Loved the people I worked with and management was super down to earth! The hours sucked. Some weeks I’d be working 30+ hours and some weeks I’d only work 10. Was always super busy so if you don’t like a fast paced environment this isn’t the job for you!
It was fun volunteering every first Tuesday of the month. I liked the fact that I was able to connect with the customers. Help them carry their bags and help the cashier bag the customers items that they bought.
Good management support and training, with various departments working well together as a team to meet overall goals. To this day, years after working there, I still enjoy shopping there and catching up with my former co-workers.
A lot of unqualified workers , but great higher ups. The management was very professional and they ran a tight ship. Hardest part was picking up the slack of other people, sometimes taking the lead is necessary.
Dreaded going to work. Repetitive work. Learned not to work in the grocery department. Management is poor. Co-workers were nice, and easy going. The hardest part of the job was the repetitive aspect of it, and the easiest was clocking out/breaks. This job will let your psychology eat at you if you allow it.
I have worked at save-on-foods for 15 years and found it to be very friendly and welcoming to everyone. It did not matter which location that I have worked at, they are always flexible with hours and the needs that you have with your family.They are also very involved in giving back to the community.
The hard part is like any other place , dealing with cranky and angry customers. the Best part is when you help a customer find what they are missing and you get a big smile from them.
Positive co-workers and management very challenging everyday because there's lots of customers. Also i learned that you have to be patient to people. The most enjoyable is meeting new people everyday with smile.
Good prices, Good Workers, Somethings never change.
Grocer Clerk (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 7 November 2015
I liked the Work and the People I Worked with. I liked my manager. I did not like my rate of pay or the union they had. on a typical day i would "face" most of the shelves in the store by myself, i'm used to being the only one in my department. We also had days where fright would come in and it would be a sort of all hands on deck kinda thing. On fright days we would pull everything off the shelves and fill it from back to front. fright was my favorite day. my co-workers where mostly high school students that was just who they hired for my department nice people too. however I could not help but feel i had been going in curlicues at this point. I was 23 and doing the same kind of work I had been since i was there age with out moving up at all. the hardest part of my job was the same as any other the long bus ride to work at a building very far away.
LOTS! a T.V in the break room, food on 15% Tuesday provided for free. heath care benefits, a union
Walking through 4 blocks of snow to get to the bus home.
I learned nothing for lack of training. They said I would get part time hours which meant one 8 hour shift once biweekly (until training happened, which never did). Management does not communicate together nor do they really respect staff. The co-workers are very helpful and understanding. The hardest part of the job is keeping manager happy. The most enjoyable part is the customers. I saw on here that it was a fun, enjoyable place to work. Wow, was I wrong!
This company was great, they were very willing to work with the schedule that I needed. Everybody always came to work happy, and ready to work. Even the store manager would stop by daily and just say hi, and have a small conversation.
The benefits were amazing as well. Great unionized company!
A typical day at work included me cutting cheese and helping customers, keeping our products fully stocked and our front case clean and fresh 100% of the time. I made sure that everyone I worked with that day was on task and not goofing off.
I learned how to smile everyday when I came into work and I learned how to make customers happy, even if they came to me dissatisfied.
My co-workers were very kind and supportive the majority of the time, and my manager always had something to say to improve upon my work and make me into a better employee.
The hardest part of the job was to continue putting on a smile daily when some days i really did not feel like smiling. But I managed it.
The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to work with such a fantastic team that taught me so much about working, life, and most of all about myself.