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"Good only if you are on managements special side"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Grocery Assistant in Rothesay, NB (Canada)
Current Employee - Grocery Assistant in Rothesay, NB (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Sobeys full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

The wages are competitive and it is hard to find anything better without a degree or trade. You can easily make new friends with coworkers.

Cons

Management is not positive enough. They are overly critical towards their night crew. The night guys are the hardest physical workers in store and they often keep expecting more than what is humanly possible. They need to give more hours to do the job and maybe offer more reward incentive when doing a good job. It is hard to keep great workers when they don't feel positively engaged. High levels of stress are felt too frequently.

Advice to Management

Have some sort of appreciation events/opportunities for over night workers who are unable to attend any similar events during the daytime. Working over night is very hard and it is discouraging to not feel as appreciated within the organisation.

Other Employee Reviews for Sobeys

  1. "Sobeys is a good employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, very flexable for personal lives.

    Cons

    The store is opened on weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Sobeys is a good place to work.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It sucks."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Good location
    -Decent pay
    -Decent coworkers

    Cons

    -Abusive management
    -Little to no freedom in your work
    -No chance of promotion
    -Little recognition of your work
    -Head Office ruins everything
    -Ugly uniforms
    -Filthy staffroom
    -Understaffed departments

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat your employees as people who have lives outside of the store. If your are understaffed, hire more people because if you do you will be able to generate more income and put less stress on your overworked employees. Give them a weekend/holidays off once in a while because they deserve it for working so hard, remember they are as human as you are. Show them kindness, set up staff fun events outside of work, bring donuts for the staff room, have contests, etc. Do something to show your staff that you as the leader, respect and care about them and in return they will continue to work hard and not quit.

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