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Updated Jul 20, 2014

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3.2 202 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

Loblaw Executive Chairman Galen G. Weston

Galen G. Weston

(46 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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)

  • Pay was crappy, benefits were basic and work life balance was non existent(in 5 reviews)

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    Software Developer

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Brampton, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood environment, nice team setting, flexible in many respects.

    ConsPay is low compared to industry

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    Good

    Department Manager (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsOrganized, good communication, good standards

    ConsAdvancement is hard as they don't count everyone in the company as an "internal" candidate

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf people work fort the company, either corporate or a franchise, they have still dedicated their career to Loblaws and should be classified as internal candidates when applying for posting.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    clerk

    Clerk (Former Employee) Laval, QC (Canada)

    Prosput product on shelf with cases pallet

    Consthe cleaning the pallet floor employer

    Advice to Senior Managementprodutive

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Top Down approach company

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Brampton, ON (Canada)

    Prosthey know what they want and get it done the way is needed

    Consturn away sustainable and core skills that need to stay for growth

    Advice to Senior Managementengage employees, and make them feel confident in the management. Treat them as part of the organisation to take it to next level. quick and timely gains will not last long.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a great experience and would like to go back. If my career ambition permits me to do so.

    Summer Student - Store Communications (Current Employee) Brampton, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe are big on developing a culture and they were going though so changes and aquistions but they did a great job of communicating to employees

    ConsThere aren't many Con that come to mind

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cashier (PT)

    Cashier (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros-great co workers
    - great environment

    Cons- you cant drink water at your station nor sit down gotta stand up for five hours with 15 mins break)
    - collegues get discounts or benefits after six months
     - gotta be available on friday and weekend even though you may not get time slot

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    Worked there for 2 Years and was dissatisfied with management in my particular store.

    Part Time Clerk (Former Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsGood customer service experience for young students

    ConsDisorganized chain of command, small growth opportunities. Horrible pay scale

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive opportunities to ambitious employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fine job for someone who is still in school

    Deli Customer Service Clerk (Former Employee) Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    ProsFlexibility, some fun energetic people

    Conspoor management, no room for growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Your co-workers begin to feel like a family.

    Cashier Loblaws (Current Employee) Ajax, ON (Canada)

    ProsWork is easy to get a hold of, the supervisors are nice since they all have been in your place before so they know what it's like.

    ConsDealing with the public is scary. People are complete jerks the majority of the time so you have to have a strong suit to deal with the general public.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horribly Managed

    Cashier (Current Employee) Kamloops, BC (Canada)

    Pros-discount card
    -ability to chat with customers
    -benifits
    -some supervisors can be nice

    Cons-no respect to the cashiers or other floor members
    -plenty of store gossip
    -horribly managed, to this day after working there for six months, i have never even had a conversation with the store manager
    -supervisors and customer service workers chat during the whole shift while the cashiers and other front end members are hard at work
    -supervisors treat all members of the positions lower than them with no respect
    -supervisors have a poor, unenergetic attitude that has been pointed out to me by customers
    -the union does more harm than good; so many restrictions especially towards part-timers that create stress
    -you only get time off if the people who work there personally like you. 90% of my holiday requests (reasonable time and length requests, too) get denied.
    -The store is often dirty
    -no opportunity for advancement (not speaking for myself, a full timer i had a conversation with hasn't been given any opportunity to advance in the 3 years she has been working there)

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease have staff-meetings. Show more attention to the cashiers and other entry-level position team members and have a chat with the janitor. It is not a good thing when 4 people report mice in one day.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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