Sobeys Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
133 Reviews

3.3
133 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • friendly environment, flexible hours, clean (in 9 reviews)

  • Great team, good work environment (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • no employee discounts, it would be nice to have a (in 8 reviews)

  • Sobeys does not offer enough full-time positions, they avoid hiring (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The best job I've ever had!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier  in  Brantford, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Brantford, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Sobeys part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I loved working at Sobeys, and miss it to this day. I was in high school at the time, and the management was very understanding of that. I had a good balance of hours, not too many, not too little. It was ensured that each employee knew the policies as they were updated, so nobody was left in the dark.

    Cons

    It could be monotonous at times, and since the store I worked at was a 24 hour store, there were a lot of slow nights.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Corporate Marketing is a great place to begin and /or grow your career!

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

    I worked at Sobeys

    Pros

    The opportunities for career advancement and personal growth are literally endless.Whether you are aspiring to work in the retail store environment or in one of the corporate offices across Canada, Sobeys offers exciting roles and tons of personal/ career support along the way.

    Cons

    Like any similar large-sized company, red tape and politics sometimes get in the way if doing things better. Making any kind of worthwhile changes to existing organizational processes and management's thinking is difficult (although not impossible).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to formalize the HR retention and succession planning process to support and keep good quality and innovative people in it's retail stores as well as in its corporate offices. For lack of better words, Sobeys must turn into a more progressive Canadian company leading in the areas of its various people practices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Front end (everything), floral, catalog

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

    I have been working at Sobeys full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunities, was able to move around in different departments

    Cons

    not paid enough to deal with old customers. not treated with respect from customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Strong Company with a Great History!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Sobeys full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is constantly striving to improve. The number of exciting developments even within the past year show that the company continues to push the envelope.

    Other points:
    - The company give career growth opportunities to employees (including myself) even when they know that the person would need to develop more in a few areas before performing at peak levels
    - I work with a fun team which works towards a common goal
    - Friendly, respectful atmosphere
    - Strong management (within my department)
    - Strong core values

    Cons

    - Communication from managers to teams is not strong across all teams which seems to lead to situations where not all people in a meeting start with the same knowledge
    - There seem to be pockets of employees that are not totally engaged which downgrades the work experience of others around them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aggressive in letting the world know about the great things the company has done. There are many leading edge initiatives that have been launched through the company's history that did not get "boasted" about to those that do not follow the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Clerk

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sobeys

    Pros

    it was very very fun.

    Cons

    it was lots of hard work.

  7.  

    My experience was enjoyable with many friendly co-workers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sobeys as an intern

    Pros

    Some pros to this company are their positive environment, great facilities, flexibility of work hours and employee benefits.

    Cons

    There were very few downsides to the job at Sobeys, but one that stuck out was the difficulty of getting the job in the first place. Seems like you would need to know someone to get the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    very good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Supervisor  in  Dartmouth, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier/Supervisor in Dartmouth, NS (Canada)

    I have been working at Sobeys full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    the company has excellent health plan that not only full time but part time employees can benifit from as well. The hours are good and the coworkers are helpful. We all work as a team in conjunction with each other

    Cons

    I have yet to find any at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    great job

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    Former Employee - Sanitary Engineer  in  Bathurst, NB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sanitary Engineer in Bathurst, NB (Canada)

    I worked at Sobeys full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good colleages, nice to work with people, some friendly staff good training enjoyable enviornment great hours

    Cons

    I liked every aspect of this job my boss was great and it was a good job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great employer

    Former Employee - Cashier/Supervisor
    Former Employee - Cashier/Supervisor

    I worked at Sobeys

    Pros

    Sobeys is a friendly place to work, with good managers and great training.

    Cons

    Hard to get 32 hr and often less, health benefits are based on hrs and advancement opportunities are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you turn over many many people after great training because of min hrs.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Has been a great experience, lots of opportunities to learn and gown both personally and professionally.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Audit Manager  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Audit Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Sobeys full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Equal opportunity employer, and supports employee development

    Cons

    I cant say that there a cons at this point, my experience has been a very good one. Senior management is very receptive to views of direct reports.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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