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Loblaw Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
229 Reviews
3.3
229 Reviews
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Loblaw Executive Chairman Galen G. Weston
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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 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.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.  

    BOD's Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worse company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hot Counter Customer Service
    Former Employee - Hot Counter Customer Service

    I worked at Loblaw part-time (less than an 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
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  5.  

    Cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier Loblaws
    Current Employee - Cashier Loblaws

    I have been working at Loblaw part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Discount of 10%
    -Decent hours, I usually get 27 hours plus overtime sometimes.
    - If you work a certain amount of hours (i think 500?) you get a little raise.
    -This is a union company.
    - Friendly group of people (depending on the group, might be different in other stores)

    Cons

    -Not as much staff, they often give you more hours if one cashier is away for a week.
    -The pay is minimum wage.
    -You don't get your 10% discount until you work there for six months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When your really busy and need cashiers for the job, make sure you train them for at least two days. I was only trained one day because they really needed cashiers and it felt a little bit fast for training in a new job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to start in the workforce

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have a union for the employees which is great. They were very flexible when it came to scheduling around school for myself. Fairly young people working there, managers were also very friendly.

    Cons

    Management seemed to change very often. Adjusting to new standards every 6 months can really dampen your attitude towards expectations. Raises depend on hours worked and they are fairly minuscule (under a dollar on top of current hourly wage)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to have more consistency with who is in charge

  7.  

    Pay is not bad but there is no work life balance at all

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw

    Pros

    My pay was good compared to some people that have been there for years

    Cons

    No work life balance at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Praise and acknowledge good employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Basic Clerk Interview

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - HBC Clerk in Moncton, NB (Canada)
    Former Employee - HBC Clerk in Moncton, NB (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun job, Friendly staff, fun work environment

    Cons

    Hours are almost always evenings and weekends, next to impossible to get full time, Once you do get full time you are stressed out to the max from upper management pressure about being absolutely perfect at all times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some people skills. Learn how to talk to your people and feel empathetic in their situations. Realise who your dedicated staff are!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor

    I have been working at Loblaw part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked in a discount banner of Loblaws. The managers are great, and they schedule based on your needs. A great place to work for students/parents. The company is very stable, and they are always hiring at different locations, so if you're lucky enough to find a job opening that pertains to your experience, there's a chance to advance within the company.

    Cons

    Since the store (I work at) is a discount banner, the wages are low, and there are not many opportunities for full-time positions. For the discount banners, there is no 10% colleague discount.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    so far, it's alright

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Loblaw part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are actually nice, okay environment to work with, you get nice hours, good training

    Cons

    Some people are hard to get along with no matter how much you actually want to impress them, before you even get your benefits, they deduct money from your paycheque because of the orientation you did which was very useless really.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone worked for more than 30 years, does not give them the right to treat other employees poorly. Management needs to hear out employees' voices about their department managers and take into consideration if those managers need to be nicer or at least be more approachable when people below them needs to ask something.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good so far It could be better but the conditions to reach that point are not there yet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most of Loblaw's values as company are great. It includes benefits for employees and customers. The company policies are very clear and mapped to follow and don't get lost. Just follow directions and you will be there for ever.

    Cons

    As retail business it demands from you to be available most of the time everybody else enjoys long weekend and holidays. If you are not wiling to give up those day stay where you are or look somewhere else. Most of the time in order to be promoted you have to be an A... k....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best advice would be to start promoting the right qualified people for management positions. A mediocre person will spoil the new management team generations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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