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Save-On Foods Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  • Full time employment is hard to obtain unless you are in a team lead or C (in 10 reviews)

  • I worked full time hours but got paid part time wage (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "PDA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexibility opportunity salary benefits environment

    Cons

    Heavy totes night shifts no products discount


  2. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    organized pharmacies to work in, floating is entire BC

    Cons

    low base rate in lower mainland,


  3. "Produce/ General Clerk"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very easy job and tasks required

    Cons

    Work got boring at times but thats any job.


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  5. "Good if you feel good about making minimum wage"

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    Former Employee - General Clerk in New Westminster, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - General Clerk in New Westminster, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Save-On Foods (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, pretty straightforward job, benefits and unionized.

    Cons

    Manager micromanagement, too much talking not enough doing and 0 growth potential unless you are willing to go West, minimum wage, especially after the new contract a few years ago, 10 cents every 500(?) hours is just straight up ridiculous. If you want to make money while making it a worthwhile investment to your personal growth, GTFO. Otherwise, stay if you just want to have easy job and make little money.

    Advice to Management

    stop "talk the talk" and "walk the talk," seriously a bunch of lazy control freaks thinking they are superior to the non-manage staff (ofc this varies store to store).


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    "Boring"

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

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

    Pros

    Alot of different shifts to choose from

    Cons

    Not much employee moral around


  7. "Okay"

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

    Pros

    awesome coworkers, easy to work your way to top, bonus more rewards points, union, free food in staff lounge every now and then, sometimes blessed with amazing managers, fun work environment, great benefits when working full time,

    Cons

    Managers sometimes suck, a lot of grouchy co workers, sometimes managers are pushovers and allow too many people to call in sick or let some people get away with calling in everyday, no discounts, pay sucks, get a raise every 500 hours. Shift work

    Advice to Management

    Try and control the turnover rate, have better communication, do your job and be there for support. Listen to employees.


  8. "help desk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Langley, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Langley, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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    Cons

    a lots of things. you are a slave in overwaitea


  9. "Good department manager, bad Assisant manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Same as the others, All upper management were good, some of the 2nd/3rd managers were dumps

    Cons

    To many managers and not enough works


  10. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Save-On Foods part-time

    Pros

    Fairly laid back work enviroment

    Cons

    Pay is not the best


  11. "Good Company, Poor Communication"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Save-On Foods part-time

    Pros

    Lots of work - no shortage of hours. Management are friendly and accommodating. Schedule done 3 weeks in advance

    Cons

    Unionized environment, can make some situations difficult. Not much flexibility with schedule if you need to change shifts. Communication to employees could be better. Minimum wage to start & union dues come off each cheque.

    Advice to Management

    Work on communication to individual employees. Increase starting wage so union dues don't eat into hourly rate. Create a system for employees to easily switch shifts with each other if they can't do their scheduled shift


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