Fortino's Supermarkets

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Fortino's Supermarkets Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clerk in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Clerk in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Fortino's Supermarkets part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The managers are very helpful in showing things that need to be done. They do their best to accommodate to your schedule, trying their best to work around your schedule, which is very helpful while attending school.

    Cons

    There is not much personal growth unless you work there a very long time. The only downfall would be the people you work with, not the managers but your co-workers. Often times things were not getting done and you have to deal with lazy people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to encourage people to do more work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    had a great manager ever since they left its been downhill,

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fortino's Supermarkets part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    most of the employes are great, its a decent first job to get some experience, some managers are decent, before my manager left i felt valued and i was well taken care of

    Cons

    about half of the managers are rude, hard work goes unrecognized and pays not great, schedules are hit and miss, their union is a little backwards on certain issues as well, lots of little loop holes that makes you feel under valued as a an employee and there seems to be little room for growth at least in my department

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Horrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bean Roast
    Current Employee - Bean Roast

    I have been working at Fortino's Supermarkets part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ive been working here for 4 yrs and i really want to leave!. The only thing keeping me there is location and schedule flexibility. Also ive made good friends here

    Cons

    In my dept there is alot of washing/cleaning
    No discount
    No appreciation from manager or franchisee
    My manager gets away with everything. Always calling in "sick" and screws over our dept. and the thing that annoys me is she keeps getting away with it. We do all the work(baking off pastries, ordering).
     If it wasnt for my manager this job wouldnt be so bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the franchisee is personable. Customers arent liking out new franchisee. Make it possible for employees to get in contact with you without franchisee being involved.

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    Management is horrible

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    Former Employee - Hot Foods in Ancaster, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Hot Foods in Ancaster, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Fortino's Supermarkets part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    No pros, just don't work here maybe for the hourly wage but that's it

    Cons

    Managers have no respect for employees, managers take random several hourly breaks doing nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    good one

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fortino's Supermarkets

    Pros

    friendly staff with nice attitude

    Cons

    too far from my home

  7.  

    Secure place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Joe Fresh Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Joe Fresh Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Fortino's Supermarkets full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fair salary, great benefits, you feel like part of a family

    Cons

    The business is starting to care less about their employees and is becoming 'greedy' with the companies earnings. Bonus' and such are being taken away...

    It's like working with a bunch of dramatic people. Highschool immaturity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some perks for working hard would be nice. Seems to be that moving up internally is impossible... Even if you're incredible with what you do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Extremely challenging, would not go back, efforts go unnoticed and unappreciated

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Fortino's Supermarkets full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None that I am aware of.

    Cons

    Working conditions, salary, long long hours, chaotic, no recognition(not even a thank-you) even when outstanding results were achieved. You are just a number. Anyone at any level within the organization can be replaced within a day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat your employees like human beings. Reward those who have gone above and beyond and produced great results. Pay competitive salaries. Reduce chaos in the environment. Hire more intelligent Franchisees and Department Managers who have at least a post-secondary education.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    loved it

    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Fortino's Supermarkets part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    amazing fresh food, great colleagues to work with

    Cons

    scheduling by seniority, hard to get to full time

    Recommends
  10.  

    Life Work Balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager Fresh in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Department Manager Fresh in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Fortino's Supermarkets full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If your motivated and hard working and have a skill you have a good chance of moving up the ladder.

    Cons

    Each store is franchised, and though they have a program to follow from head office each store is like an island to themselves. Cronyism runs rampant. If you get in the crosshairs of head office chances are you will be culled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously, life work balance it's on the bottom of all their stationary and that's it. Period. Work and engage with your managers more so they can learn, grow and better attain the expectations that drive the business as they expect their dept. managers to do with their staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Management needs training too!

    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Fortino's Supermarkets part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people at the store were mostly flexible and accommodating for students, for the most part the staff was friendly

    Cons

    Some managers were not trained to be managers, they have simply been at the store long enough to move up in position i.e. unqualified to be leading a team of employees!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest as much in training old employees/managers as new ones, and use metrics to verify if they're actually working

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