Relatively a safe and enjoyable work place with great benefits.
Forklift operator (Former Employee) – Milton, ON – 9 March 2017
When everyone works together, everything gets done and we leave early if we want depending on the management's discretion. Always plenty of extra leisure activities and the option to advance up into the company.
company failed fundamental improvment and closed warehousing
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Milton, ON – 8 March 2017
simply, upper management didn't remove the minority of problem employees who ultimately took down the job's of the employees who came to work fit for duty and not engaged in drug use and harassing behaviour's.
good pay and benefits
office politics and substance usage enforcment ignored
A typical shift at Sobeys ranged from a calm slow shift to steady work flow during peak customer shopping hours.
All staff was very friendly and I found it easy to make workplace friends quickly.Managers were clear in giving instruction to department workers and all needs and safety training/equipment was provided by Sobeys.
During my time at Sobeys, I learned/improved many new skills such as
- safe food handling - communication - maintaining a clean and safe work environment - working with customers to meet their need(s).
Most enjoyable part of the job was meeting customers and seeing that all their needs are met.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 6 March 2017
Simple job being a cashier, besides when it was busy, obviously. I enjoyed it but having to bag groceries sucked when people wanted it a specific way and some customers were really rude but it happens everywhere else. The management were rude whenever I had to call in, even when I brought in a doctor's note and after that I was treated differently.
Cake Decorator (Former Employee) – Stratford, ON – 4 March 2017
I liked the job itself, however there was a lot to be done in a very small time frame and became very overwhelming. Management needed to hire more staff to relieve the stress on existing workers. Often had to do a lot of over time just to get done the basic jobs. After a month management couldn't understand why I wasn't as fast as another worker who had been there for nearly 10 years. Was told I would be making more than minimum wage but that was not the case.
Great place to work. Great employers and fun environment
Deli clerk (Former Employee) – New Glasgow, NS – 3 March 2017
I enjoyed working for sobeys , I just didn't have enough stability with hours being dropped. For a single mom, raising four children , childcare and transportation, it just wasn't enough for me. I am disappointed , however, because I really liked working there.
Stock Clerk (Current Employee) – Niagara Falls, ON – 26 February 2017
Since this is a grocery store, a Stock Clerk is in charge of rotating all stock, fresh or not, on the shelves, and receiving the daily load shipped to us from the main warehouse. A typical load night consists of pulling pallets full of shelf product onto the floor, spreading them in their correct locations, organizing overstock, while putting up the product onto the shelf neatly (while facing it as well). After stock was put up, everything is cleaned up, overstock is picked up and put into the back for shelving at a later date. This would usually be our night. There are a few hard parts of the job, one of them is knowing exactly where it is so you can accurately spread the load while keeping enough room in the isles for customers to shop, while another is spreading the load requires you to be physically fit to some degree as you are constantly lifting, moving upwards of 30lb cases of product throughout the store.
Two breaks and a lunch, Fresh product always available for lunch, straightforward work.
Long hours, Physically demanding, fixing easily avoidable mistakes of others, possible stress
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Grand Falls-Windsor, NL – 26 February 2017
I worked for this company for 20+ years and found it to be a good place to work. They treat their employees well, fair and I have never heard tell of anyone getting fired. They take customer service very seriously. I can always count on them for good customer service. They have good work culture such as having a TV for watching hockey games, etc.
Free food samples to show appreciation
Standing all day, sitting not allowed on checkouts for cashiers with osteoarthritis in their knees or hips.
The problem with sobeys doesn't come with the actual work or benefits or pay or even the actual work.. if you happen to get on at a location with good management then you'll make the most of it. If not, everyone hates their jobs and is a hard place to work.
Good place to work but management isn't always professional
Cashier (Former Employee) – Milton, ON – 24 February 2017
Sobeys was a fun place to work and although management was friendly, they weren't always professional. Why would you hire someone in high school to be a supervisor? Also they shouldn't tell you what you do wrong in front of customers. They should wait till the customers leave, then tell us. Either than that, it was a good job.
Not enough hours, management isn't always professional, no employee discount