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Loblaw Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
397 Reviews
3.4
397 Reviews
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Loblaw Executive Chairman Galen G. Weston
Galen G. Weston
62 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance amazing (although this is depending on your boss) (in 9 reviews)

  • Benefits are reasonable for part time employment (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Not all of us are trying to work as part time employees for the rest of our lives, FYI (in 12 reviews)

  • Pay was crappy, benefits were basic and work life balance was non existent (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not a good experience for managers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ops Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Ops Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw

    Pros

    10% discount after 6 months, good insurance benefits. Interesting job for whom wants to learn retail management, good training.

    Cons

    A lot of floor job (moving pallets, filling shelves more than 70% of the time), react and not plan, no opportunities to develop plans. Very short term focus from the store managers. A lor of overtime not paid (because on salary) till 12 hrs a day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider people turnover to review your store manager. Visit the store without inform the store manager before (people work with huge overtime to be ready for the walk). Speak with managers. Setup plans and give time to develop them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Pay is not bad but there is no work life balance at all

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw

    Pros

    My pay was good compared to some people that have been there for years

    Cons

    No work life balance at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Praise and acknowledge good employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    From the front lines.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Off the top of my head, I really can't think of anything else positive. Any morale or happiness that exists these days is a result of colleagues directly supporting each other, both physically and emotionally.

    Cons

    Labour cuts are horribly unrealistic. Morale is terribly low. Negativity is almost unavoidable under these conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about staff and customer needs, not just how many dollars will end up in your pocket at the end of the day. Culture, demographic, socio economic back ground...they all play a part in how you need to fine tune your business. This needs to be seriously considered by management. You can't run your business exactly the same from store to store and coast to coast. You're losing staff, customers, credibility and most important, respect, in droves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Don't think... just do as you are told...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loblaw as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Company values, thanks to Galen Weston and his marketing team.
    Potential to be the best employer with great employee engagement
    Interesting open concept building

    Cons

    Some managers have too much attitude, some are outright male chauvinists, women dress to please because that's all that matters there it seems in some departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect all your employees, whether permanent or temporary. Need to pay people more and not trick them into taking less for more work. Office culture is very sexist. I found the men very disrespectful and the women too submissive because they knew they don't have a choice but to go along. Not a very healthy environment for gender equality.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loblaw part-time

    Pros

    was decent people are friendly hours are ok you get to have a 1 hr lunch

    Cons

    pay is very low
    job routine is simple
    no difficult tasks

  7.  

    Horrible Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good Training, good when in school

    Cons

    Terrible condescending management, poor price checkers (they take forever) huge line ups, too much responsibility given to supervisors (they know all override codes and minor things that cashiers need their constant assistance)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be nice to the cashiers.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Mediocre part time job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loblaw

    Pros

    10% off groceries and always free food

    Cons

    Boring and repetitive. These people are liars, they throw out hundreds maybe even thousands of dollars worth of perfectly good food every night but claim to donate it to the needy.

  9.  

    Student, cashier

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Collingwood, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Collingwood, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Gained new friendships through meeting coworkers, recently got rid of our verbally abusive front end manager and replaced him with more understanding manager

    Cons

    Menial work, management requires 5 shifts a week (24-28 hours) from all part-time staff including high school students employed there. To maintain a higher GPA and work that many hours is a struggle, let alone get involved in any extra curriculars. As well, on the 2 days off you get a week, management will call you and nearly beg you to come in due to sick calls. Every single day you have off. They try to make you feel guilty if you don't take it. Not only that, but up until a few weeks ago we had a manager who kept his employees in check by berating them in front of customers and, quite frankly, acting in the manner of a child when employees did things that weren't to his liking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though I understand some level of time commitment is expected from staff, including high school students, 5 days a week is slightly excessive. Considering the fact that students make a considerable amount less than adult workers in the company, our schedules should be adaptable. The company recognizes us as children when it comes to cut a cheque, but when it comes to scheduling we are required to adhere to the same standard as grown, part-time adults who don't have to attend school for 30+ hours a week, and study on top of that. Good job Loblaw.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Garbage

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cart Pusher in North Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cart Pusher in North Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good people
    annual chirstmas parties
    Free luncheons

    Cons

    sucks low pay hate the manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more money to staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Too much favouritism for inefficient workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grad Program Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Grad Program Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary is good, Benefits are good

    Cons

    upper management is inefficient and too much pressure working in the store

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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