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Good workplace for kids still in high school looking to get a solid part time job. Clean and fun environment, coworkers are good to work with and management is very good
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Not the greatest environment

Under paid and over worked, not a friendly environment full of drama. Lots of nice people employed but customers can be a pain as it is a discount store.
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As a part timer you get over worked while full time ride the day by taking longer to get things done and talk half their day away. Store managers are all the same , come in and barely give direction on what they need done or do it and complain at the part timers/ certain staff if they talked for more then five seconds .


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Harassment never gets solved, people end up leaving because of Store Manager.
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First Job

Great first job experience, taught me to get out of my shell; greeting customers. I feel like this job was great for me in high school. The longest shift would be 8 hours. They worked around my availability and was close to home.
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Horrible place to work

management definitely had favourites and said nasty things to their employees. They will basically make you work full time hours while only being on part time.
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  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Time and location flexibility
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  • Fair pay for job
  • Sense of belonging
  • Support from manager

Easy and stress free environment

Fairly good place to work, especially for someone entering the workforce. Would not want to work there for too long because of inability to climb up to better positions.
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Great people. Bosses always had time for you.

What is the best part of working at the company?people I work with. Yaba daba What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Addicts from across the way. yWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Good. 30 characters is too mucWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Work. Do your job. Life's good.
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Productive but tedious work.

What is the best part of working at the company?Meeting people. I also liked restocking the shelves. But we had a misunderstanding and they weren't very understandingWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Answering the phone and doing specialized things for customersWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?There were many cultures working with me and the environment was fine.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Ringing customers through the cash, putting baskets back, and returning items.
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Abuse and discrimination

I’m writing to tell people how they’re managers really treat people and even though you’re in a union you have no protection at all from them I will be writing to let people know how the company their hr and union really handled employees I will show you how the union agreement is and how your own union goes against you even though it’s in your contract and you don’t have to take my word for it I will show you pictures the contract and audio so you can see what I mean I will show you everything




They expect you to do a two man job
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Productive and fast paced

What is the best part of working at the company?The people I worked with was the best part of the job. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?There was not enough hours offered. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?The work was great if you enjoy working with the public.What is a typical day like for you at the company?I was a cashier helping customers with their grocery needs.
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You would be better off working anywhere else

Horrible company to work for. You are treated like dirt. They expect you to give 110% while giving you as little as possible. Do yourself a favour and work anywhere else.


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Good for learning, low pay

Food Basics is a good starting job to have in school. You will learn a lot, and if you want to go down certain pathways (supply chain, sales, etc.) you can get a good starting job here. The pay however, was always minimum for part time staff, no matter how much they liked you or how long you worked there. Overall good starting job for part time student, low pay though even for starter positions.


Flexible hours, good managers


Minimum pay
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its a lot of work and little training. Low hours and the managers are not always what you would expect. It might not be the ideal place to work at...
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First job

Nice managers and co-workers, great first job to gain job experience. I learned how to manage my own time at Longo's and I felt more confident while working
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Is an ok place to work on

Hmmn it's alright ig sometimes its busy sometimes it's chill but gonna get used to it and you will be findI'll say it's a decent job for beginners to start with
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Good place to work & great management. Employees are all well mannered and cooperative. Hours are less at first but may increase in future depending on your availability .
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Over Saturdated

Worked here for many years no advancement minimal pay with increasing responsibilities Would not recommend to anyone looking for long term employment
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Horrible. Management in Bradford is terrible if you can’t work for personal reasons they fire you.

Reasons Food Basics Bradford is horrible.-If you can’t work 5/7 days as a PART TIMER they fire you. Same with if you can work all weekdays but not a single weekend they fire you.-People Cultures. If they have to go pray for their religion for to long they say “We’re sorry this isn’t working out we have to let you go”




Bad pay-Bad management-Barely any help.
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Hard Work, decent pay

The work is a lot for what you're getting paid. But if you keep at it, the days go by quickly, there's always something to do, there is also a lot of opportunity to move up to management as well.
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It's a job. student Grocer.

It's a job with a minimum wage salary. It's okay but no room to grow.You need to be prepared to work weekends. The staff is fun and the management was good.
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Chill job

I worked as a cashier for a little over a year at Food Basics. The job itself was honestly not that bad, some days were really stressful, but other days were great.
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Based on 1,201 reviews

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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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