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Sainsbury’s is the third largest supermarket chain in the UK.

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Sainsbury’s job reviews

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  • Best thing

    Colleagues on the shopfloor

    Worst thing

    The amount of people that have left the job in the last 18 months and not been replaced, but those still there are expected to work 3 - 4 times harder to fill in the gaps left by the people who have, left and the way managers to talk to you

    3.0

    Sainsbury’s Employee, February 2023

  • Best thing

    The pay and that’s it

    Worst thing

    Discrimination against colleagues with mental health issues and disabilities. Treated poorly by managers for being a woman. Getting half the amount of break time the day shift get.

    1.9

    Sainsbury’s Trading assistant, January 2023

  • Best thing

    The hours

    Worst thing

    Everything. All staff get shouted at to be faster when there’s barely any staff. The staff that actually do turn up don’t get any respect. Wouldn’t work for the company

    2.5

    Sainsbury’s Employee, January 2023

  • Best thing

    Just 8 hours a day and easy work

    Worst thing

    Bored

    10

    Sainsbury’s Picker, January 2023

  • Best thing

    Salary, holiday, working hours and conditions.

    Worst thing

    Can be very stressful and frustrating at times

    9.8

    Sainsbury’s Delivery driver, January 2023

  • Best thing

    The driving side is easy and rewarding, you are under no pressure or stress.

    Worst thing

    The organisation in the online side can be hit and miss, not enough staff sometimes or priorities wrong, vehicle fleet managment is a joke, nothing is fixed for weeks or months, vans 1000s miles out of service schedules, as a company they need to get a grip of the service contractors.

    8.9

    Sainsbury’s Delivery driver, January 2023

  • Best thing

    Like managing a team and seeing it success

    Worst thing

    Have work outside work hours
    Get treated badly and shouted at aggressively

    2.0

    Sainsbury’s Employee, January 2023

  • Best thing

    The benefits can be very good

    Worst thing

    Communication and urgency of others in the Team

    4.6

    Sainsbury’s Employee, January 2023

  • Best thing

    The people are so friendly

    Worst thing

    FOA is the most boring thing in the world.

    9.3

    Sainsbury’s Merchandiser, January 2023

  • Best thing

    Some of my managers are really nice and friendly, the argos and sainsburys discount is nice and the pay is ok for my age

    Worst thing

    they expect way too much of everyone and sometimes get frustrated when you don’t meet their absurd expectations

    3.2

    Sainsbury’s Employee, January 2023

  • Best thing

    Probably just getting the money every 4 weeks

    Worst thing

    Lack of communication between staff and management. No training for new staff, just left on their own. Managers swearing at you when you are working your hardest

    2.6

    Sainsbury’s Trading assistant, January 2023

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    My manager

    6.0

    Sainsbury’s Trade sales assistant, January 2023

  • Best thing

    Pretty easy shifts

    Worst thing

    Hard to find items
    Manager was a bit patronising

    7.8

    Sainsbury’s Customer service assistant, January 2023

  • Best thing

    It works around my family, but things have changed very dramatically over the last few years

    Worst thing

    People not listening, people thinking just turning it is enough picking and choosing what they want to do, not enough back up from managers

    3.7

    Sainsbury’s Customer advisor, December 2022

  • Best thing

    Very social team
    Flexible hours around uni
    Easy to book time off

    Worst thing

    Early start times
    Customer can be rude

    9.8

    Sainsbury’s Employee, December 2022

  • Best thing

    My colleagues and the benefits

    9.4

    Sainsbury’s Employee, December 2022

  • Best thing

    The pay for an under 18 isn’t bad at £10.25 per hour.

    Worst thing

    Managers

    7.5

    Sainsbury’s Retail assistant, December 2022

  • Best thing

    Colleagues and early shifts

    Worst thing

    Manager and too much labour

    5.5

    Sainsbury’s Employee, December 2022

  • Best thing

    Colleagues are friendly and customers are mostly ok

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff, too much pressure to get jobs done in not enough time

    8.4

    Sainsbury’s Food services assistant, December 2022

  • Best thing

    The people I work with. Having fun from time to time.
    Being able to learn things when I ask about procedures and rules.

    Worst thing

    Some people that I work with can become overbearing by their work ethic and constantly annoying with questions.
    Not enough staff to finish everything in a shift.
    Having to listen and answer to annoying customers.

