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Generally a great place to work

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Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Loblaw

Pros

- Excellent growth opportunities
- very good office
- nice perks
- reasonable compensation

Cons

- work politics
- training not satisfactory
- Healthcare package not the best

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Less politics, better healthcare

Recommends

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    It was pretty good.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loblaw

    Pros

    I just worked here as a student so it was a good place to work with friends and make some money for school.

    Cons

    There was no hope of going up in the company too far if you worked in the store because of obvious reasons.

    Recommends
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    A stepping stone

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw

    Pros

    - lot's of opportunities to move around internally as company is quite large
    - Delicious lunch offerings
    - organization is at the forefront of food innovation and develops great control label products for consumers
    -Huge buying power since Loblaw is one of the largest retailers in Canada ( makes it easier to negotiate with vendors for POS support)

    Cons

    - too much change and uncertainty. Seems like theres a VP lottery every year ( VP's switch in and out like a revolving door). Drastic/reactive decisions are made to make their mark and then they're gone by the new year. Next thing you know, another person is hired and the strategy will change all over again. This inconsistency causes poor decision making and puts unnecessary pressure on the teams that actually have to execute and follow through with the strategy (causing low employee morale and lack of confidence with senior management)

    - required to work/battle with multiple teams to get anything done (resulting in slow business reactions in an extremely competitive retail environment). The merchandising teams are accountable for every aspect of their category, but there is absolutely NO control. A form/template needs to be filled out before ANYTHING can be executed (it's similar to dealing with the government). Follow-ups are absolutely crucial and extremely time consuming.

    - Information is not consistent. Sales data can vary depending on which system is used to run the report.

    - workload and timelines are not realistic. Company is undergoing a major system transition and data (for the most part) does not feed properly. Employees are expected to work in a dual system environment and it's difficult to manage workload due to the system constraints.

    - Lack of cohesion. Lot's of conflicts occur as company is broken up into so many different teams. Each team is so solely focused on their own specific objectives that the bigger picture is often ignored.

    - Sink or Swim training. HR can prepare all the fancy powerpoint slides and glossy manuals they want, but the actual content is dismal at best and not relatable to the role. I have not met a single person that ever thought any of the elearning/training courses were useful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it simple. There shouldn't be so much red tape and politics surrounding the ability to drive sales and bottom line results. Company is too bureaucratic and processes are not efficient.

    Doesn't Recommend
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