Seafood Clerk (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 5 May 2018
I worked there as the store was opening. There was a definite need to improve interactions with management and staff, schedules were posted the day before the following week, or more often the evening of. Pay was not to be set up for direct deposit, and paychecks were often only handed out in the same time frame as when the schedule was up. Food practices in the seafood department where I worked were very low standard by the supervisor, and only two of the eight employees spoke english, but there would be four others who did not, and did little during the day. Part could be attributed to it being a new store, but the training and employee treatment were very low quality.
Cook (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 April 2018
Working there was very nice for me because it was my first job here in Canada. The job wasn't difficult and I love cooking so I worked with great passion and desire. I learned a lot of new ways how to communicate with customers and who to work under pressure. The hardest part of the job were cleaning and filtering of oil machines. I did the cleaning of oil for almost every day. For me the most enjoyable part of the job was when the customers were impressed and they gave good feedbacks.
Kitchen Helper (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 28 January 2018
good for hours but it was a terrible place to work. management has no idea what they're doing absolutely no proper training the only upside was some cool co-workers and that's about it you didn't even know if you would get your cheque on the payday before your shift was over.
Clerk (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 26 July 2017
Job work/life balance: great, they let you book days off if you need to, they let you choose if you'd prefer morning or evening shifts. Salary/benefits: NO benefits, and you get minimum wage. Job security/advancement: nothing is secured there, everyone is vulnerable because they're afraid of losing their job. We're all replaceable. Management: managers dont care about teamwork and doesn't know what leadership is. Job culture: Seems like a great environment to be in if it wasn't for bad leadership.
Salad Station Supervisor (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 27 June 2017
Nations is not a bad place to work the management is great. I found it hard being a minority at this place of employment because most of the people that work there are Asian or Chinese. Sometimes it felt to me like they treated their employees better then the Canadian employees.
Produce Clerk (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 28 May 2017
Typical day at work would be to clock in, wear a uniform, ask the manager what to do. They have no respect whatsoever for the English speaking employees, treat them very bad. There's always free lunch and dinner for the Chinese workers and they can do whatever they please. but if you're not Chinese they discriminate you in every way you can think of. They monitor you. Example : They always ask what you're doing, to make sure you're doing something, tell you the same thing everyday. I'd recommend this job only if you need a bit of cash and to do it part time.
Cons Manager complains at for not pretending to do stuff, literally. You have to pretend to do work so your manager doesn't get in trouble with the store manager/owner, Language barrier since there is a strong Chinese culture present They don't train you
Meat Clerk (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 7 May 2017
Not a lot of room for advancement, a lot of "busy" work. If you're not trained to actually keep busy and make a decent wage. You dont get any security. So you feel like people are competing. And I don't feel like that's how a job is to be. I want to be a meat cutter. But i'm left on tedious duties. Maybe because I dont care? Maybe because i keep showing up with a smile. But i think if you work hard and do your best. You should be able to feel safe that your job is kept.
You get complained at for not pretending to do stuff, literally... You have to do stuff like clean windows 3 times in an hour to "look" busy, maybe just train you to cut and keep you properly busy but dont wanna pay you for it...
Cashier (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 14 October 2016
good workplace flexible schedules excellent co-workers Excellent place to demonstrate the customer service skills. Love to work at this place I have learned as how to deal with customers and make them happy
Bakery Manager (Current Employee) – Woodbridge, ON – 28 June 2016
is a significant experience for a job to learn about the food and beverage career environment. It is a daily busy work force that gains leadership and teamork. It takes tremendous vitality to work on basis full time schedule. A job one can do with patience, teamwork and mutual understanding for customer service in food and relations with compassionate behavior and responsibility.
Bakery Manager (Current Employee) – Woodbridge, ON – 25 April 2015
Create an environment where every associate is challenged to develop and grow. Maintain a safe work environment. Create and maintain quality relationships with customers, vendors, team and other entities within the organization.
Supervisor & Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 11 October 2013
I am so happy I am no longer at this establishments. It is a health and safety NIGHTMARE and no one in any management areas speak English. Due to lack of training and equipment a coworker cut off all his fingers in a meat grinder and the meat department was NEVER SHUT DOWN. So many people there are working illegally, 10-12 hour shifts 5-6 days a week and only paid 3-4$ an hour.
It is a disgusting, unethical place that needs to be shut down. Avoid it like the plague.