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Interviews at Sainburys

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Sainburys.
Interview experience
Based on 313 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 310 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 309 interviews
About a week

Interview process at Sainburys

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 4.

Interview process length
About a week
41%
About a day or two
36%
About two weeks
18%
About a month
4%
More than one month
1%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
66%
Problem solving exercises
25%
Written test
18%
Group interview
16%
Background check
13%
Least reported steps
Drug test
2%
They have no interview
1%
Take-home/sample work
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at Sainburys

  • Easy retail questions
    Shared on 20 March 2020 - Shop Assistant - Newbury, Berkshire
  • Initial interview given, if successful recalled for a further in depth interview. finally if successful three day induction with full training before starting position within store.
    Shared on 27 February 2018 - Customer Service Cashier - Saltcoats
  • Quick and easy
    Shared on 26 January 2018 - Checkout Assistant - Putney, Greater London

Interview questions at Sainburys

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Any previous experience?How to handle tricky customers?What skills do you have?
    Shared on 28 April 2019 - Customer Assistant - London
  • What I would like about the job if I got it
    Shared on 25 October 2018 - Supervisor - Birmingham
  • Generally all about the customers
    Shared on 9 August 2018 - Sales Assistant - Epsom

Interview tips at Sainburys

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)47%
  • Formal (business suit)21%
  • They didn’t have a dress code16%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)14%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Sainburys

  • Be yourself
    Shared on 13 July 2020 - Shop Assistant - Liphook
  • Get some background of the company right down answers to questions you could be asked
    Shared on 28 January 2020 - Customer Service Assistant - Worksop
  • Be customer focused
    Shared on 2 April 2019 - Manager - Gravesend

The first interview at Sainburys

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed34%
  • Other online job site19%
  • Other17%
  • Employee referral13%
  • Walk-In9%

How candidates received their first interview at Sainburys

  • Applied online
    Shared on 29 June 2020 - Customer Service Assistant - Canterbury
  • Applied for the job?
    Shared on 27 May 2020 - Kitchen Assistant - Derby, Derbyshire
  • There wasn't a formal interview.
    Shared on 28 October 2019 - Christmas Temp - Calcot
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