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Sobeys Canada Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, friendly and helpful dept (in 31 reviews)

  • Generally a good work environment (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • Don't expect any raises or appreciation whatsoever unless you're full time (in 34 reviews)

  • They would schedule me full time but kept me labelled as a part-time worker (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Meat Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Meat Clerk in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Meat Clerk in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sobeys full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great place with friendly people. management is great, safety features are used correctly. people smile a lot, it is a happy place.

    Cons

    I do not have anything bad to say about this place, it truly is a great place. as far as I am concerned, there were no cons about this place.

    Advice to Management

    managemento!! you guys are doing great, just great. keep up the great work, it is truly great. awesome job guys great work.


  2. "Great Management"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    I worked at Sobeys part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management open to new ideas and very flexible. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Don't have any cons. Enjoyed working here.

  3. "Good to gain experience"

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    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sobeys full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Management are very flexible with schedule and time if you do your job right and are always on time. Benefits are good and payment always on time.

    You may have an opportunity to move up.

    Cons

    Payment could be better for the amount of responsibility sometimes you have to deal with.

    Some co-workers just don't care about the job and, if you do care, you will ended up doing some stuff alone and overload yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Would be nice to give a raise based on experience and dedication to the company.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sobeys full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and lovely corporate environment

    Cons

    Cashiers do experience a high degree of pressure especially around Holidays

    Advice to Management

    Be more patient with cashiers and perhaps less overbearing


  5. "Warehouse Associate"

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    Former Employee - Order Selector in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Sobeys full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team work, good benefit

    Cons

    lot of favourism , lot of over time when busy


  6. "Very good company for wages and benefits"

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    Former Employee - General Warehouse Associate in Milton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - General Warehouse Associate in Milton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Sobeys full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    24/7, overtime for extra pay

    Cons

    A lot of overtime


  7. "Sobeys millrise review"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sobeys part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I applied at sobeys and a week after I got a call, what's great is they don't ask for experienced people. Sobeys is my first job so it was great to finally see a company that would be willing to take me in and teach me skills. It's a great environment to work in because you're a team, everyone is friendly and because of it we make great shopping experience for our customers.

    Cons

    Customers should start respecting the employees, I believe strongly that we should have a sign in the front saying "" please respect the cashiers/ employees "". Yes we can take alittle rudeness but seeing young cashiers getting yelled at and personally attached by customers because of Airmile issues isn't right and should be fixed. Customers also should start understanding that grocery stores isn't Airmiles, if someone can't redeem their Airmiles it's the cashiers fault and we get yelled at for it even if we try to explain to them that we aren't the samething. The employees have to understand how and what Airlmiles is (which is okay but not our responsibility), I actually got yelled at because a women blamed me for not giving her 100 points on a Airmiles point book, I tried telling her that I'm only aware of sobeys coupons and if it's anything but that she needs to literally give them to me... she didn't get it because she asked me how I got my job and told me she couldn't believe I actually have a job at sobeys and of course my supervisor gave her, her Airmiles which didn't make me feel as though my supervisor had my back on that situation. Also customers disgusting bags.... I had a man that had dead bugs in his bag, I felt so gross and i tried hiding the dead bugs when I had my next customer, I showed my supervisor and asked if I can refuse bagging for a customer and she said no, customer satisfaction is first. So .... what about us?

    Advice to Management

    Don't give the rude customers whatever they want, only the crappy customers will come back knowing they can get what they want if they act rude with the employees.

  8. "Unfair treatment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Sobeys part-time

    Pros

    Some of workers are nice to work with

    Cons

    Upper management are discriminative and unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Franchise or Corporate can make a BIG difference"

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    Former Employee - Bakery in Niagara, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Bakery in Niagara, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Sobeys part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The first Sobey's I worked for was a franchise and owned by a husband and wife. They were amazing. Payed well, the staff acted as a team, the environment was good and I was given 40 hours a week plus benefits. I loved working there.

    Cons

    The second Sobey's i worked for was a corporate store and it was terrible. I couldn't get full time work, or at least full time status to get a pay raise. They would schedule me full time but kept me labelled as a part-time worker. I was suppose to receive benefits but my package in the mail showed up after the enrollment date and I had to wait another year to enroll to receive benefits. My manager was a monster. Yelled at me in front of customers and staff, lied and manipulated to make herself look good. She personally made every one of my coworkers break down in tears at one point or another. Probably one of the worst experiences I've had.

    Advice to Management

    Go to school to learn about new management practices. Treat people with respect and dignity. Manipulation is not management, nor is yelling, threats, or avoidance.


  10. "Great environment to work in"

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    Former Employee - Seafood Team Member in Rothesay, NB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Seafood Team Member in Rothesay, NB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sobeys full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work and advance up the ranks

    Cons

    Seven day a week operations

    Advice to Management

    You get more by giving more and being fair about promotions


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