Driver (Current Employee) – Richmond TW9 – 18 March 2018
First off is the wages, very poor, you will also struggle to get the contracted hours, with overtime you will roughly get 44-47 hours per week working 7 days. Wages are normally always wrong and you have to fight for your money. There’s a real lack of support and empathy here, if you need time off to move house, or for a funeral etc...forget it! Try Tesco or Ocado...both are masters of their craft
Own boss on the road
Wages, work/home life balance, disorganisation...the list is endless!
Store Assistant (Former Employee) – Upton, Merseyside – 15 March 2018
I enjoyed working for sainsburys, everyday was different. The typical day at work was making sure there was enough stock on the shelves and making sure the customers was happy and knew where to find what they wanted, management was good and helpful when you needed it.
Counter Assistant (Former Employee) – London – 14 March 2018
I worked for J Sainsbury plc. as a counter assistant. My role and responsibilities was different things, at times I was packing and displaying food, other times I would be doing stock control or serving customers. The main duty was to take customers’ orders which I enjoyed because I like interacting with different people and making a good impression.
Customer Service Assistant (Current Employee) – Birmingham – 13 March 2018
Management expect too much of their staff, with little to no thanks. Hours are long, and rarely do they take into consideration of your home life. Communication isn't at the top of their list, and they are currently in the process of removing the majority of benefits that they previously awarded to their staff. Not good.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Wadsley bridge. Sheffield – 13 March 2018
Worked on tills most of the time, great atmosphere due to the attitude of the supervisors. I already had retail experience so did not learn too much more doing this job. Management was great, from the store manager, down to the supervisors. All the staff were friendly and would help if you had a big queue waiting. There was no hard part of the day at all. The most enjoyable part of the day was all of it, due to great staff and great customers.
Team leader (Current Employee) – London – 12 March 2018
Sainsburys are a good company to develop in however with they have recently made cuts. They have made many changes to the management team and structure that will be leaving us supervisors with no hope of development.
Department Manager (Current Employee) – Chiswick – 12 March 2018
as a company sainsburys is very colleague and customer focused, each colleague is treated individually and valued, a typical day involves a handover from the manager and a lists of tasks to complete such as replenisment, cleaning, stock counts
Deputy manager (Former Employee) – South east london – 12 March 2018
I started as a part time colleague doing 2 nights a week and slowly progressed into management. This allowed me to see all of the changes that the company went through from being about the people to then at the end focusing purely on numbers. I wouldn’t recommend working here as there is no loyalty anymore and anyone is willing to lie and stab you in the back now
commercial manager (Current Employee) – cardiff – 12 March 2018
Generally a good place to work , The team work is fantastic and working with the community. I have learned so many things of the years and the training is ongoing, the job does entail late nights, overnights and weekend work which can make it hard to juggle homelife.