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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 12 December, 2017
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Pros
  • Best environment to work and company is very helpful towards it's colleagues (in 55 reviews)

  • good pay nice colleagues can be a great place to work (in 124 reviews)

Cons
  • poor work life balance standard rate (in 37 reviews)

  • 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 85 reviews)

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  1. "Solid starting career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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


  2. "Relaxed"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, ON
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It's big chain company and chain company

    Cons

    Hard to progress in the company

    Advice to Management

    Open new vacancies


  3. "Nightshift stocker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere
    Friendly staff and manager
    Fast paced

    Cons

    staff discount only 10%
    Work life balance can be askew if you get overtime


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  5. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Watford, ON
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Watford, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    We need more free food!


  6. "General Assistant"

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    Former Employee - General Assistant in Taplow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - General Assistant in Taplow, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Was great fun to work with team members

    Cons

    was working in another department, more than my own.


  7. "Customer Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment
    Good pay for job

    Cons

    Can get boring
    Harsh on sick leave


  8. "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    unsupportive managers unusual hours hard

    Cons

    Friendly colleagues discount uniform job

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff more


  9. "sainsbury's"

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    Current Employee - Counter Assistant in Chippenham, South West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Counter Assistant in Chippenham, South West England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun place to work, good pay, able to transfer

    Cons

    Often large staff base so don't know everyone, payslip not always right amount

    Advice to Management

    Organisation


  10. "Store Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Store Supervisor in Wandsworth, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Store Supervisor in Wandsworth, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -nice team members
    -organised store
    -support from colleagues
    -good introduction to role

    Cons

    -Last minute shift changes
    -difficult to balance shifts with training and required coursework

    Advice to Management

    continue to offer sufficient support to colleagues and subordinates


  11. "overall good to work for them"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits and all colleagues are friendly

    Cons

    checkouts always call and never help with your job


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