Loblaw Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
218 Reviews
3.3
218 Reviews
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Loblaw Executive Chairman Galen G. Weston
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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 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Not all of us are trying to work as part time employees for the rest of our lives, FYI (in 11 reviews)

  • Long hours of standing in one place (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good but needs some fixing.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loblaws Bakery  in  Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Loblaws Bakery in Ontario, CA

    I have been working at Loblaw part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - recognized for hard work
    - good health benefits
    - good quality food
    - good for students

    Cons

    - can be long hours
    - union places restrictions on advancement
    - often short staffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work comes from more staff. Impossible to complete tasks to standard is difficult when there is no hours for staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Typical entry level job for students.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Diary Clerk  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Diary Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is best for students to get a step in the job industry and make some money.

    Cons

    It gets very boring and repetitive really fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more understanding of workers issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    experienced financial analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loblaw

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    commute, pay, too many people crammed in one building

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  5.  

    AP Clerk

    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk  in  Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to learn, managers didn't micro manage which was nice. The office was also very nice with affordable cafeteria food.

    Cons

    Management isn't supportive and won't listen to your requests. Often find myself ignored and don't feel like part of the team at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more employees to divide the work. Compensation is far below industry standard. Listen to your employees when they reach out to you and respect them.

  6.  

    Great Student Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Loblaws  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier Loblaws in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Scholarship Opportunities, Respects employees, Flexible Work Schedule. The company values really made me feel like I was a valuable part of the team.

    Cons

    Nothing that I would qualify as a con occurred to me as a Loblaws employee. In my role, there weren't many opportunities for advancement, however.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great growth opprotunities
    -Fair compensation
    -Good development with experience

    Cons

    -Stressful at times and work life balance was challenged.
    -Lacked in fiscal support for enhancing education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Continue to focus on colleague development look at longer term contracts for education development plans to fuel future leadership. These tie the education back to development plans in addition to experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very positive overall working experience

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

    I worked at Loblaw full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work for young people and new grads. So many opportunities to develop your skills and advance your career.
    Loblaws offers many different courses that are free for employees to attend
    Lots of opportunities to get involved in the work place; PC Children's Charity, Better Place To Work Committee, Health & Safety Committee, Social Committee, etc

    Cons

    The office has a lot of people coming and going throughout the day, so it can be hard to find a parking spot or sometimes even a seat.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Cashier

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

    I worked at Loblaw part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good friendly co workers.
    Good experience in a fast paced environment
    Good for a part time job experience

    Cons

    Management was not great.
    Pay was not that great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work and to gain customer service experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The staff was great very friendly, and easy to get along with. Great hands-on training program. Flexible schedule for those in school and easy to get time off. Great way to gain customer service experience and good benefits.

    Cons

    I was a cashier so it was tiring standing on my feet for hours. The hours aren't consistent so some weeks you could have more than others. Must be able to handle stressful situations. Sometimes it gets very busy and overwhelming during the first few months. Holidays are absolutely insane and you must be able to handle pressure and customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company, not great but good enougg

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw full-time

    Pros

    Gym downstairs, great work environment, advancement opportunities, free samples, diverse workforce

    Cons

    Pay was crappy, benefits were basic and work life balance was non existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everyone needs to be in the office to get things done. Working from home is a viable option. Though the current strategic direction of the company is viable. You need to think creatively to retain top talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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