Sainsbury's Bank Employee Reviews about "good people"

Updated Nov 28, 2020

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Pros
  • "great career with consistency flexible working(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good people who try to do the right thing(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lots of change at once - can result in long hours(in 5 reviews)

  • "Senior management in particular was shocking(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Need to focus on developing managers and creating a positive workplace environment

      Nov 28, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
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      Pros

      - There's some really good people there who want to do their best. Good initiatives in terms of LGBTQ network, Womens Network, BAME across SBAFS and Sainsbury's. - They are good at promoting from within. - 10% Sainsbury's and Argos discount plus increased weekends a few times a year. - Lots of opportunities within SBAFS for really interesting pieces of work. - USP with Nectar creates a slightly different Bank giving unique access to and relationship with customers

      Cons

      - Completely disorganised, priorities change on a daily basis making it difficult to achieve anything as you constantly need to switch what you are working on. - The networks I mentioned as a pro you have to go out of your way to engage with and are not told about them or how to join unless you already know about them and ask specifically. - When there's restructures it seems to be specifically to save money on the number of people they have to pay. You now have C4s doing the work that C5s were a year ago with no extra pay, benefits or training on top of the C4 work they were doing before. - Development training is lacking. Link conversations were only focused on what activities you would be doing until the next quarter. No one ever mentioned coming up with a 5 year plan (or even a 1 year plan). - Culture of stress and anxiety. - There's a lack of training for new managers. If someone is hired as a manager for the first time they are expected to do that job perfectly from day 1 as that is what they have been hired to do without any acknowledgement that this is a skill that needs developed. This creates poor people managers and poor quality of staff working under them as they don't know what is expected of them.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Contractor

      good place to work

      May 30, 2020 - Senior Business Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
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      Pros

      interesting work and people good to work with

      Cons

      suspect cost cutting measures now in place

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good CEO mediocre management team

      Apr 24, 2020 - Information Security Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
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      Pros

      Good people who try to do the right thing. Positive culture

      Cons

      Lack of effective management by business leaders

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Failed to become the challenger bank it could and should have been

      Oct 15, 2019 - Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
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      Pros

      Great Brand Huge potential if they were to get it right Good new office Some great departments with really good people Decent rate of pay

      Cons

      Imported the worst of big bank culture through their hiring process as they grew their number of employees significantly Wrong strategy - Trying to compete with the big banks at their own game, without any of the advantages of scale the big banks have An increasingly blame culture where politics trumps truth-telling or fact-checking Impossible to get anything done outside of transformation projects

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Both positive and negative aspects

      Sep 23, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice, open minded people, good salary and some good benefits like 10% off Sainbury's and Argos.

      Cons

      HR department is rather disorganised, only got my uniform the day before going off probation period and starting properly. Even then my manager had to chase them up for it.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Digital Marketing Manager

      May 6, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Good people, good money and benefits

      Cons

      career progression was limited at the time of leaving.

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