Baker at Sainsbury’s

People in this role may also be known as bakers.

26 workers in this role at Sainsbury’s have taken the survey. How does this role compare to your current role? Take the survey to find out.

How much does Sainsbury’s pay baker employees?

Baker at Sainsbury’s
£9.30–10.20
Typical range
£8.73–12.00

Baker employees at Sainsbury’s are typically paid £9.30–10.20 an hour, based on data from 26 employees.

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What is management like for baker employees at Sainsbury’s?

1,170 employees told us the worst thing about this job…

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Do your managers treat you with respect?

Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    How we know this

    13% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 24 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.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    How we know this

    64% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Great company to work for however the changes over the last few years mean more work less colleagues. Managers are more office based since the removal of hr - they do not have enough time to do their job

    Worst thing

    Pay does not reflect hours worked

    7.9

    Employee, May 2021

    • £30,000 per year, working a 42 hour week
    • 45–54 years old

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What are the hours like for baker employees at Sainsbury’s?

1,170 employees told us the worst thing about this job…

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Bad
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How we know this

    • 12% report getting one week notice or less
    • 27% report getting two weeks notice
    • 38% report getting three weeks notice
    • 19% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 4% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 26 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Not great
  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    How we know this

    52% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 25 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

Good
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    52% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 21 job reviews

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How we know this

    84% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 25 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Good choice of shifts

    How we know this

    76% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 25 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    95% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • No unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    18% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    4% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 26 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    School hours contract

    Worst thing

    Sickness policy

    7.8

    Employee, May 2021

    • £9.50 per hour
    • 45–54 years old

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What is career progression like for baker employees at Sainsbury’s?

1,170 employees told us the worst thing about this job…

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Not great
  • No career progression

    How we know this

    In the last year, 47% of people report 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 19 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.

Good
  • Enough training

    How we know this

    70% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Latest reviews from baker employees at Sainsbury’s

  • Best thing

    Staff

    Worst thing

    How Sainsbury’s think all store are the same and expect everyone to work the same

    5.5

    Employee, May 2021

    • £10.25 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
  • Best thing

    Pay & hours

    Worst thing

    The favouritism given to young colleagues & the useless management team

    5.5

    Employee, February 2021

    • £10.05 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    I am left to do it by myself as I am trusted

    Worst thing

    Early mornings

    8.5

    Baker, November 2020

    • £9.55 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    I'm good at it.

    Worst thing

    Working environment.

    4.5

    Baker, September 2020

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    My work colleagues , pay, holidays, sick time

    Worst thing

    Early morning but I chose them so nothing really

    8.5

    Bakery asistant, September 2020

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Above average pay, hours aren’t too bad, made friends within the company

    Worst thing

    Some colleagues can be lazy, early starts due to nature of work

    7.5

    Baker, August 2020

    • £10.05 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    My hours suit me

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff

    7.2

    Baker, June 2020

    • £10.05 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Team work
    Contracted hours

    Worst thing

    Staff sicknesses.

    7.0

    Baker, March 2020

    • £9.95 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
  • Best thing

    Good amount of holidays

    Worst thing

    Managers with no clue what they are doing trying to tell you how to do your job when they have no idea what theyre talking about

    4.4

    Baker, November 2019

    • £9.95 per hour
    • 25–34 years old

How Sainsbury’s ranks

Sainsbury’s ranks 3rd to work for in baker employers

  1. 2 Warburtons
    7.1
  2. 3 Sainsbury’s
    6.6
  3. 4 Tesco
    6.3