Fortino's Supermarkets

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Fortino's Supermarkets Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fortino's taught me how to manage.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortino's Supermarkets

    Pros

    Fortino's has a strong and stable culture. They taught me about integrity, responsibility, accountability and ownership. They allow their managers to manage and be creative without micro managing. I enjoyed the honesty, trust and directness. Its a professional company with a strong culture. It was one of the best companies I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    More communication is necessary to find out about employee growth within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your managers and find out what their goals are. Keep the communication open. With more communication there is more dedication and much more loyalty. .

  2.  

    Great for Students

    Current Employee - Cashier in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Vaughan, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Fortino's Supermarkets part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    At the location I am at, the mangers are nice. I have been there for 5 years and they have worked around my school schedule with no hassle. They recognize when your doing a good job and will treat you accordingly. Benefits are amazing for a supermarket position.

    Cons

    You will always run into people who are lazy and don't want to do there jobs properly. Even though you are recognized for doing a good job, doesn't mean you get promoted. Some customers will treat you poorly but that is within any retail job. Very slim chance you will work full time. Mostly only hire for part-time. Benefits kick in only after you been there for +3 years and have to maintain a certain amount of hours in calendar year.

  3.  

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

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    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
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  5.  

    Horrible

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    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.

  6.  

    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
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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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    Secure place to work

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    • 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
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  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  11.  

    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

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