Kitchen staff (Former Employee) – Clayton Park, NS – 22 July 2018
Management was horrible, I wanted to use another word there but Indeed doesn't like it. Training was non-existent, then they get mad at you and insult you for things you don't know how to do. The managers think they are royalty and treat everyone below them like dirt. They play favorites and give the hard working people all the horrible hours, they don't care if you can pay your rent or bills. To them you are just another number walking through their doors. If you want to be working with the most miserable people on the planet, who will eventually suck you into the same mentality until you hate everyone and everything, then this is the place for you.
Literally the fact that it's a job if you need money. That's it.
Produce Clerk (Former Employee) – Picton, ON – 21 July 2018
Sobeys was a great place to work while I was in high school. I worked in produce so it was a very repetitive. Management at my location was not the best as they never acknowledged when I or another employee would go above and beyond.
interactive welcoming workplace. family based attitude
Packager (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 18 July 2018
a typical work day for me is in the early morning and slow paced I learned how to work in a team, preform excellent customer service, advance mathematically, build friendships. I also learned how to package product, bake products and decorate cakes it was an enjoyable job with good pay and good hours.
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) – Whitby, ON – 17 July 2018
I wouldn't treat this job as a life-long career; however, as a part-time job to get my through university, I could not have asked for anything better.
The pay was amazing (better than most places which require post-secondary education) and the job was pretty easy (picking can be tough at first, but the learning curve is very fair). The people are generally very nice and helpful (although there will be one or two who will try to bring you down).
Management varies from shift to shift (mainly due to the culture of each shift). For example, night crew is not stressful - the night shift lead is not stressed out. Afternoons is stressful - the afternoon shift lead is usually stressed out.
Hardest part of the job is the mundane nature of picking. The job is easy but very boring. During the job interview I was given a piece of advice that really helped me out: "Just realize that you're doing it for the money."
Overall, the job is great. It will provide you with more than enough money to obtain your education and move onto greater things. But while you're doing that, you can enjoy a decent job!
Plenty of Overtime opportunities; Job Security; Good Pay
Customer Service Rep (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 July 2018
A typical day at work was very much fun. We had fun as a team and work together. Since working at Sobeys', I have learned about wine and liquor. The hardest part of the job was remembering the different wines and beers name.
Seafood Manager's Second (Current Employee) – Lower Sackville, NS – 12 July 2018
The location i worked at was a particularly quiet one, as there was a second larger sobeys in the same town. this meant that work was easy and laid back, the worst things are probably the fact that management switches around a lot and there isnt much room for advancement unless you stay with the company for a long time. Other than that, pay was good, management was usually good, the culture was friendly... a nice place to work if you need a part-time minimum wage job for a couple years. helped me get back on my feet.