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Sobeys Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
132 Reviews

3.3
132 Reviews
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Sobeys President and CEO Marc Poulin
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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.  

    Average place to work

    Former Employee - Deli Clerk
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk

    Pros

    very friendly working environment. offered flexible hours

    Cons

    not much room to grow in the company

  2.  

    Easy work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk  in  Invermere, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Invermere, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    Easy work, always something to do

    Cons

    Very boring, sometimes very repetitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good work environment

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. People are great and always available to help. The work environment is good. This is a great place to work.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons. Maybe the small town where is located could be a con since there is not much to do, that would be the only con I could think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best job I have ever had.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - full time selector  in  Oromocto, NB (Canada)
    Current Employee - full time selector in Oromocto, NB (Canada)

    Pros

    Wages are the best around for this work there's alot of people working so good chance of working with your friends. Opportunity for advancement and great benefits.

    Cons

    Labour intensive when you first start. Management is an extreme pain to deal with. Only one shift available for the most part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your going to push engagement and stress the fact that your trying to make our jobs better dont actively make them worse.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Front end (everything), floral, catalog

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    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
  7.  

    Adequate work environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Fredericton, NB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Fredericton, NB (Canada)

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Good people
    - If you are willing to roll up your sleeves, you will be recognized and rewarded in time.

    Cons

    - Conditions may depend on which store you are working in
    - Management culture can seem a bit inflexible at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your staff a bit better. You don't treat them poorly, but, you don't treat them great either.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I enjoy my experience working at sobeys. busy at times but time flies. enjoyable customers and co workers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    Pros

    i like working here. enjoy many of my regular customers management does their best. co workers are great.

    Cons

    hours being cut back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sobeys is a high end supermarket, the low end management is in most part pretty good.

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

    Pros

    The job offers a good clean working environment. Customers are respectful towards the employees. Sobeys always offers excellent customer satisfaction.

    Cons

    Sobeys does not offer enough full-time positions, they avoid hiring full-time employees. They pay minimum wage and do not let exceed a 32 hour work week. as a part-time employee. All of this results in high turn over of staff and people that simply don't care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more full time employees, people that want the job and are reliable. Offer them something better than minimum wage some kind of incentive. Show gratitude and respect to your employees and they will return it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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)

    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
  11.  

    GREAT!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seafood Clerk  in  Brantford, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Seafood Clerk in Brantford, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Great customer service friendly people

    Cons

    a little expensive unless it is on sale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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