Loblaw Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
223 Reviews
3.4
223 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance amazing (although this is depending on your boss) (in 9 reviews)

  • Nice place to earn a little extra wages part time (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
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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)

    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
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    • 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.  

    Good Place to Start!

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

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

    Pros

    Unionized - insurance for pt, higher wages, and $0.35 increase every 500 hours

    First day is stressful but your colleagues will always help you out if they can (you will get the hang of it in a month or two)

    15/30 minute paid for brake

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours available (at max you can get 24 hours a week)

    You need to wait 6 months before you get employ discount card, which only gives you 10% off from superstore only! You can not get discount from the gas station.

    Standing in one place for 8 hours might not be easy

    Force you to sell the "Deal of the weak" with no commission or recognition,

    30 minute non paid for brake if you work more than 8 hours a day, and no way to avoid it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a competition with a prize or somehow promote the sale of the deal of the weak! People respond to incentives! A little child knows that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • 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
  7.  

    Seafood

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seafood in Dartmouth, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Seafood in Dartmouth, NS (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers, goood with schedule

    Cons

    Poor management, store was a mess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to understand their employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    OK Place for Part Time

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loblaw

    Pros

    Nice place to earn a little extra wages part time

    Cons

    Low wages and slow to react managers

  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Highly Political! Highly male oriented and you need to sleep with the VP to go anywhere

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    benefits but not the pension plan

    Cons

    There are so many VPs in all the company and none are actually delivering work. It is a crab nest and you better have good relations at the top if you are going in. Otherwise you will be gone in less than 2 years. All advertising and graduate program are smoke screen that HR basically sleeps with the executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sleeping with the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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