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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 22 March, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great environment, flexible hours, good pay for a pre-uni student" (in 227 reviews)

  • "Staff discount 10% of total sales" (in 111 reviews)

Cons
  • "unpaid break, poor work/life balance" (in 48 reviews)

  • "Team leaders are often contradictory" (in 119 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
    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!


  2. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader
    Former Employee - Team Leader

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

    Pros

    Vacation are ok
    Customer are nice
    Work Conditions
    Discount for Employees
    Some future Opportunities

    Cons

    Management needs improvemnet
    Work Shifts can be unsual
    Pay us lower end
    the leadership is lacking

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "Great work experience."

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

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

    Pros

    Fun place and fun people to work with.Great Performance feedback

    Cons

    difficult to move departments in my experience


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Alright"

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

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The interview stage was quick and easy. I get along with the managers on the most part. Many employees are friendly and I believe I have made some life long friends.

    Cons

    Since the little pay rise, management expect so much from each employee and it’s not physically possible to do everything.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that your employees are only human.

  8. "Sainsbury's"

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

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Great customer service and polite

    Cons

    Long hours and rude customers

    Advice to Management

    More jobs during the day for the staff


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - General Assistant in Darlington, North East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - General Assistant in Darlington, North East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met some great people made plenty of friends, shifts were set in place and were easily swapped if need be, nice clean friendly environment

    Cons

    Management could be quite clicky at times


  10. "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy , good pay of over £9 an hour

    Cons

    Can be hard to get holiday you want