Compare J Sainsbury vs Primark BETA

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J Sainsbury

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Primark

Employee Ratings

  • J Sainsbury scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Work-life balance.
  • Primark scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Senior Management and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 4744 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 3637 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
J Sainsbury employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Primark employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Culture & Values
3.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
J Sainsbury Ceo Mike Coupe
57%
57%Mike Coupe
CEO Approval
Primark Ceo Paul Marchant
83%
83%Paul Marchant
Primark employees rated their CEO Approval 25% higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
67%
% Recommend to a friend
69%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
41%
Positive Business Outlook
52%
Primark employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.

Salaries

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Pharmacy Counter Assistant1 Salaries
£9,486/yr
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What Employees Say

  • J Sainsbury had 247 more reviews than Primark that mentioned "Good pay" as a Pro.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at J Sainsbury.
  • "No staff discount" was the most mentioned Con at Primark.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 513 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 170 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 266 reviews)
"Overtime available"(in 134 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 158 reviews)
"Team leaders"(in 137 reviews)
Cons
"No staff discount"(in 134 reviews)
"No discount"(in 133 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time

Pros

A big company which impacts lots of people in the UK, Working for Sainsburys allows you to make a big difference in people's lives. A good set of company values means that Sainsburys does the right... thing for its customers.

Cons

long hours make working in a supermarket both physically, emotionally and mentally tiring. Grocery market is having a tough time at the moment meaning that promotions have slowed down in the last... year.

Advice to Management

invest more in store labour to ensure service is our USP versus ALDI and Lidl. Product development is always important as customers want to feel excited by the offering.

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Primark full-time

Pros

Great money and nice staff

Cons

Time off is hard to get

Advice to Management

Listen to staff

Job Postings

Primark has 211 more recently posted open jobs than J Sainsbury.