Sobeys Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Sobeys President and CEO Marc Poulin
Marc Poulin
54 Ratings

Pros
  • I think flexible hours for me are a pro (in 11 reviews)

  • Sobeys has very good benefits for part time employees (in 10 reviews)

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

  • Lack of communications from head office (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Former Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. revew

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pickering, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pickering, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Sobeys

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fun, good atomosphere, easy to work

    Cons

    very busy long hours standing

    Advice to Management

    na


  3. Helpful (1)

    Customer service clerk

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Clerk
    Former Employee - Customer Service Clerk

    I worked at Sobeys

    Pros

    I worked at sobeys for about 3 years and the people that I worked with were friendly and great, whenever help was needed it was always given

    Cons

    There is not much room for growth and unless the management likes you or are friends with you don't expect to be moving up anytime soon.

    Advice to Management

    Give everyone an opportunity, not just individuals you like. Stop enforcing so many rules working as a customer service clerk shouldn't be that difficult.


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  5. Cashier

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in North Sydney, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in North Sydney, NS (Canada)

    I worked at Sobeys part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I always received a fair amount of hours for a part time student over the course of each week, and the pay was reasonable.

    Cons

    The shifts are long and you usually don't get a decent break (or enough breaks according to labor laws), the mats used to keep you comfortable while standing stationary during a shift were inadequate and essentially useless, and managers were very strict on doing things like stretching or drinking water at your register, which made for unpleasant shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the amount of breaks per shift (last I checked Canadian labor laws required one fifteen minute break per three hours of work, I work six hour shifts and only receive one break), ensure that breaks are being given at a proper time (not an hour and a half in to your six hour shift), and make sure that employees have everything they need to be comfortable in a position like that (mats, water, a few moments to stretch when needed, etc)


  6. Lots of Good Some bad

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Sobeys (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    they've always worked with me to create a schedule that does not conflict with my other jobs and school

    Cons

    one of the stores i worked at closed while i was on mat leave and let me go because if it. i was given a very minimal severance and when i was rehired i didn't have to do any retraining but i lost my position, and now have to pay back my severance.


  7. Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk

    I worked at Sobeys (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun environment. Great people to work with. Depending on your location you appointed GM and DM can make all the diff whether the job is enjoyable or a hell dictatorship.

    Cons

    No real cons that I can think of.


  8. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Clerk
    Current Employee - Accounting Clerk

    I have been working at Sobeys

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable Employment Great Benefits Great Pension and profit sharing Ample opportunities and Career paths. Fair Wages

    Cons

    A few Managers are inadequate and slow progress.

    Advice to Management

    when a manager consistently misses the Mark, and you have received numerous complaints, maybe time to change it up.


  9. Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Sobeys

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, treated well and appreciated

    Cons

    Retail shift work but that's just part of the job.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a higher wage to employees if you are looking to retain people long term


  10. Awesome

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

    I have been working at Sobeys

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, they make all days enjoyable to come to work. Great learning experience.

    Cons

    Low pay for the work that is done that requires a fair bit of knowledge. Long work days.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to summer students and have them all doing more inclusive tasks to feel more as part of the team.


  11. Minimum Wage Forever

    Current Employee - Foral Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Foral Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Sobeys (More than a year)

    Pros

    Uniform is provided for free.

    Cons

    Minimum Wage, raises every 1000 hours, very hard to accumulate 1000 hours when given 4 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your part-timers better.



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