Save on Foods Employee Reviews in Edmonton, AB
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Save-on-Foods is a good place to work with good opportunity for advancement. They offer competitive wages, great benefits, and a friendly atmosphere.My co-workers were good to work with, and several became good friends.
The day to day work is pretty straight forward, usually department managers and co-workers are fun to work with. At the end of the day, upper management only cares about their bottom line and turning a profit at the expense of the employees. Pushed hard and often required to do more work than can be fit into a regular shift. Departments are often understaffed and not always provided with enough support to succeed. Stress levels are very high for a minimum wage job.
Coworkers are usually friendly, minimal benefits available
Often breaks are missed in order to finish work, upper management aren't supportive
I cannot say this enough: This place is SO STRESSFUL. Worked here before and during Covid and ended up reporting company for failure to comply with health/ safety standards for the pandemic.Let me point form sum up my experience:-I was teased for my gender and sexuality.-I was offered promotion only for it to be pulled away as a 'means of ferreting out gossips'.-I was told I had to take my breaks but was given a work load that didn't allow them.-I was forced to literally run half of my shifts due to poor scheduling leaving us under staffed.-Managers rarely if ever stepped in to deal with harrassment, safety issues, health concerns, or scheduling issues. -Direct supervisor often pushed his responsibility onto others and barely trained anyone (myself included).-I was forced to train newcomers despite not being fully trained myself; supervisor and managers claimed they weren't fully trained either or said they were too busy too help OR claimed the newcomers were 'already trained'.-PPE wasn't provided and therefore had to be forced out of them by OHS when I was there.-I was contacted almost daily when offshift to come fill in. Many others were too.-Pests aren't properly dealt with: The entire time I worked at my location there were wild birds in the store that ate the produce; the company had people come in to try and SHOOT THEM while we were working the night shift. There was no covering on the product in the event they hit the birds so had they been successful there would have surely been bird 'matter' on the food for sale. We also had to work while not knowing if we - more...
Poor management, harrassment, pests, horrible work-life balance, nepotism, the list goes on and on.
Being a cashier was extremely boring and management never backed me up when customers were rude to me. I didn’t feel respected or valued. It’s unionized but if you work part time it’s hard to climb up the ladder for seniority and get hours because many people have worked there for years and are top priority. You don’t get discounts. It’s monotonous.
Union, easy interview process
Working at save on foods has been a great oppourtunity, unfortunately my body is not physically cut out for the ammount of stationary standing work done, but if physically able, it is a great job.
You get paid
Bad scheduling, bad hours, not enough personal support
Serviced customers' in deli; ensured all logs were kept up to date in terms of temperatures; took orders; built cross sales of all departments, cleaned deli, work with to staff members; created deli orders solo and with the team when necessary; worked frozen and fresh orders and trained staff. Unionized and Save on Staff always go beyond to help out. Deli is one of the most labor-intensive departments. I enjoyed working with all levels of the company and team mates as well. There is always something we can learn from someone, and you can take it with you to the next company.
Sales dedicate your hours. Only 3 main levels get most hours
a typical day at save on foods includes, wearing the uniform, clocking in and speaking to the manager about the duty of the day. After that is known, you get to work.
A good manager who cares about her employees
Save on foods overworks their staff, expect one person to do more than they can physically do. I would never recommend working here if you are a hard worker, if you are lazy, you will probably get ahead quicker, as all you have to do is show up and they are happy!
I always showed up 10 minutes before my shift when working on the cash register to make sure I had enough bags, receipt paper as well as any other stock up required for my shift.Serving each and every customer with the respect that they all deserve and helping them either find or return an item was one of my duties. Customer service desk I was responsible for the lottery as well as complaints and returns or mistakes on the receipt. Price change Department I was responsible for printing and hanging all new price tags for the weekly flyer sales as well as special sale prices for each and every department.
Good for students, retirees, or people who want a work life but aren't financially dependent on this job.
This job really depends on the department you work in and your manager. I have had the best and worst work experiences working there and management had a huge part to do with it. So ask around and find the right store or department if you have the opportunity to do so. The company is generally pretty easy going with working with your school schedule but be prepared to work weekends and holidays. Certain managers push for people to apply for higher positions but it so rarely goes to someone in-store. The work culture is overall good, they really put forth the effort to offer staff luncheons or first dibs on discount items as a thank you. Pay isn't great as they like to keep everyone as part timers and really cut back on your hours with no notice.
Save on foods is a company filled with diversity of cultures. They provide you with with loads of support and opportunities for advancement, both internally and externally. They are unionized, and through the union I was able to get a leave of absence for my education in another province and be able to return to my job in the summer.