Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 2 October 2013
Sobey's was a decent job. I had to deal with a lot of customer complaints, refunds and exchanges. My manager was rude and the supervisors always called in sick. The cashiers would always take washroom breaks for 20 minutes at a time, which lead to long line ups at the customer service desk, and annoyed customers who just wanted to purchase lottery tickets but were waiting in a long lineup. I had more responsibilities than the job required, which I didn't mind, so I would just go to work and leave and make the best of it.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 August 2017
A typical day a work is boring I have no customers for at least an hour. The management needs to wake up they switch my shifts on me and don't tell me complain about a lot of things. They are new management so they get lost about things. The hardest part of the job is trying to juggle cashing someone out plus having your manager right behind you asking questions. The most enjoyable part is the company is the coworkers I can trust.
Customer Service Representative/Recruiter (Current Employee) – St. John's, NL – 15 August 2017
I enjoy working along a great team . The management team go above and beyond for their employees and customers. I am proud to say that I was given ample opportunities for advancement within the last year. Also a great place to shop as a customer myself.
Community room coordinator always cheery, provides the cooking classes and prepares and cook our occasional meals !
woould benefit from longer breaks, still unable to avail of insurance program
Service Cashier (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 14 August 2017
Overly strict, constantly being audited creating stressful atmosphere with unrealistic expectations, and employees are constantly on edge and uptight. Strange policies such as front end employees not being allowed to have water at their work station unless they have a doctor's note. Not permitted to wear long shorts/capri-style pants in hot summer weather for "food safety reasons". All critical, no constructive criticism. Not flexible with shift changes, especially if it is last minute and it doesn't always matter if it is for a legitimate reason (family visit, etc). Generally felt accused when being spoken to by higher-ups or when they ask a question.
Overall: did not feel valued as a person or an employee. Not worth the money by any means.
I have learned how to use CAO, and what it takes to be in a big team, but it was hard trying to fit in where everyone worked together for more then 10 years. I loved the customer service aspect of working at sobers, and meeting new people.
Deli Clerk (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 August 2017
This job is rather simple. I come in knowing what I need to do and usually repeat this process every shift. There are other minor tasks that I may need to do but are not that intense. We are, however, limited to only one person in the department so I am usually working alone for most of my shift. Meaning I'm in charge of serving customers whilst maintaining a clean department on my own.
Because of minimal employees within are area, someone fro another department will have to cover my side while I'm on break. Sometimes, however, if there is no one to help we must cut short our breaks to assist customers.
overall the experience could be much better and there could be more benefits.
Deli Clerk (Current Employee) – London, ON – 12 August 2017
I was just a deli clerk for about a year, and the time i spent at Sobeys was worth it. The people, job culture and work load were all the great pros of the company. However, the company still included pros such as the lack of productiveness in management and the ability to give a great number of hours for part time workers. As well, The job was less of actually doing the job and getting tasks finished, and more of connecting with customers and learning about different products.In conclusion, Sobeys has a very high CSR(corporate social responsiblity) and I sorta recommend working there.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 11 August 2017
Sobeys is a fun place, usually very busy which helps the time go by. The customers and employees are usally very friendly and nice to talk to. The environment is very productive, and the management team is very easy to talk to.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 11 August 2017
fun not enough hours,clean environment, good training staff, hours of store were too late for me to work then. i was in grade 9 when i got this job it was my first job, i enjoyed being a cashier i love people and having positive conversations with them while working and serving them
Does not help you to improve as a person and as an employee
Front End Cashier (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 9 August 2017
The work place is not a friendly environment for everyone. Some Managers are polite but some are arrogant and disrespectful. Some co-workers are friendly and easy going but some are not. Managements have favouritism which bothers me most of the time.
Front End Cashier (Former Employee) – Grimsby, ON – 4 August 2017
Very boring, as a cashier you stand in the same spot. Because of standing in the same spot, the shifts are only 4-5 hours long; which is OK if you are in highschool. This job would not bring enough hours unless you are working in a different department at sobeys.