    4.3

    Sainsbury’s Employee, December 2022

  • Best thing

    The discount, that's it

    Worst thing

    Overworked, understaffed, disgraceful management, no sympathy, managers takes all the credit for all the hard work we do while they sit in their heated office while we're in a freezing warehouse loading vans all day

    1.9

    Sainsbury’s General assistant, December 2022

  • Best thing

    Fast paced and busy which is something I like never gets boring

    Worst thing

    Around seasonal the fast pace is hard with the amount of customers also asking for help, heavy/hard work. Making substitutions can be difficult

    9.7

    Sainsbury’s Employee, December 2022

  • Best thing

    Staff discount
    Secure employment

    Worst thing

    Lack of care
    No understanding of the realities on the shop floor
    Cut hours regularly
    Demand more and more of colleagues and management
    Lack of proper training. Mostly computer based, self learning.
    Overworked
    Pay

    1.5

    Sainsbury’s Shift manager, December 2022

  • Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    The managers vile

    5.0

    Sainsbury’s Employee, December 2022

  • Best thing

    Keeps you more active than your standard office job. Helping people.

    Worst thing

    Head office treat you like idiots. They cut your pay and say it's a pay rise. Like most businesses they only care about profit and bonuses going to the CEO and other higher ups while the people at the bottom get no bonuses and are pushed to work harder in order to create more profit.

    2.3

    Sainsbury’s Employee, December 2022

  • Best thing

    Some people support me

    Worst thing

    There's one person I work with who has it in for me and my manager will not do anything about it

    2.0

    Sainsbury’s Food services assistant, December 2022

  • Best thing

    Talking to people

    Worst thing

    Rude people

    9.2

    Sainsbury’s Customer assistant, December 2022

  • Best thing

    Helping customer and keep them happy

    Worst thing

    Short staff

    7.1

    Sainsbury’s Employee, December 2022

  • Best thing

    It's a bit easy for me

    Worst thing

    It can get hard

    9.5

    Sainsbury’s Delivery driver, December 2022

  • Best thing

    my college's

    Worst thing

    the managers and the environment they create

    2.6

    Sainsbury’s Employee, November 2022

  • Best thing

    10% discount
    Pay

    Worst thing

    Management clueless about what's going on in store, don't check in on staff
    Rude and entitled staff
    Bare minimum of training
    Only care about IPH (items per hour), not staff wellbeing

    3.9

    Sainsbury’s Employee, November 2022

  • Best thing

    The overtime available

    Worst thing

    Treatment from managers

    3.7

    Sainsbury’s Store assistant, November 2022

  • Best thing

    Discount

    Worst thing

    Lack of staff that never get replaced

    6.4

    Sainsbury’s Employee, November 2022

  • Worst thing

    Sickness policy and how staff with health issues get treated

    4.1

    Sainsbury’s Customer assistant, November 2022

  • Best thing

    10 percent off

    Worst thing

    IPH, items picked per hour
    That’s all they care about

    4.9

    Sainsbury’s Employee, November 2022

  • Best thing

    The whole team is amazing to work with and especially the managers, they treat everyone with respect.

    Worst thing

    Being called in when I have booked holidays

    9.4

    Sainsbury’s General assistant, November 2022

  • Best thing

    The pay and felixibility in shifts

    Worst thing

    Always on your feet

    8.2

    Sainsbury’s Retail assistant, November 2022

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Broken promises

    7.3

    Sainsbury’s Customer service, November 2022

  • Best thing

    Working with others around your and never being bored. Good money. Hours could be negotiated

    Worst thing

    The work load and the time you have to complete it

    6.6

    Sainsbury’s Retail assistant, November 2022

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Management and lazy staff members

    7.0

    Sainsbury’s General assistant, November 2022

  • Best thing

    Money

    Worst thing

    No one works at team only near Xmas

    7.0

    Sainsbury’s Employee, November 2022

  • Best thing

    Great team work and the company perks.

    Worst thing

    Workload and work life balance.

    7.0

    Sainsbury’s Employee, November 2022

  • Best thing

    the people

    Worst thing

    a lot to do

    9.7

    Sainsbury’s Employee, November 2022

  • Best thing

    The hours

    Worst thing

    Head office setting unrealistic limits , sick % and procedure causes stress when of sick

    5.5

    Sainsbury’s Employee, November 2022

  • Best thing

    Most of the people that I work with and majority of the managers

    Worst thing

    Some of the people that I work with, and the actual job

    9.0

    Sainsbury’s Warehouse operative, November 2022

  • Best thing

    Flexibility, inclusivity and overall impact

    Worst thing

    Workload, cuts in labour but increased expectations, understaffing

    9.4

    Sainsbury’s Store manager, October 2022

  • Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    Too many tasks

    5.5

    Sainsbury’s Team manager, October 2022

  • Best thing

    Meeting Customers

    Worst thing

    Stress passed on from Management and other employees. Usually down to shorts staff then employees not caring to do there job properly.

    5.5

    Sainsbury’s Delivery driver, October 2022

  • Best thing

    You’re not under pressure

    Worst thing

    Miss management

    9.7

    Sainsbury’s Employee, October 2022

  • Best thing

    pays well, overtime is offered

    Worst thing

    contract hasn’t been increased after asking for 3 years, lost out on 3 weeks of holiday and have to work shifts everyday with a 8 hour break to go home and sleep

    1.6

    Sainsbury’s Employee, October 2022