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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 18 Sep 2019

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J Sainsbury CEO Mike Coupe
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Pros
  • "Good pay and very flexible with the different types of shifts that are offered(in 316 reviews)

  • "Fairly flexible hours for students(in 132 reviews)

Cons
  • "Big gap between staff and management which team leaders were expected to fill without support(in 122 reviews)

  • "Work life balance as long hours(in 115 reviews)

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  1. "You'll enjoy it here because of the colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    They care about their colleagues, customers are friendly, usually plenty of different types of jobs to do if you ask for them, room to gain new skills and get more pay if you ask or keep an eye out for opportunities.

    Cons

    Bad organisation at times, if you are stuck on tills it can be mundane

    Advice to Management

    To the managers that help it make an enjoyable place to work - keep it up

    J Sainsbury2017-06-05
  2. "Pay"

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    Current Employee - Trading Assistant 
    Recommends

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lovely people, great place to work

    Cons

    Overtime, constantly placed on tills

    J Sainsbury2019-09-18
  3. "Worked part time"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Assistant 

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    pay hours flexibility colleagues discount card

    Cons

    overtime opportunities are minimal. work is very demanding during major calendar holidays.

    J Sainsbury2019-09-18
  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Checkout Assistant 

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay. All colleagues are friendly

    Cons

    Not much overtime available at present

    J Sainsbury2019-09-16
  5. "Full time ambitious males will go further here"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Wirral, England

    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Competitive total rewards packages and benifits

    Cons

    Not flexible for management mother's

    J Sainsbury2019-09-16
  6. "Mmm"

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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Chiswick, England

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Like the environment ..with plenty of customers

    Cons

    Love the company Good pay

    Advice to Management

    Like to work for royal mail

    J Sainsbury2019-09-16
  7. "Customer service assistant"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service 
    Recommends

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good to work part time alongside studying

    Cons

    Can get monotonous and the management are a little strict

    J Sainsbury2019-09-15
  8. "I don’t really know rn"

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    Current Employee - Trading Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Pay, colleagues, offers, overtime , people

    Cons

    The hours, customers, management are cons

    J Sainsbury2019-09-15
  9. "Decent part-time job, heavily location-dependent"

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    Current Employee - Trading Assistant in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Second-highest pay in sector (second only to Aldi), decent holiday allowance and discount card. Fairly relaxed and collegiate atmosphere (though this is entirely dependent on your location/managers/colleagues), opportunity for (limited) advancement if you work in convenience rather than supermarket (to CTM/store manager). Lots of opportunity for overtime if you work in convenience, both at your store and others... locally.

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    Cons

    Somewhat punitive sickness policy, risk that the job will be a nightmare if you work at a location with poor team chemistry/atmosphere or tyrannical managers (I've heard horror stories), not the best place to start a long-term career due to a relatively low upper limit on progression opportunities (being a store manager isn't exactly a dream job for most in terms of either responsibilities/lifestyle or pay).... Additionally, Sainsbury's has a very backward approach to technology - for instance, our EPOS software for tills is abysmally inefficient, slow and prone to long freezes/delays. This can cause a lot of frustration and needlessly impede the ability of staff to do their job.

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    Advice to Management

    Work to better support colleagues who are on short or long-term sickness leave, especially those with mental health concerns. Prioritise fixing and catching up on technological debt to match competitors, with better EPOS software and the like, so that colleagues can do their job without issue. Continue to ensure that pay rises to be competitive with other comparable employers, and improve progression opportunities... within the company to better reward long-term colleagues who do choose Sainsbury's as a long-term career rather than short-term job.

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    J Sainsbury2019-09-14
  10. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Service Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    I am able to get as many hours as I want

    Cons

    Sometimes they are short-staffed and you can get a sudden rush of customers

    J Sainsbury2019-09-13
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