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J Sainsbury Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2020

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3.5
65%
Recommend to a Friend
56%
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J Sainsbury CEO Mike Coupe
Mike Coupe
1,323 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay opportunities to progress(in 426 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours and colleagues are supportive(in 154 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and often stressful as everyone must be multi skilled(in 144 reviews)

  • "The recent shake up less managers and getting rid of team leaders(in 133 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Bakery Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J Sainsbury part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good working team, everyone was friendly Discount was good

    Cons

    Sometimes too much work for one person

    J Sainsbury2020-01-21
  2. "Trading assistant stacking shelves"

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    Current Employee - Trading Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Left alone to get on with your work, staff help each other out and management don't put too much pressure on staff.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    N.A

    J Sainsbury2020-01-20
  3. "Can't fault working there"

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    Current Employee - General Assistant in Witney, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked all across a big store. Plenty of overtime available. Very competitive wage. A lot of success stories and progression available. As a company, they give all employees fair treatment and certainly nurture a healthy working environment. Generally all of the people I worked with, 100s including managers, were very kind, honest and hard-working. Also working at a supermarket is great on your lunch break! (Especially with discount, combined with Nectar card.) My Sainsburys now has an Argos!

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    Cons

    Bad customers but what do you expect! Far more good ones, however. As for staff? They'll employee anyone.

    Advice to Management

    I believe the removal of 'team leaders' and in-house HR in my store was a mistake.

    J Sainsbury2020-01-19
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - General Assistant in Folkestone, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team are supporting and at the end of the night work shift everyone gets to work together so everyone get to know eachother

    Cons

    It was a great place to work (no cons)

    J Sainsbury2020-01-19
  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Online Assistant 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Managers are really very good

    Cons

    I haven't seen any cons so far

    J Sainsbury2020-01-20
  6. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people and place

    Cons

    Great place to work. No cons.

    J Sainsbury2020-01-18
  7. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Enjoy staff interaction, set hours with potential overtime

    Cons

    Staff cliques, work can be monotomous

    J Sainsbury2020-01-18
  8. "Good pay but hard work for students"

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    Current Employee - Trading Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Good pay, colleagues are good

    Cons

    Sleep schedule gets bad, too tired to do anything the next day,

    J Sainsbury2020-01-18
  9. "sainsburys night shift"

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    Current Employee - Compressor Service Technician in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    night shift premium £2+ from 12am - 5 am.

    Cons

    late deliveries can ruin a shift

    Advice to Management

    more staff

    J Sainsbury2020-01-16
  10. "counters assistant"

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    Former Employee - Aggghhhjjk 

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

    Pros

    really friendly colleagues, made the days go faster

    Cons

    unwilling to be flexible during exams whilst I was studying at uni

    J Sainsbury2020-01-16
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