Sobeys was simply a job for me during my highschool years. It had the perfect flexiblility and there was no shortage of hours for those willing to work hard. And although I did not get raises when I was supposed to I found the management staff to be very friendly and easy to work with.
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
Grocery Clerk (Current Employee) – Regina, SK – 22 February 2017
Sobeys is an exxellent company to work for, fast paced, exellent management.Room for growth.Hardest part of the job would be not being able to get customers needs met. Best part of my job, working as a team towards a goal,knowing you met a customers needs.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Spruce Grove, AB – 22 February 2017
Not very considerate, management are very disconnected and disregard their associates. The primary focus is not to accommodate associates or recognize achievements. Poor customer satisfaction. Scheduling is not properly generated or consistent.
Management, Shifts, Hostile work environment, Overly strict, Poor safety.
Meat Manager (Current Employee) – Sti – 20 February 2017
I have been with the company for the last 6 years . I want to be a store manager with Sobey's. I am the meat and seafood manager. I do orders for both departments . I work with my team to achieve are goals . I give my team ownership of tasks . So they feel part of the team .
I trained to be a Butcher/Meat Cutter at Sobeys eventually working in most of their stores in HRM throughout a almost nine year career. I cant call it a career because they never paid me more than 9.50 per hour or hired me full time but I was good enough to work in most of theirs within HRM and outskirts?
I quit working for Sobeys when less experienced boys were hired full time over me with less training and experience, at Sobeys its more important who you know rather than being a dedicated hard working employee.
Be smart stay in school and get a real career!
It was great at first, but when you cant pay your bills...