Manager at Sainsbury’s

People in this role may also be known as retail store and shop managers.

32 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 manager employees?

Manager at Sainsbury’s
£10.53–17.29
Typical range
£8.98–17.78

Manager employees at Sainsbury’s are typically paid £10.53–17.29 an hour, based on data from 32 employees.

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

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

Find out what it is by taking the 3 minute survey.

Do your managers treat you with respect?

Not great
  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    How we know this

    31% 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 29 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.

Excellent
  • Managers are respectful

    How we know this

    75% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 28 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 manager 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

    • 0% report getting one week notice or less
    • 46% report getting two weeks notice
    • 38% report getting three weeks notice
    • 17% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 24 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.

  • People do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    83% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 23 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.

Not great
  • People don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    35% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 31 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.

Good
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    65% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 26 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    How we know this

    67% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 21 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.

  • No short notice shift changes

    How we know this

    35% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 23 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How we know this

    93% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 30 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.

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 manager 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?

Good
  • Enough training

    How we know this

    69% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 32 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.

  • Opportunities to progress

    How we know this

    In the last year, 57% 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 30 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.

Latest reviews from manager employees at Sainsbury’s

  • Best thing

    The management team

    Worst thing

    The lack of technology, and out of date systems

    5.5

    Employee, March 2021

    • Manages people
    • £28,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    Work load hours

    5.5

    Manager, January 2021

    • Manages people
    • £25,000 per year, working a 39 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Pay day

    Worst thing

    Customers, incompetent colleagues, idiots in area management

    4.4

    Manager, October 2020

    • Manages people
    • £23,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Pay is competitive
    Sick pay
    Communications

    Worst thing

    Unfair progression opportunities
    Store moves
    Pressure
    Always having to be connected- unable to have a proper holiday

    6.5

    Manager, October 2020

    • Manages people
    • £30,000 per year, working a 43 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Every day is different

    Worst thing

    Time constrains

    8.6

    Customer & Trading Manager, August 2020

    • Manages people
    • £22,800 per year, working a 39 hour week
    • 25 or older

How Sainsbury’s ranks

Sainsbury’s ranks joint 10th to work for in retail store or shop manager employers

  1. 9 Travis Perkins
    6.9
  2. 10= Sainsbury’s
    6.6
  3. 10= Three
    6.6