Magazine article Marketing

What It's Really like Inside: Sainsbury's

Magazine article Marketing

What It's Really like Inside: Sainsbury's

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How does the team come up with fresh marketing ideas?

The most inspiring ideas come from the team visiting stores and speaking to our customers and colleagues. We believe that really listening to customers is the only way to understand what makes them tick.

- What are the perks?

Retail is an incredibly dynamic, fast-paced and challenging environment Another great aspect is that working for a company like Sainsbury's enables you to immediately see the impact of your work.

- Describe the marketing team in three words.

Driven, intelligent and fun-loving.

- What is the main marketing challenge you face?

Staying close to the needs of our customers.

- Is there a dress code?

Businesswear during the week and casual clothes from our Tu range on Fridays.

- Does the marketing team socialise out of hours?

Working in Holborn, there are lots of great pubs and bars and we like to get together on a Friday for a glass or two.

- What is the company like for training and career progression?

Sainsbury's offers huge opportunities for career progression - there are always chances to work in different areas of marketing or other areas of the business. We also enjoy lots of training and development initiatives that help you to progress.

- What are the hours like?

Long, but rewarding.

- What about the salary and benefits package?

Salaries are competitive and we get lots of fantastic benefits. These include a colleague bonus scheme and a discount card that can be used in stores. …

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