Loblaw Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
218 Reviews
3.3
218 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Typical entry level job for students.

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    Current Employee - Diary Clerk  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Diary Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    This is best for students to get a step in the job industry and make some money.

    Cons

    It gets very boring and repetitive really fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more understanding of workers issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great in starting 1 year but got worst as time pasess

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    Former Employee - Fork-Lift Operator  in  Regina, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Fork-Lift Operator in Regina, SK (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    if you are in a need of money LOBLAW is a great company to work with. company provides good benefits and bonuses too.

    Cons

    management does not know how to retain their employees. supervisor's don't respect their employees. lots of favouritism and partiality is going on. different rules for work for different parts of warehouse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect your employees and don't just listen to their grievances, try to solve them too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent pay, easy work, not-so-excellent management.

    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The job was fairly simple, despite the fact that regardless of what position you choose they make you do every position's work. I was paid a few dollars above the average cashier wage in Calgary, but the union dues kind of negate that.

    Cons

    The way the supervisors and managers directed people was a mess. They often had no plan for you, or what you were supposed to do for your shift, they forgot to give you your breaks, forgot that you're supposed to be off and let you stay for an extra 30 minutes, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on scheduling/employee management.

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  5.  

    Horrible Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Training, good when in school

    Cons

    Terrible condescending management, poor price checkers (they take forever) huge line ups, too much responsibility given to supervisors (they know all override codes and minor things that cashiers need their constant assistance)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be nice to the cashiers.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Retail Accountant

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    Current Employee - Retail Accountant  in  Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Retail Accountant in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, basketball court, volleyball, GoodLife, cafeteria, nice buildin, good managers, good experience, lots is learning and fast paced

    Cons

    Low pay, advancement opportunities limited, not many Events as retail and very cost conscious

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Loblaws is a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loblaw

    Pros

    Great hours, reasonable bosses, and a great working environment.

    Cons

    Pay scale is not very good.

  8.  

    AP Clerk

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

    I have been working at Loblaw as an intern for less than a year

    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.

  9.  

    experienced financial analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loblaw

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    commute, pay, too many people crammed in one building

  10.  

    Student, cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Collingwood, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Collingwood, ON (Canada)

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

    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.  

    Great Student Job

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    Former Employee - Cashier Loblaws  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier Loblaws in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw part-time for more than 3 years

    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

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