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    (Original post by cherrycola32)
    Are they a good company? Ha! Well imo no not at all lol. A part from the pay there is not a lot going for them! They are very very very profit driven, and productivity is a big thing with them! You are worked very hard, and usually are understaffed but they refuse to hire more. Overtime often goes unpaid even if you get everything signed and then its a huge hassle to fight for it. There is a lot of favouritism among managers and the work itself is repetitious and boring. Also their very harsh with their disciplinarys, you get one for stupid things. And, do not ever tell a manager anything you wish to remain confidential, it will be passed round the whole store in seconds!
    I had to quote this again, because it's so true.


    (Original post by inksplodge)
    Flexible? LOL. Our dept is not flexible atm. People are being told they HAVE to do certain hours which aren't convenient for them etc. I was put in for overtime when I specifically said NO so I'm expecting a disciplinary tonight.
    Your contract is a powerful thing inksplodge, it works both ways. If you didn't agree to do the hours, and it's not your contracted hours, they can't do anything. Since you haven't followed up, I'm guessing you didn't get a disciplinary?


    (Original post by Lukely)
    RE: the above.

    Yes you can go to court if you sold stuff to someone under-age. And you would most likely get fined. Seen the Think 25 posters? £1000 for purchasing alcohol for someone under the age of 18 or attempting to purchase it when you are not yet 18 I believe?
    But the poster wasn't serving the guy, the poster was serving the women who he ID'd. So in the eyes of the law, he did everything he was supposed to.


    (Original post by smiler93)
    recently started at sainsburys working on fresh and there's just a few questions!
    what is the difference between backstock and delivery overs? should backstock be worked first or is there not a specific order?
    and with the foa, is there any way to cancel something if you realise you've put it through wrong when saying what stock is low?
    i know someone will probably just say ask my team leader or something but everyone always seems so busy and they pretty much hate me for being new anyway so i don't want them to hate me any more for asking what will seem to them stupid questions!
    someone please help? thanks
    I know this has been answered, but I'd give some more feedback...

    Old over should be worked first, but if you only have for example 1 old roller and 1 shift (over) roller it doesn't matter too much. The way it is at the moment, most of the shift overs will go out because they are so lazy. Shift even put products that are empty on the shelf back as overs. So occasionally we will work those first, because at least we know the overs from the previous day were worked properly.

    As for FOA, if the mistake is massive it should be sorted the next day as it will come up on the shrink report. If it's under £50 it won't even show what product it was, and £50 is nothing anyway, so don't worry.
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    Hi Ive just recently started work at sainsburys as an online shopper working the hours of 6am-10am, 3 days a week plus overtime if there is any!
    My problem is that when I start sixth form in september I obviously cant do these hours, so i was wondering how easy it is to change departments or make an agreement with a manager to change my hours, which may be hard as they need online shoppers to finish early as they need stock to be delivered fast.

    Thanks guys!!
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    It shouldn't be too much of a problem to move apartments or find some later or weekend hours.
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    (Original post by buffwesty)
    Hi Ive just recently started work at sainsburys as an online shopper working the hours of 6am-10am, 3 days a week plus overtime if there is any!
    My problem is that when I start sixth form in september I obviously cant do these hours, so i was wondering how easy it is to change departments or make an agreement with a manager to change my hours, which may be hard as they need online shoppers to finish early as they need stock to be delivered fast.

    Thanks guys!!
    Depends if there are any spaces in other departments (although they are usually fairly accommodating in-house) and what hours you can work. Only one way to find out for sure, and the sooner you get on with it and ask, the better the opportunity you have to get it sorted.
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    FAQ

    How do I get a job?

    Visit www.sainsburys.co.uk and click the "recruitment" link at the bottom. Alternativly, visit http://sainsburys-recruitment.co.uk and follow the on screen instructions.

    How do I answer this question in the online test?

    Forum rules forbid us to tell you how to do the online test, but what can be said is the questions focus on real life scenarios that you may find yourself in.

    The questions are designed to give a few fair looking solution and one that is totally wrong. If it is something cheap and relatively simple to do/implement, then do it, otherwise tell the customer where to go.

    What is the interview like?

    The interview is not the most difficult in the world, but it does offer an insight into your personality. You will be asked similar questions to those that you answered in the online test. If you have difficulty with the test, then perhaps Sainsbury's is not for you.

    Induction. Do I get paid?


    You get paid for your time at induction at your usual hourly rate.

    What do I do during induction?

    Usually induction is over two days, on the first day you will be learning about the company, the company values, the internal systems Sainsbury's use, health and safety, Think 25 etc. Usually, the second day is job related.

    What is the pay like?


    For most supermarket jobs (excluding management), you get paid per hour. Each area of the country is different, with colleagues in the south (Especially London) generally getting more per hour then those in the north, as it is thought that those in London have a higher living cost.

    Are there any perks in the job?

    After 6 months you get yourself a discount card which takes 10% off most products in store. During certain holidays (usually Easter and Christmas) this goes up to 15%. Sainsbury's have also been known to put the colleague discount around notable dates, such as its "birthday - which last year was 20%).

    When is pay day?

    You are paid every 4 weeks on a Friday. Based on 4 weekly, pay day is expected to fall on the following dates:

    16th July 2010
    13th August 2010
    10th September 2010
    8th October 2010
    5th November 2010
    3rd December 2010
    31st December 2010 (Possibly a day earlier/later as is a bank holiday)

    From this point on, this part of the FAQ has been extracted from the previous Sainsbury's Thread which was written by Wannabe and altered to bring it up to date.

