Loblaw Reviews

Updated April 23, 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. Cashier

    Former Employee - Cashier Loblaws
    Former Employee - Cashier Loblaws

    I worked at Loblaw

    Pros

    if you have no retail experience then its a good place to start

    Cons

    can be really stressful

  2. Many challenges; good learning environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work/life balance; flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    Competitive industry; good performance many years and some bad

    Advice to Management

    Turn-over (including exits) and external hires changed the corporate culture since the early 2000s. Don't forget those who helped build and sustain the business.

  3. Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loblaw

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

    Pros

    Very progressive company with systems.

    Cons

    Only concerned with bottom line

    Advice to Management

    If you are willing to put the extra in it is worthwhile

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  5. Good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Systems Coordinator in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Coordinator in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Solid job security, opportunities for advancement, good benefits, and added perks. Annual raises, and performance bonuses

    Cons

    Average pay scale, dated technology (windows XP!), and large-scale company confusion. Lack of inter-departmental understanding.

    Advice to Management

    Make a better attempt to stay up to date with information technology.

  6. 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.

  7. produce clerk

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loblaw

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

    Pros

    flex scheduel for student in school

    Cons

    average pay, hard to get rise

  8. retail retail retail

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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

  9. 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

  10. Great!

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    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!

  11. OK Work Place

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    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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