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Great Work place
General Clerk (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC9 October 2017
The enviroment was a great one to work in, everyone was friendly and the managers tried to make you working there fun as well as productive. Benifits were not given until 1 year of work, which wasnt what i had expected but overall good company
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Good starting point
Florist (Former Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB29 September 2017
Great staff but hours were too inconsistent. There wasn't much chance for advancement unless you were willing to move. Benefits weren't great unless you had full time hours which they tried to keep staff under.
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Customer Service/ Cleaner (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB24 September 2017
Great job to help build work & customer service experience. I learned a lot of new things and got to know a lot of great people. Hours were good and management was always great. Good experience overall
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An enjoyable job
Online Shopper (Former Employee) –  North Vancouver, BC27 August 2017
Very nice and helpful employees. Very flexible work hours and good union benefits. All together created a very healthy and fun work environment. Would definitely recommend save on food for anyone looking for a good first job.
Pros
Flexible schedules
Cons
usually short staffed
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Good place to start, but not really long-term for everyone
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Kamloops, BC25 August 2017
The staff is welcoming. Schedules are organized well, and the hours are good. All around, it's a good place to get started. I wouldn't see myself staying forever though.
Pros
Free lunches occasionally, benefits after a year, focused on community
Cons
Raises don't happen often, drama between staff at times
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Save-On was a good stepping stone
cashier (Former Employee) –  grande prairie, AB20 August 2017
I worked there while I went to school at GPRC, the location was what drew me. It was a good place to work as long as you are willing to work hard, slacking isnt permitted, which does make sense.
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needs improvement there
Meat Clerk/cashier (Former Employee) –  Parksville, BC19 July 2017
staff has very little training and always schedule changes, no employee inscentive, not a substainable wage to live off, too much drama within the departments.
Pros
meet new people every day
Cons
no inscentive for staff to stay and make an effort
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Horrible
Pharmacy Assistant (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC10 July 2017
Horrible place to work. The management is rude and benefits are near non-existent. There is almost no room to grow your career. Everyone I know who works here as quit within 6 months or less.
Pros
Great Place to Waste time
Cons
Horrible Pay
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Prdouctive and friendly workplace
Produce Clerk/Grocery Clerk/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Nelson, BC3 July 2017
Fun and energetic work environment.
Keeps you active during slow times of the day as well.
Friendly set of colleagues to work with.
Management approachable at any time of the day.
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Generally a good place to work
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB28 June 2017
Generally a good place to work. Regular customer base, regular raises, decent benefits for full time employees. Transferring from one department to another is relatively easy however, advancement opportunities can be few and far between.
Pros
Regular raises and union
Cons
late shifts until 11pm, staggered days off at times.
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Overall Okay
General Store Clerk (Former Employee) –  Surrey, BC25 June 2017
As a student Save On Foods was an okay first job but I would not recommend it to anyone. The online employee website really help me keep track of my schedule and book off time. The only issue was that the time I tried to book off was almost always rejected and I had to speak to managers multiple time about getting time off for important events.
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Terrible work place
General Clerk (Former Employee) –  Port Coquitlam, BC21 June 2017
I have worked for the company for 3 years now. I just recently quit because management treats their staff like dirt. I use to recommend this place to friends in need of a job, I will never shop or recommend Save On Foods to anyone. Management bullies and over works their workers. Do not ever recommend working for the company.
Pros
Free piece of fruit a day
Cons
Terrible management
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Fun Place
Customer Service, Cashier, Bakery (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BC19 June 2017
Great workplace with diversity of staff from different places.Managers are nice and understandable to the employees.Staff is friendly and always ready to help the customers.
Pros
Free Lunches
Cons
Long Hours
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Bullied By Managment - horrible work environment
Artisan Clerk (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB17 June 2017
Work there on and off over the course of six months. Was psychologically gas-lit by the management team, and even had multiple managers suggest that quitting would be better than trying to fight to keep my job. You'd better never make waves if you decide to work here because the moment you do management will do what they can to get you to quit. I will never return to work at this company.
Cons
Bullies in managment
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Great Workplace
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) –  Kelowna, BC12 June 2017
Looking for a great place to enjoy your day, work with a super team and leave all the stress behind when you walk out the door then this is the place to work. Save on Foods is a great team and its a great place to work.
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fast paced yet enjoyable
Part time worker (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB8 June 2017
management was terrible, though is in the process of changing so there is hope for them. Be prepared to start with not a lot of hours but the longer you work the more hours you will gain.
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Wine Clerk position is a stocking job
Wine clerk (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC30 May 2017
For anyone being mislead into the "wine advisor" job - be forewarned. This is just a glorified stocking position. You might help a customer find some wine on the shelf but the part time staff are there only to help stock and take inventory. Low pay for the back breaking work.
Pros
Not many pros - you will learn about all the BC Wines available through SaveOn.
Cons
Hairy scary days trying to get product off the palates and stocked as quickly as possible.
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some of the scheduling was poor
Save-On-Foods, Nelson - Bakery worker (Former Employee) –  Nelson, BC18 May 2017
It was just a job i needed at the time, no more, no less.the management was decent, however there was the occasional screw up in scheduling, and sometimes they left a pretty hefty workload.
Pros
fairly easy work
Cons
sometimes too much work
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Great for students.
General Clerk (Former Employee) –  Prince George, BC16 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.
Pros
Good coworkers, good benefits, flexible with students.
Cons
Irregular hours, split days off, and unstable environment.
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Great Job
Customer service (Former Employee) –  Maple Ridge, BC10 May 2017
Save-On is a great company to work for. If this is your first job it is a great place to get started. Good starting wage with room for advancement and consistent raises.
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