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Interviews at J Sainsbury Plc.

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at J Sainsbury Plc..
Interview experience
Based on 1,492 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 1,496 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 1,450 interviews
About a week

Interview process at J Sainsbury Plc.

Overview experience
Poor
Excellent
Easy
Difficult
Interview process length
About a week
39%
About a day or two
32%
About two weeks
19%
About a month
7%
More than one month
3%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
74%
Problem solving exercises
30%
Phone call/screening
23%
Written test
20%
Group interview
17%
Least reported steps
Drug test
3%
Take-home/sample work
2%
They have no interview
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at J Sainsbury Plc.

  • I went through the rigors of their interview process. I got there and saw interviewers who probably got there through people they know and now have the opportunity to pose as managers. They collected …
    Shared on 27 February 2020
  • My interviewer, made me wait 40 minutes in a tiny staffroom with the staff already there, only when I asked a member of staff to find out what's happening did he call me in. He seemed to not remember …
    Shared on 10 December 2019
  • I completed the online test and was offered an interview the following day. I was applying for a new store which wasn’t open yet, so had to be interviewed at a different one. I was interviewed by a yo…
    Shared on 18 September 2019

Interview questions at J Sainsbury Plc.

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Can you stand on your head for at least 45 minuets
    Shared on 30 June 2019
  • The big question is are you trustworthy around company cash and stock
    Shared on 28 June 2019
  • It's a big company with a very good environment.
    Shared on 19 February 2019
Interview tips at J Sainsbury Plc.
Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)50%
  • Formal (business suit)29%
  • They didn’t have a dress code12%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)7%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at J Sainsbury Plc.
  • Speaking as an online shopper, use common sense. A lot of the interview questions are retail based, but a lot are things that you, as a customer, would want from a shopper. I.e, don't squash things. C…
    Shared on 25 January 2019 - Online Shopper - Stevenage
  • Show customer focus, interest in food, wanting to progress.
    Shared on 11 January 2019 - Supervisor - Chislehurst, Greater London
  • Be prepared for a group interview
    Shared on 7 November 2018 - Night Shift Worker - Bristol
The first interview at J Sainsbury Plc.
How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed25%
  • Other online job site22%
  • Other20%
  • Recruiter contacted me9%
  • Employee referral8%
How candidates received their first interview at J Sainsbury Plc.
  • Replied to advert
    Shared on 24 July 2019 - Customer Service Assistant - Colchester
  • Recruitment day
    Shared on 11 February 2019 - Customer Assistant - Tunbridge Wells, Kent