General Clerk (Former Employee) – Prince George, BC – 16 May 2017
Flexible enough with a school schedule, often understanding if time off is needed. Irregular hours if you're full time (Work at 5am one day, 1pm the next), days off quite often split up. Good benefits. Great coworkers. Mixup of management leads to an often unstable work environment.
Good coworkers, good benefits, flexible with students.
Irregular hours, split days off, and unstable environment.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Penticton, BC – 10 April 2017
Save On Foods is a great place to work flexible hours with full time available. Staff/management in Penticton is great. I learned alot from this place, opened me up the hardest part was standing long hours.
Great place to work hard and learn many different skills. My favourite job.
general grocery clerk (Former Employee) – Ironwood, Richmond, B.C. – 15 March 2017
You would work in different departments, and learn anything from how to stock shelves, unload trucks, set up floral displays, clean, cull and fill the produce department, or helping customers on the service desk. My favourite job ever.
Able to book unpaid days off, and flexible schedules.
Working an early morning shift and then a late night shift the day after. Hard on the body.
Bakery Clerk (Former Employee) – Cochrane, AB – 6 March 2017
I liked working there, the people were friendly and the work was manageable. I loved the morning shifts especially since I got to work with other people which i preferred. Sadly due to school I mainly got closing shifts, which meant me, all by my self, alone. But it taught me how to handle problems, sometimes things would go wrong and I'd have to fix it my self, which is good. But in the end It was getting to repetitive.
Cashier, Produce, Meat, and General Clerk (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 3 March 2017
While I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Save on Foods team, the constant changing of management and lack of communication between levels of management led to tough advancement. The lack of functionality of the website and schedule along with lack of consistent scheduling and frequent last minute schedule changes made maintaining other aspects of life difficult. The team atmosphere was by far my favorite part of the job, having the ability to work in 5 different areas of the store sometimes all in one week let my work with a variety of people from different walks of life and make friendships that I maintain even after working there.
Wonderful team environment
No consistency in what job I'd be working, no consistency in hours or days worked, completely different demands from 6 different managers over 12 months
Everywhere (Current Employee) – Prince Rupert, BC – 27 February 2017
The managment team that I had tended to not appreciate any of their employees, beside the select favourited people. Nothing was ever good enough. They regularly broke the union contract and guilt tripped you if you ever brought any issues to them.
Deli Clerk/Cashier (Current Employee) – Vernon, BC – 27 February 2017
I hate the hours, but enjoy working there for the most part. The Management is nice, almost everyone else is too. Hard work. Customers can be pretty rude. But most are good! Pay isnt great, but good benefits.
Good place to work if you are in for the long haul
DS (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 13 February 2017
Great people to work with. Good work/life balance and great benefits. You get a raise every 500 hours that you work. Management can be great or horrible depending who they have in the store for top management. Department managers are usually pretty good. Advancement depends more on seniority in the company than other related work experience.
Great people to work with, good work/life balance
Unionized, top store management if not the right people
Cashier (Former Employee) – New Westminster, BC – 4 February 2017
When it comes to Save-on, you have to hold your pride and values when working under the supervisors they choose. There is a clear sign on what type of person they want as a supervisor, and that person does not like the kid with a leader personality type. They want followers, a yes man for minimum wage. When I call you a kid, you better think you are. The median age in their stores are ~30. There are many elderly and middle-aged workers in the chain. Sure they were the best part of the job, they were really nice, but you will probably get along with them as uncles and aunts more than co-workers. Since they are older, and have worked there longer than you, every mistake you make is going straight to the condesending supervisor.