cashier (Former Employee), Regina, SK – February 28, 2014
When you first start your shift everyone greets you and feel very great about yourself and your work ethic, ("at customer service disk". this is a very good thing) But most of the time you will always find co-workers doing nothing hanging around customer service or standing around doing nothing like red line or using cellphone to text don't get me wrong – more... even at customer service desk they text as well. The tells are never cleaned and the garbages are always overfull. the stoke is very poor sometimes you can never find what you are looking for one minute they have it and another they don't. About your co-worker they have a lot of very young co-workers in this industry that they do not know what they are doing or want to do nothing except for what they know best is texting or wishing they can be with their friends, and a young customer service gal well she thinks that she knows it all but we all know that she doesn't, and to young to sell lotto it does not matter how long you work for the company she can not be at customer service desk selling cigarettes or looto intel she is 19 years of age you massell hire a children. We dont have any problems with any managers may be one or two but that normal for this industry. benefits, oh they have benefits you have 5 or 6 month to call in. If don't you have to wait til next year. the most enjoyable part is jest standing there doing nothing at the til's looking bored as hell and not doing any thing that is my most enjoyable things ;) haahaaaah! – less
Cashier/Customer Service Clerk (Former Employee), Angus, ON – February 27, 2014
Once you start working at Sobeys, most of your shifts fall into a pattern. Your number one priority is to help customers, don't make them wait for you. When you are not with a customer you are either helping a co worker by bagging or you can clean your station, do garbage or sweep. Many co workers are easy to get along with as well as supervisors. The – more... hardest part of being a cashier can be a frustrated customer or someone that is not particularly friendly, but if customers are in a good mood and you show you are, socializing with customers can be the best part, especially if they are regular customers because you really get to know them. – less
Front End Cashier (Current Employee), Pincher Creek, AB – February 22, 2014
Pros: working with great team that really cairs
Cons: not getting the hours that i would like
At Sobyes we put customers first and that is something that I really like. Because with out the customers we would not have a job, and nor would there be a need to have a great boss. Here at Sobyes we like to make sure that you the customer finds what you are looking for, and if its out of stock we would be happy to make a rain check out for you.
DELI CLERK (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – February 20, 2014
Pros: exciting co-workers
Cons: absolutely no incentive to spend any money at the store
Working for 8 hours with no chance of overtime, even though it's illegal; my department manager is very amiable, but the store manager is only concerned about his own wallet and how any expenditure affects his bonus at the end of the year, which leaves us with partially non-functioning equipment. Some fun regular customers though, easy to get along – more... with and fun to chat with. – less
Deli Associate (Former Employee), Brampton, ON – February 20, 2014
Pros: easy going
Cons: random hours
Shifts were 6 hours long. Working in the deli section involved stocking deli meats and cheeses, slicing meats and cheeses for customers, also cooking and managing food for the hot case side, and receiving orders every Tuesday. The deli section can remain quite, then spontaneously become very busy. Management was very understanding and flexible. The – more... hardest part of the job would have to the moments were you are left alone to manage both the coking hot case side, and slicing meat the same time. The most enjoyable part was working with my fellow employees – less
Sobeys Produce Clerk (Current Employee), Mississauga – February 18, 2014
I come into work and I complete all tasks left for me such as filling the racks with fruits and vegetables or organizing the backroom cooler. I engage in conversation with customers to provide service when it is needed.
Cashier (Former Employee), Beaumont, AB – February 18, 2014
I liked my co workers but I definitely am happy that I left there. It was perfect for a part time job but I wouldn't recommend a full time job there unless you're offered good pay. Being a cashier is very boring and tedious.
Courtesy Clerk (Former Employee), Saskatoon, SK – February 13, 2014
Pros: used to get a discounts on lunches, but management took that away
Cons: negative atmosphere in the front end, a true land of "misery"
I was employed by Sobeys for 11 yrs, towards the end, things were just plain miserable, the front end department was in a very sorry state indeed, made it impossible to come into work anymore. the department at this particular location insists on employing indviduals with "special needs" I understand that these individuals need employment, but they – more... should not be employed in customer service, I mean, if you have to tell somebody over 500 times how to do the same thing, day in and day out, it's bit much don't you think?? – less
The corporate world of grocery (Sobeys) is an amazing environment.
Human Resources-Learning and Development (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – February 12, 2014
Pros: a wonderful experience outside of the medical field.
Cons: i wish they could have kept me on.
Typical day would start with checking all outlets of messages (phone, emails, faxes). However because I worked in Learning and Development, I had to make sure the scheduling for the courses were on point, the amount of participants, food was provided, facilitators were notified as well as the location the course is being held. That was most enjoyable – more... because I was able to communicate outside of my team; meeting colleagues. The hardest part of the job was the anxiety of not really knowing if my job was done efficiently when participants went out for the courses. – less
Cashier/Courtesy Clerk (Former Employee), Olds, AB – February 9, 2014
Pros: team oriented
Cons: takes years to advance
Sobeys is a very team orientated company. If you like people and doing the same thing every day then you will do well here. Some memory skills are needed for UPCs/PLUs, but a few weeks of practice and you'll never forget those codes. The hardest part of the job is the customers. You have to always be aware of them and how ou deal with them. The most – more... enjoyable ipart of the job is how friendly the people are and the constant training. – less