Cake Decorator (Current Employee) – Devon, AB – 5 December 2018
Working at IGA is just like working at any other grocery store or retail job. There's not a lot of positives apart from the regular customers you get to know quite well and the co-workers you become friends with. As with most retail stores, there is no credit where credit is due, and you're expected to do more than physically capable. It doesn't matter how hard you work, how many breaks you skip to get the work done, or how little you contribute and slack off, you're still treated like a number.
Stock Clerk/Cashier (Former Employee) – Provost, AB – 20 November 2018
My time at my local IGA was very enjoyable for the most part. Working there I was able to maintain a steady job and helped hone some of my skills while going through my later years of high school like time management to finish all my tasks in a given time. Our manager was quite good and tried to make sure the employees that showed results were rewarded and those who lacked were addressed and given steps to improve.
Cake Desiger (Current Employee) – Claresholm, AB – 17 October 2018
I have work for I.G.A for many years and have done many things, like. Deli to Cashier, Bakery and now cake Designer. A typical day would be coming in and looking over all produce dates. To insure that there are no out dated produce. If so throw out and remake new produce. Over the years I have Learned to draw pictures on cakes. Management keeps me informed on all new produce,s that are coming up. For most part, the work place over all., Is one team. We all help each out, when needed. It,s also a fun place to work as well. We all get along as one big family. The most enjoyable part of my job. Is making the customer happy.
Packer (Former Employee) – Sainte-Catherine, QC – 1 November 2018
Packs people's groceries all day. Learned to become patient, you'd be surprised how people are sometimes. The management was fine, schedules were always clean and simple to follow. Make sure to ask at least a month prior to a day/week off for vacation. Hardest part is dealing with clients and their, sometimes, unrealistic demands.
Caissier (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 4 November 2018
I work part-time at Iga Here are some job duties and responsibilities of cashier job:- The first duty of cashier is to greet the customers entering into organization Handling all the cash transaction of an organization Receive payment by cash, cheques, credit card etc Checking daily cash accounts Guiding and solving queries of customer Providing training and assistance to new joined cashier Maintaining monthly, weekly and daily report of transactions These are some common responsibilities of cashier. And one more thing to become a cashier he/she should be graduate in accounting and should have knowledge of bank policies. He/she should be strong in mathematics and statistics. The skills required for a cashier are communication, honesty, sincerity etc.
Commis (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 6 August 2018
Typical day consist of baking and re-stocking. They do not teach you anything about safety measures. Management was okay but didn't take much into consideration my work hours; example: put me on the schedule when they knew I had school and didn't give me enough hours. Couldn't speak English at all in the work place. Little to no diversity in employees. Hardest part: staying in the freezer for too long. Enjoyable part: baking and speaking to customers. But I think its different for every store.
Cashier/Courtesy Desk (Former Employee) – Coboconk, ON – 2 November 2018
Over 2 years in the Cashier arena, it was time for a change. The hours provided were not enough to support my small sons. The job itself was excellent in terms of learning new skills and such, the renumeration at the time not
Deli Clerk (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 20 September 2018
- A deli clerk is a busy job. When I first started working there I was abit overwhelmed because you have to learn codes for meats, salads and sandwiches. Also learn how to make a lot of different food items. Some days are really good and easy going and some days are super busy especially during rush hours and you have food to prepare and customers to serve, it taught me how to multi- task and also how to work at a fast pace and manage my time.
- Overall in the end I enjoyed the work, plus I had the best co workers. Our workplace was very diverse so it was really fun and I got to learn different cultures and make awesome friends!!
- Pay was okay they paid slightly above the minimum wage. My manger was great and shifts were flexible since I was a student, he would give me my sufficient hours. The store I worked at was independently owned so the owner was very favoury.
Awesome co workers;discounted and free items sometimes;flexible shifts
Shelves stocker (Former Employee) – Ponoka, AB – 21 June 2018
All the managers are rude and expect you to do everything to absolute perfection and were often threatening employees with being fired. The only good side was being able to ocattionally socialize with other workers until they told us wed be fired if found talking to other coworkers often.