Cashier (Former Employee) – Orangeville, ON – 16 March 2017
The job itself was simple and I loved how I formed long lasting relationships with customers but I didn't get very good hours and the management was very rude and disorganized. However this was only in my department. The other departments are wonderful to work for.
Really good place to learn about being a pharmacy technician
Pharmacy Assistant II (Current Employee) – Moncton, NB – 15 March 2017
*a typical day at work Everything from greeting customers at intake to dispensing the prescription at the cash. I'm usually the one putting our orders away and recording on log once done. I'm getting more comfortable with ordering at the end of the afternoon. Usual routine is cleaning the dispensing area every night and making sure sinks and garbage are emptied and cleaned.
*what I learned Everyday, I'm learning on how to become an efficient pharmacy assistant. Working with the public can be trying at times. I'm getting better at not taking anything personal when a customer lashes out. Most of the customers are sick and they just want to get their prescriptions an go home to rest.
*management Management at Sobeys is very supportive. They work in the store like regular employees and are visible to customers.
*workplace culture The culture at Sobeys is work hard, keep things confidential, do the best you can and keep asking questions if you don't understand.
*the hardest part of the job The hardest part of the job, I feel, is that I'm still learning and that there are many moving pieces at preparing prescriptions. Some days, I forget stuff that I shouldn't be forgetting and it can get frustrating. I have to remind myself that I'm still new at the job but I never get discouraged.
*the most enjoyable part of the job For me is when you know that a client has been well served. Their questions have been answered and their prescriptions were ready on a timely manner.
Friendly staff; shoppers are very satisfied shopping there.
Produce Associate (Current Employee) – Orangeville, ON – 14 March 2017
During your day at work you interact with other produce associates. I learned how to work independently. Management was good, very understanding. The hardest part of the job was having to stand on my feet for 8 hours straight. The most enjoyable part was the people, they were very easy to get along with.
Cake Decorator/front end (Former Employee) – winnnipeg – 14 March 2017
when I worked for sobeys it was good for the first year but then started to get annoyed with the place i wish managers would stick up more for there employees had alot of customers that were rude and wrong and we be the ones getting into trouble to the point i just want to walk out.
i wish they had more full time jobs my hrs and would vary alot and it got a bit hard having a life this job better for teenagers needed some extra cash or seniors needed part time work.
what i miss about working there was my coworkers and some customers i met there the store closed down but out of all the sobeys that one was the most nicest and friendly staff there and was hard saying goodbye.
One of the things im not going to miss was customers shop lifting i stopped so many shoplifters there at one point i thought i was more of a security guard then cake decorator instead hiring a security guard we always had to watch the doors and wasnt the best area you think they would have one especially at night.
shifts always changed, people shop lifting so much always had to watch the front
A typical day at Sobey's is pretty basic, you have your great customers who make your shift that much better, and you have your difficult customers who make things a little more rough. This specific store, there's not too much room for advancement. With Sobey's, they who have seniority have much more leniance, even if they're hurting the company, and it's very frustrating for the newer workers.
Front-end Supervisor (Former Employee) – Olds, AB – 10 March 2017
I put many hours into a company that never recognized me for what I was able to do for them. I learned that they never played fair in decisions made and that my experience meant nothing to them. Hardest part of the job was when I had to leave on my own terms because I was set up to fail. The only enjoyable part of the job was decorating cakes and dealing with customer relations for the bakery.
long horrible hours working for ungrateful people that always managed to get ahead.
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.