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Sainsbury’s retail or sales assistant jobs

How much does Sainsbury’s pay retail and sales assistants per hour?

£9.20–9.40 from 332 retail and sales assistants at Sainsbury’s

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  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    The hours

    7.4

    Online assistant, February 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Having most of the day to myself as I finish at 9am

    Worst thing

    Everything is monitored. To the minute detail

    4.9

    Online assistant, February 2021

    • £9.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Set hours same days, no one on your back just get left to it

    Worst thing

    I feel as if I wasn’t there they wouldn’t notice, no guidance/direction, feel a bit of a lost soul

    5.2

    Store assistant, February 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience
  • Best thing

    great team and management

    Worst thing

    covid ignorant shoppers

    8.9

    Replenishment, February 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Early finish

    Worst thing

    Can be boring

    7.2

    Online assistant, February 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The people I work with and my actual job

    4.7

    Checkouts, February 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Good pay and discount

    Worst thing

    Workload

    6.3

    Online assistant, February 2021

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • Less than a year experience
  • Best thing

    The other colleagues.

    Worst thing

    Some members of management crew.
    Being treated differently (individuals and groups)

    4.0

    Trading assistant, February 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Meeting new people

    Worst thing

    Customers shouting at me

    4.0

    Store assistant, February 2021

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience
  • Best thing

    You get paid an amount in addition to hourly rate for unsocial hours worked. This is from what time your shift starts till 5am. Also, it’s quite an easy job when you get used to it.

    Worst thing

    It is physically draining and you start early in the morning so it is tiring as well.

    6.8

    Online picker, February 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • Less than a year experience
  • Best thing

    No stress, good workout

    Worst thing

    Contempt from management and head office. unsafe working practices. discrimination

    4.7

    Trading assistant, February 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Working in a good environment, and understanding managers

    9.0

    Shop assistant, February 2021

    • £8.75 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The team

    Worst thing

    Time of work

    5.5

    Online assistant, February 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Good team to work with, it’s a relatively easy job but challenging enough at times to feel accomplished

    Worst thing

    Inconsistent standards and motivations of managers

    8.6

    Sales assistant, February 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    My colleagues

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff to cover all roles

    7.6

    Customer assistant, January 2021

    • £9.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Hours and pay

    Worst thing

    Sometimes customers

    9.3

    Checkout operator, January 2021

    • £9.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The hours

    Worst thing

    Not having enough staff

    4.6

    Customer service assistant, January 2021

    • £9.60 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Friends for life.
    Can have a laugh which is very needed at the moment

    Worst thing

    Pressure
    Stress

    4.0

    Customer service assistant, January 2021

    • Manages people
    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Working with good people, decent pay, fair benefits and treatment , active but not tiring work

    Worst thing

    Can become repetitive and some tasks seems pointless

    5.8

    Online assistant, January 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • Less than a year experience
  • Best thing

    Fixed rota.sometimes a good mngr,some good colleagues

    Worst thing

    Mngrs change regularly,same colleagues skive/do as little as possible.everything now done online..booking holidays,changing shifts if you need to,training, and done in your own time,trying to do training at work nigh on impossible,as get called to tills all the time.

    7.4

    Customer service assistant, January 2021

    • £9.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Worst thing

    Lack of care and respect from managers

    2.6

    Customer assistant, January 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Enjoyed working until recently

    Worst thing

    Getting older would like to retire

    4.0

    Customer assistant, January 2021

    • £5,700 per year, working a 12 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Getting to know customers who come in regular basis.

    Worst thing

    Rude customers

    7.8

    Customer experience, January 2021

    • £9.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    My colleagues

    Worst thing

    Lack of respect

    7.8

    Night shift, January 2021

    • £9.89 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Customer satifaction

    Worst thing

    Pressure when not enough staff and too much work

    7.8

    Customer service assistant, January 2021

    • £9.90 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff

    5.5

    Sales assistant, January 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Meeting different customers every day

    7.0

    Customer Experience, January 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Enjoy my job and work with good team

    Worst thing

    Rude abusive customers

    8.4

    Petrol station assistant, January 2021

    • Manages people
    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    No customers in the shop while working. Good discounts which are often increased.

