Loblaw Reviews

Updated June 21, 2015
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Loblaw Executive Chairman Galen G. Weston
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Pros
  • Work life balance amazing (although this is depending on your boss) (in 9 reviews)

  • Good for a part time job experience (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • If you are a part time employee, you are not guaranteed hours (in 12 reviews)

  • I am disgusted to see that a company like this discourages youth from work-life balance because it is so demanding and taxing on your time (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Process Engineer at Loblaw

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

    I worked at Loblaw full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast past and good projects

    Cons

    Mid level management can be very inexperienced in the project they are leading

    Advice to Management

    create opportunity to grow and competitive salary


  2. Good but needs some fixing.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loblaws Bakery in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Loblaws Bakery in Ontario, CA

    I have been working at Loblaw part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  3. Fun atmosphere

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loblaw

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, great amenities gym onsite

    Cons

    Location could be more central


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  5. ASM at Loblaw

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loblaw

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great, stock options and bonus structure are rewarding. Good management team atmosphere. Lots of perks of working at head office.

    Cons

    Working as a manager is a union environment is frustrating. Disconnect between store and office is apparent in many facets.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a process and see it through to the end. Too many different projects, initiatives, etc on the go at one time. They get 100% for a couple weeks then taper off.


  6. File Clerk

    Former Contractor - File Clerk in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - File Clerk in Brampton, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good environment and great people.

    Cons

    This role specifically included staying in a room all day so not the best.


  7. Clerk

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loblaw full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with / management did their best to train and make the workplace one you'd want to come back to

    Cons

    Hours cut from week to week at times making it hard to earn a living


  8. Senior BSA/Project Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant - Senior Business Systems Analyst/Project Manager in Milton, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant - Senior Business Systems Analyst/Project Manager in Milton, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fast paced work environment
    innovative
    great teams
    work/life balance

    Cons

    too many re-orgs
    low salaries compared to industry average


  9. Store Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loblaw

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very progressive company with systems.

    Cons

    Only concerned with bottom line

    Advice to Management

    If you are willing to put the extra in it is worthwhile


  10. Many challenges; good learning environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work/life balance; flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    Competitive industry; good performance many years and some bad

    Advice to Management

    Turn-over (including exits) and external hires changed the corporate culture since the early 2000s. Don't forget those who helped build and sustain the business.


  11. Good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Coordinator in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Coordinator in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Solid job security, opportunities for advancement, good benefits, and added perks. Annual raises, and performance bonuses

    Cons

    Average pay scale, dated technology (windows XP!), and large-scale company confusion. Lack of inter-departmental understanding.

    Advice to Management

    Make a better attempt to stay up to date with information technology.



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