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    Friendly people, flexible hours, understanding management.

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    Current Employee - Baker  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Baker in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at J Sainsbury part-time for more than a year


    All the staff are friendly and easy to talk to. Opportunities to progress.


    Can sometimes find it difficult to book holidays.

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J Sainsbury Interviews

Updated 5 Sep 2014
Updated 5 Sep 2014

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    Customer Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at J Sainsbury in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the job on the 18th of August. Heard back from the HR department within 2 days asking for me to contact them for a telephone interview. I phoned them the next day (21st) and I was asked general questions such as what is good customer service, name a time when you have given/seen good customer service, why do you want the position etc. I was told that I had passed this interview whilst still on the phone and I was given the details of the assessment centre interview. I went to my assessment centre interview on the 1st of September. After reading online, I was expecting 2 parts, one part full of videos and questions and then a one on one interview. However I just had the one on one interview. I was asked general questions such as my age, what I was doing outside of work (college), if I had any holidays etc... Then I was given a booklet with 3 questions/scenarios and I was told to write notes and then after 10 minutes I would feed back to the interviewer. My questions were when have you given good customer service (what it entailed etc), when have you helped someone with a task (what did you do to help) and when have you had several tasks to do and how have you prioristed them. The interviewer was really friendly and it helped me stay confident and relaxed. It only lasted 20-30 minutes. The next day I was sent an email saying I had passed and to call HR to talk to them about the job they were offering me. I will be attending an induction on the 5th!

    Interview Questions
    • The when have you helped someone with a task question was the most difficult to me as I have not had a job before so I had to rely on educational times and you had to make sure that you had not done the task for them (that you had only helped them).   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List, Corporate Knights, 2010
Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List, Corporate Knights, 2009
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Website www.j-sainsbury.co.uk
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (JSAIY)
Industry Retail
Revenue ₹500+ billion (INR) per year

J Sainsbury's trolley is filled with more than groceries. The UK's third-largest food retailer (after Tesco and ASDA) operates the Sainsbury's Supermarkets chain of some 555 grocery stores throughout the UK. Its fast-growing Sainsbury's online home delivery shopping service covers more than 90% of the UK population. In addition to supermarkets, it operates about 375 convenience stores under the Sainsbury's Local banner. The firm also owns half of Sainsbury's Bank (in a 50-50 joint venture with Lloyds Banking Group), and a pair of property joint ventures. Sainsbury also... More

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