Loblaw
3.2 of 5 184 reviews
www.loblaw.com Brampton, Canada 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 6, 2014

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74% Approve of the CEO

Loblaw Executive Chairman Galen G. Weston

Galen G. Weston

(38 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:
  • "If you are a part time employee, you are not guaranteed hours"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Limit of 28 hours/week for part-time (hard to get a full-time position)"
    in 8 reviews
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Salad Bar

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Loblaw

Prosfun atmosphere, flexible with the schedule

Consnot that much hours given

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Loblaws City Market Review

Customer Service Clerk (Current Employee)
North Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Loblaw part-time for less than a year

ProsThe team is extremely friendly, the store structure is flat and management frequently asks for feedback. Employees are empowered.

ConsNot much, a stronger feedback loop would be better.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease keep what you are doing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very fun and exciting, especially with the REIT spinoff and SDM purchase

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

I worked at Loblaw full-time for less than a year

ProsLots of facilities, great work-life balance, friendly people. Hours are ever insane because the work is never too difficult

ConsNot very good pay, very incompetent talent acquisition team, disloyal employees. People will leave the company at the sight of more money

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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frustrating, and trying at times

Department Head (Current Employee)
Aurora, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Loblaw full-time for more than 10 years

Prospay was reasonable for the job

ConsStore managers and assistant changed very often with different styles

Advice to Senior Managementadopt a style and stay with it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Grocery Night Clerk (Current Employee)
Burnaby, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Loblaw part-time for more than 3 years

Prosyou get a couple of bonuses through the year

Consthere's a lot of pressure on you and its not really worth the pay

Advice to Senior Managementcalm down..just calm down. and respect your employees more there not getting paid enough to be your slave

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to start at when looking for work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Loblaw

Pros-meet a lot of people. A lot of interaction with people and customers. Great way to get customer service experience. Good benefits. Good work experience to get as a student or someone looking for work

ConsThe hours are constantly fluctuating because it is dependent on Head Office. If you are a part time employee, you are not guaranteed hours. Hours are not the greatest sometimes, it can fluctuate a lot.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey should work on maintaining a good working atmosphere among fellow colleagues and acknowledge when a job has been well done

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

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Experience will vary a lot depending on where you work

Supply Chain Management (Former Employee)
Brampton, ON (Canada)

I worked at Loblaw full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFlexible hours, flexible working arrangements, discounts, benefits packages. Gym in building with discounted rate, cheap lunches and extensive cafeteria. Free food/ samples. Young workforce- good for recent university grads

ConsLow pay compared to other similar roles/ companies, inconsistent management practices, very limited public transportation options, limited parking spots, not challengin, company is scattered and constantly laying off employees. Supply chain is treated disrespectfully and unprofessionally in comparison to the rest of the organization.

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop consistent management practices/ treatment

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

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Amazing Contract Position!

Coordinator (Former Employee)
Brampton, ON (Canada)

I worked at Loblaw as a contractor for more than a year

ProsNice salary. Great people. Lots of free stuff. Lunches are cheap. Work life balance amazing (although this is depending on your boss). Great learning opportunities.

ConsWith the shoppers and Loblaw merger, everyone is afraid of being cut. Treatment of contract worker is questionable, had three people on on desk.

Advice to Senior ManagementSome better delegation and more learning opportunity....

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Working at Loblaw was one of the best jobs I have ever had.

Finance Representative (Former Employee)

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

ProsThere are alot of perks and its an extremely diverse environment. The cafeteria had the best meals. The people are great.

ConsI did not have any challenges.

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

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Good environment!

Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee)
Brampton, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Loblaw full-time for more than a year

ProsNew challenges every time, tons of major projects

ConsSometimes daily tasks are very repetitive

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to do 1 on 1 more often

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

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