Compare J Sainsbury vs Waitrose BETA

See how working at J Sainsbury vs. Waitrose compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at J Sainsbury vs. Waitrose. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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J Sainsbury

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Waitrose

Employee Ratings

  • Waitrose scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 5383 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 3235 reviews)
Waitrose employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Waitrose employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.9 higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
3.7
Waitrose employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
3.3
Waitrose employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Culture & Values
3.9
Waitrose employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
J Sainsbury Ceo Mike Coupe
61%
61%Mike Coupe
CEO Approval
Waitrose Ceo Sharon White
90%
90%Sharon White
Waitrose employees rated their CEO Approval 29% higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
69%
% Recommend to a friend
79%
Waitrose employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
44%
Positive Business Outlook
54%
Waitrose employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than J Sainsbury employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Waitrose has 1 more total submitted salaries than J Sainsbury.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Pharmacy Counter Assistant1 Salaries
£9,587/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Waitrose Supermarket Assistant1 Salaries
£7/hr

What Employees Say

  • J Sainsbury had 196 more reviews than Waitrose that mentioned "Good pay" as a Pro.
  • J Sainsbury had 92 more reviews than Waitrose that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 598 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 194 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 402 reviews)
"John lewis"(in 216 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 180 reviews)
"Team leaders"(in 142 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 88 reviews)
"Part time"(in 67 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 - Data Analyst

I worked at Waitrose full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Excellent environment to work in. Great people, great team work.

Cons

Too many reorganisations/transformations in the last year or so which results in job security issues.

Job Postings

J Sainsbury has 70 more recently posted open jobs than Waitrose.