    What is a General Assistant?

    A General Assistant is a colleague working on one of the Shop Floor Departments such as Grocery, Fresh, Frozen, BWS etc.

    What is a Customer Service Assistant?

    A Colleague working on the Checkout Department either on a Main Checkout, Kiosk or Customer Service Desk.

    What is a Counter Assistant?

    A Colleague working on one of the Counters, such as Bakery, Deli, Fish, Meat

    Do different departments have different pay?

    Yes, but you get premiums if you do a specialist job, such as driving for online deliveries.

    How long does it take to get offered an interview after applying?

    Depends completely on the store’s HR and Management Team to find an interview slot, if you are suitable and pass the online tests.

    What should I wear to the Interview?

    Wear Smart. Shirt, smart Trousers, black shoes, normal formal wear.

    How long after the interview do you know if you've got the job or not?

    Also depends completely on the store, can be the next day or can be weeks after.

    What should I wear to the Induction?

    Casual. Jeans and a t-shirt is fine, you will spend most time in the Training Room. If on the first day you have been issued with your uniform, you should wear that.

    What is the Overtime Rate?

    The Same as your contracted hourly rate.

    Do we get Time and a Half on Sundays or Bank Holidays?

    Those that started before 2007 will get pay and a half on Sundays. Colleagues will also get a bank holiday premium on bank holidays.

    What is Till Training and how is it done?

    The till training is a mix of theory and practical exercises for which some is done on the tills on the shop floor and some is done in the training room. You will be given a booklet which has loads of questions and explanations in it which you will fill in during the till training.
    The store trainer will give you your operator number (which is usually made up of part of your clocking in number) and you will go down on the shop floor to have a go on one of the proper tills.
    But you probably won’t serve customers on your first ever go, the trainer will just get loads of random products and get you to put them through in the 'training mode' on the tills.
    You will be taught how to complete a Flight, Scanning, Putting though weighed items, Fruit and Veg, Payment though the different methods, Nectar, and the Checkout Hardware (how to turn them on, maintain and clean them)
    After you've had a bit of a go on that, they will then get you to observe people on the tills and then probably let you have a little go with someone stood behind you. After that you'll do a little test to test your knowledge.
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    Does it matter if I failed one maths question?

    It was along the lines of, if a customer buys 20 oranges for 43p, and pays with a £20 note, how much change does the customer get?

    I frooze for some reason, but I'm sure I got all the other mathematical questions right.
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    How did you get it wrong? £11.40...such easy numbers...it depends how well the other candidates did.
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    (Original post by otu1987)
    How did you get it wrong? £11.40...such easy numbers...it depends how well the other candidates did.
    Pressure I guess.
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    im sure they dont expect everyone to get them right, i cant really see how getting that question wrong will affect how you perform in retail. it's not as if you will need to perform such calculations on the shopfloor.

    although i did have to do a calculation on the shopfloor once, a lady as me for some paper, went to office to get a sheet of paper, got back to her and she wanted me to total up her shopping. i was sure the total i gave her was correct but i told her it could be plus or minus a pound, did't fancy a complaint slapped in my face.
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    Wahey! I've just been told that I'm going to be a team leader in our instore cafe! I'm well chuffed . I'm going from being a customer service assistant to working in the cafe so don't really know what to expect. Does anyone have any advice for me? What sort of things does a cafe team leader do?
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    Thanks, one last question... I got told to take my passport and NI card, but at the interview I was not asked to present these. Is that normal?
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    (Original post by Blighty Andy)
    Thanks, one last question... I got told to take my passport and NI card, but at the interview I was not asked to present these. Is that normal?
    Nothing unusual AFAIK, I was asked to bring mine to my interview too but wasn't asked to show them til day 3 of my three-day induction. I guess they only really look into it (and references too) once you've been offered the job.
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    I was asked for my birthcertiificate/NI card at my interview, they photocopied it and that.
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    I got the job
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    (Original post by welshliz)
    Wahey! I've just been told that I'm going to be a team leader in our instore cafe! I'm well chuffed . I'm going from being a customer service assistant to working in the cafe so don't really know what to expect. Does anyone have any advice for me? What sort of things does a cafe team leader do?
    At about 7pm, the team leader goes to checkouts, nicks my keybox keys and then takes their till keys.

    That i'm afraid is all I know ^_^
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    (Original post by cashfield777)
    I got the job
    Welcome to Sainsburys I suppose :P
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    gutted, ideal job at my local, but the hours are from 8am - 5pm sat and sun once every two week
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    (Original post by Scorpiaz)
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    They are every week! I assume there's nothing listed for week 2, that just means you do the same week every week, rather than than having different shifts in alternating weeks.
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    Hello,

    Im new here.

    Can somebody give me some advise on the Sainsburys online test. I failed the first one I took and was taken back by this because I thought putting the customers needs first was right thing to do?

    There was a mixture of questions to do with warehousing and some meat that had gone brown etc and I thought I handled the questions well, obviously not. So can someone give me a little advise, not answers, thank you.
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    (Original post by generaldonado)
    Hello,

    Im new here.

    Can somebody give me some advise on the Sainsburys online test. I failed the first one I took and was taken back by this because I thought putting the customers needs first was right thing to do?

    There was a mixture of questions to do with warehousing and some meat that had gone brown etc and I thought I handled the questions well, obviously not. So can someone give me a little advise, not answers, thank you.
    Think about it from the view of the business needs aka making money but also considering the needs of the customer.

    Speaking of brown meat, proper had a manky pack of meat on the shelves the other day, it made me feel sick
 
 
 
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