Front End cashier (Former Employee) – Tonronto, ON – 22 October 2013
Working in NoFrills provided me a chance to learn to communicate and pass on the best accurate answer to people. In a typical work day, I will have to make sure customers are satisfied with the services I provide also I will have to make sure the price of groceries are accurate, I will usually do a little chat with the co-workers while there was no customers at the cashier, they are all very kind. Co-workers will have to provide help and develop a team while serving the customers. For example, one less experienced cashier could not remember the product code and the experienced ones will help him/her. There are numerous difficult time in working in NoFrills. Sometime customers got less patient while waiting in line. Some of they tend to release the negative emotions on the cashier ever though service was accurate.
Grocery Clerk (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 May 2017
Everyday at work I was learning something new, I learn how to help a team member how to do a better job and I learn to fix all my mistake. the most hardest part of the job was maybe lifting heavy stuff.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Nobleton, ON – 8 May 2017
store was never busy, the manager would constantly ridicule me on things I did. and belittle me if I did something wrong. most of the staff was very pleasant and the job benefits are amazing. everything was okay aside from the management team
Cashier (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 2 May 2017
Good place for part-time work with minimum wage with supportive staff and management. Being a cashier nothing was much hard but would mention that at times there is encounter with some difficult customers but that is the part of the job so no complaints.
Grocery Clerk (Former Employee) – Whitby, ON – 30 April 2017
A typical day at work would begin with everyone receiving their assignments in the back room. This would then be your job for the rest of the shift ie) which isles were your responsibility today. We would usually begin with working through skids of delivered product and putting them on the shelves. If the shelves were full, then the overhead. We'd then continue to face (pull and stack everything) in our assigned isles until the end of our shift. If we finished early then we'd assist someone else. Other than that, we were isolated throughout our shifts aside from customers asking where items were. For the half hour we worked past closing if when we acting got to interact somewhat with our co-workers. We'd finish the most important jobs for opening the next morning which was usually working through a skid that was delivered late. The culture of working here was very isolated and involved a lot of alone time simply pulling things forward, stacking them, and pulling down from the overhead to fill shelves. The hardest part of the job was making sure you didn't put one of the dozen identical objects, such as shampoo bottles, in the wrong spot. This was done by endlessly checking the last 4 digits on the bar code of the products and matching them to the self bar code. If you misplace something and it's caught by the managers, that's when you would get a good scolding. The most enjoyable part of the job would be getting called by the cashiers. At this point we'd go resolve an issue that a customer is having at the cashier. This included but is not limited to doing price checks, carryingmore... out bags for customers and retrieving additional items for customers. The reason this was the most enjoyable was because it actually allowed for some human interaction. Therefore I'd savor these moments and was as polite to the customers as possible to secure my spot as being responsible for these calls. The manager would tell us who is responsible for them in the back room at the beginning of each shift, and delegate when they went on their lunch break.less
Easy to get time off
Very long probation period (can fire you early on for no reason), very easy to get fired (phone use results in immediate termination), made under minimum wage (after mandatory union dues), minimal social interaction, repetitive menial tasks, verbal abuse from customers
Meat Clerk (Former Employee) – Stratford, ON – 12 April 2017
A typical day at No Frills would be stocking the shelves and bunkers. Also, helping customers with questions and facing the store at the end of the night. I learnt about business and how to deal with customers.
Diary Clerk (Former Employee) – Olds, AB – 10 April 2017
Everyday was full of very simple work to do. Management was kind of bad, the head manager was not a very nice fellow. Hardest part of the job was taking in the shipments.Most enjoyable thing was getting to socialize with my fellow workers.