Manager (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 July 2017
Prior to our last reorganisation, I thoroughly enjoyed my previous 6 years with this company. Great opportunity for advancement, respect for work/life balance, and investment in my future. Since acquisition of Safeway and reorganisation 2 years ago, this company is unrecognisable.
Ala Carte Attendant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 June 2017
they supplied free lunches and holiday dinners for the staff which i thought was nice, and 10% off groceries the people I worked with were easy to get along with but the supervisor was not she was not fair with her staff
Night Crew (Former Employee) – Laird, ON – 6 June 2017
Before I left Sobeys, in the month of February the month before i didnt get paid for 6 weeks, it was becoming increasing difficult to pay for my school supplies and when I would let one of the supervisors know he reassured me he will let one of the ladies that handles hours to put in my respective shifts and that did not happen until i told him about my financial issue.
Bakery Manager (Current Employee) – Ancaster, ON – 5 June 2017
Dedicated to providing quality food and products to their customers. My typical day as a manager is very busy but productive and rewarding. I have learned many skills within the company as I have had the opportunity to grow my skills through working in different departments and taking on new skills such as management. My management team is supportive and knowledgeable. The hardest part of my job would be working during the holiday seasons. Retail is in big demand at these times. The most enjoyable part of my job is making people happy and celebrating in their special life events
learning opportunities, food share, providing quality food choices for customers
You have to be on your feet for the whole shift aside from breaks, but we do have antifatigue mats. A typical day at work is following health and safety standards, meeting customer requests, making tray orders, cleaning our workplace, making sure the case display is filled. Lots and lots of cutting produce.
I really love how every department has its own progress board where we can see the result of our hard work. It pushes us to want to do better. We also have really nice co-workers. Management is smart and kind.
I love working at a grocery store because I can save commute money on buying groceries. The store is also nice to work in because its very pretty. Helping a customer is always exciting. I wish there was an employee discount or rewards program for purchasing groceries here. I also look forward to excelling my career further with Sobeys.
Working at a grocery store means you can shop after work, employee lounge room has a tv and free tea and water, and theres a basket where people put things that can be taken for free to go home, productive but not stressful atmosphere, employee assistance line, Employee Purchase Programs
No employee discount on sobeys itself, can't take food thats been scanned out as waste home, cutting turnips is dangerous, sometimes management can be intimdating
It helps you save for school, but they expect you to live there
Al La Carte & Deli Employee (Former Employee) – Okotoks, AB – 5 June 2017
Though most of my fellow coworkers were fun to work with and easy to get along with, management was unreasonable and impossible to please.
When first interviewed, they told me school would be first priority, however this did not prove to be the case. It was expected that you come in to sub when ordered (not asked) and extra curricular activities were also expected to be shoved aside (band, soccer, youth group).
Insensitivity to personal struggles and family was a common theme, as well as inability to empathize - which made for a very unstable work environment. At one point we had an employee take their own life, and no counselling or discussion was encouraged - it was expected that we keep working as usual.
Grocery Clerk (Former Employee) – St. Clair Beach, ON – 5 June 2017
I worked part time at Sobeys as my first job. Nothing was overly difficult and the people there are understanding when working with new workers, as a lot of the staff there are part time workers, especially students. I enjoyed my time at Sobeys.
Deli Clerk, Administration Clerk, Front End Clerk (Former Employee) – Moncton, NB – 2 June 2017
Although it is possible, very few positions are full time. I was fortunate enough to be able to get a full time position my last year there. Wages are decent, but being full time only increase my wages by $0.15/hr and I was at the cap.
Deli Clerk produce cutfruit (Former Employee) – Leduc, AB – 31 May 2017
Best store I ever worked for it was like belonging to family great atmosphere loved going to work every day was always told I did a great job wish we still had a sobeys back I so miss working for the great management that ranbthe store never any stress
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Fort St. John, BC – 24 May 2017
I enjoyed working at sobeys. I was there for 2 years, was supervisor for 1 year. The hardest parts I found in the job at first was lottery and tobacco as well as inventory. It was a great environment to work in. everyone was fun and laid back but also did what they were supposed to do. It was amazing.
Selector (Former Employee) – Whitby, ON – 24 May 2017
The job itself was not difficult but depending on the day the people made it difficult. If the management staff did not like you then they often made life difficult for you. Some people also had their little social groups that would do small things like get in the way of you working to delay your time. Also since it is a unionized job people get very selfish at times.