Thrifty Foods
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Not bad for a first job or while going to school.

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The job can be stressful depending on which store you work at but if you get a slow store expect very little work and boring shifts. The job itself is whatever but if you can get good managers like I did then you are set in terms of scheduling and time off.
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Consistent employment but under compensated and suffering from muddled communication

Its a busy place, you will be appreciated if you put in your all but appreciation doesn't pay the bills so if you need a living wage or are trying to support a family or have debt or bills find something else. Wage increases are slow and small and you have to advance to move past the wage caps. Management varies from department to department and from location to location. There are positions available to be had but guard yourself if you aren't strong with your boundaries
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  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Time and location flexibility
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  • Sense of belonging
  • Fair pay for job
  • Ability to learn new things

Its ok while you look for a better job

All depends on who you work with & for but either way dont expect fair pay for the hard work you do & always expect the slackers & people that do less to get the better pay... Not a fair work environment starting pay is between $16-18 if your pretty you can get more than $16 right off the bat

Pros

None

Cons

The alcoholics will some how make more than you
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A fun, underpaid, high skill required position

Cake decorating comes with high expectations, low pay, and an enormous workload. There are never enough cake decorators on staff to get the work done because the position is not given the same value that others are. The job causes an incredible amount of musculoskeletal injuries because of the huge amount of repetitive tasks that must be completed.

Pros

Benefits, some engaging and creative work

Cons

Long hours, large workload, low pay, little recognition
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It’s easy

If you’re not a manager they pay everyone very poorly and almost never get weekends off. They don’t care about you at all you are replaceable. The cap on pay hasn’t really moved up in twenty years!
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Not a bad place to start working when your a kid

Entry level fairly relaxed job. Just have a voice or you tend to get walked over a little bit when it comes to what your doing and scheduling and such.

Pros

Pretty flexible

Cons

Some people take it way to seriously
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Toxic Store Culture

Management is toxic, store culture is absolutely terrible. There is no accountability for management— only lower level employees. Unlikely that any HR concern is actually heard, they are too understaffed and they don’t particularly care anyways.

Pros

Medical/dental benefits, unlimited sick days

Cons

high turn over, low and/or unequal pay even when conducting the same function.
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Great Flexibility and Manafement

As a high school student who requires a part-time job the management understood I could only work limited hours. They are understanding as long as you communicate well with them. Overall good job.

Pros

flexible hours, easy work

Cons

overwhelmed at times if store is busy
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Good job for beginners who are looking for entry level experience.Productive, fast paced and skill building

It is a great entry level, first job but i wouldn’t recommend it for long term as the wage isn’t very livable and there is no room to broaden your horizon or grow your skills past training, which makes it very repetitive and boring. I found my location had a lot of favouritism between the supervisors and cashiers/other positions. they would set different standards and be more strict with the workers they weren’t friends with which made you feel left out and not welcomed as much as others. That is dependent on the people you work with and not thriftys itself though, just my experience.

Pros

flexible hours and very understanding towards students/athletes.

Cons

low paying boring.
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Fun place to work but company doesn't care about employees

Just another big company that doesn't care about how their employee's are treated as long as their bottom line looks good! They don't promote from within in attempts to save money by offering outside candidates a lower wage, resulting in terrible management and existing staff stressfully having to train their manager and pick up the slack. Little to no communication from head office. Expect 2-3 day waits minimum on anything you ask or need to know regardless of how important it is. Often put staff in dangerous positions of working in a high theft LIQUOR STORE ALONE...sometimes of which its a female worker.

Pros

Learn about booze

Cons

Labor intensive, bad pay, bad management, bad corporate office, terrible management, no raises, no discount
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Great place to work.

Thrifty Foods has been a great place to work at. If you need time off or medical appointments they are very understanding and will work with you. The staff are amazing and friendly and also willing to lend a helping hand when needed. Working here you get benefits part time or full time and raises plus bonuses. Honestly its been one of the best places I have worked at.

Pros

Friendly staff, great wages, benefits, bonuses and a stress free enviroment.

Cons

None
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Busy work environment, good coworkers

Busy work environment (especially during holidays), very difficult or almost impossible to request more than 2 days off in a row, let alone on weekends.Coworkers were nice.Very flexible for students, but again, expect to work weekends.Average payFree food quite often in the break room

Pros

Free food, flexible hours

Cons

No weekends off, busy work environment
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work with excellent people

Look forward to work and enjoy fellow employees who are kind and supportive. The public can be a bit challenging but management support is excellent. Fast moving pace and you work shifts. Store is open from 7am to 10pm. Offers full time and part time positions.

Pros

discount scheme, pension, profit sharing, benefits

Cons

grumpy customers
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Good

It's a generally good job, minimum wage pay and friendly managers. A few employees who think they're your boss and nobody cleans after themselves. But if you want flexibility it works

Pros

Not many

Cons

Gets boring
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Work related politics

There are managers who take smoking breaks and just chillout at work while making the others work a lot.I do not recommend this workplace, they are simply exploiting people.

Pros

Not at all

Cons

Low wages
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Epic

If you love being micro managed by a chain smoking manager who takes 2+ hour long breaks and then comes back and ridicules you for talking to a co-worker while you have LITERALLY nothing left to do, you'll love Thrifty Foods!

Pros

Friendly Peers, Good Supervisors, Flexible Hours

Cons

Some managers think it's Vietnam, and treat you accordingly
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Ok to work there but not much chance for advancement

No communication at all from any department. No chance for advancement for quite a while. Not very friendly at times and very clickey. Only good thing was benefits for pt employees

Pros

Employee benifits for pt

Cons

No chance for advancement very often
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Good for students or as a side job

Great staff morale, very inclusive environment, supportive teammates, reasonable expectations, good job security, however there's a lot of corporate policy in place that can make the job difficult if your mind doesn't work that way. It's also quite a slippery ladder to climb as far as pay and promotions and employee benefits are certainly nothing to write home about. Overall, it's a great job to have pre-career as a student or post-career if you've previously owned or managed a business.

Pros

Good people to work with

Cons

Insufficient pay and benefits
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Good co-workers, unforgiving company

Sobeys is a company that doesn't care about it's employees. The employees themselves, however, are a joy to work with. The work is what you can expect from a minimum wage job, but the people there make the repetitive tasks and customer service bareable.

Pros

Amazing co-workers, fair scheduling

Cons

Hour cuts from Sobeys
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Lots of nice people

I worked there as my first job it was pretty much what you would expect minimum wage but everyone that worked there was super nice and friendly just cant work there forever
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Fair Company

Thrifty Foods is a fair Company. Pay is reasonable, hours are available, generally they do not hire full time. Benefits are average to poor. Staff is great, management is fair.

Pros

Fair wage

Cons

7 days a week, 7 to 10 open, lot's of different shifts can be many days in a row
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Based on 330 reviews

Ratings by category

3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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