Fishmonger (Current Employee) – Chatham-Kent, ON – October 19, 2013
My typical shift usually involves cleaning my department and assisting customers with purchasing live, fresh, or frozen seafood. The job is great, but since it is a small department we are not allotted many hours.
Cake Decorator (Former Employee) – North Bay, ON – February 5, 2016
This job was only part time and towards the end I was not getting enough hours (went down to about 11 hours a week). Although my hours were cut; it was still a great place to work and I enjoyed working with my coworkers very much.
An okay work environment but a bit toxic in terms of management/worker relations
Produce Clerk (Former Employee) – Dartmouth, NS – February 5, 2016
It was an okay job to be honest, very flexible especially if you're a part timer. But there was a fundamental distrust between management and the workers that sparked a lot of competition and made things uncomfortable and stressful. I personally didn't agree with a lot of company decisions, such as their prices. Since the 2 years that I started working there, they had been raised to ridiculous amounts for all their store made products, and at quantity and quality that simply wasn't worth the asking price in my eyes. I didn't feel good and took no pride working for a company like this, having to search for excuses to tell customers, and so I quit.
Cashier/Receiving (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – February 1, 2016
I really enjoyed my time spend at sobeys but im looking for something more fulfilling. If you work hand and show that your responsible with your time and everyone elses then you wont have a problem moving up the ladder.
Produce Clerk (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – January 29, 2016
My job consisted of preparation and safe handling of products sold in the Salad Bar. A typical Day at work would consist of -prepping the food -cutting/dicing the food -preparing the food -labelling -Cleaning/sanitizing I learned a lot about customer service and and attaining to the customers needs as the customer is always right! I also learned about keeping a clean and tidy work area and handling food correctly and safely. The most enjoyable part of my job was interacting with different people and interacting with customers!
Manager in Charge/ Front End Supervisor (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – January 26, 2016
I enjoy seeing my customers and being able to be friendly with my regular customers I see. Our store has been through 9 store managers in the last 3 yrs so has made for low moral.. so not making a very good work environment at the time being
Deli Clerk (Former Employee) – Mayfield, ON – January 21, 2016
It was a great job while I was there, the staff were so welcoming and friendly, always willing to help out when need. we got to rotate between hot food, sandwich making, making food trays, and helping cut the meat.
Deli Clerk (Current Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – January 19, 2016
During a typical day there is always a lot of prep work for the next day, pre-made food and merchandise or customer party platter orders to be done. There is always work to be done, whether it is doing prep work, cooking and serving on the hot side of the Deli, or serving the cold side, cleaning, filling out paper work, keeping the department stocked or organizing the back rooms and department.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – January 14, 2016
sobeys put me through a deep depression as i did not see any chance to move up further in the company and I slowly started to see my doctor, I am feeling alot better now and am willing to work at a job that doesnt require doing 3 jobs as i am only paid for one.
Front End Cashier (Current Employee) – North Bay, ON – January 12, 2016
Every day at sobeys is great. Early morning shifts typically have the older customers coming in. Most are eager and quite happy to have a conversation and tell you about there day. Although I process transactions and bag customer's items, I also find it important to make sure they feel listened to. Most of these customers come to the store to buy a bun from the bakery and have a conversation. It definitely makes the job more enjoyable knowing your regular customers come in just to see you and know that you will in turn say hello to them and ask them how their day is going.
Cashier/Supervisor (Former Employee) – High River, AB – January 11, 2016
I was a cashier/supervisor. I rang people through the tills as well as searched for products that the customers couldn't find.
I learned proper money handling techniques as well as how to do a band deposit (final nightly deposits) as well as counting the safes.
The management is okay. The store is now independently owned and personally since then I believe the store has gone downhill.
Co-workers were good. Everyone has those people that you don't know how to deal with. You can't let those people bring you down and ruin your day.
The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the satifaction on people's faces when you come back with an item they were looking for, or the price is wrong on an item and you tell them its free or they get it for a discounted price.