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Loblaw Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
395 Reviews
3.4
395 Reviews
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Loblaw Executive Chairman Galen G. Weston
Galen G. Weston
62 Ratings

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 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.  

    Marketing manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loblaw

    Pros

    Corporate discount, Good pay, Very talented colleagues. Manager title. Gym in the building. Great food made in house for lunch.

    Cons

    No support from management. Long hours are not just expected, they are required. Understaffed in all departments. Don't try to get promoted or move around in the company or your life will become hell. Don't even think about working remotely as it's frowned upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best companies to work for in Canada should more more than just on paper.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    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
  3.  

    Life of a wage slave

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Night Receiver
    Current Employee - Night Receiver

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

    Pros

    They have a ten percent discount off the price of groceries, and the staff.

    Cons

    Will not pay overtime
    Cut my hours with out warning
    Keep me classed as part time, while working me forty or more hours a week.
    No benifits
    No paid vaction
    Poorly maintained equipment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more full time staff and raise what you pay an hour. and maintain your equipment regularly to avoid breakdowns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Limited Opportunities, Great Learning Experience, Incompetent Colleagues

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loblaw full-time

    Pros

    They offer fairly decent starting salaries.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    The Worst Company I have ever worked for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    None. Treat like a dog

    Cons

    If you want to be mistreated and suffer inhumane treatment this is the place for you. The Company as a whole doesn't get it!
    They hire managers with major mental defects and let them rain down with insults and threats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch what's going on at store level. How the mangers they hire run their stores and make it a place you hate to be. No matter how hard you try they will knock you down. WAKE UP!!!!!! Soon You not be able to staff your stores if you keep your current path. Customers are also getting fed up and going elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    bad experiance

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loblaw full-time

    Pros

    there are no pros at all.

    Cons

    very bad culture at this. very demanding

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

    Do you have connection with big guys in Loblaws? If yes, then you are most welcome!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part-Time Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Part-Time Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - good for people who want to earn some money without any ambitions to grow in the organisation

    Cons

    - no scope for growth, no career advancement guidance
    - no performance evaluation for part time employees
    - brutal work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - do not hire people, who are ambitious and join the organisation to grow within
    - Mr.Weston has to intervene and see whats happening at store level

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Coordinator

    Former Employee - Finance Coordinator in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Finance Coordinator in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are nice and friendly

    Cons

    Bad management and a lot of favoritism. No opportunity to advance.

  11.  

    Revolving door doesn't cover it

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Brampton, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Nice peeps.
    Galen trusts his VPs (mistake but he at least gives them room to make decisions).
    Head office is a great building but don't get to comfy you will not last long in this meat grinder.

    Cons

    VPs struggle to stay on same page and are mostly useless.
    Within 3 weeks of being hired I was told not to put pics up because it was a matter of time before I would be given a package.
    Watched 30 to 40 people being escorted out every 6 months for the 4 years I worked there. Most were not underachievers. It seemed random and a means for VPs to point the finger at their direct reports. Get it right and get rid of the VPs (not that I care anymore given that ALL of my friends collected over 4 years are now all gone)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Galen.... look at the IT Leadership team.... CLOSELY. Allow them to direct your company but do not let them choose who works for you. They are threatened by up and comers and get rid of all the great contributors. When I think of the incompetent people that have flown under the radar it makes me sick. Sooooo many great people sent packing. Real shame.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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