Loblaw Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Loblaw Executive Chairman Galen G. Weston
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Pros
  • Work life balance amazing (although this is depending on your boss) (in 9 reviews)

  • Benefits are reasonable for part time employment (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Not all of us are trying to work as part time employees for the rest of our lives, FYI (in 12 reviews)

  • Pay was crappy, benefits were basic and work life balance was non existent (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Good but needs some fixing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loblaws Bakery in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Loblaws Bakery in Ontario, CA

    I have been working at Loblaw part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - recognized for hard work
    - good health benefits
    - good quality food
    - good for students

    Cons

    - can be long hours
    - union places restrictions on advancement
    - often short staffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work comes from more staff. Impossible to complete tasks to standard is difficult when there is no hours for staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Good School to learn and progress in management. Descent salary for operation supervisor.

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    Current Employee - Operation Supervisor in Secret Town, CA
    Current Employee - Operation Supervisor in Secret Town, CA

    I have been working at Loblaw full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good strong structure where you can learn alot as a supervisor or a manager. Descent salary for operation supervisor.
    There's place for advancement.

    Cons

    The lack of supervisor make the job sometimes difficult. The quantity of work is sometime really big.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more supervisors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. BOD's Developer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loblaw

    Pros

    You can enhance your ability, analytically and logically.

    Cons

    basically this company is not strict on schedule.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Worse company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hot Counter Customer Service
    Former Employee - Hot Counter Customer Service

    I worked at Loblaw part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Unfortunately non. Management has no respect. Screams and degrades you in front of customers. They also threaten you

    Cons

    Degraded by manager and supervisor. No respect. Manger is not profession doesn't know how to run his department. Heath safety concerns with food handling. Food left out all day that need to refrigerated. Dangerous environment to work in, floors always grease. Would not there to buy at the hot counter since I worked there. .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should train you man agent team better. Treat disabled employees with respect and dignity. Those preparing food should be food safe certified.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Loblaws has been a positive experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk in Brampton, MI
    Current Employee - Clerk in Brampton, MI

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

    Pros

    There are oportunites. I've seen people move up.

    Cons

    You need to be a serious butt kisser to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so cheap.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Decent job for a student

    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Loblaw

    Pros

    -Flexible hours
    -Room for growth within company
    -Unionized so it's pretty much impossible to get fired
    -Nice coworkers

    Cons

    -Boring and redundant
    -As a cashier you're standing in one spot and you're not really allowed to move around, front end is the worst department. Try to get into another department if you can

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should have the ability to more easily switch departments and have different tasks so it's not so boring and redundant

  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Interesting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw

    Pros

    Good work life balance, cafeteria, Gym

    Cons

    Too many executive shuffles every year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep things more consistent so people can build trust

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Excellent culture, fantastic training!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    The Mobile Shop is an excellent company to grow your sales skills and rise through the ranks with! There are a few people who went from being a 'Mobile Advisor' to a 'Lead Advisor' in under a year based on performance.

    The leadership team is amazing, and promote a culture of fun and growth.

    Cons

    No raises, the only way to make more money is to actually perform at a higher level by selling more volume, attaching more accessories, and selling our in-store warranty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Bakery clerk

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loblaw

    Pros

    Very easy to apply. First you will get a phone interview the You are immediately hired after an in store interview.

    Cons

    Depends on location. Co workers are very diversed. I met some weird ppl

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand your co workers! Many of the part timers are students so understand that some of them live in res and do not have a place to live in Christmas. So let them go home Christmas!!!!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Big complex company with many different initiatives to work on.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great head office amenities (cafeteria, gym, etc.). Opportunity to work in different areas of the business. Friendly culture without a lot of politics.

    Cons

    Pay is average, work-life balance can be an issue. Excessive complexity in corporate structure. IT is a mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advantage of scale by rationalizing banners. Make sure IT projects deliver something actually useful to the business, rather than ticking boxes on requirements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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