Goodness Me! Natural Food Market
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Learning Enviroment for Healthly Lifestyle and Healthy Products

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While employed as online shipper i fast tracked my learning in supplements and holistic products. Goodness Me introduced healthy life style alternatives thru programs , workshops and product evaluation . Staff is very knowledgeable and great work companions ...

Pros

POP Samples - great hours - small work enviroment

Cons

Can become stressfull when online orders build up or product is N/A
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Managers don’t care

I worked at goodness me for several months. i loved it at first, looking forward to going to work. but after about four months, working there just didn’t make sense. i felt more cared for in fast food than i did in a “healthy lifestyle” store. they encourage a healthy lifestyle but don’t provide a healthy atmosphere for staff, or enough pay to pursue their own healthy lifestyle.

Pros

nice coworkers

Cons

no work life balance, underpaid, will switch hours without telling you, unsafe work environment, minimum training, poor covid protocol, few vacation hours, no room for growth
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Great work culture

Great work cultureShift workTeam workNeeds time managementGood managerEnough breaksParking availableApproachable staffHelpful managerGreat coffee (to buy)Lucrative employee discounts
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Not a very positive environment to work in especially management

The communication between the staff and management is one sided (management wanting more and more and not listening to staffno conflict resolutionManagement doesn't care about employees. Its short staff and they make you do all the work anyway. So much favoritism for people they like. They punish people they don't like or anyone with a different point of view. The good thing is the frontline staff are really nice and look out for each other.Work is not delegated fairly.bosses WILL scream at you on the floor in front of customers because they were having a bad day.Managers are sometimes oblivious as to how their actions negatively impact their staff.

Pros

Store discount (frontline staff)

Cons

Lack of human empathy
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Do not work here.

This is such a toxic place to work at, there is no understanding of outside work life, or the simplest things beyond that. The managers are horrible, they constantly pick at you to do things but they do not do things themselves, at all. All full time employees who make the same as you think they are above you and treat you horribly, yet the managers do not care. Don’t waste your energy in an environment like this one.

Pros

Some staff

Cons

Managers
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Poor management that does not care about staff.

Company only cares about money. Extremely toxic work environment. It doesn’t matter how long you work there, you are treated like you are disposable.

Pros

Absolutely nothing

Cons

Poor management, does not pay well, under appreciated, selfish company
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Friendly and generally happy co-workers

Had a lot of fun with the people I worked with. The environment was relaxed as long as everyone did their job. Freedom to chat and get to know each other. Management was young and great to be with as well.
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Horrible Management

terrible place to work. you will constantly be micromanaged, barley allowed to talk to coworkers without getting some form of attitude from managers, managers have no respect for your personal life/life outside of work and expect you to work whenever they need you to. You will never be able to move up in the company no matter how hard you work and you will never get a raise. Don’t waste your time working here.

Pros

discounts on all items in store

Cons

horrible hours, bad management, unfriendly co workers
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horrible

would never recommend this company. management was an absolute joke and the work environment was beyond toxic. no work life balance at all. people get fired for no reason
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This place is a JOKE

After studying law I have realized this companies policies and procedures are against everything stated in The Employment Standards Act. This place is a joke, the “benefits” they give are nothing, they will ridicule you if you call in sick for a single day, and when you have a day off you can expect a call from them. There turnover rate is sky high because they treat all of their staff like garbage not to mention it is pretty much a cult and everyone who goes to the same church sticks together. This place was horrible, if you want proper work-life balance, good benefits, organization culture and proper management do not work here.

Pros

None

Cons

No benefits, unfair pay, no work-life balance, poor management, and improper employment contract
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Untrustworthy Management

I cannot tell you how many times I've had to dispute ridiculous write ups or have had to wait upto 4 months for a response regarding vacation hours, unpaid hours, benefits, etc. This company is extremely underhanded and I would not recommend working there. Multiple coworkers have had similar problems and the only saving grace is a few very competent supervisors. Please use good judgement before thinking of applying.
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Started off with great expectations..

Got into this role with great expectations and room to grow and be part of something great but let down with management failure to use the experience of the people around you and try to micromanage the people and the business and then move people out. Love the industry and the vision of the company that has been built.

Pros

Good sample program, experience different parts of the business, good staff

Cons

Disconnected management
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Was good for a time

Was a wonderful place to work for a time great team but new management entered into picture an company did not have the same values. People were treated unfairly an casted aside even though they put in years of work. Got to the point where family, community, & caring for people were no longer the image they cared about.

Pros

Great workers

Cons

Terrible upper management
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Goodness Me - Dont waste your time

Worked at Goodness me for almost 5 years. Held a few different job titles, all in the Administative field. Waste of 5 years. Company does not care about you. If your a good worker they will take advantage of you and increase your workload without compensation. You will be told that working 50 plus hours is expected. While only being paid 40 hours.

Pros

None

Cons

Too many to list in this portion.
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My store is ok to pretty great. Coporate is trash and continuously treats staff like they don’t matter and their lives are of NO CONCERN.

You are replaceable They do not care about you or your well being They pretend to listen to your feedback but whole heartedly do not care I have worked here for years and couldn’t tell you why

Pros

Some cool people who also are being abused working along side you

Cons

Abuse
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Very comfortable

A typical day working at goodness me was start the prep for the following day collaborate with other team member about the day what we needed to do to make sure we were setup for the day

Pros

Great staff, great people to talk to

Cons

N/a
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Awful place

They talk about core values - communication, open door policy, being able to be promoted etc. All garbage. Managers can not manage and the policies are not followed. If you complain, you get punished and get more late shifts or less hours and they make your life a misery. They ask for many qualifications in certain departments but will not pay accordingly. Minimum wage for all! Other staff are the best part about the job and helping the customers was fun but overall, people last not even a year before they leave due to bad management.
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Good People, poor everything else

This is a company that has built a reputation on educating customers about health and wellness, and exceptional employee treatment. Unfortunately, this could not be further from the truth. The reality is that this company is no different than any other grocery store, aside from the fact that they offer healthier options on the shelves. There are no employee reviews, so they rarely hand out raises, and if you do request a raise, you'll likely be given a 1% raise, which equals to around an additional 20 cents per hour. Supervisors make roughly a dollar more per hour than even the newest cashiers, and the company does not value longevity or experience whatsoever. No employee incentives are presented to make you want to get better at your job, and new employees are barely trained and subsequently thrown to the wolves with little education about the products being sold in the store. The mentality being told to employees is that if you don't want to do your job, someone else will do it. This company is all smoke and mirrors, and is not what you think it is. If you're a student looking for a stepping stone job, this could be the job for you. For anyone else, trust me, save yourself the frustration and look elsewhere.
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Great place to work overall

A great place to work. I worked here 8 years and I honestly don't know how they've done it but they do a great job with hiring and keep people happy so the atmosphere is very supportive and positive. Lots of room for growth and lots opportunity to learn about living a healthy lifestyle. The pay is a little lower than average (in my time here I had various roles and all were paid well below the average for these positions)
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I do not want to write a review

With respect to upper management, there is room for improvement. For example, I would recommend hiring people that are qualified to do the job you need them to do. DO NOT hire friends or family simply because they are just that.

Pros

Not sure

Cons

Huge disconnect between head office employees and store employees
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Great workers, positive environment

The workers are amazing. I learned so much while working there. Customers can be entitled and rude at times but overall regulars were super nice. Customer service is very important at Goodness Me. It Is overall a great place to work!
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