Loblaw Reviews

Updated August 31, 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)

  • Good for a part time job experience (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • If you are a part time employee, you are not guaranteed hours (in 12 reviews)

  • I am disgusted to see that a company like this discourages youth from work-life balance because it is so demanding and taxing on your time (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Process Engineer at Loblaw

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Loblaw full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast past and good projects

    Cons

    Mid level management can be very inexperienced in the project they are leading

    Advice to Management

    create opportunity to grow and competitive salary


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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operation Supervisor in Secret Town, CA
    Current Employee - Operation Supervisor in Secret Town, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    hire more supervisors.


  3. Good but needs some fixing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loblaws Bakery in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Loblaws Bakery in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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    BOD's Developer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You can enhance your ability, analytically and logically.

    Cons

    basically this company is not strict on schedule.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Worse company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hot Counter Customer Service
    Former Employee - Hot Counter Customer Service
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Loblaws has been a positive experience.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Clerk in Brampton, MI
    Current Employee - Clerk in Brampton, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    Stop being so cheap.


  8. Good experience for students

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Management are extremely flexible with your schedule. Allow you to work around classes and school. Fun environment

    Cons

    The work can be monotonous. Very simple tasks over long work days make it boring so you have to find ways to keep your day interesting.

    Advice to Management

    Give more support to employees on the floor so that if they have to call another department to ask a question they aren't leaving their space empty.


  9. Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Operations Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - District Operations Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for,, lots of flexibility. If you are looking for growth there is so much you can get, apart from that salary increments are not there as importance is given to commission.

    Cons

    Review salaries and employee growth

    Advice to Management

    Review salaries and promote growth


  10. Front End Service Clerk

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loblaw part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits Unionized Allow breaks during extreme conditions

    Cons

    Managers are always asking for more work to be done even when all the work is done Extreme Weather Conditions

    Advice to Management

    Let the buggy boys do their job. The work is simple and do not need constant bugging.


  11. Loblaw's Overview

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Overall a good organization to work for with competitive salaries and benefits packages, There is also lots of opportunities for growth and development .

    Cons

    Extensive hours of operation and being opened 7 days at week can be challenging in finding a balance of work/home life. With so many employees at the store level working under various tiers of a collective agreement, in a few years time a big divide should be expected when new hires exceed those working under the old and more attractive contracts.

    Advice to Management

    The company is very conservative on labour and it has a negative impact on store conditions and service levels , in some ways they are loosing dollars to save cents.



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