Sales Clerk (Former Employee) – Port Moody, BC – 10 July 2018
I would spend most of my time packaging product, cleaning and help customers. I learned how to help others and deal with problems; the management was okay but did not understand the balance of work and personal lives. The job was not very hard but you would not get any new experiences. Most of the people were very nice, and it was not a hard job.
Bakery Service Clerk and First Aid Attendant (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 9 June 2018
Very flexible hours, easy to reschedule shifts and take vacation time. Management can be dismissive and unhelpful. Low skill low stress job. No sense of satisfaction or improvement can be gained from this job.
Stock Person (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 8 May 2018
Great work environment especially for student, very accommodating for a students schedule. Great people to work with. Good managers. The hardest part of the job was getting a little board with repetitive work. Best part of the job was the people you worked with
Produce clerk part time (Current Employee) – Campbell River, BC – 10 April 2018
You're expected to move quickly nearly at all times. Thinking on your feet is conisdered important as is attention to detail. Thrifty's considers its brad to be a cut above the other main grocery brands and your work should reflect that philosophy. Pay is a bit above industry standard but it really isn't much for the workload. Staff are friendly as long as you return the smiles and try to be social. Breaks are okay; lunchroom is okay. No staff discounts on any grocery purchases.
Good work ethic
A little too much hustle for the wage, high school girls are hired and they don't do the same tasks as the guys.
Fun work place okay management but very unorganized.
Service Clerk (Former Employee) – Mill Bay, BC – 15 March 2018
Days felt short when working with other but when working alone which is common all tasks seemed receptive and boring. Management was good but never stayed the same for very long. Overall a good first job or part-time job but won't stay for more than 2-3 years.
Manager (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 14 March 2018
The leadership team at Thrifty Foods genuinely cares about their employees in all stores and works tirelessly to create an engaging and exciting workplace. I was able to work part time while in high school and then through college due to the flexible scheduling and support of management. I maintained part time benefits and held a competitve hourly wage - so long as I showed up and worked hard consistently. After graduating college, I was able to grow into upper management at a young age due to Sobeys' investment in my continuous development. While retail work and dealing with the public can be exhausting, I feel very fortunate for the experience and opportunities I have recevied with this company.
flexible for students, can pick up hours easily, good benefits
Cashier (Former Employee) – Port Moody, BC – 8 March 2018
Since the company is so big it is hard for management to attend to the needs of every employee. This made some shifts harder than others. However, as a first job I would say this set me on the right path.
all around what you wold expect for a grocery store cashier
Cashier (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 7 March 2018
It was ok. It's a good/easy job to have if you're in school. I wouldn't recommend this job as a full time gig because the pay is too low. They are super accommodating when it comes to scheduling, and the store I worked at was full of super friendly and for the most part happy staff.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 2 March 2018
this was my first job in grade 11. It was a greta place to work - management was great! so nice and friendly, always listened to peoples schedules -never got scheduled when i said i was not available. also, they never scheduled me for more hours than I told them I wanted to work/week.
Pastry Decorator (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 5 February 2018
Quite honestly, I did not meet anyone within the company that was happy at work. The management was never kind to workers, which had a lot of then quitting after not working there very long. None of the employees enjoy their time at work, and spend their shifts wanting to go home.