Produce Supervisor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 June 2018
The grocery business is a very competitive market focusing on the bottom line. Used to be a very great place to build a career however now a days they focus more on part time workers. I always found it a friendly place to work.
Fast paced work environment with organized shift functions
Service Clerk - Bakery Department (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 June 2018
Calgary Co-op is a service oriented grocery retailer. Customer service is huge is every department. You are required to break out, proof, bake, package and display the products. It is a lot of repetitive tasks and some are physically demanding. You are required to work at a fast pace.
Gas Bar Attendant/Cashier (Former Employee) – Strathmore, AB – 30 April 2018
A typical day at work for me especially on a Monday or Friday would be: I go in for my shift and ask the previous shift if the order came in yet. If not, I wait until it comes in from Keelings and sign off on the invoice so the driver can leave. I give the tobacco sheet to the cashier along with the box of tobacco and let her check it all off while i do the rest. Fridays are usually busy while I check off the invoice I am also watching outside at the pumps, watching propane and also helping the cashier inside watching the tills and keeping an eye on customers as they walk in.
Front End Utility Clerk (Former Employee) – Strathmore, AB – 26 April 2018
Most of CO-OP for me was just a job out of highschool, I did enjoy working with my co workers and managers. I learned as much as i could in regards to produce, generally speaking i worked night shift to close the store and enjoyed the time alone.
Produce Utility Clerk (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 28 March 2018
Coop was a great place to work, 5 years ago. If you do decide to work here, do not plan on advancing in the company. Head office chooses people in other departments with no experience for manager positions in which they have no idea how to handle. Or, they hire people who have never worked for coop and have no idea how the company works. It was a laid-back place, but now we have scheduled breaks, no I'm not a cashier so there is no reason for me to have a scheduled break. You have to get a manager to sign off if you want to change it at all, oh and don't forget it has to be a GOOD reason. With the new contract (coop is unionized), part time people do not have the potential to have more than the guaranteed hours, while casual employees have the option to get 40 hours, even though they get no benefits. This is great if you are getting hired for a casual position, which is most likely what will happen since coop does not hire supervisors or part time's unless they absolutely have to. Long story short, coop is a unionized company, with a controlling head office that wants to get rid of their long-standing, loyal employees that have benefits and guaranteed hours and replace them with casual part-time employees who get paid less. This is a great place to work if you are a student, you really need a job or a temporary second job. This is not a place to advance or grow with, and if you don't believe me, stay there for a few years and you'll watch just as I have, the company disappoint you over and over again.
merchandiser/stocker (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 February 2018
I worked at the Calgary co-op in taradale NE and it was the worst job in my life. your coworkers are experienced from 10 to over 40 years of experience which means if you're new then they'll boss you around. lots of politics and spies in that place. the salary was like 250 dollars a month which was like a slap in the face. this place needs a management overhaul.
Market Clerk (Former Employee) – Crowchild, AB – 19 February 2018
It was a fast-paced work environment which I admired, however, mistakes were not allowed to be made in any way. The management did not take kindly if you called in sick. there was a lot to commend Co-op for, however, the job was not suited for me.
Retail Clerk (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 February 2018
Retail work where you get health benefits. Sometimes hard work but fun working in a team. Employee discounts are rebated at the end of the year. Not very flexible, expected to work when management pleases.
Director of Leasing (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 27 December 2017
Great group of people at Co-op, Management is keen, and attentive, much work to be done on the systems and data management in the Real Estate Dept. Really enjoyed the people and culture. Frustrated at delays and methods.
Too focused on cost cutting, and not what's causing the losses
Gas Station Attendant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 November 2017
typically you are outside for most of your shift either refueling peoples cars checking the oil and fluid levels refilling propane tanks as well as helping those people who do not know how to add air to their tires / checking tire pressure (yes some people do not know how to do this )
Bakery Utility Clerk (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 September 2017
I loved to be part of Calgary Co-op Family. I had great time! I used to work at the bakery and it was amazing to learn from the team. Probably, the worst part was about not getting hours to work. It was difficult time for Alberta. I loved to greet the customers, offering free samples, answering questions etc.