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Sobeys Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, friendly and helpful dept (in 27 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Two-tiered system of part-time and full-time staff has a huge gap (in 30 reviews)

  • Management does not care about part-time employees (in 20 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. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good and friendly employees .

    Cons

    Don't get much increase in your pay rate.


  3. "Retail accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sobeys as an intern

    Pros

    Treated with respect
    They do not work you down
    They welcome you
    Pay is decent for interns

    Cons

    Stellarton does not have a lot going on


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  5. "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.


  6. "Front End Supervisor"

    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 part-time

    Pros

    -Very team oriented and management was inclusive and fun
    -This company provides great building blocks for younger staff to jump off from in their future careers
    -Very flexible for hours and easy to cover shifts
    -Great incentives when it comes to loss prevention

    Cons

    -High turnover rate
    -Can be slow to get a raise

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff's concerns, regardless of age.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Pharmacist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Little growth or opportunity to move up


  8. "2 x Contract Employee - Head Office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sobeys as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home abilities.
    Excellent culture.
    Work-life balance.
    Flex time.
    Employee engagement.
    Opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Too much reliance on contract workers.
    High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Curtail the amount of contract workers and give them a chance. Nothing is more disheartening than being bounced from contract to contract.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "(FreshCo, subset of Sobeys)Good job for a student or someone retired"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly staff, 5 hour shifts, decent hours. You get about 4 or 5 shifts a week. They are good about working around school schedules and appointments.

    Cons

    Few raises and not much room to grow or get promoted. Unionized, so you have to pay union dues each week and you don't get much in return form the union.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to promoting the dedicated and talented employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sobey;s"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun place to work! Nice short shifts.

    Cons

    There are not any cons, Unless you do not like people.


  11. "Sobeys Workplace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sobeys part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - enjoyable people
    - understanding when you need time off
    - decent pay for a part time job
    - sundays are an extra dollar per hour

    Cons

    - very strict by the rules, 1 strike and you're in trouble
    - not the most friendly customers
    - not a lot of room to move between departments

    Advice to Management

    Try to be a little more lenient towards dress code, and give employees more of a say



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