Urban Fare Employee Reviews

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It was ok
Coffee Bar Clerk/Restaurant Clerk (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC2 December 2018
Generally a good place for a first job, the people there are nice but you are forced to cater to some pretty pretentious creeps (depending on the location), some customers are very nice; I suppose that happens at most workplaces but I've noticed people really tend to take advantage of you here. Management is nice but kind of don't seem like they know what they're doing all the time. Overall not bad for a first job tbh just would hate to be working there for longer than a year
Pros
Really good for job experience
Cons
No discounts
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Great co workers, good environement but worst management
Barista/Coffe shop (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC3 November 2018
Mostly love working with co-workers. Environment is good. Convenience to work is good as well as it is close to the skytrain. Customers were 50/50 some of them were really nice while others have attitudes (what do you except on a low income service job anyway). Worst management and the worst union to work for!!! Communication is utterly preposterous between management/bosses and staffs!!!... Imagine a basic necessity such as a faucet took nearly a year just to get fixed and was promised to send 2 men to repair the next day at the time when it was broken and didn't happened at all and no one said a thing to the staffs. Management even failed to appreciate hardwork, but notices all your mistake. What a joke! [P.S. Best decision in my life was to file that resignation letter! Money will never be an issue, but if management lacks respect, humility and fairness then bye!]
Pros
Some rare random perks ($10-$15 off your meal)
Cons
Wage is low for a really busy store
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Only choose UF if you want to dread work
Cook (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC27 September 2018
god where do I start. management bullies staff, and nothing is done, my store took THREE MONTHS to fire a line cook who was completely obviously drinking AT WORK and took another number of months to fire people who were inappropriate around other staff, but only days to fire someone over not paying for 1/2 an english muffin and another over lettuce. you never keep your ‘raises’ which aren’t even raises as they’re 10 cents every 3 months so youre always making what new hires make, sometimes less if they get the ‘field experience bonus’ to start. the only positive at all is getting full hours guaranteed.
Pros
you get hours
Cons
literally everything else
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The lowest pay job in Vancouver
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC10 September 2018
I worked at Urban Fare for 5 yrs, but still getting the min pay $12.65/hour. Same wage as the new trainees. Actually it is lower than $12.65/hrs because we have to pay for the Union. No benefit if you work less than 24 hrs. No discount for groceries.The worst Union in Canada.
Cons
lower than min wage
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Great people to work with. Flexible with hours
Baker (Current Employee) –  Kelowna, BC13 July 2018
Management is wonderful, genuinely enjoy working here. They have great benefits even as part time. I enjoy the little perks and incentives with the job.
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fun to work for
Dishwasher/Prep Cook/Hot Case /Cap Bar (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC9 May 2018
good morale and manged well amazing food and fun to learn more a bout how to cool and the meany different types of food and how to cook it made god friends and always a good place to shop
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Nice people, busy place
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC29 March 2018
Busy, but supporting people. Diverse, nice, friendly staff. Management act like your friends. Very busy. Long line-ups. Good location, easy to commute to work through sky train.
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Great Place mate would rate 8/8
Meat Counter Attendant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC14 March 2018
Urban Fare is a great place to work. I miss the coworkers and environment of the store. I like to do tha cha cha on the table. I do a tha cha cha all night long.
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Random Perks
Manager in Training (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC26 December 2017
Occasionally there would be pizza provided from Managment but for special holidays like Christmas, or Thanks Giving or Easter. All you can eat and get fat :)
Pros
Trade Union Job
Cons
Labour Contract is horrible
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Friendly environment
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC25 November 2017
It is a good place to work, everyone is friendly. The only problem is that they don't even give a discount to employees and the food is quite expensive for what the employees earn.
Pros
Friendly peers
Cons
not enough hours to everyone, not even a discount on food
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El Mejor Lugar de Trabajo
Gerente de Restaurante (Former Employee) –  Vancouver BC CANADA16 July 2017
Es una de las mejores empresas para trabajar, ambiente de trabajo laboral amigable y proactive.
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Good work atmosphere and helpful coworkers
Prep Cook (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC3 July 2017
Urban Fare alberni is a very good place to start your first job or for experience, however it is very difficult to advance in your job as they do not have a lot of people to train you and would rather hire people with experience
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nice staff, cute girls, professional
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC3 May 2017
the place seemed fine. cute girls, nice staff, decently relaxing. professional feeling about it, never a corner-cut or a slew-footing of coworkers. straightforward work.
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being direct in contact with customers.
Cook (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC28 April 2017
the most enjoyable part of the job was I could work independent and use my artistic preference to create fruit for sell.
The worse part of the job was the heavy duty which is not suitable for a woman.
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Hard to work
Barista/Server (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC27 March 2017
Loved my team for the most part, but there was a lack of responsibility within some parts of the team which led to others having to pick up slack. Customers were 50/50 but there were times where I felt uncomfortable as to how I was treated as an employee there.
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Best place to work
Grocery Stocker (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC25 February 2017
Urban Fare is one of my favourite store. All the managers are so friendly and helpful. Even the team mates are also very nice and cooperative.
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Fun, and exciting!
Deli/Bakery Clerk (Current Employee) –  Kelowna BC29 January 2017
Urban Fare is a great place to work, whether you need part time for school or full time! With so many different departments to work in it's always exciting! After 3 months you start getting benefits, after a year you get 2 weeks paid vacation. And it's part of a union!
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Great
Front End Clerk, Departmental Clerk (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC25 January 2017
Great place to work in and very appreciative and helpful staff.
Co workers are great and helped to lighten the atmosphere
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Day at work
Cap Bar Employee (Current Employee) –  Kelowna, BC27 August 2016
Its a minimum wage job you can't expect a whole lot and thats why im looking to move on, I'm more capable than urban Fare and I want to start progressing/
Pros
Latest you can work is 1015
Cons
petty customers
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toxic work enviroment
Grocery Store Clerk (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC21 August 2016
the work place does not respect their employees and and does not honor the union contract. the coworkers are ok but the majority are lacking in any ability to fight for there rights when managment oversteps there boundaries
Pros
easy work
Cons
long hours
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