Sobeys
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www.sobeys.com Stellarton, Canada 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 16, 2014

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Sobeys President and CEO Marc Poulin

Marc Poulin

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    The best job I've ever had!

    Front End Cashier (Former Employee)
    Brantford, ON (Canada)

    ProsI loved working at Sobeys, and miss it to this day. I was in high school at the time, and the management was very understanding of that. I had a good balance of hours, not too many, not too little. It was ensured that each employee knew the policies as they were updated, so nobody was left in the dark.

    ConsIt could be monotonous at times, and since the store I worked at was a 24 hour store, there were a lot of slow nights.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Corporate Marketing is a great place to begin and /or grow your career!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe opportunities for career advancement and personal growth are literally endless.Whether you are aspiring to work in the retail store environment or in one of the corporate offices across Canada, Sobeys offers exciting roles and tons of personal/ career support along the way.

    ConsLike any similar large-sized company, red tape and politics sometimes get in the way if doing things better. Making any kind of worthwhile changes to existing organizational processes and management's thinking is difficult (although not impossible).

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to formalize the HR retention and succession planning process to support and keep good quality and innovative people in it's retail stores as well as in its corporate offices. For lack of better words, Sobeys must turn into a more progressive Canadian company leading in the areas of its various people practices.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Front end (everything), floral, catalog

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Halifax, NS (Canada)

    ProsGreat opportunities, was able to move around in different departments

    Consnot paid enough to deal with old customers. not treated with respect from customers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Strong Company with a Great History!

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe company is constantly striving to improve. The number of exciting developments even within the past year show that the company continues to push the envelope.

    Other points:
    - The company give career growth opportunities to employees (including myself) even when they know that the person would need to develop more in a few areas before performing at peak levels
    - I work with a fun team which works towards a common goal
    - Friendly, respectful atmosphere
    - Strong management (within my department)
    - Strong core values

    Cons- Communication from managers to teams is not strong across all teams which seems to lead to situations where not all people in a meeting start with the same knowledge
    - There seem to be pockets of employees that are not totally engaged which downgrades the work experience of others around them

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more aggressive in letting the world know about the great things the company has done. There are many leading edge initiatives that have been launched through the company's history that did not get "boasted" about to those that do not follow the industry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Clerk

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosit was very very fun.

    Consit was lots of hard work.

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    My experience was enjoyable with many friendly co-workers.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome pros to this company are their positive environment, great facilities, flexibility of work hours and employee benefits.

    ConsThere were very few downsides to the job at Sobeys, but one that stuck out was the difficulty of getting the job in the first place. Seems like you would need to know someone to get the job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very good

    Cashier/Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Dartmouth, NS (Canada)

    Prosthe company has excellent health plan that not only full time but part time employees can benifit from as well. The hours are good and the coworkers are helpful. We all work as a team in conjunction with each other

    ConsI have yet to find any at this time.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great job

    Sanitary Engineer (Former Employee)
    Bathurst, NB (Canada)

    ProsGood colleages, nice to work with people, some friendly staff good training enjoyable enviornment great hours

    ConsI liked every aspect of this job my boss was great and it was a good job

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great employer

    Cashier/Supervisor (Former Employee)

    ProsSobeys is a friendly place to work, with good managers and great training.

    ConsHard to get 32 hr and often less, health benefits are based on hrs and advancement opportunities are limited.

    Advice to Senior Managementyou turn over many many people after great training because of min hrs.

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    Has been a great experience, lots of opportunities to learn and gown both personally and professionally.

    IT Audit Manager (Current Employee)
    Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    ProsEqual opportunity employer, and supports employee development

    ConsI cant say that there a cons at this point, my experience has been a very good one. Senior management is very receptive to views of direct reports.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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