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Solitary job, but it made for a casual setting.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

- Union made sure even part-time employees had benefits including prescriptions and dental
- Uniform

Cons

- Supervisors from different departments talking over and correcting each other constantly.
- Shifts would be split in a way that covered noon to evening, so it was incredibly inflexible if I wanted to go to school.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Regarding your supervisors, make sure they're personable, or train them to be so.

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    A decent entry level job for those without other commitments.

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

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

    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.

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    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.

    Recommends
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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 for more than a year

    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

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    - 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

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