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Sobeys Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
152 Reviews
3.2
152 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • friendly environment, flexible hours, clean (in 11 reviews)

  • A very well paying part time job if you're okay with the physical labour as it can get tough (in 10 reviews)


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

  • Since head office is in Atlantic Canada, that's where big decisions are made (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent Team, boring job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Desk - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Desk - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Sobeys part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent co workers
    Excellent manager and direct team
    Laid back and comfortable environment
    Sensible Policies
    Decent pay
    Great opportunity for young and new workers

    Cons

    Upper management a boys club of very corporate people who promote their personal friends and don't do any work
    many customers downright nasty at times, often trying to weasle their way into getting free stuff using policies and ad laws that we knew better.
    problems with theft and quick change artists trying to find new or stressed cashiers to victimize
    mind numbingly boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay raises and promotions need to be less stingy. Have heard of people being shorted vacation pay or overtime. Upper management needs to actually work, a store manager only being there once a week but getting paid salary is not ok.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Former Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Good people at store level. That's about the only pro

    Cons

    Head office has no stability, hiring district mangers that have no perishable experience, another with more human resource complaints then a store full of employees , another brought in from a company that had the exact opposite type of people management skills. Employees are just numbers. Regular staff lose their jobs but head office staff keep theirs?????

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The sobeys family needs to wake up and clean house of all their corporate dead wood .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company culture.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sobeys

    Pros

    Very fair company, with great processes, and good values. They also spend time to train their employees, and recognize long term employees.

    Cons

    Since head office is in Atlantic Canada, that's where big decisions are made. This however is changing, as they have made acquisitions in order to have a greater presence throughout the country.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Starter Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours for students. Managers are usually down to earth. Pay you on time and wage increases.

    Cons

    Avoid front end department ex, Cashier/Courtesy and you'll have more freedom and a better shift overall.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sobeys

    Pros

    Always busy, interacting with costumers

    Cons

    Some costumers can be rude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of organization and communication

  7.  

    sobeys

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Sobeys part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    lovely to workers, easy to take time off and wonderful customers

    Cons

    hard to move up in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too many politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    only planned to be there for a year and stayed 10 years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Dartmouth, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Dartmouth, NS (Canada)

    I have been working at Sobeys full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    pay needs to be higher and raises more frequent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    It was 'allright'

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sobeys

    Pros

    Flexible time schedule, i liked the fast-paced working environment. kept me busy going. i liked retail anyways.

    Cons

    unfriendly coworkers and managers. i didn't have pleasant time around these people. uncomfortable jokes and so forth. short on staffs

  10.  

    Great Company .. friendly co-workers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stellarton, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stellarton, NS (Canada)

    I have been working at Sobeys full-time

    Pros

    co-workers are great and very helpful ...

    Cons

    Salary is less compared to experience and other canadian cities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Alright place to work.

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

    I worked at Sobeys part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - decent hours to accommodate your life
    - staff are great
    - ability to work in different areas

    Cons

    - managers/supervisors are rude and think there better than you
    - you have to ask multiple times to be trained on other areas
    - new people can get more hours than you even when your available

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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