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Sobeys Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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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. "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


  2. "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.


  3. "Good Job"

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

    I have been working at Sobeys full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, good pay, good benefits, opportunities for advancement, great people, great products!

    Cons

    Minor issues that can be fixed in the short term. Nothing bad to say about the company or job. If you do good work, you will have a good job.

    Advice to Management

    Of course management have different styles of managing, however all managers should know how to handle things the same way according to policy


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  5. "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.


  6. "Floral Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    family like feel amongst employees

    Cons

    improper management training
    management does not seem interested in solving problems

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all of your employees


  7. "Cashier"

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

    Pros

    Flexible
    Friendly people
    Family oriented

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times


  8. "Cake Decorator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good team and flexible shifts

    Cons

    Store managers have difficult personal approach .


  9. "Compliments"

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

    I worked at Sobeys (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, working conditions and fabulous people

    Cons

    restructuring and losing talented people

    Advice to Management

    Don't be too quick to restructure, train for gaps instead


  10. 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


  11. "Freshco"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Simple part time job for students, good experience in the retail environment

    Cons

    Bad Management, too much work for little pay

    Advice to Management

    Fix up Management



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