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Loblaw Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
395 Reviews
3.4
395 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 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.  

    Merchant

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

    I worked at Loblaw full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    cafeteria, gym at headoffice, share ownership program, 10% employee discount at stores

    Cons

    hard to be promoted, you never know when they're going to lay off more people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loblaw part-time

    Pros

    was decent people are friendly hours are ok you get to have a 1 hr lunch

    Cons

    pay is very low
    job routine is simple
    no difficult tasks

  3.  

    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 (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
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  5.  

    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 (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.

  6.  

    Horrible Management

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

    I worked at Loblaw part-time (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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

  9.  

    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 (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.

  10.  

    Deli Clerk

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice Staff , approachable Managers

    Cons

    Repetitive work; Hours given according to demand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Development programs for staff (employees); More hours to hard working employees

    Recommends
    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 (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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