Save-On Foods Reviews

Updated Sep 22, 2020

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3.6
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Save-On Foods CEO, Managing Director, President, & Chairman Jim Pattison (no image)
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152 Ratings
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  • "Minimum wage pay with hundreds of hours for each(in 26 reviews)

  • "Only part-time job available, no opportunity to work full time(in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Team was great everyone else not so much"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office in Willingboro Post Office, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Save-On Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging work competitive pay not micromanaged

    Cons

    Coworker, workspace was poorly managed

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "They do not value their hard working employees."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Decent Pay. Wonderful Area Team Leads.

    Cons

    They hire too many employees at one time, and cut back on all the senior employees hours, without explaining why. We are supposed to have seniority for a set amount of hours per week, but they keep screwing us around. No communication throughout the head office and also to the rest of the employees.

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  3. "Good Employer"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Personal Shopper in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Save-On Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Got good amount of hours

    Cons

    Not enough workers working at times

  4. "Pretty good"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment. Liked my coworkers. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    No recycling. Upper management were not engaged.

  5. "A good time at Save-On Foods"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Junior Game Developer in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere Fun, friendly co-workers Generally optimistic managers (depends on the person themselves) Good pay Small area with slower pace and lower expectations comparatively to other locations in the city.

    Cons

    Delay when it comes to repairing equipment in low profile areas (Working in Bakery, some things have been broken for years before I was hired). Demanding/confused customers that could delay or frustrate you when/if already behind.

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  6. COVID-19

    "Positive, supportive environment"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Marketing in Langley, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Save-On Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great coworkers - Good benefits and perks - Good working equipment - on site cafeteria - pay is par for the industry, not higher not lower

    Cons

    - Company has a bit of an old school mind set and making progress in certain areas can be slow - Parking can be an issue if the office is full

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  7. "okay"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    good hours for students good benefits chances to move up in the company

    Cons

    lack of support the workload can be a lot

  8. "Stable Dependable Work"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Terrace, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Save-On Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Unionized - So you won't be let go without cause. Good drug/dental coverage's. Decent pension - Work for your adult life and you will continue to be paid around what you earned while working. Fairly regular schedule once you achieve a few years seniority. Paycheque is paid weekly. There are fairly good investment options for RRSP and TFSA funds to be automatically withdrawn from paycheque. If you are willing to move, there are many positions available internally in the company. And management is pretty much exclusively hired from internal staff.

    Cons

    Schedule is extremely irregular and usually not full time when you are newly hired, expect a lot of closing shifts and schedule changes throughout the weeks. The regular pay scale tops out at ~$20/hr.

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  9. "Awesome"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Save-On Foods part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Highly recommend to all SG

    Cons

    sometime it is hard to stand for long hours and getting bored

  10. "Grocery store"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Assistant Deli Manager in Sherwood Park, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, payed holidays, 10% discount on all of your transactions

    Cons

    Working swing shifts weekly. Profit based company

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