Sobeys Reviews

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

3.3
133 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.  

    GREAT!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seafood Clerk  in  Brantford, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Seafood Clerk in Brantford, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Sobeys part-time for more than 5 years

    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
  2.  

    Directors..... What Directors ?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Sobeys full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good location and lower level managers seem to stick together in solidarity which is nice.

    Cons

    Its common practice now to just hire friends and friends of the family. OR people that reported to you at a previous company.
    Management doesn't take accountability and rely on lower level employees to make their decisions for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take all the credit for your teams work.
    Treat your employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Front end service is the place to be

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Sobeys part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - generally an easy-going environment
    - No issues or complaints unless you have done something wrong
    - management is fairly flexible when it comes to time off
    - coworkers are always nice enough to help you if you need to switch a shift or have it taken
    - it's nice to go to work and be with people who make the job more enjoyable

    Cons

    - Lack of communication between managers and front end staff (especially when policies change)
    - unfair treatment among coworkers
    - the front end staff appear to be the only happy employees throughout every dept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When new promotions come up and/or changes are made to policies, make sure department managers relay the message to staff in a reasonable way. (Message boards are often over looked, so verbal communication is key.)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk  in  Simcoe, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Simcoe, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for! Very loyal and honest

    Cons

    Some problems with deliveries from warehouse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize the warehouse

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

    Educational

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    The employees of the company are very loyal and there is not a strong sense of hierarchy at the company. Sobeys in currently executing new managerial and operational strategies, so the company's future outlook is very positive.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of growth opportunities, which has resulted in a high turn-over rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    By providing greater incentives (pay, benefits, flexibility), Sobeys would be able to attract greater talent and enable employees to stay with the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fairly good Part-time job for min wage.

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk  in  Innisfil, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Innisfil, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Very good with breaks, opportunity for raise with time, friendly managers.

    Cons

    understaffed at times, department closing times are not appropriate.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fairly friendly

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    Current Employee - Produce Clerk  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly and has a family feel to it.
    Management is polite towards employees.

    Cons

    Corporate tends to give short notice for audits, then cancels at the last minute.
    Raises are small and only given after 6 months of employment, assuming you got 40 hour weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the raises to good employees and make them more frequent to increase productivity. Offer bonuses to good employees, in order to motivate them, so they feel wanted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    not knowing if you'll make enough when hours are cut

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk

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

    Pros

    lost of opportunities to move up in the work force.

    Cons

    no employee discounts, it would be nice to have a $10 card for lunch if anything?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like it if the would give there part-time employes some security. For example not knowing when hours get cut if ill be able to get the hours i need in order to live.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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