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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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.  

    Pharmacy

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technicians
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technicians

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

    Pros

    The rest of the staff is great. And you do feel like an important part of the team, which is nice.

    Cons

    Not enough staffing for the pharmacy. Also seems like they will do anything possible to not have to pay people overtime (who have worked overtime).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Salad Bar

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loblaw

    Pros

    fun atmosphere, flexible with the schedule

    Cons

    not that much hours given

    Recommends
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    NOT good for students. Actually, the WORST place.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Employees are welcoming, the company provides benefits after a certain period of time if you're interested, the store is well maintained, there is a scholarship available.

    Cons

    As a student, how on earth are you expected to be well-rounded, involved in extra-curriculars, and work towards a better future when the contract for availability is so demanding? Of course, this depends on who your manager is. But regardless, being EXPECTED to work either one day from mon-thurs until 6 or a night after five (mon-thurs), plus mandatory availability on friday/saturday/sunday is RIDICULOUS. That adds up to being available 4 times during the week. Most students attend school 5 days a week and can barely even make the availability requirements with school, let alone extra curricular activities, especially after having to calculate the commute time. And if you negotiate with some managers, your only option is to quit or take a leave of absence, even if you can work alternative days.

    I am disgusted to see that a company like this discourages youth from work-life balance because it is so demanding and taxing on your time. Not all of us are trying to work as part time employees for the rest of our lives, FYI. If you work for this company and aspire to get an education and intend to balance extra curricular activities, pray that you have a decent manager who is willing to accommodate you as a student. If not, don't even bother with this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about this company discusses FLEXIBILITY and the true definition of what it means to have a balance between work and life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor management division

    Former Employee - Cashier, Front End  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier, Front End in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    free food sample and cheerful fellow employees

    Cons

    Very frustrating customers, arrogant supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose managers with people skills, who help employees with situations, and attempt to structure work in the most efficient and compassionate way.

  6.  

    Records

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, a lot of events and great place to network. stock matching, 80% benefits, two weeks vacation to start.

    Cons

    Politics! Layoffs, and more politics. Its no what you know it who you know. management is very apathetic and a lot of people have an ego. Maybe i got hired to the wrong department but when i spoke to other the felt the same way. You are overworked for the pay..you will earn your money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    frustrating, and trying at times

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    Current Employee - Department Head  in  Aurora, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Department Head in Aurora, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    pay was reasonable for the job

    Cons

    Store managers and assistant changed very often with different styles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    adopt a style and stay with it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Grocery

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    Current Employee - Grocery Night Clerk  in  Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Grocery Night Clerk in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    you get a couple of bonuses through the year

    Cons

    there's a lot of pressure on you and its not really worth the pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    calm down..just calm down. and respect your employees more there not getting paid enough to be your slave

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Loblaws City Market Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Clerk  in  North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Clerk in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The team is extremely friendly, the store structure is flat and management frequently asks for feedback. Employees are empowered.

    Cons

    Not much, a stronger feedback loop would be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep what you are doing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very fun and exciting, especially with the REIT spinoff and SDM purchase

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of facilities, great work-life balance, friendly people. Hours are ever insane because the work is never too difficult

    Cons

    Not very good pay, very incompetent talent acquisition team, disloyal employees. People will leave the company at the sight of more money

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Experience will vary a lot depending on where you work

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Management  in  Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Management in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, flexible working arrangements, discounts, benefits packages. Gym in building with discounted rate, cheap lunches and extensive cafeteria. Free food/ samples. Young workforce- good for recent university grads

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other similar roles/ companies, inconsistent management practices, very limited public transportation options, limited parking spots, not challengin, company is scattered and constantly laying off employees. Supply chain is treated disrespectfully and unprofessionally in comparison to the rest of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop consistent management practices/ treatment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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