Meat Clerk (Current Employee) – Grand Forks, BC – 24 July 2017
Overwaitea Foods in Grand Forks is great for the people who work there, however some of the situations with workers not cooperating that could be dealt with better than they have been in the past. I enjoyed working for Overwaitea, very loving and understanding staff.
General Clerk (Former Employee) – Fernie, BC – 17 October 2016
Fun workplace, great staff and flexible hours. The management and union is very friendly and is always making sure that you succeed in what you do. There is also many opportunities to move up in the company as well if you choose to do so.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Fort Nelson, BC – 19 June 2014
It was a fairly good experience at Overwaitea, but whenever I needed shorter shifts because of schooling, they would never listen to my requests. The 5 minute breaks are a little too short for someone who hasn't eaten since lunch and is working a shift that skips dinner, especially if that person is a growing teenager. My coworkers were kind and were good at their job though, and I'm thankful for that.
Allowed having water at tills, coworkers were nice, managers were strict.
Offered A rewarding career in the retail food business
Meat Manager (Former Employee) – Merritt, BC – 22 July 2013
Trained in management 101 all aspects of health and safety.Trained in the grid time management program. Trained in all aspects of computer ordering HHR guns Pro-class ordering prebooking closing store operations and recieving.
free lunches once amonth and employee discounts once a month
Various Positions (Former Employee) – Prince Rupert, BC – 5 February 2013
i was constintlay changing postions i never really had one particular job title there. i didnt get a chance to work as a cashier. due to not enough managment to train me. the co- workers were good they helped me out when i needed the help.
Local store but only able to work part time due to union contract
Produce Clerk (Former Employee) – Sparwood, BC – 15 October 2012
I really enjoyed the opportunity I had to work there and learn about grocery department, dairy department, Gm and produce. The store however due to union contracts only let the new hires work 20 hrs a week. I worked at 5:00am or 6:00am for 4 hour shifts or closing shifts for 4 hrs. Depending on where I was needed. I also enjoyed the variety of working in the different departments. The hardes part of the job was having to leave after 4 hrs even if my work wasn't finished.
butcher (Current Employee) – Prince Rupert – 10 July 2012
its a good place to work, i learned to deal with customers and learned to cut meat. the manager is awesome their doing a great job on their job. the hardest part of the my jobs is nothing really great people to work with thats make it easy for me. the most enjoyable part of my job is talking to people and making friends with my co-workers.
was a lot of fun and was my first job out of highschool
Lead Hand, Department Manager, Management Coverage (Former Employee) – princeton bc – 28 March 2012
I would stock shelves to start, clean store, face products, preform inventory control, preform customer service, preform time studies to increase productivity in all departments, learned how to budget departments through out the store and the store budget itsself. Learned a lot about marketing that has helped me greatly in my Real estate business, i also learned how to manage others and and assign tasks to up to 18 people when i preformed coverage for absent managemnt staff.
wages, benefits, ability to learn a lot of skills, customer relations and more