The Sweet Potato
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I feel good when I’m working here and it’s been a good place for a fresher and overall there is no such fast work that a fresher can’t handle the pressure
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Not the picture that was painted

Not what I had been promised in the beginning . Not supportive , not trained accordingly , not appreciated and not given the platform to be heard . I have tons of experience in this industry and the blatant lack of respect and dignity upper management has towards employees is the hardest pill to swallow . Lies will be spread about you. You will be bullied .they will try and take advantage of your time as a salaried employee and not even honour time In leu . Most unprofessional environment I've had to work in

Points positifs

Nothing

Points négatifs

Everything
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A Decent Place To Work

Overall a good place to work. They pay well compared to other grocery stores, Especially during pandemic. They respect mental health days. When i asked for more responsibility i got it. There were a lot of different personalities happening, but generally my colleagues were kind.

Points positifs

Fair pay, good benefits

Points négatifs

Expectations could be clearer
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Room for improvement

I thoroughly enjoyed working at the sweet potato for the first few months. The coworkers, the customers, and the overall environment was nothing like I had experienced before. The Sweet Potato, in the beginning, was a very inclusive, community oriented environment in which employees could grown within the company. My critique is that the politics and blatant favouritism overshadowed employees work ethic and dedication to the company. I think that management can benefit from offering more positive reinforcements to hard working employees instead of constantly criticizing them. In addition, upper management needs to pay more attention to the other departments in the store not just the front end. The owners needs to address what happens within the kitchen department especially, as they seem to have more lenient rules then the rest of the store. There is one supervisor that I had witnessed bullying and spreading rumours about his employees while disengaging from his work duties frequently which has never been addressed by anyone. I believe that the owners need to set a standard for ALL employees, staff, and management to follow and to avoid picking and choosing who is allowed to engage in certain rules based off of politics. The sweet potato’s treatment of the customers does not reflect their treatment of staff. Lastly, I believe that the current store manager is changing the environment from community oriented to ‘corporate’ which takes away the stores authenticity.

Points positifs

Great benefits and incentives, friendly coworkers and customers

Points négatifs

Politics, competitive environment
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Difficult but exceptionally rewarding place to land

The management team at this store is really dedicated to it's people. It invests in them and in my 2-year tenure I watched several colleagues who were committed grow in the company. They work hard to provide their employees with benefits (cycling incentive, discounts, free snacks, lunches) and they pay junior employees and management employees above starting wages at both competing stores and much larger stores. They do have high expectations for you to run a department with full ownership over it. You're responsible for all the people, the sales, the margins, the waste. All of which is a tall order, and can be difficult if you are new to management and/or are in a new job. There is a hierarchy, which can strain relationships between junior staff and senior staff, and I know they try hard to bridge that gap, but would benefit from putting more effort into this area. I wouldn't have left this organization had it not been for a family decision to leave the city. I'm holding out for them one day expanding to the KW area as I would love to help them grow.

Points positifs

Autonomy, competitive pay, people who care, good politics

Points négatifs

Long hours
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Trendy Organic grocery store with lots of good products and nice workers

The sweet potato was an overall good experience. Only tropes had to be some issues with management switching/changing the feel of the store. As the store begins to grow, the atmosphere seemed to become more corporate

Points positifs

Above min wage pay

Points négatifs

had to do more than what was asked
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The best work adventure I ever had!

I worked as a cashier (and demonstrator sometimes) for 12 months at the Sweet Potato and it was the best work adventure I ever had! Everybody was so kind & caring; I had such a good time working at the Sweet Potato. I learned SO much… For the first time in my life I felt really safe at work. The respect and the care they diffuse gave me the smile I had everyday. For once, I feel that it was possible to be surrounded by good humans in a working environment. This is an amazing family and I am so so glad I had the opportunity to be part of it…
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Friendly, quick paced atmosphere with perks

My time at The Sweet Potato was a lot of fun. I worked as a grocery clerk for about 6 months and then the produce manager for over a year. It's a fast paced, environment with a community feel, I always felt like I was a part of a team. As a side note... I worked here at the old location where the store room was downstairs. I've never been fitter in my life than when I was lugging boxes up and down stairs!

Points positifs

Friendly atmosphere, grocery discount, good wages

Points négatifs

Physical job, you have to be pleasant with customers, even when they're wrong.
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Filled in for employee on leave.

It would have been interesting to stay full time. I enjoyed working for the owner who seemed to appreciate my work. Interesting business. Good people to work for.
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Extremely poor management, horrible work culture

The Sweet Potato is a terrible place to work. What initially seemed like a positive place to work at, quickly revealed its negativity. Management is unappreciative, unhelpful and disrespectful. There are few staff members and a lot of work to do. Almost every day that I worked, 1-2 people called in sick in my department. I was frequently left alone to close and clean the front-end. Unfortunately, staff in other departments suffered the same fate. There is blatant favoritism and despite certain employees continuously bullying and belittling other team members, nothing is done. The only benefit for most staff is 10% off items that are not on sale; as The Sweet Potato is an organic grocery store with inflated prices, it doesn't help much. I would not recommend this employer to anybody.

Points positifs

Some decent co-workers, Some lovely customers

Points négatifs

Poor management, Cliques, Having to push customers' carts to and from the parking lot in all weather
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