J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 21 Sep 2020

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3.6
67%
Recommend to a Friend
58%
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J Sainsbury CEO Mike Coupe
Mike Coupe
1,503 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay for what you are doing always overtime if wanted(in 513 reviews)

  • "flexible hours to fit other commitments around(in 170 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours but good flexibility with shifts(in 158 reviews)

  • "When the company got rid of team leaders there is very little room for career progression(in 137 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "deputy store manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.

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  2. "Was a good company to work for 5 years ago....not now"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Goal driven, bonus tied to company performance

    Cons

    Some really strange company policies....became a horrible place to work when new management ruled to the letter of the law.

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  3. "One of the best employers"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Controller 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    Hands off management Company study scheme

    Cons

    Below industry average salary Only 22 days holidays

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  4. "Good company, decent pay"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Rustington, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay, good hours and holiday

    Cons

    Managers have favorites and gossip

  5. "Ok"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing people who make my day fly by

    Cons

    Few opportunities to increase hours

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  6. "Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trading Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good managers and support for colleagues

    Cons

    Not the best colleagues, they mostly gice their tasks to others

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  7. "Good place to work."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shop Floor Assistant in Southampton, England

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

    Pros

    Staff and bonuses, plus discount scheme

    Cons

    Long hours and short breaks.

  8. "sainsburys"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Trading Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good training in Customer service and health and safety

    Cons

    needs more diversity and collegues

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  9. "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Leeds, England

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work amazing

    Cons

    None it is a great place to work

  10. "Great"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at J Sainsbury full-time

    Pros

    They offered great Benefits Flexible

    Cons

    Did not have any issues

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