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Sobeys Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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Francois Vimard
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, friendly and helpful dept (in 26 reviews)

  • It's a friendly work environment (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Irregular scheduling even for full time employees (in 29 reviews)

  • Management does not care about part-time employees (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Regional Field inspector"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Produce Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Marketing department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Kanata, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    I like people I work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes I feel excluded in conversation with people who have worked longer. It is okay as I'm not there to socialize but sometimes it's makes me very sad.

    Advice to Management

    Get the cordless scanners. Sometimes people get angry about having to lift up pop and water... and salt and other things. And they get angry at cashiers not management.


  8. "Great place to work while it lasted"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Perishable Receiver in Milton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Perishable Receiver in Milton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, fast paced, great supervision, very organized compared to smaller companies

    Cons

    had to pay for benefits

    Advice to Management

    Warehouse management was great.
    Owners/CEO opting for automation & closing facility is not good for the employees who made the company a lot of money over the years.


  9. "Great job, not the best management or coworkers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stocking Clerk in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Stocking Clerk in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Organization
    Straight forward job field
    Simple
    Decent hours
    Great customers
    Easy access to new product
    Great deals in store
    Great product demos

    Cons

    Not much team-work involved
    Not much time given for very large tasks
    Management needs work
    Ridiculous standards for working at a liquor store

    Advice to Management

    Need to be better at inviting new workers into the environment and speaking better to employees about schedules, etc... confirming also when workers are available with a respectful manner would be appreciated.


  10. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, great people.

    Cons

    Retail shift work can't be avoided but it's a great atmosphere


  11. "Cashier/ Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Customer Service in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier/Customer Service in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sobeys part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and scheduling for students
    Easy job
    lots of opportunities to pick up more hours when you need them!

    Cons

    Mundane tasks
    Sometimes poor work culture
    Heavy lifting, hard on wrists and joints (can develop carpal tunnel - I had stressed my tendons and ultimately left because manager could not or at least did not seem to want to find me other work to do while they were healing.. :( I was 26 at the time. Since healed and have no problems but I'm still not impressed with the management.

    Advice to Management

    Take care and consideration of your employees, (I was a long time employee) and then you will keep them. Duh.



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