Produce Clerk (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 January 2014
Working at the busiest stores in calgary, store number one, is fun most often. I learnt much about time management and customer satisfaction. Managers are great a fun to work with, driven and passionate about their work. Co workers come from all over the world of different age groups and back grounds. The hardest part of the job is during extremely busy days when many items on shelves need filling almost immediately.I like this job very much, keeps me fit and i get the chance to socialize with people from different countries.
Bakery Utility Clerk (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 September 2017
I loved to be part of Calgary Co-op Family. I had great time! I used to work at the bakery and it was amazing to learn from the team. Probably, the worst part was about not getting hours to work. It was difficult time for Alberta. I loved to greet the customers, offering free samples, answering questions etc.
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 August 2017
I was a technician there and they made me do all the sh** work there for all the pharmacists. bad environment with co workers and the talking and laughin with you then saying behind the back. really disgusting personalities and nothing but bad attitudes. the Tech there Now after me is really rude and yells at everyone. they will accuse you of things you never did. Your hard work will never be seen especially by one pharmacist there, an if they don't like you they will do anything to report you and you will stand alone in that pharmacy. the customers too all had an attitude and couldnt help but yell at you when they don't get their own way. but never seen a work place like this. if you like harrassment and unorganized and hard work never be seen this is the place for you
Deli utility clerk (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 10 August 2017
Management fail giving first aid when needed. and manager there is always right, never paying for his/her mistakes or failing to do the job. No room for advancement. Dominating ethnicities in the departments, which is a cause for not fair treatment of people out of that group. Employees, even under union, do not receive their hours and OT worked.
Front End Service Clerk (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 28 July 2017
Each day is filled with physical activity and friendly staff and customers to make the day go by faster. Being in the retail environment helped me interact better with people in general, and make some good friends. As such, the culture around the workplace is fantastic, and everyone there is friendly. The hardest part about working at Co-op might just be the physical strain, but that's easily outbalanced by the interactions with staff and customers.
Service Clerk (Former Employee) – Montrose, AB – 27 July 2017
Management is a joke, they will tell you how great it is. Truth is they only watch out for themselves. Working with the public and the job duties itself were fun. To many politics and BS with supervisors and management. "hire to retire" an old co-op slogan. not at the pay rates. slowly go broke, and watch managers reap in rewards and bonuses. Be prepared to put money out for "uniform". Scheduling was a big issue at this location as well.
Front End Cashier (Current Employee) – Hamptons, AB – 26 July 2017
I like the company but I need a change, I really think that working with the public is good and I have made so many friends working there. I would miss all the customers but everyone is routing for me as they appreciate my good service and my outgoing personality. I have made really good friends and they really like my sense of humour and my speed in putting there orders through the tills People wait in line to be at my till because they say hi when they walk in and want to know about my day Very nice
Cashier/Back-Up Supervisor, Customer Service (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 June 2017
None. I was put on stress leave after being told I would get more than 4 hour shifts due to travelling from out of Calgary. After nearly three months it ended up costing me not only monetarily but mentally, hence stress leave from my family doctor.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 30 May 2017
It was my happy place, and I loved the customers; the products and promotions; the community. What a great location, what fantastic people!! Fast-paced; diverse clientele;excellent fresh to go dept.; aesthetically, one of the nicest stores in North America; various depts. like produce the recipient of awards,(well-deserved!). Some of the nicest/ most successful people live or work in that area, and it's a real pleasure to serve them and their families. I was treated exceptionally well by our customers, and I'm grateful for all the job encompassed. Great experience.
None ( Not able to answer your question re CEO as I have no opinion)
Bakery utility clerk (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 28 April 2017
I've been at Co-op for over two years now, and I love most of my co-workers, I've made some great friends. A regular day at work is just going through the motions, answering customer questions (and more and more frequent complaints) My issue is that head office does not recognize just how much work has to be done (especially in the bakery) and they decide how many hours each department gets based on how much money said department makes. Now this is good in theory, but in practice it just doesn't work. Departments like the grocery department will make the most money, but have the least amount of work to do. Everyone's hours have been cut but yet the same amount of work is expected to be completed, and as a result we are always running behind. There is also the issue of wages, before minimum wage went up I had been making over the minimum, but once it went up to 12.20 I was making the same as everyone below me, its sad that after being a loyal employee for years and excelling at my job, I am worth the same to the company as a new person with no knowledge. The only way to get a raise is to work 1250 hours, and as a student this has not been possible for me. I would still have felt better if my skill over new employees was acknowledged, especially after assisting in the training of some of them.