horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Conveneince

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    Management tried very hard to ensure colleagues were listened to and happy. A lot of good employee benefits. Good policies and procedures in place to ensure safety of staff and assets. Good training (a full day, followed by a shadow shift.) The managers in my store helped with restocking and other shop floor duties, no "hiding in the office" like some retail places.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything off the top of my head!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Customer Service Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great progression opportunities if you are looking to progress. Lots of overtime and great atmosphere. You can do overtime in other stores (LOCAL) so you can get all different experiences meet lots of people and learn new things.

    Cons

    managers coming and going. Not all customers are polite so you have to deal with it. shift patterns can be difficult and not always organised (doing a late shift and then a morning next day)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    visit your stores more, we want to see you not just hear/read about you in newsletter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Hard working and demanding of your time, however salary and benefits rewarded the commitment you gave.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great career opportunities and chance to develop. Company has solid values and you can always trust the great products you are selling.

    Cons

    Store life in a management capacity will really challenge your work life balance and you will really have to earn your rewards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company's core values are not always applied equally to the management teams v colleagues. There is always an expectation that colleagues will be managed in a mature and balanced manner, applying company values at all times, this is not always the case when senior managers, manage store management teams.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunities, great benefits, good plans for future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Analyst in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Analyst in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, lots of opportunities for progression if you are willing to move, extremely good working hours esp. for IT support. Good benefits, not just in-store but for wide variety of things.

    Cons

    Roles are not well defined within the team, needs better time management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to have clearer understanding of day to day activities and manage time of the team better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    OK, I guess

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Check Out Assistant in Brighton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Check Out Assistant in Brighton, England (UK)

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Socially, you meet loads of like-minded individuals. Most employees are either young students or have worked there their whole lives.

    Cons

    Young managers tend to be inexperienced and pushed up the ladder quickly from starting out. Hectic work pattern and often disorganised shifting. Holidays could be managed better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage frequently with staff, don't penalise for small things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    saisnburys

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

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    work so hard with such little reward and pay is pretty terrible for the amount of hours and effort put in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember people have a family and a life to have as well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employee benefits
    Friendly environment
    Oppurtunity for growth

    Cons

    Management can be harsh at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees a bit more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Friendly environment and great team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at J Sainsbury

    Pros

    Great teams, smart people, interesting projects

    Cons

    Can be very political and senior management don't like making decisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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