    Worst thing

    Constant pressure on achieving targets. Unsociable hours. Night shift leaving obstacles in the way, causing delays while shopping.

    3.6

    Online shopper, January 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience
  • Best thing

    Staff are helpful, managers make everything easy

    8.6

    Customer assistant, January 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • Less than a year experience
  • Best thing

    My work collgues

    Worst thing

    Lack of staff

    7.0

    Sales assistant, January 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Going home

    Worst thing

    Pressure on everyone to pick as quickly as possible

    7.0

    Online shopper, January 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Some good friends, enjoy my job

    Worst thing

    Bad manager

    6.6

    Online assistant, January 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    My colleagues

    Worst thing

    Almost impossible time expectations and some managers.

    6.5

    Trading assistant, January 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    My work colleagues

    Worst thing

    Some of the managers

    7.4

    Sales assistant, January 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    You just get on with it

    Worst thing

    Only worried about IPH

    7.2

    On line shopper, January 2021

    • £9.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Working with great people and the customers

    8.9

    Colleague, January 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    the atmosphere and the people i work with. and purely how relaxing the job is and i enjoy making customers smile when i’m on the checkouts

    Worst thing

    having to find someone to approve my alcohol when there is no supervisors around. because i’m under 18 i cannot approve them myself therefore it makes the customers wait when i have to find someone to authorise for me

    8.4

    Service assistant, December 2020

    • £9.30 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • Less than a year experience
  • Best thing

    Easy work nice friendly people

    Worst thing

    Customers

    7.4

    Online assistant, December 2020

    • £9.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Money

    Worst thing

    Some of people that work there

    8.1

    Customer experience, December 2020

    • £9.30 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • Less than a year experience
  • Best thing

    everyone is so friendly and inclusive

    Worst thing

    sometimes you get rude customers

    9.4

    Customer assistant, December 2020

    • £9.30 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • Less than a year experience
  • Best thing

    No stress. Good workout.

    Worst thing

    Unsafe working practices. Unfair distribution of work load.

    5.2

    Trading assistant, December 2020

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The flexibility, the friendliness and the availability of overtime, both in your store or another store.

    Worst thing

    Some of the managers make me feel watched.

    6.8

    Sales assistant, December 2020

    • £9.90 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    Nasty customers

    7.4

    Customer assistant, December 2020

    • £9.99 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The pay is good the hours are good the people are nice and I like the job

    Worst thing

    Some colleges can be argumentative to work with some times and managers can ask if you shan’t overtime at last minute but most of the time are good at giving enough notice

    9.3

    Trading assistant, December 2020

    • £9.30 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Face to face customer role. Active and normally always busy. Plenty of hours. Plenty of holidays (140 hours part time 20 hours contract)

    Worst thing

    Rude customers

    8.7

    Sales assistant, December 2020

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Pay, benefits and calm work environment

    Worst thing

    Ignorant customers

    7.9

    Trading assistant, December 2020

    • £9.30 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The people I work with and the opportunity to do extra hours if needed.

    8.3

    Sales assistant, December 2020

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience
  • Best thing

    The social interaction with customers

    Worst thing

    The cold when I’m on the doors

    9.4

    Tills, November 2020

    • £9.30 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • Less than a year experience
  • Best thing

    I get a sense of accomplishment each shift i work

    Worst thing

    Late nights

    8.2

    Customer assistant, November 2020

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

Current Sainsbury’s retail or sales assistant jobs

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Sainsbury’s ranks joint 23rd to work for in retail or sales assistant employers

  1. 23= Greggs
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  2. 23= Sainsbury’s
    6.7
  3. 23= Travis Perkins
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