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Save-On Foods Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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  • Minimum wage salary; non-competitive but it's unionized (in 15 reviews)

  • And if they couldn't find anyone they wouldn't tell you about it so half the time it was just easier to call in sick (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Pretty Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Save-On Foods part-time

    Pros

    unionized, benefits, flexible, can be fun, managers count

    Cons

    some of the staff arent good workers


  2. "Deli Clerk Part Time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Save-On Foods part-time

    Pros

    Relaxing Work Environment. Great for Students needing a part time job.

    Cons

    Management shows obvious favouritism for certain individuals.

  3. "Great costumer service with the willingness to lean and improve."

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    Current Employee - Meat Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Meat Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Save-On Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great training and awesome staff. Always a pleasure going into work.

    Cons

    A little more focus on what is needed to compete certain goals, rather than the negative aspects woulda make work even better!


  4. "Pretty Decent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Save-On Foods part-time

    Pros

    -Schedule sent 3 weeks in advance
    -Friendly coworkers
    -Two 15 minute breaks, one 30 minute break

    Cons

    -Difficult to get time off in short notice, due to schedule given 3 weeks beforehand
    -No employee discount, so I end up spending some of my wage on feeding myself during the 8.5 hour shifts
    -When I was hired, they told me that they would be training me on various areas throughout the store, however I've been on cashier for quite some time
    -Hard to balance while being in highschool, since they mainly give me 8.5 hour shifts during the weekend, even though I am available all week-round


  5. "Might as well be working in a sweat shop."

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    Former Employee - E-commerce in Abbotsford, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - E-commerce in Abbotsford, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Save-On Foods part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Met some nice people who were also making minimum wage and could relate with well. I swear everyone's friendships there are based on mutual frustrations about hating working for save on foods.

    Cons

    Want you to work like you're making $20 an hour and pay you minimum wage. Managers are inexperienced and not helpful. The employees that have worked there for 30 years and actually make a proper wage just sit around and chat. Schedule changes daily and you are expected to come in for overtime when the other employees call in sick. They won't hire anyone full time so they don't have to give you any benefits. In turn everyone is part time and they expect you to come in at their beck and call and work full time hours. Really poorly run company and that's super unfortunate! I had alot of faith that this may be a solid job for me to stay at while my children are small. No opportunity here.

    Advice to Management

    Man save on foods.....get it together! Jim, you built a great local company and let it go! Worst work environment I've ever been a part of.


  6. "I actually love save on"

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    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Save-On Foods part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You always know your schedule 3 weeks advance
    Co workers are amazing
    It's not minimum wage
    Some lovely customers

    Cons

    Schedule changes happen very frequently so you must always be checking your schedule for any changes!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing but maybe fix how often the schedule changes


  7. "Ecommerce Team Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Save-On Foods full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule (3 weeks in advance) and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Physically and mentally demanding during graveyard shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees!

  8. "..."

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Penticton, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Penticton, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Save-On Foods part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay scale that does increase with time, benefits, pension. Good co-workers.

    Cons

    Unstable hours. management seams to be replaced every couple years.


  9. "Great Workplace not so great work/"

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Kelowna, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Kelowna, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Save-On Foods part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The coworkers, it's the only reason I stayed.

    Cons

    Typically understaffed on most days with little communication from managers. Rarely ever get someone to cover a sick shift.


  10. "Terrible company - work during high school then get out asap"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Save-On Foods part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most of my coworkers were good people

    Cons

    Management doesn't know what they're doing.


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