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The pay is pretty good compared to others, a lot of nice co-workers and lots of long standing members which is very telling about the positive environment.
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What is the best part of working at the company?The people were always friendly. And so were ylur co workersWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Didnt have any problems with this companyWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Very friendly Staff all got along What is a typical day like for you at the company?Great environment Product was always there when you needed it.
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Retail sucks but is decent experience

You learn the basics of your job and what’s expected of you. Training takes about 2 weeks total. You will interact with customers a lot so be preparing for that. If you work Grocery or Produce you will be doing heavy lifting.Managers call you in last minute and think they’re the main characters. The Grocery manager I had who originally conducted my interview was terrible at explaining what tasks he wanted done and would throw a fit when asked for further explanations.You will be required to wear a uniform and it will smell like store shelves every night.


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You’re working in Retail
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Productive and fast paced

Decent work environment, its gets the bills paid. For the most part you won’t be discriminated against, strong union presence. I would recommend staying healthy for this Job.
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I worked there a long time ago but I enjoyed working there because of the people I worked with and the fast paced environment. Long time on your feet
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it's a ok first job

If you need a day off, you have to book it, but is not guarantee that you will have it.Not for a young family as you don't know your schedule.Staff is friendly.
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It was all right

There was nothing glaringly bad about my experience, but I think a big company like Sobeys can do better. The experience paled in comparison with my time with previous employers. What I would have liked more: A richer culture/environment and more company activities across teams. Mostly, people and teams seemed to operate in silos. Nevertheless, everyone, individually, was helpful and great. The people in my team were also competent and highly skilled.
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Tough job

I worked here for about 6 months at nights. I got taxed like crazy probably because of union fee. Most of the workers in the union are rude and arrogant
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Loved the people

Everyone I worked with during my time at Sobeys was always fun and exciting. Managers and employees alike were always willing to help. The job itself became easier the more you practiced and was simple enough work.
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They will have you work for them and under 3 months will fire you

I believed that you have to be clique to be a part of Sobeys I would not recommend any one working for Sobeys They are not a good company to work for. The customers were always complaining how cold they keep it. To a point that we lose people
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Environnement toxique

J'ai travaillé dans un magasin corpo et j'ai jamais eu une expérience aussi toxique de ma vie dans un milieu de travail. Tu as plusieurs personnes qui décident de ce que les commis font sur le plancher (ex: assistant gérant, gérant, assistant-directeur, directeur, spécialiste de département du bureau chef, etc.) mais ils ne s'entendent pas entre eux sur ce qu'il doit être fait. Le commis passe pour le pire incompétent pour chacun d'eux puisque chacun veut de quoi différent.Et évidemment, s'ils ont un nouveau plan/manière de faire pour des produits, si ca ne fonctionne pas, c'est de la faute des commis... jamais de ceux qui ont eu l'idée (parce que c'est impossible que leur idée ne fonctionne pas, tsé). À l'époque, certains spécialistes nous (commis) demandaient des idées pour nos départements... puis ensuite nous les volait sans nous donner aucun mérite.Bref, à moins d'avoir un gérant de département qui a les reins solides et qui sait comment défendre son staff... évitez les magasins si vous voulez pas finir en burn out.
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Good stable company

Always work, never laid off, pay is decent. Good mgmt. Decent equipment, friendly co workers. Typical day is delivering groceries to six or eight different stores.
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Great first job

This was my first job and I absolutely loved it. You definitely were recognized when you put in the work. I was promoted twice in the 2 years I worked there ans was so proud each time. Taught me so much
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Bad management and stressful

Very gossipy behind the scenes. can't talk to Management as everyone hears about it learned how to use certain equipment. learned how to properly stock shelves


tv and cable flexible hours mon to thurs


no flex fri to sun long standing times
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Good place to start, learn.

good place to work, good management team. Lots of heavy lifting, like 40lbs bag of flour. early morning shifts, morning shifts. Standing for extended period of time.
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Difficulty between managers

The managers are not on the same page, and contradict each other a lot. For this reason, it was difficult to be a "good worker." The pay was fair, but I didn't last long there because of this.
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Good job for balancing school/work life

Job is very rhythmic and easy to follow, but becomes tedious after a while once you've done everything. Management is nice and understanding regarding life outside of work and can easily accommodate for sick days and emergencies. Departments can become cliquey and communication is rough, but most employees are pleasant to speak to. Customers are often more problematic than the workplace culture, but it builds character and empathy.


Great for customer experience, very flexible with hours


Low pay, customers can be a hassle, gets monotonous after working for too long
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It is a good place to work . Nice friendly co workers and supportive managers

Produce department is always busy and challenging. It's fast paced to ensure everything is full on the floor. Co workers and managers are supportive . Starting wages are minimum but increases with time .
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Not good

Bad management but decent work, pretty monotonous. Stay on your feet a lot though and good exercise. Not the greatest job but good enough if you need the money.
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Productive and fun

Mon to fri. I learned how work with others. They have a equal to all employees management. Workplace is good. The hardest part of a job is to recieving a the mixed product without notes in the pallets and your duty is about to end..enjoyable is if you have a big P-O to receive. I love it.and your co receiver and team leader is working with you..


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Good place to start

when i first started, work was simple as to my job description. All was fair and i was happy with it for what it was.Now im almost at my 4th year and looking for a new job. reasons being -no change in pay (even 10cents would be nice but the most they do is say ty for working so hard and sometimes give you a 10-25$ giftcard, only got two tho in all my years so far)-at this point i get asked to do a bit more than im paid for and have had to do more than i get paid for many times-classic workplace issues with employees/managment but my experience as a whole id say is pretty good, good people.The place does have its issues and if i leave i dont plan on ever going back due to some personal issues i have with it. But otherwise i just want someone else.if you plan to work at millwoods common sobeys at the corner, dont stay for too long is my recommendation, not a place you want to be long term for your mental health etc...


Coworkers/staff, Good starting place


managment, Pay for amount of work (no raise)
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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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