Loblaw
3.2 of 5 198 reviews
www.loblaw.com Brampton, Canada 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 6, 2014

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73% Approve of the CEO

Loblaw Executive Chairman Galen G. Weston

Galen G. Weston

(45 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work life balance amazing (although this is depending on your boss)"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Benefits are reasonable for part time employment"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "Not all of us are trying to work as part time employees for the rest of our lives, FYI"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Limit of 28 hours/week for part-time (hard to get a full-time position)"
    in 8 reviews
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    BOD's Developer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou can enhance your ability, analytically and logically.

    Consbasically this company is not strict on schedule.

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    Good company, not great but good enougg

    Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    Brampton, ON (Canada)

    ProsGym downstairs, great work environment, advancement opportunities, free samples, diverse workforce

    ConsPay was crappy, benefits were basic and work life balance was non existent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot everyone needs to be in the office to get things done. Working from home is a viable option. Though the current strategic direction of the company is viable. You need to think creatively to retain top talent

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

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    great work experience but need to build your connections to advance

    Associate Merchant (Current Employee)
    Brampton, ON (Canada)

    Proscompany has great work life balance, gym downstairs, great food/samples. Tuition reimbursement to advance in career

    Conssenior management needs to be more multicultural. Need people who understands other culture... thank you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to put more time and attention to grow talents within the company, if not, they will leave to target, sobeys and walmart..

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

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    great place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat enviorment, great people, discounts

    Conswork can be tedious at times

    Advice to Senior Managementcould be more engaged with employee s

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

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    Highly organised.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe complete business process is standardised.

    ConsTraining process is rather confusing as personal experience of trainers conflicts with the philosophy of everything is standardised.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStandardise the training process, don't let personal experience confuse newcomers.

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    Not always the greatest job, but a good job to have while at school

    Joe Fresh Sales Clerk (Current Employee)
    Uxbridge, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe ability to take an educational leave of absence made it easy for me to leave for university each fall and it was comforting to know that I had a summer job already lined up each year I returned home in the spring.

    ConsDefinitely a setting where your title (i.e. "student") sometimes defines which shifts you get, and whether or not your suggestions and opinions are considered in your department. For example, though an employee for 7 years, I still get mainly closing shifts because I am a "student", and I rarely feel that my opinions and ideas are valued by my fellow coworkers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI've found management in general to be very selfish. Hours are constantly cut in all departments to make more money, and then management complains that the store doesn't look presentable, and customer satisfaction is down. More staff means a better looking store, and more satisfied customers... and that in my mind produces more revenue, along with happy employees and happy customers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a satisfying experience.

    Eyewear Consultant (Former Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsThe job was stable, and the compensation was fair. People were treated fairly, the managers were nice and flexible. Very good place to work at in general.

    ConsHad to pay union dues, which were a big part of the pay cheque, didn't have a choice about whether we wanted to be a part of the union or not.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow workers to decide whether they want to be part of the union or not.

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

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    Pharmacy Technicians (Current Employee)

    ProsThe rest of the staff is great. And you do feel like an important part of the team, which is nice.

    ConsNot enough staffing for the pharmacy. Also seems like they will do anything possible to not have to pay people overtime (who have worked overtime).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere is nothing good about it

    ConsManagement is dishonest and trying to screw their employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some ethics

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exciting

    Grocery Clerk (Current Employee)
    Temiskaming Shores, ON (Canada)

    Prosclose to home points card

    Conscold lots of snow and ice

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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