Thrifty Foods

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Thrifty Foods Reviews

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
22 Reviews
3.0
22 Reviews
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Alex Campbell
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  1.  

    Wonderful. People and place to work

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    Current Employee - Seafood/Meat Clerk  in  Courtenay, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Seafood/Meat Clerk in Courtenay, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Wonderful colleagues, students and dept managers

    Cons

    Low pay and hours of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value talent more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Okay, could be better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Thrifty Foods part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people that work here are really great and very friendly! There are usually quite a few internal job postings if you want to move into another department.

    Cons

    Part time hours vary from week to week, which makes it very hard to make a living. You really have to put your time in to move up... unless you are friends with the manager!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to give people that work hard better opportunities, not just people you are friends with...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Okay Starter Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thrifty Foods

    Pros

    A lot of great people to work with

    Cons

    Will give you the bare minimum amount of money they have to even if you are dedicated and hardworking

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  5.  

    Good company but had a bad experience with bullying co-worker

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    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk  in  Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Thrifty Foods part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Full training, above market wages, generally care about their employees, take work safety very seriously, strong hiring process.

    Cons

    Did not deal with a bully in my department. Individual had been there approximately 8 years, so maybe they were reluctant to fire a long-term employee. Regardless, this person bullied myself and several others for no apparent reason. I quit solely because this person was not dealt with properly (warning, transfer to another store).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take employee complaints seriously.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Micromanaged and used to be far more fun to work at, good place for a first job though.

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    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk

    I worked at Thrifty Foods part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to really connect with the surrounding community, huge amounts of loyal customers. Fairly straightforward advancement structure but once you know the routines there's not a whole lot of new knowledge to acquire.

    Cons

    Some supervisors definitely micromanaged the grocery floor. Frustrating timelines on a lot of order schemes and employee hierarchy seemed to become a problem in the later years of my employment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supervisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thrifty Foods part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, friendly co-workers, opportunities to grow, excellent record keeping for health and safety, overall smooth workflow, communication heavy so no one left in the dark, job expectations are pretty clear

    Cons

    Raises are all based on your superior's mood. A great performance all around can still leave you with a 50 cent raise after months of hard work because there are no mandatory raises at Thriftys. You are given a performance evaluation (can take an hour) and a raise (if any) is given accordingly. If there is favouritism, then expect lackluster employees to be given higher raises than those who legitimately perform well. It really comes down to who is in charge and what type of person they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair with all employees in your department. Do not be hypocritical and do not contradict yourselves especially during performance evaluations. You will leave your employees confused and unsure of how to improve. Mixed messages are NEVER a good thing.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    it's alright

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thrifty Foods

    Pros

    flexibility in scheduling, easy work, understanding management

    Cons

    low pay, tedious, sometimes too busy to take breaks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    incentivize the employees more by performanced based wage increases

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be good, not anymore! Much better under Alex Campbell.

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    Current Employee - General Clerk  in  Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - General Clerk in Victoria, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Really enjoy my fellow workers. Lots of laughs and interesting conversation. No one plans on being here long.

    Cons

    Today's customers have become so whiny, self-centered, discourteous and complain a lot. Sobeys rush to integrate TF and cut staffing hours has made the place a hell for department managers. A whole bunch of 'Specialists' from head office have been created (Floral, Produce, Meats, etc. ) and this money just comes out of wage increases and department budgets, benefiting the elite.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wages and benefits (if any) need to be greatly improved if you want anyone but teenagers and women with second jobs in the family to stick around. Cost cutting will make a lot of current employees move on as they can't make a decent living.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cashier

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thrifty Foods

    Pros

    Flexible, good opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Poor pay, hours are random, disorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cutting staff hours

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good first month, then it all goes to hell.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sidney, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sidney, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Thrifty Foods part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A great place to learn real life work experience. Many colleagues are a friendly bunch.

    Cons

    Management treats part-timers with a huge lack of respect. The new Sobey system brings a whole new level of disconnection between employees and managers.

    They even have the nerve to try to keep you as an employee by refusing to give recommendations.

    In this company you will go nowhere fast. Any accomplishments you achieve will never be seen, only your mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you learn to treat your employees with respect you might have a way lower staff turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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