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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 22 Aug 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. "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.

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    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.

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    J Sainsbury2014-06-09
  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Exeter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great rates of pay, proactive in career progression

    Cons

    management roles don't pay as well, job responsibilities not consistent from store to store

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    J Sainsbury2019-08-22
  4. "Best retail job ever"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, managers and staff.

    Cons

    The tasks can be repetitive.

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    J Sainsbury2019-08-22
  5. "Good First Job"

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    Former Employee - General Assistant in Wrexham, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, good pay for 16-25 year olds (especially in education), decent working hours, Love it has a load of amazing offers, and winning team is great for rewarding colleagues throughout the year

    Cons

    Can get repetitive, little opportunity for overtime (more restricted to certain stores), contradiction from different managers

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    J Sainsbury2019-08-22
  6. "Nice Place"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in London, England

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

    Pros

    Nice people, nice place to work

    Cons

    Can be boring at times

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    J Sainsbury2019-08-22
  7. "Part time role"

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

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

    Pros

    Great peers Team atmosphere Regular huddles

    Cons

    Can be inflexible Hard work not always noticed

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    J Sainsbury2019-08-20
  8. "Good experience had by all"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service/Sales Assistant in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy friendly staff Good salary Good discount

    Cons

    New management structure is poor and doesn't reward hard work

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    J Sainsbury2019-08-20
  9. "Great place of work"

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    Former Employee - Customer and People Trading Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible rota and great pay

    Cons

    Lots of standing, not great if you have flat feet or back pain.

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    J Sainsbury2019-08-18
  10. "very flexible around university studies."

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    Current Employee - General Assistant in Whitchurch, Shropshire, West Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Abel to come and go each university holiday with little hassle.

    Cons

    Some uncertainty over what hours I will get next holiday.

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    J Sainsbury2019-08-14
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