Stock Clerk (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 22 October 2018
A good place to work which has friendly and professional stuff. Work is not too hard and everything is done professionaly. I've learned a bit about store management and I have a better knowledge of what needs to be done in order to sell stuff. It was a good experience and I would recommend it to anyone.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 25 November 2018
The working environment was extremely unhealthy and unprofessional. A lot of favouritism from the management and the supervisors. Some co-workers were very friendly and helpful. But again, I would not recommend this job to ANYONE.
In some cases they will be willing to make your schedule more accommodating for you (switch shifts, give more/less hours etc.)
Mean management and some supervisors, unequal treatment of employees, racism
Seafood Clerk (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 18 November 2018
I think I was the only or first black woman/ person to ever work in this department/store. At first I experienced a lot of racist and sexism. I was extremely uncomfortable as their are many polish employees who thought they were better. The boss was unprofessional. Unprofessional atmosphere. Some of my co workers however were very helpful and welcoming but I wouldn't recommend this job to my enemy.
DEPARTMENT MANAGER (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 30 September 2018
I would never work here again. horrible place to work. no work life balance. Management does not know what they are doing. No professionalism in the stores. HR was not professional nor knew what they were doing.
Grocery clerk (Former Employee) – 2040 Dundas St E, Mississauga, ON – 27 July 2018
i didn't work there much but the store was nice. friendly co-workers that i could communicate with easily. i would usually stack shelves on a typical day or help with other things. i learned new skills such as talking to customers.
Service Deli Clerk (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 8 March 2018
I was a seasonal worker here. I was the only one put into a section with 10+ customers yelling at me. The supervisor and manager didn't do anything to help me, they didn't' even bring another worker to help me with all the customers.
Co-op (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 30 January 2018
I was here for my student co-op. The managers were very nice and I enjoyed going in. I helped with stocking shelves and general cleaning. It was a lot of fun and I would have loved to work there if I could.
Stock Clerk (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 9 November 2017
The supervisors do not speak English, and you are discriminated against if you are not Polish; this is portrayed through the many primitive behaviours of the Polish supervisors and managers.
You are basically interviewed and given a job the next day without having the chance to go through a real orientation training. Then, you are thrown into a job with very little training and with very high performance expectations which set you up for quick failure.
The work hours are inconsistent; in one week you are scheduled for 35 hours and in the other for 20 hours which makes it very difficult to keep up with the bills.
Overall, I would say this Company needs a definite improvement in their human resources practices and as a reminder to start really focusing on making employees happy rather than crucifying them for making small mistakes.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 30 October 2017
The job was simple, would not recommend full time there is no room for advancement, noticed the management would favour employees that spoke polish, and you could only obtain a customer service position if you did. the breaks were short to minimal, 15 minute breaks was not allowed to take a full 30 minutes, they would schedule you to work 7h45m so they wouldn't have to give you another break. you had to punch in and out for breaks and while starting your shift. if you were 1 minute late your pay was docked 15 minutes. the machine to punch in hours didn't even work half the time you would spend 5 minutes just trying to punch in and your pay was docked management did not care they did what they could to intimidate you into believing they were doing you a favour by docking your pay. was not consistent, some could do things without consequence while others couldn't. full time workers hated the job and part time workers did not seem to mind.
Manager (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 8 June 2017
Working at Starsky is a real meritocracy: you get what you put in. For those who work hard, show up for shifts and have a good attitude, you will get respect, raises and promotions. If you are lazy and a have a bad attitude, you probably won't like it here.
The staff is bright and helpful, there's a really great atmosphere of teamwork and camaraderie- most stay for years. With so many repeat customers, there's a family feel that's very warm and comfortable, I enjoy coming to work everyday and most of my co-workers feel the same.
Starsky is one of the few grocery stores that hires full time and are very good with vacation time and trying to find a job that is a good fit for the individual.
I've learned a lot at Starsky and have been given the opportunity to be creative and thoughtful on a daily basis. THere are always new challenges and always people to help when the challenges may seem too much.
Managers really care about the store and the staff. They are hands on, approachable and know every in and out of their respective departments.
I've been at Starsky 4 years and see myself there for many more.
Cheese Clerk (Former Employee) – 3115 Dundas Street West – 8 June 2017
I had a really enjoyable experience working at Starsky Fine Foods. All of my co workers were really fun and friendly which made it a nice place to work at. Management was also very understanding and approachable which made it a very nice work culture to be a part of. I would definitely recommend this company for anyone who was looking for work.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 27 April 2017
Was a great place to work so long as you did your job; people were great, management was kind and understanding. Became stressful at times and customers were often rude, but overall the job was enjoyable.
Great Staff as well as a great working environment
Cashier (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 19 April 2017
As my first job, I was able to learn many things and gain a great experience. My co-workers were great and all my managers were very supportive. The hardest part of this job was sometimes there was a language barrier between myself and the customers as this was a European store.