Easy going and quiet, but with room for improvement
Grocery (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 18 May 2017
Metro is a place with good, easy going people. The employees work hard, however likely not at the level that others stores employees would (in my opinion obviously). Working felt a bit disorganized and messy, and you never really felt that you did a good job. The benefit that is given is that they get right to the point and tell you what to do. There isn't much explaining or training that happens, therefore its an opportunity to take the initiative to learn what you have to do and to develop your owner strategies to deal with obstacles that you face. You don't hold anybody's hand. I think that the business should take itself more seriously, in order to bring out the most in its employees. Although you know that you shouldn't slack off, the environment and supervision within the store gives you the perfect opportunity to do so, which is fine sometimes but not all the time. It is easy to lose shifts/hours if management simply decides to move random people into your department (from 30 hours to 4 a week).
Quiet, Easy going, Good people
A slight bit messy, disorganized and poorly managed
Salad bar clerk (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 20 May 2017
I enjoyed showing up to work and doing my job, I mostly worked alone. I always had a long list of things to do so time flew by. It kept me occupied and moving around, there is a bit of heavy lifting involved. I would work with the company again.
Produce Clerk (Former Employee) – Port Hope, ON – 14 May 2017
Metro was my first job during high school and was a stable source of income while attending high school. I left metro when I first left for college in Ottawa. The job itself was not difficult I would stock and rotate produce items while helping customers with questions.
Cashier and Service Clerk (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 11 May 2017
Every time I go grocery shopping I think of my time at Metro. It is very much a homely environment, it is not as large as other grocery stores so you will see more friendly faces and have conversations with them. Keep in my this was my experience and had little to no problems with customers. Depending on how well you do there is a chance of advancement which was great and probably my preferred time there. I loved it there for the people and the employees.
Great enviroment to work in.
Possible issues with customers, but that is normal
Caissiere/Charcuterie (Former Employee) – Anjou – 5 May 2017
Aspect Agréable: Équipe de département dynamique , Gérante de département à l'écoute, Ambiance agréable
Aspect Désagréable: Aucune reconnaissance du Directeur et Propriétaire envers le travail de leurs employés , Jugement PERSONNEL et non professionnelle envers leurs employés. Manque de l'argent souvent sur nos payes. Manque de respect envers leurs employés
Mauvaise organisation, Aucune augmentation après 2 ans
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 1 May 2017
I've been here for about 6 months and I can say that standing in one place for 6+ hours a day really messes up your back. Majority of my coworkers are awesome people whom are super easy to get along with.
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Brantford, ON – 28 April 2017
Metro was an overall "okay" first job. The work was simple and the hours were sparse. It was not an overly tasking job. The staff and customers were overall agreeable but there was an overall feeling of gloom in the store.
Produce Clerk (Current Employee) – Owen Sound, ON – 25 April 2017
metro is a great job for people with other things going on. for the most part their schedule is very flexible to you and getting time off isn't too hard. job is fairly standard and coworkers for the most part are great.
A good place to work however, management needs improvement.
cashier and customer services clerk (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 25 April 2017
At metro I was trained as a cashier and customer service clerk. I was in charge of keeping my till organized at all times and providing customers with the best service possible. However, I left because management was not very kind and they needed to improve how they ran the store.
Average part time job, not rewarding long term work
Grocery Clerk (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 19 April 2017
Working in the grocery department for metro was no different than your typical retail experience. Hours however were scarce and due to hierarchy among the older workers this was an insurmountable obstacle. Not rewarding in the long term.
A great store with an even greater cast of co-workers.
Front End Clerk (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 9 April 2017
I haven't been hear for at least half a year yet but I can tell you the co-workers your surrounded with are the absolute greatest. In the beginning they are your mentors and by the time you gain some form of comfort ability they're your friends.