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Loblaw Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
212 Reviews

3.3
212 Reviews
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Loblaw Executive Chairman Galen G. Weston
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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

    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

    Pros

    You can enhance your ability, analytically and logically.

    Cons

    basically this company is not strict on schedule.

  3.  

    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

    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.  

    experienced financial analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    commute, pay, too many people crammed in one building

  6.  

    AP Clerk

    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk  in  Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Great place to learn, managers didn't micro manage which was nice. The office was also very nice with affordable cafeteria food.

    Cons

    Management isn't supportive and won't listen to your requests. Often find myself ignored and don't feel like part of the team at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more employees to divide the work. Compensation is far below industry standard. Listen to your employees when they reach out to you and respect them.

  7.  

    Great Student Job

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

    Pros

    Scholarship Opportunities, Respects employees, Flexible Work Schedule. The company values really made me feel like I was a valuable part of the team.

    Cons

    Nothing that I would qualify as a con occurred to me as a Loblaws employee. In my role, there weren't many opportunities for advancement, however.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    -Great growth opprotunities
    -Fair compensation
    -Good development with experience

    Cons

    -Stressful at times and work life balance was challenged.
    -Lacked in fiscal support for enhancing education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Continue to focus on colleague development look at longer term contracts for education development plans to fuel future leadership. These tie the education back to development plans in addition to experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very positive overall working experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work for young people and new grads. So many opportunities to develop your skills and advance your career.
    Loblaws offers many different courses that are free for employees to attend
    Lots of opportunities to get involved in the work place; PC Children's Charity, Better Place To Work Committee, Health & Safety Committee, Social Committee, etc

    Cons

    The office has a lot of people coming and going throughout the day, so it can be hard to find a parking spot or sometimes even a seat.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Student, cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Collingwood, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Collingwood, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Gained new friendships through meeting coworkers, recently got rid of our verbally abusive front end manager and replaced him with more understanding manager

    Cons

    Menial work, management requires 5 shifts a week (24-28 hours) from all part-time staff including high school students employed there. To maintain a higher GPA and work that many hours is a struggle, let alone get involved in any extra curriculars. As well, on the 2 days off you get a week, management will call you and nearly beg you to come in due to sick calls. Every single day you have off. They try to make you feel guilty if you don't take it. Not only that, but up until a few weeks ago we had a manager who kept his employees in check by berating them in front of customers and, quite frankly, acting in the manner of a child when employees did things that weren't to his liking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though I understand some level of time commitment is expected from staff, including high school students, 5 days a week is slightly excessive. Considering the fact that students make a considerable amount less than adult workers in the company, our schedules should be adaptable. The company recognizes us as children when it comes to cut a cheque, but when it comes to scheduling we are required to adhere to the same standard as grown, part-time adults who don't have to attend school for 30+ hours a week, and study on top of that. Good job Loblaw.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Garbage

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cart Pusher  in  North Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cart Pusher in North Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    good people
    annual chirstmas parties
    Free luncheons

    Cons

    sucks low pay hate the manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more money to staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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