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26 July 2018

Does J Sainsbury give compassionate leave?

Pros

10% discount after working there for 6 months

Cons

Terrible management Too much favouritism, progression is based on who can be the best lap dog to senior management rather than those who use initiative, work hard or focus on the company values. Extra time worked is voluntary (no pay) unless previously agreed, but made to feel your job was at risk if you didn't comply. Work loads were too intense with many departments understaffed, too many departments having too many managers/ team leaders and not even general staff. No work/life balance. Disciplinary procedures started after 3 absences regardless of reason (particularly in this instance it was a work related injury, a family bereavement and a genuine illness with provided evidence from doctors/hospital). At one stage, I had to file a bullying and harassment case against a member of senior management for insulting my weight, this was taken seriously at the start with promises put in place so I wouldn't have to be around this manager on my shifts which I was happy with, until this manager was given a promotion approximately 1 month later and his shifts changed back to working when I was there again. The abuse I tolerated working here ultimately resulted in me leaving and going to work for a different company. No holidays allowed to be taken between end of November to 2nd week in January, similar at Easter, Halloween etc. which always left staff having to fight for Holidays the rest of the year, my first year at the company, I had to work 6-7 days a week and didn't get a single days holidays approved despite handing in many holiday forms, I was told these would not carry over and would not be paid to me until I had to get a union rep involved.

Advice to Management

Stop abusing your staff and the kindness of your staff members just because they are nice people or are afraid of losing their jobs.

Disciplinary procedures started after 3 absences regardless of reason (particularly in this instance it was a work related injury, a family bereavement and a genuine illness with provided evidence from doctors/hospital).

26 July 2018

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6 December 2018

What is the retirement plan like at J Sainsbury?

Pros

Nice people, good benefit, 401k

Cons

None, none, none, none, none

Nice people, good benefit, 401k

6 December 2018

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28 November 2018

Does J Sainsbury have a pension plan?

Pros

Good benefits, pension scheme, colleague discount

Cons

Hard to progress, no premiums for Sunday working

Good benefits, pension scheme, colleague discount

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14 June 2018

Does J Sainsbury offer employee discounts?

Pros

10% discount, free uniform, lots of overtime.

Cons

Constantly stressed out called at home as always short staffed people didn't seem to want to be there and wages were often short. Routine and monotonous work with no job satisfaction.

Advice to Management

Be realistic in your expectations. Work life balance and recognition is not a lot to ask for.

10% discount, free uniform, lots of overtime.

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26 July 2018

How are senior leaders perceived at J Sainsbury?

Pros

friendly staff some good benefits and discounts flexible hours overall a good company to work for

Cons

it can be exhausting depending on the department you work on especially if its short staffed not sure on career advancement due to the new management structure- no team leaders and departments have merged so less managers

Advice to Management

i was one of many who didn't agree with the new structure, some stores have gone downhill due to the lack of staff. i hope it turns around by October as christmas is extremely demanding. bring back listening groups in stores

not sure on career advancement due to the new management structure- no team leaders and departments have merged so less managers

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35 English questions out of 35