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Current Employee - Cashier  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Cashier in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Save-On Foods

Pros

Treat employee with much respect

Cons

Some co workers are rude

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    'Slave-on'

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Save-On Foods

    Pros

    Relatively simple work. There are some opportunities to learn skills that would be applicable at better jobs - for instance, receiving. Becoming an assistant manager is also easy enough for any interested employee who can at least carry their own weight. Not a bad job to use for experience on your resume.

    Cons

    Miscommunication between managers - hearing something different from each of them and not knowing who to listen to. Scheduling below the bare minimum amount of hours required to do a job and letting workers stress themselves out and burn themselves out with little to no acknowledgment, and absolutely zero incentive. Working in an environment where some people have mysteriously been given raises that are off the payscale, due to who they've known in upper management. This is not the place for someone who takes their job seriously. If you work hard, you will be given more work to do, while those who slack off will be given less work to do. But you'll be making the same amount or possibly less than them. This is also a union issue, making it too difficult to fire people for poor performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If Save-on Foods' sales are suffering, cutting hours is not going to make the improvement you desire. Customers complain more often and abandon their carts and baskets when lineups are too long due to under-staffing at the front. They will find somewhere else to shop. Employees are more stressed and so will find it harder to provide the customer service Save-on is supposed to be known for. It's better to take the hit and let sales suffer for a bit while the store is staffed adequately and employees are able to provide the environment that used to define Save-on Foods and set it apart from somewhere like Wal-mart. Now there is no difference, except that Wal-mart employees at least get an employee discount.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good first job

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Maple Ridge District Municipality, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Maple Ridge District Municipality, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Save-On Foods

    Pros

    Starting wage is decent - 9.75/hr CAD.

    Cons

    Training should be more in depth, not supportive of time off - was told I might have to quit after working there for two years because I wanted to take a two week vacation during spring break. Preference was given by seniority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more praise, increase communication between workers and management.

    Doesn't Recommend
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