Fortinos
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A good experience in general.Work becomes very repetitive, if you are all right with the routine that does not change much, this will be a great job for you,if you need personal growth and challenges, you will not feel fulfilled, everyone is different.

Pros

Nice and caring colleagues

Cons

repetitive tasks, at times annoying music sounding throughout the store, you listen to all day long
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It a bad first job and the management is bad and very mean

There was a pedo that worked there and some managers where very rude and mean and it was the most gross place I have worked it is a bad place to work.

Pros

Nothing

Cons

The managers are bad
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Stressful but engaging

Double-tasking, time crunching, and a little physically demanding (lifting pizza boards, lifting and putting down bins of dough when breaking commissary, bending down often to reach ingredients or grab something, pulling garbage bags to throw in trash) You must be a people person and able to communicate effectively with customers and co-workers/managers. Managers are decent but can be hard based on department/location. But overall a fun experience with co-workers. However, the amount of stress (on minimum wage) doesn't balance out (in the context of work/life). Training is learned as you go and if you pay attention it's easy to understand and people are willing to help you. You will specialize in what skills you have (prep, ovens, pizza-making, bread front) If you want to move up though, it's gonna be hard, you trade your time for hard work and have to look for different opportunities on the job boards in-store. Multiple co-workers have been there for years and are dedicated, welcoming people. You'll make some good work relationships. All said and done, it's a good part-time job if you're looking for work in a rapid-paced, friendly, safe place.

Pros

Unionized, free food occasionally & after closing on holidays, friendly people, engaging customers, ~flexible shifts based on *availability days*

Cons

short-staffed, either long hours, or 2 shifts a week, stressful environment, burn-out is often
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Too much work for little pay

All is can say. No incentive to work for harder. Management sometimes can be difficult. I understand it’s minimum wage. but all the hard work makes it worst with management. If could find another job, i would leave this job, in a heartbeat. Many egos in the managers that prevent the success of the the front-end to achieve this full potential.
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Good

I enjoyed working there, very manageable with your outside life and the work itself isn’t hard, you get all your breaks and build relationships with employees

Pros

people

Cons

standing up doing nothing
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productive friendly

love servicing customers employees are friendly enjoy doing displays feel gratifier some management help with you hardest part of the job doesn't allow to balance you family life different schedule week hard to make appointment scheldule daycare because you dont nowhat you work from one day to next day off always changes

Pros

free lunches

Cons

late breaks
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Great place to work

Great place to work. The store has a good vibe. All the managers are respectful of the employees. It is a true family atmosphere which is hard to find these days.
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good place but less pay

good place but pay is soso too muck work because can't find qualify people you can try if you want but i am not recommand manager is not helpful they only care about customer
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Dairy clerk

Way to stressful and not credited or paid enough for what you had to do and no one helps out and it is a crazy environment to say the least have nothing else to say

Pros

Paid breaks

Cons

Stressful
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It wasnt for me

If my manager wasn’t the same i wouldve left the job way before i did. We get paid minimum wage and that id not enough. The only thing i liked was flexibility
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Environnement parfait

Très belle expérience dans une entreprise innovente. Bonne ambiance de travail
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Productive and fun place to work if ur having a positive attitude.

Its a fun place to work at depends on how you can handle stress. Either with customers or co workers just probably co exist and just do what u are meant to do. And grow.

Pros

Unionized

Cons

Tiring sometimes
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Hated it , lied to about the position

Didn’t have a good experience , was lied to about the position. Was told it was a full time position turned out it was seasonal . Didn’t give proper hours either .
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Family oriented work culture

Management lack communications skills and end up take all their issues on the part time staff. There is no advancement or job opportunities for the part- timers. Workplace culture is amazing. Most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with customers.
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A good place to start.

Being new to working, I was quite nervous thinking about working at a cash register the whole time but was quickly relieved to hear they had training. It was fun learning although they crammed information into three days, but they also assure that the employees and managers were willing to help if confused. So you are well prepared when starting the job and I am very grateful for that. The pay is also quite good for a part time in my opinion. The employees are very friendly here and as well as the customers, so be prepared to be a good speaker.

Pros

Free birthday cake on birthday, can go for a water break if there's no customers around, good training

Cons

Rude customers, standing for long hours hurts the legs and feet
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not the worst first job

worked there for a bit and it wasn’t awful but i was in high school and they were giving me 25-35 hours a week. not a bad first job but if you kind find something better with your level of experience i’d take it
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Requires hard work but enjoyable

I would recommend this job to anyone that needs to get back into the flow of working or even looking for a second job. The people are friendly and management are fairly understanding.However, it can get hectic at unexpected times which means you may be understaffed for the moment. If you’re also a person who likes change this is not ideal as it is extremely repetitive

Pros

communicative management, friendly environment

Cons

Very repetitive can get boring, on your feet for long
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A good place to work if you live in the area and are willing to put in the time

But not a good place to expect immediate advancement. Started in 2018 and only a year before I left in 2021 I was working full time. You need to be willing to put a lot of effort into learning the specifics of your department. Management is also very gossipy and will pry into your personal business often but if that doesn't bother you than it isn't an issue. Depending on department you WILL be expected to come in on call and you WILL be in hot water if you don't come.

Pros

Full time vision care, 25 dollar cake coupon for every employee on their birthday, COVID related coupons during holidays for groceries

Cons

Management is constantly looking for issues, Gossipy environment amongst superiors, Your personal manager will say one thing to your face but another thing to their superior, your manager will throw you under the bus!
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Poor management

Management in my department has been there so long; part timers are expendable and paid less to do what the management/full timers don't want to do. Basically all the shifts the full timers don't want are offered to part timers; lot's of stupid four hour shifts;Young students get dumped on the most.

Cons

No advancement
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Poor management and workplace doesn't value their employees.

If you are looking for a workplace who is not flexible, treats you as a number and will overwork you for under pay. Fortinos is your stop. Oh ya, got family and don't care about them? Neither does Fortino's they believ3 work comes first and will work you to the bone and throw you on the curb.
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Great

Good job overall, would recommend working in the meat department. Although it is fast paced, I found my shifts flying by and had great co workers, decent pay. Good little job for students.
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Overall rating

Based on 766 reviews

Ratings by category

3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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