Sobeys Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Sobeys President and CEO Marc Poulin
Marc Poulin
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Pros
  • I think flexible hours for me are a pro (in 11 reviews)

  • Sobeys has very good benefits for part time employees (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Our Manager left back in February and we still have no full time Manager and its May (in 8 reviews)

  • Lack of communications from head office (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Little Advancement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sobeys

    Pros

    Good Benefits package and technology resources

    Cons

    Little advancement opportunity with all the restructuring. Focus is on cost reduction.


  2. Ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Stellarton, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Stellarton, NS (Canada)

    I worked at Sobeys

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable and good people, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Low salaries. Old boys club in some ways.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries to reduce employee turnover.


  3. They don't care about the employees

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sobeys full-time (More than 8 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co workers were great, and the super visits were awesome. Work wasn't to hard either.

    Cons

    Upper management does care about the employees, they only care about the bottom line. No communication.


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  5. Two smart for there own good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Moncton, NB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Moncton, NB (Canada)

    I worked at Sobeys full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    clean and well maintained , great apperance

    Cons

    micro manged ,lost that way of thinking that got them were they are now. Customers are not number one money is

    Advice to Management

    let your staff think once and awhile to help them grow


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good first job

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

    I worked at Sobeys

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good first job, flexible schedule

    Cons

    management were unorganized and new employers weren't properly trained

    Advice to Management

    be more organized


  7. Family run and small town business culture

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

    I have been working at Sobeys full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Limited stress or work pressure compared to other fields (financial)

    Cons

    Small town business culture leads to slow decision process and being scared to take risk

    Advice to Management

    If you want to stay competitive, you need to go faster and be leader - a head office move to Toronto could be a good idea...


  8. Full Time Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Sobeys as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people at this organization are very friendly and welcoming. The new head office is modern, bright and well equipped, including a full service cafeteria on the main floor with great food.

    Cons

    This organization is somewhat behind the times in terms of organizational philosophy and management practices. This is a very siloed, hierarchical and bureaucratic environment, where decisions are micromanaged all the way up the approval chain.

    Advice to Management

    See the upper levels of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: employees are bored, with no desire to challenge the status quo, resulting in an environment that does not reward innovation or out-of-the-box thinking.


  9. Not bad

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

    I have been working at Sobeys part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good ppl to work with

    Cons

    So hard to move up in the company

    Advice to Management

    Due diligence due diligence due diligence


  10. Fair if you know what to expect

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

    I worked at Sobeys

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I have worked for both a Sobeys(Cake Decorator) and a Foodland(Cashier/Supervisor)
    Great staff, decent hours,

    Cons

    Management- poor to medium.


  11. Assistant Deli/ A La Carte Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sobeys

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Room for advancement, Team work

    Cons

    Manager just sat in his office and no involvement.



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