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A decent entry level job for those without other commitments.

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Current Contractor - Supply Chain Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
Current Contractor - Supply Chain Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Loblaw as a contractor (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Tight knit colleagues in the same department promotes excellent teamwork. Workplace diversity creates an interesting environment. Relatively flexible work time and place within limits. No specific technical experience or education required for entry. Traveling opportunities for on-site work create interesting experiences.

Cons

Long but somewhat unreliable work hours. 24/7 on call rotation every few weeks on top of regular office hours means one can have up to 60 hours work week. This will heavily interfere with family life and other activities. Communications and politics between inhouse and outsourced departments have much to be improved and can be frustrating.

Advice to Management

Focus on proactive prevention as opposed to reactive short term solution should be increased. Communications between different departments need to be improved. Upper management should encourage more collaboration between divisions and reduce defensive attitude and finger-pointing in problem solving.

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    Grad Program experience

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    Current Employee - Former Grad Colleague in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Former Grad Colleague in Brampton, ON (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - learn many integral parts of the business
    - make some great connections with Grads, Loblaw colleagues and Vendor partners
    - reasonably easy and safe learning program

    Cons

    - very slow process
    - very little understanding of what Grads are or what the Grad program hopes to accomplish
    - leads to little respect for Grads, mostly due to lack of education or understanding

    Advice to Management

    - when putting a Grad into a department, make certain they know the Grads are not students, they are full time colleagues who are there to learn about the functions of that department. Grads are not to be ignored or pushed aside, they have insight from education and experience that could help that Colleague or department


  2. Constant pressure, but worth it. Overall, a very friendly and supportive environment.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable; Accounts Receivable in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable; Accounts Receivable in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very health conscious, and everything is by-the-book. Management makes an active effort to promote team spirit and has many 'spirit' days (e.g. Euro/FIFA Day, barbecues, races, teams, etc.). Everything is very transparent, which I admire - no closed doors.

    Cons

    Quite a bit of finger-pointing and misplaced blame for little mistakes; also my supervisor in particular barely ever cracked a smile. Not that I blame her; the pressure of the job is significant.


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