Salad Bar Clerk (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 13 November 2018
I worked at Sobeys for just under a year, and I can say it was a complete waste of my time. My manager, who went out constantly for "smoke breaks" or to "check his tires" for at least 45 min each time, paid no attention to his employees. At first, i thought that it would be a good job. When it came to my own manager, he never scheduled me. I was a good employee - I showed up early and punched out late, always did my best and completed all of the tasks at hand. But when I went away for a week, I expected to come back to my regular schedule, but my name wasn't even on the paper. I kept on calling my manager to put me back up on the sheet, but he would only ever give me the next date to work. eventually, after I went to the store manager, I was on the sheet again. A few month went by and then, out of the blue, I wasn't on the schedule. I called multiple times but my manager was "in a meeting" or "on a smoke break". So, i decided to see how long it would take for them to notice. after 6 weeks went by i quit. Employees were great, but every other aspect of the store was a joke.
At least I got paid. Ish.
No benefits or discounts, At all, management doesn't care about you, schedule is on paper and not online.
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 10 November 2018
Working on Cashier for a Part-time and I have a knowledge for the cashier and how to respect the customers and working with them. The reason for leaving the work because it is so far from my house and my college.
Manager on Duty (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 9 November 2018
Not a bad place to work, especially for young people looking to get into the workforce. Employees were good, and repeat customers who got to know you was a rewarding feeling. Would recommend if young, but not if trying to support a family.
Love when they have sample tables out so the customers could try new things.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 November 2018
out of all the grocery stores I've been to, Sobeys was the one place that had the best customer service. THE Best comes from there period. They also have free samples during special days of food you may not have tried before.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Pelham, ON – 3 November 2018
Sobeys was a good place to work if you are the type of individual that enjoys working in customer service. However, the job can become quite repetitive. Sobeys is a great place when it comes to the flexibility of hours. In all, I would recommend this place to work if you are looking for a part-time job.
Cook (Current Employee) – London, ON – 1 November 2018
It is a job that returns what you put into it. If you want hours you need to work hard. My gig was only part time therefore, it wasn't great pay. It didn't offer much for growth in the company. But, it was a great placement while doing other things.
Cashier/Supervisor (Current Employee) – Okotoks, AB – 31 October 2018
Sobeys is a great place to make friends. You'll always find a nice group of people to work with and I find that makes the work environment allot easier. However, there is very little training. Too often people are just tossed into a responsibility without a proper degree of training. Very little communication leads to confusion. When confusing situations occur management personnel are not always understanding or respectful of fellow employees. The department budgets are unnecessarily restrictive. Some departments must use damaged equipment when money is scarce to buy more. Blame is placed on the wrong employees when such equipment such as food containers become cracked or warped. While there is some room for technical advancement. There is no pay scale. While some effort is made to keep everyone updated, even those who do advance must intuitively understand procedures that may change at any time without warning. Because of the lack of a proper pay scale. Some hard working individuals are doing the work of an upper level supervisor or even manager without appropriate pay. Such personnel are quite inappropriately paid very similar to lower level employees, even though it is one of the most successful stores in the province. I am forced to admit that I have made some mistakes during my employment there. However, I am highly creative and thoughtful. These are qualities I never got to tap into there. Sobeys is an incredibly stifling environment for me. I feel trapped there. However I love many of the people there and leaving was hard. If you are a powerful personality that adaptsmore... quickly to that sort of environment than you will excel there. If not. You may want to find employment elsewhere.less
Cashier (Current Employee) – Sylvan Lake, AB – 31 October 2018
Working for Sobeys Sylvan Lake has been nothing but a positive experience for me. The staff are welcoming and supportive, the hours were flexible. The work environment is friendly. I cannot speak highly enough of my time here.