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Sobeys Reviews

Updated 22 February 2017
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3.3
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Francois Vimard
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492 Employee Reviews

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Pros
  • Flexible hours, friendly and helpful dept (in 27 reviews)

  • It's a friendly work environment (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Irregular scheduling even for full time employees (in 29 reviews)

  • Management does not care about part-time employees (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great job!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier, Supervisor, Cash Office Clerk in Howley, NL (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier, Supervisor, Cash Office Clerk in Howley, NL (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great people, room to grow, easy advancement, cross training, something new everyday, teamwork, solo projects, great hourly rate, regular pay increases, access to training programs that when completed raise your wage.

    Cons

    Can get monotonous,
    Customer service,
    Uniforms

    Advice to Management

    Keep offering great programs. Increase the maximum pay.


  2. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Kanata, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    I like people I work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes I feel excluded in conversation with people who have worked longer. It is okay as I'm not there to socialize but sometimes it's makes me very sad.

    Advice to Management

    Get the cordless scanners. Sometimes people get angry about having to lift up pop and water... and salt and other things. And they get angry at cashiers not management.


  3. "It was alright"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sobeys part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The place was managed fairly well and didn't
    Have any major operational issues. Set raises every X amount of hours

    Cons

    Nothing to get excited over and no benefits above and beyond basic medical

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to change really. Unless you're willing to go to HR to set up a better benefits package.


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  5. "Great place to work while it lasted"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Perishable Receiver in Milton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Perishable Receiver in Milton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, fast paced, great supervision, very organized compared to smaller companies

    Cons

    had to pay for benefits

    Advice to Management

    Warehouse management was great.
    Owners/CEO opting for automation & closing facility is not good for the employees who made the company a lot of money over the years.


  6. "Great job, not the best management or coworkers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stocking Clerk in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Stocking Clerk in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sobeys part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Organization
    Straight forward job field
    Simple
    Decent hours
    Great customers
    Easy access to new product
    Great deals in store
    Great product demos

    Cons

    Not much team-work involved
    Not much time given for very large tasks
    Management needs work
    Ridiculous standards for working at a liquor store

    Advice to Management

    Need to be better at inviting new workers into the environment and speaking better to employees about schedules, etc... confirming also when workers are available with a respectful manner would be appreciated.


  7. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sobeys full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, great people.

    Cons

    Retail shift work can't be avoided but it's a great atmosphere


  8. "Cashier/ Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Customer Service in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier/Customer Service in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sobeys part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and scheduling for students
    Easy job
    lots of opportunities to pick up more hours when you need them!

    Cons

    Mundane tasks
    Sometimes poor work culture
    Heavy lifting, hard on wrists and joints (can develop carpal tunnel - I had stressed my tendons and ultimately left because manager could not or at least did not seem to want to find me other work to do while they were healing.. :( I was 26 at the time. Since healed and have no problems but I'm still not impressed with the management.

    Advice to Management

    Take care and consideration of your employees, (I was a long time employee) and then you will keep them. Duh.


  9. "Good Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sobeys full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, good pay, good benefits, opportunities for advancement, great people, great products!

    Cons

    Minor issues that can be fixed in the short term. Nothing bad to say about the company or job. If you do good work, you will have a good job.

    Advice to Management

    Of course management have different styles of managing, however all managers should know how to handle things the same way according to policy


  10. "Front End Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sobeys part-time

    Pros

    -Very team oriented and management was inclusive and fun
    -This company provides great building blocks for younger staff to jump off from in their future careers
    -Very flexible for hours and easy to cover shifts
    -Great incentives when it comes to loss prevention

    Cons

    -High turnover rate
    -Can be slow to get a raise

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff's concerns, regardless of age.


  11. "Floral Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    family like feel amongst employees

    Cons

    improper management training
    management does not seem interested in solving problems

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all of your employees



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