Loblaw Reviews

Updated April 15, 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)

    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
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    • 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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    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.

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    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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    • 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)

    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. retail retail retail

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    • Senior Management
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    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

  8. It's a solid company and a leader in its space

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loblaw

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

    Pros

    Leadership in innovation, investment in stores and its people.

    Cons

    Internal politics: but this is true of any company.

    Advice to Management

    None

  9. Great!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw

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

    Pros

    the training was great and i learned quite a bit

    Cons

    bad management, there always seemed to be issues and no one cared

    Advice to Management

    do better!

  10. cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I work with nice people, my manager is nice.

    Cons

    This is a terrible company to work for. Pay is disgustingly low, no discount for us because franchise and no union, hours are long (part time, yeah right, it's really f/t), work is hard, NO work/life balance, 3 days notice of schedule, yet I must give 2wks+ notice if I need a particular day off. The wage progression scale is a joke: .05 cent raises after 500 - 1000 hrs. worked? Took 2 years to earn a .20 cent per hour raise, now my prov. is raising minimum wage by .20 cents per hr and I have lost all gains. Staff completely unmotivated, don't care about customers. The Westons are taking advantage!!! Advice to potential employee; don't work here.

    Advice to Management

    Pay minimum $13.00 per hour, offer basic benefits to those that work more than 32 hrs/wk. Make franchise operators give all employees a 10% discount. You can't tell me this employer can't afford to pay more. Pay the shareholders less, employees come first.

  11. OK Work Place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Friendly environment. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Manager wasn't the best but I didn't see him too often. He would sometimes forget that you told him you can't come in and he still schedules you in.

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