Produce Order Selector (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 September 2013
A typical day, starts and ends the same, you get your power jack and Volcomm system, then go through the orders as you are given them. The one thing to watch out for is the timing of yourself, since you have to be within their guidelines for the orders.
Sometimes there are accidents as can be expected in every workplace, though with the equipment involved, it can be somewhat scary.
Occaisional free lunch, cheap food in the cafeteria.
Front End and Grocery Clerk (Former Employee) – Tillsonburg, ON – 22 April 2017
The job was a great starter job and although i had different positions throughout the store, they always found a way to balance my schedule. Hardest part about the job was the limited number of hours I got.
Very accommodating, clean and comfortable place to work
Little or no communication because work will always keep you busy.
Assistant Category Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 April 2017
A typical day at work is spending endless hours on replying to emails besides working on reports.
I learned how to work to my limits while managing time at the same time.
Poor management due to continuous transition since the takeover. Lack of communication and direction has caused a huge deal of losses to this company. Most managers do not take accountability. New projects are undertaken with no clarity of results.
Work life balance was below average as the company is always understaffed, resulting into more work added on to the limited number of employees. Due to these reasons, there is a high 'employee turnover' rate in this company.
Hardest part was to assimilate to one particular way of doing things as the senior management constantly changed methods to be more efficient.
The enjoyable part in the management team was that we used to get expensive grocery product samples to taste and take home if left. Besides that, I enjoyed playing in corporate challenge tournaments.
Free lunch for Christmas, Stampede. Lots of grocery samples, Salary
Excessive Overload, Understaffed, No fun activities other than corporate sports tournament
Good experience with powered pallet jacks and time management.
Order Fulfillment Specialist (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 April 2017
Over all it was steady and easy to learn, it just felt as if the job was always over crowded and people were easily agitated. Coworkers would have to rush around you or get angry when you were fresh in the learning process as they had been on a faster time crunch. In the end, working at this warehouse turned out to be a nice routine once the steep learning curve is over.
Juice bar (Former Employee) – London, ON – 17 April 2017
Sobeys is my first job which was fine in the beginning but I got sick of it really fast. My so called manager ignored my text concerning my work hours, wouldnt help me when people from work kept texting me, and tends to seem like hes annoyed with me every time i ask him a work related question. Nobody knew where the first aid kit was for the first few months of the store opening. I accidentily scraped my hand at work and one of the other managers didn't know where the first aid kit was either. A sink came apart as a fellow worker was using it and it shot water everywhere. The store is horribly managed in every way. I wouldn't suggest working here at all. At least not for very long.
Free wifi. Good break time. Generally nice people
Terrible management team. No discount. 5 piece uniform
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Dartmouth, NS – 11 April 2017
Days were long, 9 hours to be exact, i had only worked at the convenience store aspect of sobeys so overall i wouldnt go by just my review alone, however the whole structure of the company seemed stable at best, so 8/10 reccomend working for them
Cashier (Former Employee) – Bedford, NS – 11 April 2017
Micromanaged, no time to develop interpersonal relationships, repetitive, they don't recognize good customer service. Will never be a cashier again and especially not for sobeys .... seriously don't work there
Deli Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 April 2017
My job i work my typical day was prepared food like chicken and also served customers. I learned to being punctual doing all task timely fashion.My enjoyable part of my job is employee work co-worker amazing staff also customers. !!!!
Seafood Clerk, Baker, Cashier (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 10 April 2017
Sobeys was a great place to work, minus the fact of hours and advancement. I was there for 10 years and would still be there if it weren't for the stores closure. They treated their staff very well and we all felt appreciated.
Cashier and Fastlane Supervisor (Current Employee) – Burlington, ON – 7 April 2017
Sobeys has a benefits program and a scholarship program which is awesome, I love how involved they are with their employees. At the specific branch I am at there is a lot of gossip and people taking advantage of their "power position" unfortunately. At first I was given a lot of hours but unfortunately now everyone only has maximum 3 shifts a week and they're still continuing to hire more people on in my department. If you are looking for a second job, this place is great, but don't rely on it as an only job.
benefits and scholarship programs. Very employee oriented