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Updated Jul 31, 2014

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3.2 205 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Loblaw Executive Chairman Galen G. Weston

Galen G. Weston

(49 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Garbage

    Cart Pusher (Former Employee) North Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Prosgood people
    annual chirstmas parties
    Free luncheons

    Conssucks low pay hate the manager

    Advice to Senior Managementpay more money to staff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic

    Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) 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 Senior Management-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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very positive overall working experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat 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

    ConsThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Easy

    Cashier (Former Employee) London, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe job is really easy. You just stand at your till and they dont expect much from you. Easy to get a job as they have low expectations. Relaxed environment.

    ConsReally boring job. Repetitive actions (scan, bag, scan, bag, scan, bag). Menial work. Long hours of standing in one place.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cashier

    Cashier (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsGood friendly co workers.
    Good experience in a fast paced environment
    Good for a part time job experience

    ConsManagement was not great.
    Pay was not that great.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good but needs some fixing.

    Loblaws Bakery (Current Employee) 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 Senior ManagementBetter work comes from more staff. Impossible to complete tasks to standard is difficult when there is no hours for staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work and to gain customer service experience

    Cashier (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe staff was great very friendly, and easy to get along with. Great hands-on training program. Flexible schedule for those in school and easy to get time off. Great way to gain customer service experience and good benefits.

    ConsI was a cashier so it was tiring standing on my feet for hours. The hours aren't consistent so some weeks you could have more than others. Must be able to handle stressful situations. Sometimes it gets very busy and overwhelming during the first few months. Holidays are absolutely insane and you must be able to handle pressure and customers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, not great but good enougg

    Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Brampton, ON (Canada)

    ProsGym downstairs, great work environment, advancement opportunities, free samples, diverse workforce

    ConsPay was crappy, benefits were basic and work life balance was non existent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot everyone needs to be in the office to get things done. Working from home is a viable option. Though the current strategic direction of the company is viable. You need to think creatively to retain top talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat enviorment, great people, discounts

    Conswork can be tedious at times

    Advice to Senior Managementcould be more engaged with employee s

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    BOD's Developer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou can enhance your ability, analytically and logically.

    Consbasically this company is not strict on schedule.

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