Sobeys Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Sobeys President and CEO Marc Poulin
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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. Former Employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. 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.


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  5. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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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


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. Financial Analyst

    • 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 full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - flexible timing
    - career advancement

    Cons

    - poor communication
    - sub standard pay


  9. Little Advancement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sobeys

    Pros

    Good Benefits package and technology resources

    Cons

    Little advancement opportunity with all the restructuring. Focus is on cost reduction.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sobeys part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great employees to work with directly. Became very close with full timers in my years of employment.

    Cons

    There is absolutely zero communication between managers within store level, and higher. Everyone is confused as to what they want and will tell you seventeen different things to do at once. In order to run a proper business communication needs to be evident and Sobeys managers do not provide this.

    Advice to Management

    Work within each department for minimum a month or two, see how intensive the work is, then give us time lines as to how long we have per day to complete the assigned tasks.


  11. Sobeys department manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    Company is moving in the right direction , pushing employee and customer engagement. They are fair with wages and pay competitively.

    Cons

    As a salaried manager you are there until job is done and sometimes in retail you feel like it is never done.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to be in the stores more when making policy



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