Loblaw Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
217 Reviews
3.3
217 Reviews
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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 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Not all of us are trying to work as part time employees for the rest of our lives, FYI (in 11 reviews)

  • Long hours of standing in one place (in 9 reviews)

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Employee 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 for 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

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    • 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 for 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
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  5.  

    Typical entry level job for students.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Diary Clerk  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Diary Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    This is best for students to get a step in the job industry and make some money.

    Cons

    It gets very boring and repetitive really fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more understanding of workers issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Loblaws is a great place to work

    • 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

    Great hours, reasonable bosses, and a great working environment.

    Cons

    Pay scale is not very good.

  7.  

    great in starting 1 year but got worst as time pasess

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fork-Lift Operator  in  Regina, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Fork-Lift Operator in Regina, SK (Canada)

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

    Pros

    if you are in a need of money LOBLAW is a great company to work with. company provides good benefits and bonuses too.

    Cons

    management does not know how to retain their employees. supervisor's don't respect their employees. lots of favouritism and partiality is going on. different rules for work for different parts of warehouse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect your employees and don't just listen to their grievances, try to solve them too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Decent pay, easy work, not-so-excellent management.

    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The job was fairly simple, despite the fact that regardless of what position you choose they make you do every position's work. I was paid a few dollars above the average cashier wage in Calgary, but the union dues kind of negate that.

    Cons

    The way the supervisors and managers directed people was a mess. They often had no plan for you, or what you were supposed to do for your shift, they forgot to give you your breaks, forgot that you're supposed to be off and let you stay for an extra 30 minutes, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on scheduling/employee management.

  9.  

    Horrible Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good Training, good when in school

    Cons

    Terrible condescending management, poor price checkers (they take forever) huge line ups, too much responsibility given to supervisors (they know all override codes and minor things that cashiers need their constant assistance)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be nice to the cashiers.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Retail Accountant

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment, basketball court, volleyball, GoodLife, cafeteria, nice buildin, good managers, good experience, lots is learning and fast paced

    Cons

    Low pay, advancement opportunities limited, not many Events as retail and very cost conscious

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    experienced financial analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loblaw

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    commute, pay, too many people crammed in one building

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