Loblaw Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
218 Reviews
3.3
218 Reviews
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Loblaw Executive Chairman Galen G. Weston
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51 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    Great Student Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Very positive overall working experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great 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

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    -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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Garbage

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

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

    Pros

    good people
    annual chirstmas parties
    Free luncheons

    Cons

    sucks low pay hate the manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more money to staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management was not great.
    Pay was not that great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work and to gain customer service experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company, not great but good enougg

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

    I worked at Loblaw full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    great work experience but need to build your connections to advance

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    Current Employee - Associate Merchant  in  Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Associate Merchant in Brampton, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    company has great work life balance, gym downstairs, great food/samples. Tuition reimbursement to advance in career

    Cons

    senior management needs to be more multicultural. Need people who understands other culture... thank you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to put more time and attention to grow talents within the company, if not, they will leave to target, sobeys and walmart..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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