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Sobeys Reviews

Updated January 22, 2019
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Pros
  • "Minimal Supervision (in my department), Very flexible hours and easy to get time off" (in 40 reviews)

  • "Great people and lovely corporate environment" (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • "It is difficult to get a full-time position within Sobeys" (in 39 reviews)

  • "Minimum wage bull crap I hate it" (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Regional Field inspector"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Field Inspector in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Regional Field Inspector in Naples, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good staff at Regional office. Great close relationship. Good communication with office.

    Cons

    Traveling wears on you after a while. Traveling especially over weekends needs to be reimbursed per diem not just Monday thru Friday per diem.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the Regional office leaders.


  2. "deli associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sobeys full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work though

    Cons

    No career advancement for employee

    Advice to Management

    Management should have employee in mind in the areas of career advancement

  3. "Produce Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Produce Manager in Woodbridge, York, SC
    Current Employee - Produce Manager in Woodbridge, York, SC

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours good locations and good customer interaction

    Cons

    Wages
    Only people that have previous connection with upper management get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Ask experienced employees for advice


  4. Helpful (1)

    "okay"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good coworkers so going to work every day is not a bad thing. THey are down to earth adn don't mind spending most of your day there. ITs also a nice office environment.

    Cons

    bad pay and the option of a increase is not offered very often. Also don't understand the management most of the time. They seem to be out of the loop of whats happening below them.


  5. "Marketing department"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    The company has more industry followers than leaders when it come to innovation
    Many people set in their ways


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Former Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Good people at store level. That's about the only pro

    Cons

    Head office has no stability, hiring district mangers that have no perishable experience, another with more human resource complaints then a store full of employees , another brought in from a company that had the exact opposite type of people management skills. Employees are just numbers. Regular staff lose their jobs but head office staff keep theirs?????

    Advice to Management

    The sobeys family needs to wake up and clean house of all their corporate dead wood .


  7. "Great company"

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

    Pros

    Great company and benefits
     Great management

    Cons

    Pay is not up to standard

  8. "Deli clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sobeys part-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment in general, you can learn a lot about customer service as they want their employees to be great customer representatives

    Cons

    Late shifts and sometimes not enough people working and you're left on your own. Still good environment especially for part time workers

    Advice to Management

    In general managers perform their duties as assigned, some of them should be more strict and specific when it comes to employee expectations


  9. "Bakery Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sobeys part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was very fortunate to work with a great team of people. They were just very fun to be around.

    Cons

    It's a part time job, so pay is basically minimum wage.


  10. "Lots of part time jobs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Employees are able to confide in a Union should anything go wrong on the job

    Cons

    Very seldom for raises and advancements in industry

    Advice to Management

    Hiring more born and raised Canadian citizens benefits everyone and not just a special needs group.