Loblaw Reviews

Updated March 28, 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. Customer service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loblaw

    Pros

    They promote with in the company which is great.
    They also have a great union, and they have a good graduate program.

    Cons

    Management needs better training, especially regarding dealing with employees. Most stores are a disaster back of house, but clean up well for walk throughs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. stay away if you are ambitious and a careerist

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    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    colleague discount on groceries and vendor sample handouts

    Cons

    management, processes, company values, IT security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lead by example and live the corporate values to make a difference!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. It was ok

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Pierrefonds, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Pierrefonds, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw

    Pros

    Other employees were nice. Decent Hours

    Cons

    Whole system was bad, managers were terrible. Especially the more senior one. Training was all in french. Pay was terrible. No benefits. Union fees were WAY too expensive. Very low benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 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
  6. 4 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Life of a wage slave

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    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
  8. Limited Opportunities, Great Learning Experience, Incompetent Colleagues

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    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
  9. The Worst Company I have ever worked for!

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    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
  10. bad experiance

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    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

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