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London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1869
Company - Public (JSAIY)
Retail
$10+ billion (CAD) per year
ASDA, Tesco, Wm Morrison Supermarkets
J Sainsbury's trolley is filled with more than groceries. The UK's third-largest food retailer (after Tesco and ASDA) operates the Sainsbury's Supermarkets chain of some 555 grocery stores throughout the UK. Its fast-growing ... Read more

J Sainsbury Reviews

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J Sainsbury CEO Mike Coupe
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    Pros

    Good management, overtime available, friendly easy going and clean working environment, employee discount is always helpful especially at Christmas

    Cons

    Limited progression, not much interaction / communication between departments, not many chances to increase earnings or develop additional skills for higher positions

    Advice to Management

    Rework the training program to cover other areas other than just the shop floor, HR training would be a good place to start or marketting

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J Sainsbury photo of: Our Sainsburys end of year party 2016.
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J Sainsbury Interviews

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    General Assistant Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at J Sainsbury.

    Interview

    One of the best and least nerve-wracking interviews I have ever had. Just make sure you plan your answers in advance and you'll be fine. All the questions I had planned for were the typical retail questions and they were the exact ones I was asked in the interview. When I arrived I had to wait for a little while in the staff cafe, then I was taken to a room, the lady checked my right to work etc, then you were asked to walk around the shop floor with a clipboard and write down things that the store was doing well, and things that they could improve on. Afterwards you go back to the room and talk about what you wrote down, explaining why. Then comes the questions beginning with 'Tell me about yourself' and then onto the typical customer service questons.

    The whole process was extremely quick and simple, from applying online to getting a text telling me Sainsburys wanted to offer me a job. I applied online on Wednesday, got a text thursday morning telling me to call HR to arrange an interview. Interviewed on Saturday, text saying Sainsburys wanted to offer me the job on Wednesday.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself.   1 Answer
    • When have you received good customer service?   Answer Question
    • Why Sainsburys over any other store?   1 Answer
    • Describe a time when you had to work in a team and how did teamwork improve the outcome?   1 Answer
    • Why do you think customer service is important?   1 Answer
    • Do you shop at Sainsburys?   1 Answer
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J Sainsbury Awards & Accolades

  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List, Corporate Knights, 2010
  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List, Corporate Knights, 2009
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