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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 23 February, 2018
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J Sainsbury CEO Mike Coupe
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Pros
  • good pay nice colleagues can be a great place to work (in 138 reviews)

  • Staff discount 10% of total sales (in 95 reviews)

Cons
  • Staff get away with saying a lot of bigoted stuff (including the line managers/team leaders) which can feel quite alienating if you're not a bigot (in 95 reviews)

  • Honestly none, very good work life balance (in 37 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. "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


  3. "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


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  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. "Good part time work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with and flexible hours

    Cons

    Fast paced environment and need to get used to quickly


  7. "Good for part time work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free uniform, reliable pay, reasonable working conditions. 10% staff discount in Argos as Sainsbury owns it.

    Cons

    Clocking in system can be a pain. Managers don't recognise your contribution to the company. 10% staff discount could be better as it's an expensive supermarket to shop in.

    Advice to Management

    The focus should not just be on good customer service, staff need recognition too.


  8. "Would return"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Rhyl, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Rhyl, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very organised, a pleasure to work for and a very understanding company.

    Cons

    Minimum wage so salary is not the best.


  9. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    the hours i need are always handed to me
    staff are friendly and also the team leaders are helpful and understanding

    Cons

    none at the moment but you never know

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Sales Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Sales Manager in Hedge End, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Sales Manager in Hedge End, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Permanent, Secure, Comfortable, Proximity, Quality

    Cons

    No creative or challenging


  11. "good"

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

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    good management and friendly staff

    Cons

    not flexible on hours and holiday


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