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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 19 Jun 2019

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Found 3439 reviews

3.5
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66%
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59%
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J Sainsbury CEO Mike Coupe
Mike Coupe
1073 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and very flexible with the different types of shifts that are offered(in 270 reviews)

  • "Fairly flexible hours for students(in 127 reviews)

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  1. "deputy store manager"

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    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.

    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.

    J Sainsbury2015-11-16
  2. "Was a good company to work for 5 years ago....not now"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Use common sense and don't hide behind policies. Talk to your staff and be sincere.

    J Sainsbury2014-06-09
  3. "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Operations Manager in Holborn, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time

      Pros

      - salary - work life balance

      Cons

      - decision making ability - nothing else

      J Sainsbury2019-06-17
    • "Good Company"

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      Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good pay for the amount of work.

      Cons

      Not too much progression in the company.

      J Sainsbury2019-06-17
    • "Customer Assistant"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at J Sainsbury full-time

        Pros

        Good relationship between the manager and employees

        Cons

        There's not enough support for when customers are abusive.

        J Sainsbury2019-06-17
      • "Sainsburys"

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        Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        A great place to work

        Cons

        Shops can get very busy

        J Sainsbury2019-06-17
      • "Its pretty good, work there."

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        Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Bristol, England
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        We're friendly, also you get discount in argos

        Cons

        There aren't any, honestly there aren't

        J Sainsbury2019-06-16
      • "Fantastic business to work in!"

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        Current Employee - Operations Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at J Sainsbury full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        Great development, lots of career opportunities

        Cons

        Can be a little impersonal sometimes

        Advice to Management

        Definitely consider any opportunities here!

        J Sainsbury2019-06-17
      • "good part time job"

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        Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        good pay, staff are nice

        Cons

        hard work, grief from customers

        J Sainsbury2019-06-17
      • "Excellent first job"

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        Current Employee - General Assistant in Bristol, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        People, salary, order, discount, hr help

        Cons

        Boring duties, good place to start

        Advice to Management

        Finish tasks on time

        J Sainsbury2019-06-15
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