Loblaw Reviews

Updated April 23, 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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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Good School to learn and progress in management. Descent salary for operation supervisor.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    hire more supervisors.

  3. BOD's Developer

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    • 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.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  6. Loblaws has been a positive experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Clerk in Brampton, MI
    Current Employee - Clerk in Brampton, MI

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so cheap.

  7. Many challenges; good learning environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work/life balance; flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    Competitive industry; good performance many years and some bad

    Advice to Management

    Turn-over (including exits) and external hires changed the corporate culture since the early 2000s. Don't forget those who helped build and sustain the business.

  8. Store Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loblaw

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very progressive company with systems.

    Cons

    Only concerned with bottom line

    Advice to Management

    If you are willing to put the extra in it is worthwhile

  9. Good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Coordinator in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Coordinator in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Solid job security, opportunities for advancement, good benefits, and added perks. Annual raises, and performance bonuses

    Cons

    Average pay scale, dated technology (windows XP!), and large-scale company confusion. Lack of inter-departmental understanding.

    Advice to Management

    Make a better attempt to stay up to date with information technology.

  10. Cashier

    Former Employee - Cashier Loblaws
    Former Employee - Cashier Loblaws

    I worked at Loblaw

    Pros

    if you have no retail experience then its a good place to start

    Cons

    can be really stressful

  11. retail retail retail

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loblaw full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    training, 10 % discount, benefits, team building, all round good place to work. Most people seem happy to be at work, free lunch once a month, staff events.

    Cons

    slow computer systems, Complaints from staff are most often out of management control, they are governed by the union collective agreement.

    Advice to Management

    good work, good team and courteous, knowledgeable, striving for staff and customer engagement. helpful and willing to help with the workload

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