49th Parallel Grocery
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Fun place to work with awesome co-workers

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Good environment with awesome co-workers. Management is great. Schedule could be more consistent, and pay is low. The most enjoyable part of the job was socializing with customers and co-workers.


Great co-workers and management, good culture


Inconsistent schedule, low pay
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Blooms At The 49th is the flower/plant section of the grocery store. It is a busy place and the day goes by quickly. Physical strength is required to do the job, with lots of lifting. It was so disappointing to work there. It sounded like a positive and creative place to be but the atmosphere was toxic on some days. Very poor management. Staff treated without kindness or respect. So very sad to have a place with such creative potential that isn't realized. The pay is impossible to live on. Being surrounded by flowers is nice though and the walk in customers were great.


Free parking, casual dress, minimal supervision


Inexperienced managers, lack of respect, low pay.
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10/10 my favourite job.

The 49th is the best and so accommodating to work for. Being A single mom of 4 they always do their best to work around us. The staff are also amazing. The 49th will always be my favourite place to work.
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Overworked, severely underpaid

Avoid here if you can help it.Not a bad job for teenagers looking to have a part time position, or a full time summer job, but for the love of all that is holy, do not work here if you are expecting a career.They will run you into the ground and expect the world of you, all for maybe a dollar more an hour than some of the teenagers make.The 49th is an old fashioned company in a modern world. They need to have some serious change in their values, or they will not survive.Don't waste your time
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Run for the hills!

So many managers, yet they do not attend to staff needs at all. Deli managers actually referred to themselves the bad Germans. Upper management is not present at all, nor do they give staff the time of day.Low pay and no room for increase. False promises. You are reviewed twice a year with all the negatives you do, and given pennies of a raise, if any.No room for advancement, unless you are really good at smooching the rear.Deli and Bakery workers are backstabbing, gossipers who talk negative about eachother all day, every day. They tell on eachother like grade school girls.Never enough staff, so you are forced to work as hard and fast as it should take four employees.....
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Terrible place to work, especially if you are a student

Awful company to work for, even worse management at the department level. Managers treat staff like the store is their only priority, you can not take sick days with out being guilted cause they are understaffed. Mangement just really sucks, say they will follow up and never do. Steer clear of this company especially when so many places are currently hiring.




all the cons, bad management, poor hours, long shifts
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Great family run business. Fast paced and fun people

I enjoy working at the 49th. The store is usually fairly busy so the day goes by fast. The team I work with is a good group that make the work fun. The 49th hosts a variety of products for multiple cultures . Our customer base is local with many tourist during spring and summer months .
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Wonderful friendly workplace

I have been working at the 49th for 10 years now. It is a wonderful place to work. The owners and management team care about each employee and have built an uplifting, work environment for their staff.
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Co-Workers make the job

Love working here. Encouraged to learn new skills and able to change departments. Co-workers are one of the best things working here. They can make a bad day better.


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3.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.0 out of 5 stars for Management
3.2 out of 5 stars for Culture

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