Do people think Sainsbury’s head office understands what's happening where they work?
People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work
How we know this
82% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work
Based on information from 2,007 job reviews
Why this matters
At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.
To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.
Are people given support to progress at Sainsbury’s?
Only some people are given support to progress here
How we know this
In the last year, 60% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role
Based on information from 1,977 job reviews
Why this matters
A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.
This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.
Some of the people you work with are amazing and become really good friends
The pay was fair when we were fully staffed, less so now that we work harder to cover the gaps.
I specifically load vans in the early morning shift so the 2am wake ups
The excruciating back pain and body aches
Losing staff and management not hiring back people because we're over budget
The constant asking for an extra person to be able to help you in a certain role but management never hire anybody to help despite agreeing with you
Nobody caring or being allowed to follow risk assessments because we have to work harder because of understaffing
Hypocritical management having a go for not working hard enough but stands round talking themselves and get verbally pissed off when they have to do some actual hands on work
Some people doing the absolute bare minimum of work because "why would I when other people will do it"
Delivery drivers who have designated time to help you but just hide away or watch you struggle instead but get paid more to do so
The General assistant role is stressful because you have times to meet and everyone else in the grocery online world tries to make your life harder and you get blamed for things going wrong which are out of your control
THE BACK PAIN
Sainsbury’s Employee, December 2021
The vibe and the atmosphere between colleagues and managers, recognition and appreciation for hard work and any extra hours worked, great balance between getting things done, no pressure and having fun, more likely to progress (convenience store)
Don’t get paid breaks, they don’t cover your travel expenses if you have to travel to another store. Break allowance is a bit stingy, e.g a 45 minute break for a 10 hour nightshift. (In a supermarket) it’s just about money, you come in, clock in, do what your supposed to do then leave, get paid, repeat. You get treated like a machine rather than a person, they expect the maximum from you and give the bare minimum in return (money) no appreciation or recognition for your hard work so no motivation or progression.