Meat Clerk (Former Employee) – Edmonton, Alberta (Ellerslie location) – 2 May 2013
Being a meat clerk i usually worked early mornings or late nights. My duties included preparing all the meat/seafood, changing product, changing prices, facing, stocking the back, cleaning, preparing food, and clean up.
Least enjoyable part was being allergic to the majority of the seafood section and feeling sick on the job. Most enjoyable to me was talking to returning customers and hearing about their experiences.
Management was excellent except for the few power hungry superiors who seemed to enjoy bossing the part time employ's.
Wasteful, felt like I couldn't advance, some managers were not good to work with
General Clerk (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 9 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
Florist (Former Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 29 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.
Customer Service/ Cleaner (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 24 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
Online Shopper (Former Employee) – North Vancouver, BC – 27 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.
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 28 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.
Regular raises and union
late shifts until 11pm, staggered days off at times.
General Store Clerk (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 25 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.
General Clerk (Former Employee) – Port Coquitlam, BC – 21 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.
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.
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 12 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.
Wine clerk (Former Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 30 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.
Not many pros - you will learn about all the BC Wines available through SaveOn.
Hairy scary days trying to get product off the palates and stocked as quickly as possible.
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.