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Updated Jul 17, 2014

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3.0 22 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

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Alex Campbell

(4 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Wonderful. People and place to work

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

    ProsWonderful colleagues, students and dept managers

    ConsLow pay and hours of work

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue talent more

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Okay, could be better

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

    ProsThe 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Okay Starter Job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA lot of great people to work with

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

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

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

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

    ConsDid 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 Senior ManagementTake employee complaints seriously.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Grocery Clerk (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsSome 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible 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

    ConsRaises 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 Senior ManagementBe 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.

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    it's alright

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosflexibility in scheduling, easy work, understanding management

    Conslow pay, tedious, sometimes too busy to take breaks

    Advice to Senior Managementincentivize the employees more by performanced based wage increases

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

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

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

    ConsToday'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 Senior ManagementWages 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cashier

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible, good opportunities for advancement

    ConsPoor pay, hours are random, disorganized

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop cutting staff hours

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

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

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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